Congressional Lobbyist

18 Mar, 2021


Congressional Lobbyist

American College of Surgeons
Washington, DC

Job Details


About the American College of Surgeons

The American College of Surgeons is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The College is dedicated to the ethical and competent practice of surgery. Its achievements have significantly influenced the course of scientific surgery in America and have established it as an important advocate for all surgical patients.  The College has more than 80,000 members and is the largest organization of surgeons in the world. For more information, visit


The Congressional Lobbyist represents the organization’s interests before the U.S. Congress and other organizations within the health care industry. The position is responsible for all aspects of legislative development; including analyzing, summarizing, and providing input on current legislation as well as developing legislative solutions that align with the organization’s policy priorities. These responsibilities also include working on a team to develop the organization’s federal legislative strategy. The position is responsible for written updates. The Congressional Lobbyist also attends political events, works with relevant ACS members and committees, and all other duties as assigned.

This exempt level position will report to the Manager of Legislative and Political Affairs in the Division of Advocacy and Health Policy. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyzing and summarizing legislation.
  • Developing legislative solutions and strategy.
  • Representing the organization before federally elected officials and their staffs, as well as other health care organizations.
  • Attending political events.
  • Working with the organization’s membership.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required.
  • 4 years or more of substantive Congressional experience, health care background, and/or lobbying experience.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience with legislative process, as well as a general understanding of rules and regulations.
  • Demonstrated analytical and research skills, including the ability to distill information.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) necessary to effectively interact with all levels of organization.
  • Capable of providing excellent customer service.
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to multi-task.
  • Display high level of energy and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize workload and meet deadlines.

Physical/Work Environment: Fast paced with significant people interaction. No lifting over 20 pounds, minimal reaching bending and stooping.  Normal office environment with long hours in front of the computer.

Other Necessary Requirements:   Moderate evening or weekend duties required (Political Events twice weekly and ACS Meetings one weekend per month).  Moderate travel for activities such as out of town meetings and training sessions is required.

The American College of Surgeons is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities.  If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (312) 202-5000 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job posted: 2021-03-18