Deputy Director, Regulatory Affairs

21 Sep, 2021


Deputy Director, Regulatory Affairs

National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC)
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, monitor, analyze and respond as appropriate to policy developments that impact health center services, patients, and operations. This includes regulatory actions by Health & Human Services (HHS).
  • Documents to review and analyze include regulations, sub‐regulatory guidances, FAQs, Executive Orders, and transmittals.
  • 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 emerging policy issues, including proposed regulations, funding opportunities, and COVID-19 related issues.
  • Draft template comment letters, memorandums, and policy briefs for NACHC members.
  • 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 find regulatory solutions and provide technical support to health centers.
  • 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 & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other federal programs and policies that impact health centers.
  • Strong written, verbal and analytical skills.
  • Strong issue spotting skills.
  • Public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and receptive to feedback.


Personal Qualities

  • Flexibility to adapt to rapidly-evolving needs and priorities.
  • Ability to work with competing deadlines.
  • Customer-service orientation.
  • Passion for accessible and affordable health care.

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Job posted: 2021-09-21