Manager, Federal and State Policy

13 Jul, 2021


Manager, Federal and State Policy

National Association of Community Health Centers
Alexandria, VA

The Manager, Federal and State Policy serves as a member of the Federal and State Policy team to manage, develop and advise on policy issues, training and technical assistance that contributes to the expansion and enhancement of health care access and delivery, and establish resources that help health centers effectively advance policies and promising practices to fulfill their mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Support and advise Community Health Centers, state Primary Care Associations and Health Center Controlled Networks on key state and federal community health center-related issues, including COVID response, state Medicaid funding, 340B prescription drugs, FQHC payment and delivery reform (including value-based pay, Prospective Payment Systems and Alternative Payment Methodologies), Medicare, behavioral and telehealth priorities and primary care workforce issues
  • Develop expertise to serve as policy lead on key FQHC-related issues
  • Collaborate with national organizations on state level partnerships between these groups and the PCAs.
  • Develop and distribute to health centers and PCAs issue briefs, best practice reports, and updates on state and federal health policy issues, including Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and the exchanges, with a particular focus on payment reform.
  • Provide support, analysis, training and technical assistance to health centers and PCAs on above policy related topics.
  • Develop educational presentations at appropriate meetings and conferences.
  • Other projects as necessary

Qualifications for Position

  •  Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public health, or a related field, with at least 3 years of professional experience, including significant and increasing responsibility for leading projects.
  • Previous work experience with Community Health Centers and/or primary care associations a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Organizational and management skills, and the ability to perform independently, take initiative, balance and prioritize multiple ongoing projects, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Knowledge and understanding of health policy issu
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software programs, including Word and Excel.

Supervisory Relationships



Personal Qualities

          Ability to work in a team environment

          Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

          Self-motivated, self-starter

Detail oriented


Amount of Travel and any other special considerations

This position may require occasional travel up to 10% and night/weekend work.


Special Considerations

Must be located in the Alexandria, VA Office

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Job posted: 2021-07-13