Grassroots Program Admininstrator

30 Dec, 2020


Grassroots Program Admininstrator

American Society of Anesthesiologists
Washington, DC

Job Details



The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) serves more than 53,000 members in the U.S. and around the world. With more than 175 talented employees, our organization places tremendous value on the contributions, expertise, and knowledge that each one brings to our table.

Our Schaumburg, Illinois headquarters is home to member support, education, marketing, and operational functions, while colleagues in Washington D.C. advocate on behalf of patients, physician anesthesiologists and the specialty. Thanks to our positive, supportive work environment, ASA has been named one of Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® in addition to one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation® for the last four years.

As we continually seek to strengthen the organization, we welcome individuals who are smart, creative, motivated, and agile. If this sounds like you, please consider reaching out!

Position Summary:

The Grassroots Program Administrator will oversee all aspects of the ASA Grassroots Network including managing and implementing the grassroots and key contact programs to strategically advance ASA advocacy objectives. Will serve as the primary staffer responsible for planning, administering and executing the ASA Legislative Conference. Oversees the processes associated with the Anesthesiology’s Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs. Assists with promotion, planning and development of advocacy-related events and programs. Works collaboratively across departments and divisions to grow the federal and state grassroots and key contacts programs, Legislative Conference, and to further the advocacy objectives of the Society.

Primary Position Responsibilities:

·       Manage, maintain and further develop a comprehensive ASA grassroots program and Key Contacts list. Update these databases on a continual basis.
·       Develop and distribute, in a timely manner, electronic correspondence and action alerts, on both federal and state legislative and regulatory issues, to targeted members /regions, the Grassroots Network, and key contacts. Conduct appropriate follow-up and measure success.
·       Develop, plan and execute the annual ASA Legislative Conference (ASA’s Washington, D.C. fly-in).
·       Track, analyze and report on grassroots objectives and initiatives.
·       Respond to ASA member inquiries and requests related to grassroots and advocacy initiatives.
·       Administer all aspects of the ASA Anesthesiology Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs (Resident Scholar Program) by planning and executing all recruitment, responding to member interest, verifying and properly processing applications, working with pertinent ASA leadership to ensure proper execution of the selection process, and serving as staff liaison.
·       Create, design and implement ASAPAC’s bi-weekly PAC newsletter, Vital Signs.
·       Assist with the development, management and content on the governmental affairs and grassroots website as well as social media platforms.
·       Assist with planning and logistics of outreach efforts to component societies.
·       Assist with the administration of the CGA and provide committee members with support to improve and grow general advocacy and the grassroots program in key targeted regions.

Position Qualifications:

·       Bachelor’s degree in the field of political science, communications, information technology or other related studies required.
·       Minimum 3 years of professional experience in an association, governmental, political or related field, could include a combination of work and professional internships.
·       Strong experience with web and computer-based software, specifically with utilizing databases and website management.
·       Legislative, grassroots, or campaign experience is a plus.
·       Understanding of the political process and how advocacy is conducted in Washington, DC, and the states.
·       Understanding of what motivates people to act (either through sales, marketing or other related experience).
·       Understanding of healthcare issues affecting physicians and anesthesiologists.
·       Ability to write succinctly and to communicate complex information to various audiences in an understandable way.


Travel Required

YesUp to 10% air travel required.
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Job posted: 2020-12-30