The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is seeking a Government Affairs Associate to work in our Legislative, Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Division. This individual will play a critical role in advocating on the issues that affect the Society’s members and their patients.
The ideal candidate will be able to analyze and influence policy proposals at the state and federal levels. This position leads ASPS policy tracking, analysis and drafting of comments; provides recommendations on organizational responses to key issues; leads the operational work of ASPS grassroots initiatives; writes for publication on ASPS advocacy activities; and staffs the ASPS Legislative Advocacy Committee.
Education: Bachelor Degree in political science, public policy, health administration, or health related field. Advanced degree in related field desired.
Experience: One to three years direct experience in any or all of the following:
Working in a policy position for an elected official
Lobbying at the state or federal level;
Monitoring state/federal legislative and regulatory issues; and
Developing advocacy programs with state, local or specialty organizations
Knowledge of state and federal legislative and regulatory processes
Strong policy research and writing skills
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Strong interpersonal, organization, and political skills
Excellent computer skills
Experience in health/medical association management, health care delivery, and/or third-party reimbursement a plus
Travel is a requirement for this position (3 to 5 times per year)
ASPS offers a competitive benefits package.
For consideration please forward a cover letter, resume, a writing sample and salary history.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), established in 1931, is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world and is a specialty that has thrived on innovation - continues to push ahead with new clinical breakthroughs, refining current techniques and discovering new ones. The future of plastic surgery continues to unfold, with the promise of amazing new things to come, ...in the humanitarian pursuit to help patients look and feel their best!
ASPS is conveniently located in northwest suburban Chicago (Arlington Heights), close to O’Hare Airport and just off the Northwest Tollway (Arlington Hts Road Exit).