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!
The State Affairs Department serves as a state-level advocacy resource to ASA’s state component societies, providing strategic guidance, message development, and research assistance to component societies for their state legislative and regulatory initiatives. The State Affairs Manager will have advanced knowledge and expertise in assigned topical areas and advance ASA’s state legislative and regulatory agenda within their areas of responsibility. Additionally, this position will manage the State Affairs legislative and regulatory tracking service including analysis of state legislation and regulations and communicating its impact on anesthesiology internally (to the membership) and externally (government agencies, medical community, public). This position will also be responsible for ASA’s involvement with state political organizations including ASA’s presence at and related participation in organizations such as DGA, RGA, DAGA, and RAGA. Finally, this individual will oversee the work of a direct report.
Manage and ensure the accurate, appropriate, and continuous review, identification, monitoring and analysis of introduced state legislation and proposed regulations as well as memorialization of such initiatives for State Affairs. Coordinate the department’s response.
Responsible for ASA’s involvement with state political organizations. Work with ASAPAC to ensure appropriate ASA member, and as financially practicable staff, attendance at state political organization activities. Seek speaking and related participation opportunities at such events. Develop speeches, talking points, and other as needed materials for use at these meetings. Serve as ASA’s primary staff attendee at such events whether local or out of state.
Prepare responses to member and state component society requests regarding assigned topical state legislation, regulation, and related issues.
Perform 50-state legislative/regulatory reviews of enacted laws / adopted regulations and related research, as needed.
Manage one direct report.
Advance ASA’s state legislative and regulatory agenda through written communications as well as advocacy materials such as issue summaries/briefs, advocacy toolkits, testimony, and comment letters.
Develop relationships with the medical community to create opportunities for coalition building.
Work with the Director of State Affairs to develop state policy agenda and strategies.
Assist in planning the biannual State Issues Forum and other activities related to ASA’s Legislative Conference and Annual Meeting.
Develop and maintain relevant content for the State Advocacy web page.
Bachelor’s degree required preferably in political science, public policy or related disciplines. Master’s in related discipline or law degree from an accredited university preferred.
Minimum 5 years of experience in government affairs or association work.
High level knowledge of state legislative and regulatory processes.
Knowledge of state health care issues a plus.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and other productivity focused tools.
Strong computer skills to monitor state legislation and regulations via State Net, conduct research, preferably utilizing Westlaw.
Strong legal and legislative research and writing skills.
About American Society of Anesthesiologists
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.
With more than 170 employees, the collaborative nature of our organization encourages us to appreciate each contribution, unique expertise and the vast knowledge that every individual brings to the table. We’re dedicated to our members because they’re dedicated to their patients, and we strive to create an outstanding experience to help them succeed in their practice. This commitment to excellence reaches far beyond our daily to-do list—we set high expectations, exhibit a strong work ethic and take pride in the results we achieve. Our desire to keep improving is the proverbial wind beneath our wings; we seek feedback, pursue knowledge and strategize to enhance our organization for the future.
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 i...ndividuals who are talented, knowledgeable, motivated and agile. If these qualities resonate with you, you may be the perfect addition to our growing staff!