Deputy Director, Federal Affairs
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 Health, or 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)
Please apply here: https://nachc.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk03esp?cjb_hash=O_IiKi13&apply_now=true
Job posted: 2020-01-14