The Research & Regulatory Management Council (RRMC) is an affiliated program of the Consumer Specialty Products Association. The Program Director provides comprehensive administration of the RRMC program by planning, organizing, and managing resources to achieve the goals of multiple limited liability companies (LLCs), joint ventures, and task force programs.
The Program Director will have a broad range of duties and responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:
Manages consultant, laboratory, and archival efforts and facilitates effective collaboration among the RRMC Program Chairs, joint venture members, consultants, and CSPA.
Oversees the activities of all LLCs, joint ventures, task force groups and non-profit groups in the RRMC program.
Oversees preparation of detailed minutes and works with project managers to ensure appropriate distribution of all relevant information to program members.
Prepares data submissions and responses ensuring compliance with federal, state, and international agencies.
Prepares budgets and administers contracts on behalf of program members.
Provides research assistance on relevant issues to program members.
Works with a variety of colleagues and companies in a cohesive and effective way to achieve the objectives and goals of the program members.
Works closely with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other related government agencies.
Works closely with external PR firm and CSPA’s internal communications team to customize material, messages, and web pages relating to RRMC.
Works with CSPA’s scientific and regulatory teams on issues affecting the RRMC groups.
Provides regular status reports and project plans for program members.
Provide updates to CSPA Board of Directors.
Works closely with staff to plan, organize, and execute complex in-house and off-site meetings.
Manages department staff and consultants.
Support for CSPA Mid-Year and Annual Meetings
The Program Director is required to attend the CSPA Mid-Year and Annual Meetings and work extended hours prior to and during the meetings. The Program Director will participate in internal department meetings to develop and implement meeting topics, agendas, and programs and will cover various meetings and events at the Mid-Year and Annual meetings.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply for this full-time position located in Washington, DC, please email your resume and cover letter, summarizing your qualifications and salary expectations, to Holly Schroeder at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
Education and Qualification Requirements
Bachelor's degree required (science majors preferred); knowledge of scientific and/or technical issues a plus.
Six plus years’ project management experience required.
Polished professional able to interact with staff members, association members, and Board of Directors.
Must be able to safeguard confidential information.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of budget, financial, and contract administration.
Knowledge of FIFRA and TSCA a plus.
Knowledge of federal, state, and international regulatory requirements and issues a plus.
Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills.
Strong interpersonal skills (communication, leadership, teamwork) and personal effectiveness skills (decision making, time management).
Strong organizational skills.
Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Works well independently or in a team-oriented environment when necessary.
Self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced office environment.
Flexible with changing priorities and able to multi-task under tight deadlines.
Ability to work calmly under stressful conditions.
Overnight travel with extended stay to the Mid-Year and Annual Meetings is required. Travel to other CSPA and/or RRMC sponsored events throughout the year as business needs dictate.
Additional Salary Information: CSPA offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, FSA, 401(k) plan, paid vacation and sick leave, and an emphasis on work/life balance.
The Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA) is the premier trade association representing the interests of companies engaged in the manufacture, formulation, distribution and sale of more than $100 billion annually in the U.S. of familiar consumer products that help household and institutional customers create cleaner and healthier environments. CSPA member companies employ hundreds of thou...sands of people globally. Products CSPA represents include disinfectants that kill germs in homes, hospitals and restaurants; air fresheners, room deodorizers, and candles that eliminate odors; pest management products for home, lawn and garden, and pets; cleaning products and polishes for use throughout the home and institutions; products used to protect and improve the performance and appearance of automobiles; aerosol products and a host of other products used every day. Through its product stewardship program — Product Care® — and the association’s retail engagement on chemicals management, transparency and compliance issues, CSPA provides its members a platform for addressing product safety and sustainability.