PCPC Careers

At the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC), we believe that every employee contributes to our success. We are committed to working together to create a more beautiful, sustainable and inclusive world. Diversity and inclusion are a central part of our culture and how we work at PCPC. We believe that attracting, developing and retaining employees and interns who reflect the diversity of our communities and our member companies is extremely important. PCPC and its member companies are whole-heartedly devoted to being positive agents for change toward a more just and equitable society.

A career at PCPC offers the opportunity to work in an innovative industry with some of the world’s most trusted and beloved beauty and personal care brands. Our internships provide students and recent graduates the opportunity for professional growth and development.

Be a part of our team.

Staff Counsel

This entry level staff counsel works with the General Counsel to provide counsel and advice on various legal matters and general trade association operations. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Drafts, edits and reviews contracts and agreements for the Association
  • Reviews state and federal legislation/regulation to assess the potential impact on industry
  • Responds to requests from member companies for assistance on legal and regulatory issues
  • Participates in internal and external meetings on behalf of the Legal Department
  • Participates in planning and staffing an annual legal conference and other events as directed by General Counsel
  • Represents the organization at industry and professional conferences, and giving presentations on legal, regulatory and legislative initiatives
  • Acts as staff liaison to various committees and task forces
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Skills

  • Communication, Written – Strong writing and presentation skills with the ability to analyze and condense complex information
  • Diplomacy – Sensitivity in working with culturally diverse populations
  • Privacy – Ability to handle sensitive issues and/or materials and maintain privacy and confidentiality of documents pertaining to program matters
  • Accountability – Ability to accept responsibility and accountability for conduct and actions
  • Accuracy – Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly
  • Communication – Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • Deductive Reasoning – Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems
  • Detail Oriented – Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task
  • Ethical – Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards
  • Honesty / Integrity – Ability to be truthful and be seen as credible in the workplace
  • Organized – Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task
  • Judgment – Ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information
  • Highly computer literate with demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite software


  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (four-year college or technical school)
  • Education: Graduate of an accredited law school, holding an LL.B., J.D. or equivalent required
  • Experience: 0-3 years of experience. Familiarity in Federal Food and Drug Law preferred

Certifications &  Licenses            

  • Member of DC Bar

Other Requirements     

  • Admitted to practice before the highest court of a state or the District of Columbia 

Work Environment

  • Professional office environment  (currently remote working until further notice)

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PCPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

PCPC’s commitment to diversity means knowing that its mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. As such, recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects PCPC’s global character is a priority.

PCPC does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, District of Columbia, state or local law. PCPC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless the accommodation would result in an undue hardship to PCPC.

PCPC’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy covers all employment practices, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.