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May 7, 2018

Congressional and Political Affairs Coordinator


American Society of Anesthesiologists


Washington, DC 20005



The American Society of Anesthesiologists® (ASA) is a medical association which serves a growing membership of more than 52,000 physician anesthesiologists, medical students and care team members. At ASA, we strive to be the best medical society in the world by offering superior educational opportunities and resources. At ASA we’re collaborative, dedicated to our members, committed to excellence and continuously improving. As a testament to these values, we were named one of Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work For® in 2017. To continue strengthening the organization, we’re seeking individuals who are talented, knowledgeable, motivated and agile. If these qualities resonate with you, you may be the perfect addition to our growing staff!

Position Summary:

The Congressional and Political Affairs Coordinator works collaboratively across departments and divisions to provide support to the areas of federal and regulatory affairs, grassroots, and ASAPAC.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Monitor congressional hearings and other legislative and regulatory events.

  • Draft written materials for ASA member audiences, policymakers and other stakeholders, including email content, form letters, social media posts, Congressional and Political Affairs Department publications, manuals, and Board reports, and compile content across departments for bi-weekly email message to ASAPAC members.

  • Support the PAC Specialist with fundraising, and scheduling efforts, including data entry in the DDC system; and assisting with member service requests.

  • Work in Microsoft Excel and other software programs to check participation records, conduct research, analyze data, and prepare specialized reports, and coordinate data sharing across department functions.

  • Assist with ASA member engagement programs, including ASAPAC travel and ASA Grassroots Action kits.

  • Track congressional legislation and review bills for items relevant to ASA.

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of political science, communications, or other related studies preferred.

  • Minimum 2-3 years of professional experience in an association, governmental, political or related field, which could include a combination of work and professional internships.

  • Hill experience, grassroots, fundraising, or campaign experience is preferred.

  • Strong experience with web and computer-based software, including utilizing databases. Such databases could include Excel, DDC, Quorum, Personify, Constant Contact, or similar programs.

  • Understanding of the political process and how advocacy is conducted in Washington, DC, and the states.

  • Ease in writing succinctly and persuasively, and to communicate complex information to various audiences in an understandable way.

Job Type: Full-time



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