Come Work With Team Aluminum

Located in Arlington, VA, the Aluminum Association is an 80-year old trade association representing the North American aluminum industry. We often have career opportunities available in research, sustainability, public affairs and policy functions. Please find below our latest career opportunities. Resumes and cover letters and salary requirements should be sent via email at

Current Openings

POSITION TITLE: Vice President, Policy and International Trade



FUNCTION: Serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the Vice President, Policy and International Trade provides strategic leadership for advancing the mission and vision of the Association through identifying, and advancing key policy issues affecting the industry. Works with membership in developing policy positions and strategies; provides leadership in working with industry on compliance issues, communicates with membership and key stakeholders, and coordinates industry response.


  1. Serves as chief point of contact to all relevant agencies, Congress, and key stakeholders to monitor policies, develop policy strategy, and deliver industry messages and actions.
  2. Develops key trade policy positions with membership, and disseminates timely and relevant analysis on public policy issues affecting the industry.
  3.  Coordinates industry response to government stakeholders, including federal agencies, and Congress.  (E.g. includes coordination with legal counsel, meetings, comments, and interaction between member companies and government representatives.)
  4. Acts as Staff Executive and leadership for selected association committees and working groups to facilitate discussion, positions and actions, as appropriate, on current or prospective issues affecting the industry. Staff Executive for Building and Construction market committee, developing content knowledge in order to work effectively with member companies. Serves as liaison on other Association committees and divisions on trade policy issues.
  5. Team leader for policy program and department.  Leadership for internal and external resources supporting policy initiatives.  Aligns staff and external resources against desired outcomes to ensure aligned goals and communication of all policy positions – including environmental, health and safety policy issues.
  6. Serves as Association representative to external committees, coalitions and working groups on key policy issues.
  7. Collaborates with VP of Public Affairs to grow and maintain effective working relationships with relevant federal policymakers and other key stakeholders.
  8. Works with consultants and outside vendors to carry out trade and other policy actions as directed by the Executive Committee and the Board.
  9. Manages team responsible for EH&S industry compliance, government regulations affecting the industry
  10. Assumes additional responsibilities as appropriate or as requested.


  1. Master’s Degree in Trade Policy, International Relations, Government Affairs, or related discipline.
  2. 10 -15 years’ experience in trade policy or government/international affairs. Experience with a relevant Federal or state agency is desirable.
  3. Demonstrated ability to track, analyze, synthesize and report on trade policy developments in the regulatory and legislative arenas.
  4. Proven track record of working in teams as well as autonomously, and leading teams (staff and constituents) on specific domestic and international projects.
  5. Demonstrated ability to prepare and deliver presentations to domestic and international association meetings, such as the Chinese and International Aluminum Associations, the Executive Committee, the Board of Directors, and staff committees and divisions.
  6. Knowledge of or experience with metals or materials manufacturing industries and/or global trade and WTO processes a plus.


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