Associate Director of Congressional and Political Affairs

14 Nov, 2022


Associate Director of Congressional and Political Affairs

American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)
Washington, D.C.

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The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) team provides education, resources, and advocacy to help our members improve the experience and safety of patients in their care. You can be a part of this important work—join more than 160 change-makers, collaborators, and advocates as we continually strive for excellence.

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ASA offers flexible hybrid work arrangements, a “dress for your day” mindset, generous time off, plus big development and educational opportunities, so you can write your own story. What’s more because ASA is a professional association—not a corporation—we value performance over profits.

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Position Summary:

The Associate Director of Congressional and Political Affairs will serve as a key member of the team. Reporting to the Director of Congressional and Political Affairs, this individual will:

Serves as a key Congressional lobbyist for key ASA legislative issues. Educates and persuades Members of Congress on issues of primary concern to anesthesiologists.
Will spend significant time on Capitol Hill engaging in face-to-face outreach to House and Senate staff.
Supervises the Congressional and Political Affairs Manager.
Primary Position Responsibilities:

· Lobbies on key ASA legislative and regulatory issues to help educate and persuade relevant government officials and policymakers on issues of primary concern to anesthesiologists.

· Takes initiative to develop and maintain effective working relationships with federal government officials, policymakers, and healthcare stakeholders.

· Monitors congressional hearings and other legislative and regulatory events.

· Tracks congressional legislation and review bills for items relevant to ASA. Independently analyzes regulatory and legislative issues, such as proposed/final rules and bills; conducts research to make recommendations and strategize with Director of Congressional and Political Affairs, Chief Advocacy and Practice Officer, as well as other ASA staff.

· Applies extensive analytical and research skills to draft comment letters in response to regulatory proposed/final rules relevant to the specialty. Drafts letters to Congress on issues relevant to the specialty.

· Monitors and represents ASA to the Health Care Coalition on Liability and Access and other groups as assigned.

· Assists with the development of the Department budget and guides the Congressional and Political Affairs Manager in the management of the department budget related to the pain medicine portfolio.

Position Qualifications:

· Bachelor’s degree preferably in political science, public policy, communications, or related disciplines required.

· Minimum 9 years of experience in government, political, or health-related organizations or lobbying. Administration, state, or other lobbying experience highly desirable.

· Minimum 3 years of managerial experience in a related/smaller function.

· Medical or professional association experience a plus.

· Strong working knowledge of the Executive and Congressional Branches of Federal Government, including the federal health programs and the regulatory and legislative process.

· Demonstrated excellent writing and verbal communication skills. Ability to communicate concisely and precisely on complex issues to multiple audiences.

· Demonstrated ability to proactively perform job responsibilities and identify new opportunities for ASA.

· Skilled at performing in a high visibility team environment as well as being a strong individual contributor dedicated to integrated advocacy strategy.

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Job posted: 2022-11-14