As part of a dedicated and talented team, the Coordinator will provide support for the Society’s Government Relations Department, with grassroots coordination, congressional and administrative correspondence, lobbying activities, event planning, membership activities and office administration.
Maintain the STS Key Contact program.
Schedule, coordinate, and provide direct support for STS member meetings with policymakers on Capitol Hill and at government agencies, in-state/district offices, and on facility tours and site visits.
Coordinate the STS-Fly In and related activities.
Draft grassroots action alerts, STS Advocacy Monthly, and other member communications.
Promote STS Advocacy on social media platforms.
Support STS advocacy on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies.
Governance and Office Administration
Provide administrative support to the operations of the STS DC office.
Actively monitor news sources for issues of interest to STS advocacy.
Provide support for STS-PAC administration.
Coordinate meetings of the Council on Health Policy and Relationships Operating Board Meetings Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy, and related Task Forces.
Coordinate responses to STS member questions or requests for information.
Attend STS Annual Meeting and other meetings as required.
Bachelor’s degree in related field is required.
Minimum two years of related work experience is required. Experience working in health policy preferred. Capitol Hill experience a plus.
Essential Skills and Abilities
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
Excellent organizational, planning, and follow-through capabilities; attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and manage several projects simultaneously
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, volunteer leaders, government officials, other organizations, and industry contacts; tact, diplomacy, and good judgment
Positive attitude in the workplace
Flexibility and adaptability to changing daily activities and schedules
Ability to travel, as necessary
Energy, creativity, initiative, eagerness to learn, and professionalism required. Candidate must exemplify the STS Core Values of Quality, Innovation, Professionalism, Inclusiveness, and Teamwork.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a rapidly growing not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,500 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible heart, lung, esophageal, and other surgical procedures for the chest. Founded in 1964, the mission of STS is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research, and advocacy.
With a staff of 75+ dedicated employees, STS is headquartered in Chicago’s Streeterville area with another office in downtown Washington, DC. The STS staff strives for excellence, while upholding the staff core values of Quality, Innovation, Professionalism, Inclusiveness and Teamwork.
Through the STS National Database, the Society has demonstrated its leadership in collecting and analyzing surgical outcomes data in order to improve patient treatments, quality of life, and long-term health.
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