State Legislative Analyst

08 Sep, 2019


State Legislative Analyst

American Society of Clinical Oncologists
Alexandria, VA

Are you interested in making a world of difference in cancer care?

Cancer strikes more than 10 million people worldwide each year. As the leading medical society representing doctors who care for people with cancer, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) is committed to conquering cancer through research, education, and promotion of the highest quality patient care.

Who we are:
ASCO is a stable, forward-thinking membership organization that operates in a results-oriented work environment in which employees’ evaluation emphasizes performance outcomes over presence or time. This is an Alexandria, VA position that offers an excellent benefits package and opportunities to participate in professional development programs. To learn what it’s like to work at ASCO, visit

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a high performing State Legislative Analyst with at least 1-3 years of related experience to join our Policy and Advocacy department. The selected candidate will advance ASCO’s advocacy priorities in state legislatures with guidance from the Government Relations Committee, and support State Affiliates on state priority issues.

What you will do:

  • Track and analyze legislation across the states relating to cancer care and the practice of medicine
  • Develop letters, testimony, and other materials for state legislative purposes
  • Identify opportunities to increase State Affiliate activity and ASCO’s visibility in state advocacy
  • Coordinate meetings with state policymakers for ASCO volunteers and State Affiliate leaders
  • Collaborate with grassroots specialist to foster state-level grassroots engagement, including posting action alerts and recognizing ASCO members for their state grassroots activities
  • Communicate state legislative developments to ASCO members through various communication methods, including newsletters, website, and slides for meetings
  • Participate in coalitions and perform other duties as assigned

What you will need in order to be successful:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, communications or a related field
  • 1-3 years of direct experience in a state legislature, state agency, state legislation monitoring company, or doing state advocacy work
  • Knowledge of state legislative processes
  • Strong research and analytical skills
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills; including oral, written, and listening
  • Self-managed with the ability to multi-task and manage own time, priorities, and resources
  • Commitment to high-quality work within a team to meet timelines and deliverables

Ideal candidates will also contribute:

  • Experience working for a health care organization
  • Knowledge of and interest in health care policy, particularly in cancer care and physician issues

ASCO is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)

To apply, click here 

Job posted: 2019-09-08