Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment? Do you have a passion for advocacy, analysis, and action? If so, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has the perfect opportunity for you!
A self motivated individual can successfully perform this position from anywhere and this position is currently 100% remote, subject to potential adjustment post COVID-19 pandemic. Our headquarters is located in Arlington Heights, IL.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
The Government Affairs Associate works to analyze and influence policy proposals at the state and federal levels. This position executes ASPS policy tracking, analysis and drafting of comments; provides recommendations on organizational responses to key issues; and executes the operational work of ASPS grassroots initiatives for all state level policy. The Government Affairs Associate also supports federal advocacy and key ASPS initiatives, including PlastyPAC, the Legislative Advocacy Committee, the ASPS Advocacy Summit, and advocacy publications
ISSUE TRACKING, ANALYSIS AND ENGAGEMENT
Monitor and report on legislative and regulatory activity impacting plastic surgery
Write comment letters to key state policymaking audiences when priority issues arise. Support federal advocacy as-needed
Produce analyses and reference tools to support advocacy
Create resources – such as talking points, issue briefs, member communications, and key contact identification processess – that activate physician members at the grassroots level
Respond to individual ASPS physician member state policy inquiries
ADVOCACY AND GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS
Manage state grassroots advocacy initiatives
ADVOCACY PROGRAM SUPPORT
Support Director, Government Project Manager, and Washington, DC-based consultants in the execution of the biennial ASPS Advocacy Summit and biennial regional fly-ins in:
POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE
Support staffing the PlastyPAC Board of Governors:
LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY COMMITTEE
Serve as staff liaison of the ASPS Legislative Advocacy Committee
ASPS PUBLICATION CONTRIBUTIONS
Write weekly Activity Updates to ASPS leadership on key developments in the states and monthly Activity Updates to the Legislative Advocacy Committee
Develop summary reports of ASPS advocacy work to be shared with ASPS physician members following the end of state legislative sessions and the end of the year
Work with Health Policy Manager and Government Affairs Associate to staff the ASPS AMA delegation and the Plastic Surgery Caucus
Represent ASPS in the Truth in Advertising Coalition, the Health Coalition on Liability and Access, the Trauma Coalition, the Ambulatory Surgical Coalition and the Stop Medical Taxes Coalition
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
Education: Bachelor Degree in political science, public policy, health administration, or health related
field. Communications training with political/policy experience and/or an advanced degree in related field desired.
Experience: At least two to three years direct experience in any or all of the following:
Working in a policy position or a non-entry level communications position for an elected official;
Lobbying at the state or federal level; or
Monitoring and responding to state or federal legislative and regulatory issues;
Skills and Knowledge: Successful candidates will possess and be able to demonstrate:
Knowledge of state and federal legislative and regulatory processes.
Strong policy research skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong interpersonal, organization, and political skills.
Computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office, project management software (Asana experience a plus), grassroots advocacy software and political action committee management software.
Experience in health/medical association management is considered a plus.
About American Society of Plastic Surgeons
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), established in 1931, is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world and is a specialty that has thrived on innovation - continues to push ahead with new clinical breakthroughs, refining current techniques and discovering new ones. The future of plastic surgery continues to unfold, with the promise of amazing new things to come, in the humanitarian pursuit to help patients look and feel their best!
ASPS is conveniently located in northwest suburban Chicago (Arlington Heights), close to O’Hare Airport and just off the Northwest Tollway (Arlington Hts Road Exit).