Deputy Director, Federal Affairs

14 Jan, 2020


Deputy Director, Federal Affairs

National Association of Community Health Centers
Alexandria, VA

The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is seeking a dynamic candidate to serve as Deputy Director of Federal Affairs. The Deputy Director will play a visible role, advocating on a bipartisan basis on Capitol Hill on behalf of community health centers and the patients and communities they serve. The position is a leadership role in the organization, and the candidate who fills the position will be intimately involved in strategy development and execution.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage unique legislative portfolio at the discretion of the Director of Federal Affairs, including serving as the lead NACHC staffer on Budget/Appropriations, Public Health, Higher Education, HRSA-Funded Workforce Development and Graduate Medical Education policy, Rural Health and other areas as necessary.
  • Develop and implement strategy to promote issues within portfolio, in coordination with the rest of the Federal Affairs team, as well as advocacy staff, research staff and external groups.
  • Conduct regular meetings, build relationships and actively negotiate with key Republican and Democratic staffers on Capitol Hill.
  • Serve in a leadership role within NACHC’s Public Policy and Research division, helping develop internal and external strategies to best represent our membership.
  • Work closely with the Grassroots and Communications teams, helping to execute public advocacy strategies.
  • Coordinate with other groups and represent NACHC in national coalitions related to legislative portfolio.
  • Develop and publicly present NACHC’s legislative agenda at regional meetings and national conferences.
  • Drive strategic planning and governance of several internal committees on behalf of NACHC membership.



Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge required for position

  • BA or BS degree in a relevant field (required).
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in public policy, health care, or legislative analysis/advocacy.
  • Capitol Hill experience required, direct experience with budget, appropriations, and HRSA-funded programs a plus.
  • Proven track record of success in implementing legislative strategies and tactics.
  • Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Public Healthor Juris Doctor (optional).
  • Extensive knowledge of federal legislative, regulatory and budget processes, actors, and impact on Community Health Centers.
  • Existing, bipartisan relationships in health care policy-making circles, including on Capitol Hill, non-profit organizations, and the administration.
  • Ability to analyze complex legislative information related to public health and budget policy.

Amount of travel and any other special considerations

  • Occasional travel, involving roughly 10% of time, to conferences, health centers, and state-level meetings.
  • Occasional night/weekend work and periodic travel especially related to 2 major NACHC conferences and 2-3 state conferences annually.


Work Location: Alexandria, VA (Old Town)


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Job posted: 2020-01-14