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Deputy Director, Regulatory Affairs
The National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) is the national membership organization for federally qualified health centers (also known as FQHCs or health centers). Health centers are federally-funded or federally-supported nonprofit, community-directed provider clinics that serve as the health home for over 28 million people, including 1 in 5 Medicaid beneficiaries and 1 in 3 people living in poverty nationwide. It is the collective mission and mandate of over 1,400 health centers around the country to provide access to high-quality, cost-effective primary and preventative medical care as well as dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services and other “enabling” or support services that facilitate access to care to individuals and families located in medically underserved areas.
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. This position calls for a strategic thinker who possesses broad health policy knowledge, particularly related to safety-net providers, public and private insurance, health IT, and medically underserved communities. A successful candidate will demonstrate written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to communicate complicated policy matters to a variety of audiences.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Support the Director of Regulatory Affairs to oversee the completion of written analyses on legislative and administrative proposals, including regulatory comments, issue briefs, rapid response analyses, fact sheets, blogs, and other written collateral necessary to execute the organization’s policy strategies.
- Regularly develop and execute presentations for external audiences providing in-depth policy knowledge on relevant health policy topics in briefings, conference sessions, webinars, and conference calls.
- Engage in rapid response to policy developments as needed, including drafting articles, op-eds, blog posts, and social media posts and shareables.
- Develop and maintain expertise in assigned areas of responsibility.
- Participate in coalition meetings and work closely with partners in coalitions.
- Approximately 10 – 15% travel is required.
Qualifications for Position
- BA or BS degree (required), preferably in a health field. Masters or JD preferred.
- At least three years of relevant public policy/regulatory experience.
Skills and Knowledge Required
- Familiarity with the Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and other federal agencies and health programs that impact health centers.
- Commitment to the organization’s mission and goals, including health equity and the health center mission.
Job posted: 2021-12-19