American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Washington, DC

Do you want to use your lobbying and relationship building skills to help conquer cancer and make a difference in the world?

Cancer strikes more than 10 million people worldwide each year. As the leading medical society representing doctors who care for people with cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is committed to conquering cancer though research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care.

Who we are:

ASCO is a stable, forward-thinking, growing membership organization that operates in a results-oriented work environment in which employees’ evaluation emphasizes performance outcomes over presence or time. This is an Alexandria, VA position that offers an excellent benefits package and opportunities to participate in professional development programs. To learn what it’s like to work at ASCO, click here.

Who we are looking for:

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Associate Director of Congressional Affairs to serve as a as a federal lobbyist for ASCO. This person will represent ASCO’s policy positions to members of Congress and their staff and assist in the development of legislative analysis and strategies.

What you will do:

  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key congressional offices, communicate ASCO positions to members of Congress, Administration officials and other government officials through meetings, testimony, letters, and other forums
  • Arrange meetings with members of Congress and their staff for ASCO volunteers, and represent ASCO in coalitions and with external organizations
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to raise ASCO’s visibility on Capitol Hill – position ASCO to testify before key congressional committees, monitor pending legislative activities, assist in developing ASCO’s federal legislative strategies, and analyze legislative and regulatory proposals
  • Provide strategic leadership to the Government Relations Committee and other ASCO committees on legislative issues and strategies
  • Coordinate with grassroots staff to identify opportunities for outreach on legislative activities

What you will need in order to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in government or related field
  • 5+ years of experience on Capitol Hill or doing legislative work for a health care organization
  • Substantive relationships with Congressional staff
  • Knowledge of and interest in health care policy, and/or cancer care and research policy
  • Excellent communication skills – both oral and written
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities with tight deadlines and limited supervision
  • Ability to use independent judgment and critical thinking effectively
  • Demonstration of cross-team collaboration skills and ability to think strategically and creatively while offering insight and recommendations

Learn more here


Job Posted: September 6, 2017