Senior Government Relations Associate

25 May, 2023


Senior Government Relations Associate

Association for Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Alexandria, VA

Cancer strikes more than 10 million people worldwide each year. The ASCO Association d/b/a Association for Clinical Oncology (the “Association”) is a 501(c)(6) professional membership association representing a diverse network of nearly 45,000 oncology professionals. The Association, along with its affiliates the American Society of Clinical Oncology (the “Society”), Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, CancerLinQ LLC, and QOPI Certification Program, LLC, (collectively, “ASCO”) are committed to conquering cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality, equitable patient care.


ASCO is a flexible, high-performance membership organization where employees collaborate to support our mission through evidence, care, and impact. Together with Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation and CancerLinQ colleagues, we foster a culture that prioritizes customer-centricity, emphasizes teamwork, commits to quality, and values inclusion. Our culture, ASCO Works – Our Way of Working, has long enabled workplace flexibility and embraced technology to help us achieve balance.


ASCO offers competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and opportunities to participate in professional development programs. To learn what it’s like to work at the Association, click here.


Who we are looking for:


Are you a detailed-oriented professional with a passion for advocacy and public policy?  Do you have experience in coordinating events and supporting grassroots advocacy efforts?  If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as a Senior Government Relations Associate.

As a Senior Government Relations Associate for the Policy and Advocacy Department at ASCO, you will be responsible for providing support on activities related to Capitol Hill, the ASCO Association PAC and grassroots engagement, and state advocacy.  You will help plan and execute the annual ASCO Advocacy Summit, coordinate and staff Capitol Hill briefings and receptions, and manage special projects for the PAC Congressional Affairs as needed.

If you are self-motivated, passionate about advocacy and public policy we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.


This position is hybrid with a primary location in Alexandria, VA.



  • Provide support on activities related to grassroots, Capitol Hill, the ASCO Association PAC, and state advocacy
  • Help plan and execute the annual ASCO Advocacy Summit, including serving as the key point of contact for logistical needs of approximately 180 ASCO members attending, handling invitations and rsvps, writing and editing Summit materials, and updating the Summit website
  • Collaborate with the Grassroots Specialist to schedule appointments on Capitol Hill and in the district with members of Congress and/or their staff and provide talking points for grassroots advocates
  • Assist PAC Advisory Council meetings by helping to schedule quarterly calls, review and edit materials, and take minutes
  • Coordinate and staff Capitol Hill lobby days, briefings, and receptions in collaboration with the congressional affairs team, as well as take notes on congressional hearings, and coalition meetings as needed
  • Provide support to the Alliance for Childhood Cancer by staffing Alliance events, including lobby days, twice-yearly coalition meetings, and committee meetings
  • Manage special projects for the PAC, grassroots, state and congressional teams as needed, including research and analysis
  • Help format hearing testimony and letters to Congressional Committees and state legislatures, and ensure letters and comments are saved to our files


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy, or Business Administration, or equivalent years of experience
  • 1 year of administrative or coordinating experience for an association, on Capitol Hill or related company
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (including Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, & various internet browsers & search engines)


Preferred Education and Experience

  • Knowledge of the legislative process
  • Knowledge of healthcare issues, particularly cancer care and research



  • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines, prioritize, and multi-task
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate and convey information
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively in teams
  • Strong interpersonal skills


ADA/Physical Requirements

Must lift up to 25 lbs


Fast-paced office environment with extended periods seated or standing at a desk.


High use of computer and other office technology equipment.



0-3 days/yr




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Job posted: 2023-05-25