The American Cleaning Institute (ACI)

Job Posting: Senior Director, Regulatory and International Affairs



The primary responsibility of the Senior Director, Regulatory and International Affairs is the management of environmental health and safety related regulatory issues and activities of concern to ACI members and stakeholders. This position identifies and prioritizes regulatory initiatives at the national and state levels that require action by the industry and develops and coordinates ACI’s response to the issues, as appropriate. International regulatory initiatives are also assessed for their potential impact on domestic regulations. The Senior Director develops and manages research programs and committees of industry scientists to advance ACI positions that are scientifically and technically sound. In addition, this position manages expansion of ACI’s collaboration with organizations internationally and prepares issue management briefings to keep ACI members fully abreast of potential problem areas.


  • Graduate degree in environmental science, biology, engineering, or other related field.
  • Program and team management experience.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written, and presentation)
  • Experience working with U.S.-based regulatory agencies (e.g., Environmental Protection Agency) on technical issues.
  • In depth knowledge of human and environmental risk assessment processes and approaches.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with international stakeholders, industry and non-industry technical experts, government authorities, and public interest groups.
  • Demonstrated committee administration and meeting facilitation skills.
  • Strong consensus-building and negotiating ability.


  • Leads all aspects of environmental-related programs, including design, day-to-day management, preparation of final reports, and presentation of findings in scientific forums.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of ACI positions, policies, briefings and technical evaluations addressing legislation with regard to international and environmental health and safety issues.
  • Develops tools and information for assessing the environmental occurrence and environmental impacts of cleaning product ingredients.
  • Provides technical advice and expertise on current international, federal, state, and local environmental laws, regulations, and legislation to ACI members on a timely basis.
  • Develops strategies for addressing emerging environmental issues.
  • Provides technical expertise on environmental related issues for ACI activities and appropriate ACI committees, professional organizations, academia, public interest groups, media, and governmental agencies.
  • Reviews, analyzes, and summarizes scientific data and literature to develop ACI positions related to environmental issues.
  • Develops and manages research projects and contracts for ACI committees related to activities of ACI concern.
  • Provides technical leadership, meeting facilitation management, communication and administrative support for ACI committees, work groups and task forces.

Interested applicants may submit a resume and cover letter with salary requirement to