American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Washington, DC

Job description

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has a new and exciting role for a Director, Policy Development to join the Health Policy Division of the growing Policy and Advocacy Department. The successful candidate will provide expertise to ASCO leadership, committees, and staff on health policy issues related to cancer care delivery and research, and guide ASCO’s policy development in support of the Society’s Strategic Plan, ASCO’s policy priorities and goals of the department. If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity where you can showcase your demonstrated policy development expertise in research and analysis of healthcare policy issues while being a part of a mission driven organization, then we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Identify emerging policy issues and oversee the development of policy positions and recommendations related to cancer care delivery and research.
  • Convene and lead work groups of staff and members to develop, update, and review organizational policies related to portfolio.
  • Provide health policy content expertise and serve as a resource for ASCO’s legislative and regulatory activities, research, provider tools/resources, and projects/demonstrations or studies.
  • Collaborate with Advocacy staff in analyzing legislation, proposed regulations and other emerging proposals
  • Develop and maintain working relationships and collaborate with relevant health policy and oncology organizations.
  • Partner in the evaluation and impact analysis of statutory, regulatory, and other public policy initiatives affecting cancer care delivery and research.

Qualified candidates will contribute:

  • Bachelor’s degree (required).
  • Master’s degree (preferred) in Health Policy, Public Health, Law or a related discipline required.
  • 10+ years related experience in public/private policy analysis with expertise in health policy development. Knowledge of cancer care issues from a policy and practice perspective is desirable.
  • Excellent professional writing, analysis, research, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, relationship-building, and communication skills.
  • Experience in planning and leading complex projects in health policy and translating results for specialized and lay audiences with minimal supervision.
  • Experience and skill at mobilizing groups and building consensus, with particular focus on assuring a collaborative environment.
  • Experience overseeing committees and leading and managing staff.
  • Knowledge of federal and state legislative and regulatory processes.

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Job Posted: September 1, 2017