Director, Government Affairs

03 Jul, 2019


Director, Government Affairs

Oncology Nursing Society
Washington, DC

ONS is a professional association of more than 35,000 members committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing and the transformation of cancer care. Since 1975, ONS has provided a professional community for oncology nurses, developed evidence-based education programs and treatment information, and advocated for patient care, all in an effort to improve quality of life and outcomes for patients with cancer and their families. Learn more at

Responsibilities And Duties

The Director, Government Affairs acts as ONS’s primary representative and advocate on mission-related cancer care and oncology nursing policy issues in Washington, DC. This Director develops and implements a comprehensive strategy and approach to address the legislative and regulatory issues and concerns of both oncology nursing and the ONS Enterprise and also manages the relationship and work product of ONS’s contracted lobbying firm. The Director reports to the Chief Strategy Officer and works collaboratively with the Director, Public Affairs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy or related field, Master’s education preferred.
  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in public and private sector lobbying; clinical background is preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in creating, developing, and successfully leading groups in legislative and regulatory efforts.
  • Experience working collaboratively across multiple functions within an organization and executions of goals with enterprise level impact.

Benefits And Perks

In exchange for your experience, ONS offers a competitive salary along with exceptional benefits, including medical/dental/vision coverage, paid life and disability insurance, generous PTO and paid holidays, and a 401(k) with an outstanding match. We also offer a continuing education benefit along with a commitment to our staff’s work-life balance.

ONS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job posted: 2019-07-03