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Program Administrator, State Advocacy

American Society of Clinical Oncology – 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 its like to work at ASCO, click here .

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for a high performing Program Administrator, State Advocacy with at least 3-5 years of related experience to join our Policy and Advocacy department. The selected candidate will advance ASCOs advocacy priorities at the state level with guidance from the Government Relations Committee, and support the State Affiliates on state level issues.

What you will do:

  • Track and analyze state legislation 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 ASCOs 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
  • Work with the policy communications team to seek opportunities for ASCO to engage in media efforts on state issues, such as press releases, op-eds, press event participation, and social media
  • Communicate state advocacy news 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:

  • Bachelors degree in political science, communications or a related field
  • 3-5 years of 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)

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