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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents the long term care community to the nation at large – to government, business leaders, and the general public. AHCA/NCAL is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 14,000 assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled and subacute care providers that care for more than 5 million elderly and individuals with disabilities each year. 

AHCA/NCAL offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, life, disability and long-term care insurance, 401(k), flexible spending accounts, flexible hours, education assistance, and more.

AHCA/NCAL is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.​

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 Our Mission


Improving Lives by Delivering Solutions for Quality Care

 Our Core Values

We act with compassion and understanding.
We set goals and measure outcomes.
We seek opportunities to improve.

 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are ALL Part of the Solution

​By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL seeks to improve the lives of all those connected with our member centers. We celebrate that those lives are not all the same. We are a stronger association and profession when a diverse group of voices contribute. This value is reflected in our actions and decisions. We continually strive to promote inclusion and equity for all those connected with AHCA/NCAL and the long term and post-acute care profession. 
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This includes, but is not limited to, people of diverse:
  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender Identity 
  • Age
  • Religion
  • Ability
  • Education
  • Learning Style
  • Sexual Orientation, and
  • Professional Attainment

Definitions

Diversity is the presence of a variety of people representing unique groups, backgrounds, identities, thoughts and beliefs. It represents each individual’s unique make up and distinctiveness.

Equity promotes a sense of fairness and equal opportunity for all, allowing everyone the chance to develop, contribute and succeed.

Inclusion is the act or state of including or of being included within a group or structure. Inclusive organizations make it a priority to ensure all people feel welcome and appreciated for who they are and for what they can distinctively offer. (PPAI definition)

​Administrative Assistant – Quality, Regulatory & Clinical

​AHCA/NCAL is seeking an Administrative Assistant to improve lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This role will provide Executive Administrative support to the Quality, Regulatory & Clinical team.

Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred but not required in lieu of experience. Outstanding computer skills. One to three years of office experience required.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Primary contact for members seeking assistance with regulatory & clinical needs.
  • Primary contact for trainings and resources that the quality, regulatory & clinical team develops for ahcancalED supporting members questions and access and maintain tracking/reporting of products as assigned.
  • Backup inbox coverage for Quality Initiative, Quality Awards, COVID mailboxes.
  • Review Federal Register and other regulatory sites and distribute relevant rules, notices, etc. to appropriate staff.
  • Draft comment letters for submission to Federal Register using material provided by staff.
  • Primary contact for GAO/OIG requests for interviews and coordinate designated staff preparation for interview and follow up as assigned.
  • Communicate with team for routine all team meetings to receive agenda items, prepare and distribute agenda and materials, meeting notes and provide various reminders to team.
  • Attend other staff/member meetings and prepare and disseminate agenda and minutes to all attendees.
  • Prioritize and manage day to day ‘traffic” of the Quality, Regulatory & Clinical teams.
  • Track progress of Department on project goals and support department projects as assigned.
  • Assist with time sensitive, high-priority projects to support key department priorities, where needed
  • Prepare survey monkeys as requested by staff and provide reports or summaries.
  • Assist in preparing expense reports and spreadsheets.  Typing, filing, copying, and other duties as requested.
  • Prioritize and delegate correspondence, faxes, emails, memos, and phone calls.
  • Assist with travel arrangements and speaking engagements for team members.
  • Plan upcoming events, activities, and conference calls, etc.
  • Some travel required to attend meetings and conferences where needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Senior Director, Human Resources at hr@ahca.org.

​Administrative Assistant – NCAL

​AHCA/NCAL is seeking an Administrative Assistant to improve lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This role will provide Executive Administrative and project-based support to the National Center for Assisted Living team.

Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred but not required in lieu of experience. Outstanding computer skills. One to three years of office experience required.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Project leader for NCAL Awards Program.
  • Develop and implement project timeline, submission and selection process, promotional materials, notification and recognition of recipients and non-recipients.
  • Coordinate recipients’ travel arrangements to Convention and other prizes.
  • Maintain and monitor assigned budget for project.
Administrative duties
  • Coordinate travel arrangements for NCAL Board Chair. Assist with travel arrangements for executive director and team members as needed.
  • Primary contact for inquiries made to NCAL. Monitor general NCAL email inbox. Prioritize and delegate correspondence, faxes, emails, memos, and phone calls.
  • Primary contact for speaking requests made from outside organizations. Track staff speaking engagements and assist as needed. 
  • Compose and edit correspondence. 
  • Coordinate mailings and help maintain databases.
  • Typing, filing, copying, and other duties as requested.
Staff support
  • Assist team members on member resources and other projects (e.g., registering new users, confirming membership status, delegating questions to appropriate personnel, running monthly usage reports).
  • Manage executive director’s calendar.
  • Manage executive director’s travel arrangements.
  • Conduct various research as requested by team members.
  • Track progress of Department on project goals.
  • Minimum travel required, approximately less than 10%.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Senior Director, Human Resources at hr@ahca.org.

​Senior Director, Quality & Regulatory Services – Quality, Research, Regulatory

​AHCA/NCAL is seeking a Senior Director of Quality & Regulatory Services to improve lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This role will be responsible for formulation, coordination, and implementation of AHCA’s policy actions and strategies relating to regulatory matters. This role will also manage regulatory analysis, policy development and member education in survey, certification, and enforcement.


Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred. A minimum of 5 years’ experience in policy development and analysis, federal and/or state long term care regulatory certification, survey, enforcement, and related regulations required. Work experience in post-acute/long term care, Administrator or DON preferred. Experience in an association or other membership organization preferred.


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, respond to, and maintain current knowledge of federal regulatory developments in survey, certification, enforcement, emergency preparedness & life safety by establishing/maintaining communication and working relationships with federal officials, developing key materials, and participating in federal agency advisory or stakeholder groups.
  • Maintain AHCA's leadership on issues of survey, certification, enforcement, emergency preparedness & life safety. Promote AHCA positions and influence regulatory policy through written comments and oral communications to federal agencies regarding new and proposed policy changes and rulemaking.
  • Represent AHCA on agency advisory committees and technical expert panels, consumer, and professional organization initiatives, etc., in the areas of survey, certification, and enforcement.
  • Analyze survey, certification, enforcement, and emergency preparedness & life safety regulatory policy for content and impact on the LTC profession and residents.
  • Inform and educate AHCA members on survey, certification, enforcement, emergency preparedness & life safety developments and their potential effect through written analysis and publication in various AHCA venues.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Some travel required.


Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Senior Director, Human Resources at hr@ahca.org.

​Senior Correspondent – Public Affairs


​AHCA/NCAL is seeking a Senior Correspondent to improve lives by delivering solutions for quality care. The Senior Correspondent is the primary staff writer/reporter for Provider magazine. This position plays a key role in determining the editorial direction of the magazine and has a significant say in story topics as well as accompanying art. The Senior Correspondent also plays a critical role in proofreading and editing the magazine and is relied on to provide editorial assistance to other staff members.

Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor degree in journalism, English, or related field. Four years of reporting experience, ideally in Capitol Hill reporting and business. Knowledge of Microsoft Teams, Sharepoint or other content management system, and other common editing programs is preferred. Publication management and website experience preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide accurate, timely, and leading news coverage of the long-term care profession.
  • Conduct extensive research through a variety of media resources, including but not limited to the Internet, major daily newspapers, dozens of trade and policy journals, and Capitol Hill publications.
  • Generate and obtain critical information for the magazine through original reporting by interviewing chief executive officers, vice presidents, or public relations executives of long-term care companies.
  • Work with others to boost search engine optimization for website and maintain social media accounts.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Senior Director, Human Resources at hr@ahca.org.