Serve as a liaison between ASCA, state associations and industry stakeholders. Monitor and analyze state legislation and regulations that may impact the ASC industry and lead coordinated response efforts and unified messaging. Assist with outreach and relationship building with state associations. Establish state associations in states where associations are non-existent. Develop advocacy materials. Develop and execute state association membership plans. Facilitate and manage national, multi state task force.
Reports to Director of Advocacy, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, ASCA Board, and Corporate delegates as needed.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide detailed legislative analysis to ASCA members
Execute state lobby days in coordination with ASCA members, legislative offices, and staff
Develop, maintain, and distribute nationwide resources on issue topics affecting ASCs
Solicit, interview, and manage contract lobbyists
Develop and maintain relationships with state associations to ensure their involvement in grassroots and public relations initiatives
Execute advocacy campaigns in conjunction with State Associations
Identify states where legislative issues arise and are likely to arise and work with local leaders to prevent legislative issues
Work with local stakeholders or state associations to ensure proper response to legislative issues
Plan and implement weekly corporate member coalition conference calls
Work with the Director of Advocacy to manage the state affairs budget to assure that the department remains within budget targets.
Analyze state regulations, legislation and laws affecting ambulatory surgery centers and communicate analysis to state associations
Develop and maintain relationships with state association leaders, providing resources and support for their operation.
Develop and execute grassroots action alerts for State Association advocacy campaigns
Serve as primary staff person to State Affairs Committee, including organization of monthly conference calls and meeting at ASCA annual meeting
Plan and implement an annual meeting of state association leadership
Maintain database of legislation across the country
Develop advocacy materials, testimony, and Capitol lobby days
Maintain templates for State Association use in membership, advocacy, and governance
Provide edits and feedback for all advocacy campaign conference calls and meetings
Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Advocacy
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an ability to quickly absorb and analyze information and to simplify complex issues for various audiences.
Excellent relationship building skills, with a proven track record of successfully engaging diverse constituencies in issues and action over time.
Highly organized, detail-oriented and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
An understanding of politics or demonstrated policy or government experience at the regional or state levels.
Message savvy with an ability to create compelling communications that inspire people to act.
General computer proficiency with the ability to manage utilization of software packages, including legislative/regulatory tracking, grassroots advocacy and legal research software.
Experience using online tools for issue advocacy or candidate campaigning to produce electronic communications that result in specific actions
About Ambulatory Surgery Center Association
The Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA) is the national membership association that represents ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) and provides advocacy and resources to assist ASCs in delivering high-quality, cost-effective ambulatory surgery to all the patients they serve.