American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals

Advocacy and Policy Coordinator

Are you an organized recent graduate looking to jumpstart your career? Do you thrive in a fast paced environment and have a passion for advocacy and health policy? If so, ASPS has the perfect opportunity for you!

This position is considered 100% remote. Our headquarters is in Arlington Heights, IL.

This position provides support for the Government Affairs and Health Policy Departments. Responsible for assisting with project tasks, policy analysis and advocacy, political fundraising, establishing and maintaining operational systems and developing reports.

What You Will Do

1) Support the Legislative Advocacy Committee, PlastyPAC Board of Governors, Health Policy Committee, CPT/RUC Committee and the ASPS Plastic Surgery Caucus:

  • Provide specified project-based support to staff liaison on committee-led projects and initiatives
  • Help manage meetings and calls
  • Create and enhance systems – e.g., for member communication, key contact identification, managing and analyzing data and performance metrics, for cataloguing and managing information, etc – across the Coding and Health Policy functions

2) Support the Advocacy and Government Affairs Department in the following areas:

  • Issue tracking, analysis and engagement
  • Manage federal grassroots advocacy initiatives
  • Produce analyses and reference tools to support advocacy
  • Support Political Affairs Manager in analysis of proposed American Medical Association House of Delegates policy

ASPS's Political Action Committee, PlastyPAC

  • Generate creative, compelling solicitation materials for use in fundraising campaigns
  • Maintain ASPS political candidate assessment materials
  • Track and report on PAC events involving ASPS staff or members
  • Execute the PlastyPAC Member Benefits Program as needed

Advocacy Events

  • Work with Political Affairs Manager to identify and assess vendors for ASPS advocacy events
  • Create briefing materials and background information

Web Content Management and Communications

  • Work with Communications team to implement Health Policy and Advocacy page edits to ensure timely, accurate and salient content management
  • Produce advocacy and PAC-related social media and web content


  • Support the Director in producing regular quantitative and qualitative analyses of Government Affairs activities

3) Support the Health Policy Department in the following areas:

  • Produce analyses and organize information to support health policy product development
  • Investigate and respond to inquiries from members and outside organizations regarding practice management and patient safety issues.

Organizational Policy Activity Tracking

  • Track member questions and requests related to health policy issues
  • Develop and manage ongoing maintenance of a system to track responses and positions ASPS has submitted related to federal regulatory proposals

Coding and Reimbursement Support

  • Research usage of procedural codes
  • Track the most common ASPS member questions about coding and develop a recurring communication to communicate them to the full ASPS membership
  • Incorporate edits to the ASPS Coding Guidebook and the changes to the program for the ASPS Coding Workshops

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

What You Will Need


Bachelor's degree in a related field required.


Candidates entering the workforce for the first time and possessing degrees in political science, health policy or related fields will be considered with minimal or internship-only related experience. Candidates with 1-2 years' direct experience in any or all of the following will be strongly considered:

  • Working in a policy position for an elected official.
  • Lobbying at the state or federal level.
  • Monitoring state/federal legislative and regulatory issues.
  • Developing advocacy programs with state, local or specialty organizations.
  • Health/medical association management, healthcare delivery and/or third-party reimbursement.

Candidates must possess and demonstrate:

  • Excellent work ethic and superb organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of state and federal legislative and regulatory processes.
  • Strong policy research and writing skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and political skills.
  • Computer skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office, Access, Oracle and internet technology.
  • Requires strong computer skills specifically in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required; must have excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrates creativity, enthusiasm and is a team player.
  • Familiarity with using Asana project management software a plus.

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