Public Affarirs Associate

  • Full-time

Company Description

Alcoa Corporation is a global industry leader in the production of bauxite, alumina and aluminum, enhanced by a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa Corporation draws on the innovation culture, customer relationships and strong brand of ParentCo. Previously known as the Aluminum Company of America, ParentCo pioneered the aluminum industry 128 years ago with the discovery of the first commercial process for the affordable production of aluminum. Since the discovery, Alcoa aluminum was used in the Wright brothers’ first flight (1903), ParentCo helped produce the first aluminum-sheathed skyscraper (1952), the first all-aluminum vehicle frame (1994) and the first aluminum beer bottle (2004).

Today, Alcoa Corporation extends this heritage of product and process innovation as it strives to continuously redefine world-class operational performance at its locations, while partnering with its customers across its range of global products. We believe that the lightweight capabilities and enhanced performance attributes that aluminum offers across a number of end markets are in increasingly high demand and underpin strong growth prospects for Alcoa Corporation.

Alcoa Corporation’s operations encompass all major production processes in the primary aluminum industry value chain, which we believe provides Alcoa Corporation with a strong platform from which to serve our customers in each critical segment.

Job Description

This position provides high-level executive program support and project coordination for Alcoa Corp’s CEO, the office of the CEO, and the Vice President for Government Affairs and Sustainability (GA&S).

This position manages all aspects of briefing materials preparation for the CEO and knowledge
management for GA&S. This position requires a high degree of sensitivity and discretion in dealing with legal, confidential and proprietary matters, strong understanding of Alcoa Corp’s business lines and internal operations, excellent organization skills and attention to detail, a proactive, customer-focused mindset, proficiency with Microsoft Office, as well as strong collaboration abilities and communications skills.

This position reports to the Manager, Strategy & Program Coordination, GA&S.

The job responsibilities of this role will include, but are not limited to:

Briefing and Presentation Materials: Prepare reports, briefing materials and trip books for the CEO and senior Alcoa Corp officials, including but not limited to the VP for GA&S, to ensure they are fully prepared for all internal and external meetings, commitments and travel. Support the CEO and GA&S in the development of Microsoft PowerPoint presentation materials, charts and graphics as required.

Public Issues, Membership and Board Positions: Support Alcoa’s long-standing and new
relationships with organizations in the group’s public affairs portfolio, including major domestic and international trade associations, non-profits and think tanks, including the World Economic Forum and the International Aluminum Institute. Serve as the liaison and primary contact for board engagements
(external to Alcoa Corp), membership obligations, and activities of the CEO and GA&S.

Research and Issue Tracking: Track and conduct research on select current events and company
issues of critical importance to the CEO and to GA&S.

Project Management: Support the CEO and GA&S department on special projects as required, including
board presentation preparation and other similar events and projects. Support content management on the intranet and website as required.

Alcoa Foundation: Support Alcoa Foundation on board preparation and special issues, as required.


Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year of progressively responsible public affairs experience required.

Master’s degree with 2-3 years of progressively responsible public affairs experience preferred.

Understanding of international relations, politics and trade issues, and business

Strong understanding of Alcoa’s internal structure and major strategic issues

Previous experience with external and internal relationship management

Excellent communication skills and experience with effective internal and external communication strategies and implementation

Core Competencies: team player, proactive, critical thinking, ability to quickly adjust to change and work under pressure, solution and customer-service orientation, drive for results

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