American Coatings Association & PaintCare

Contracts Manager


American Coatings Association (ACA) and its affiliate PaintCare Inc. seek a qualified contracts manager to join their in-house Legal Affairs division. The individual in this position will be responsible for tracking and negotiating hundreds of contracts for ACA and its affiliate organizations, most chiefly, PaintCare. PaintCare operates a product stewardship program responsible for the post-consumer collection, recycling, and disposal of post-consumer paint products. Occasional travel (5-10% of time) is required.

About PaintCare

PaintCare is committed to making it easy and convenient for households, businesses, and institutions to recycle postconsumer (leftover) paint in states with paint stewardship laws. A nonprofit organization created by paint manufacturers, PaintCare sets up drop-off locations for leftover paint, arranges for recycling and proper disposal, and conducts public education. More than 70 million gallons of paint, stain, and varnish have been managed by PaintCare in 10 states and the District of Columbia. For additional information, visit, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Instagram @WeRecyclePaint

About ACA

ACA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization working to advance the needs of the paint and coatings industry and the professionals who work in it. Through advocacy of the industry and its positions on legislative, regulatory,and judicial issues at the federal, state and local levels, it acts as an effective ally ensuring that the industry is represented and fairly considered. The association focuses on advancements in science and technology through its technical conferences and journals, and offers essential business information to members through its publications, surveys, and business programs


  • Coordinating with legal counsel to negotiate contracts with PaintCare program partners, including local government entities
  • Coordinating with legal counsel to negotiate various vendor, consultant, and publishing agreements for ACA and PaintCare
  • Tracking status of dozens of active contract negotiations and following up with contract partners to keep contract negotiations moving forward
  • Administering completed contracts, including tracking renewal deadlines and obtaining insurance certificates
  • Managing SalesForce database to organize and track thousands of completed contracts
  • Various other duties to support the legal needs of ACA and PaintCare
  • Perform additional duties as needed

Preferred Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum five years of contract management and/or negotiation experience; 10+ years of experience preferred (in-house experience is a plus)
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following is a plus:
    • environmental law and regulation (solid and hazardous waste regulation is a strong plus)
    • product stewardship issues
    • the paint and coatings industry
    • non-profit organizations (trade associations is a strong plus)
    • negotiating contracts with state and local governments
    • publishing and copyright agreements
    • antitrust law
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities for multiple stakeholders and to manage stakeholder relationships without undue supervision

Location and Travel

This position is located at ACA headquarters in Washington, DC and will operate within a hybrid work environment (working both onsite and remotely). This position will be expected to travel for work events a few times per year within the US.

Employment, Salary and Benefits

This is a full time, regular position. Salary is dependent on experience, but on estimate can range from $90,000 to $125,000. ACA provides generous benefits including 401(k) match, PTO, medical, dental, and life insurance, commuter benefits & wellness reimbursement, and professional development/training opportunities.

Diversity & Inclusion

ACA is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.


To apply for this position, please visit Please submit a resume and cover letter stating your motivations for applying and your salary requirement. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.