Deputy Director, Regulatory Affairs

02 Sep, 2020


Deputy Director, Regulatory Affairs

National Association of Community Health Centers
Alexandria, VA

Position Overview:

The Deputy Director of Regulatory Affairs is a full-time, Alexandria, Virginia-based position that reports to the Director of Regulatory Affairs.  Regulatory Affairs is a Department within NACHC’s Public Policy and Research (PPR) Division.  The Deputy Director serves as a senior member of the Regulatory Affairs team monitoring, analyzing and responding to policy developments and regulations issued by Federal agencies impacting Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and other stakeholder organizations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the Director of Regulatory Affairs (Senior Policy Advisor), monitor, analyze and respond as appropriate to policy developments that impact FQHCs and are issued by Federal agencies other than CMS.

o   Documents to review and analyze include regulations, sub‐regulatory guidances, FAQs, Executive Orders, and transmittals.

o   Policy topics areas include, but are not limited to: The Section 330 health center program; the Section 340B drug discount program; Federal Torts Claim Act (FTCA); workforce programs (including Health Professional Shortage Areas and the National Health Service Corps); immigration; women’s health programs; 42 CFR Part 2; and FCC programs.

  • Educate health centers, PCAs, HCCNs and NACHC colleagues about policy issues, including opportunities to provide input on policies under development, and potential responses to policies currently or soon in effect.
  • Educate federal appointees and staff, as well as other external stakeholders, about the impact of proposed and finalized policies on FQHCs and their medically-underserved patients.
  • Collaborate with other NACHC divisions to provide the policy background they need to successfully fill their roles.
  • Work with other national associations and organizations to address federal policies

that impact shared constituencies.

  • Present at NACHC, PCA and other conferences on policy issues.
  • Approximately 10 – 15% travel required.

Qualifications for Position

  • BA or BS degree (required), preferably in a health field.
  • Master’s Degree in Public Policy or Public Health or Juris Doctor (preferred).
  • At least three years of relevant public policy/regulatory experience.

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Understanding of health centers, including structure, Federal requirements, and mission.
  • Familiarity with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and other federal programs and policies that impact health centers.
  • Strong written, verbal and analytical skills.

Personal Qualities

  • Strong written, verbal and analytical skills.
  • Flexibility to adapt to rapidly-evolving needs and priorities.

Alexandria, AV

Job posted: 2020-09-02