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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.​


 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. 
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


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)

​Finance Specialist– Accounting & Finance Department

​This position improves lives by delivering solutions for quality care by performing accounts payable and other accounting functions for AHCA/NCAL and affiliated entities.

Qualifications & Skills:
Outstanding computer skills. 1-3 years of finance or office experience. 1-2 years of Accounts Payable experience preferred.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of this position pertain to the entire Organization. Position is responsible for specialized tasks within the Finance function, to include:

  • Receive invoices, credit memos, payment requests and travel reimbursements and input or import A/P vouchers into automated payables system. Verify vendor invoices & member reimbursements for proper amount, documentation, coding, authorization, and adherence to Organization policies.
  • Apply company policies and IRS guidelines to set up new vendor files in Great Plains software, including obtaining W-9 (if required), EFT information, and payment terms.
  • Respond to vendor, staff and member inquiries regarding invoices, payments, and reimbursements.
  • Other duties as assigned.


​Manager, Conference & Exhibits – Events & Education

​AHCA/NCAL is seeking a Manager of Conference & Exhibits to manage planning and provide support for AHCA/NCAL meetings, events, conferences, and convention.

Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree required. 4-6 years hotel or convention/meetings work experience.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Prepare RFPs for Spring CEO conference which usually books five years out; prepares comparison analysis to determine and recommend future conference locations. Negotiate final hotel contract.
  • Negotiates with select vendors, acts as primary contact with hotels and vendors on all arrangements (inclusive of audio visual, DMC, catering, convention services, VIP/staff room reservations, shipping, etc.).
  • Responsible for the development and management of the conference budget.
  • Plans logistics for nine predetermined governance and committee meetings from site selection to implementation.
  • Manage expo logistics for all exhibit personnel and serves as liaison with expo services vendors.
  • Some travel required.
  • Other duties as assigned


​Research Analyst – Research Department

​This position improves lives by delivering solutions for quality care by supporting the Research Department’s efforts to provide data to internal and external stakeholders to improve the lives of residents, families, and staff in nursing homes and assisted living communities. This position will be responsible for maintaining and updating standardized deliverables, in addition to completing ad-hoc requests and analyses, to help shape public policy and regulations.

Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred, ideally in Economics, Public Health, Public Policy, Public Administration, Health Administration, or other related health care field. One to three years of experience in a quantitative research field, which can include graduate coursework and internships.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Applicants must be able to manipulate and summarize data to support the department’s objectives. The analyst will be responsible for the following:
  • Importing and formatting data into our star schema data warehouse. This includes assisting in completing the paperwork to purchase certain datasets.
  • Updating programs and reports on a routine basis
  • Receiving data requests from internal and external customers and ensure they are completed with assistance from others or by oneself
  • Summarizing metrics on quality, finance, and other topics in writing and graphs
  • Other duties as assigned.


​Social Media Manager – Public Affairs

​AHCA/NCAL is seeking a Social Media Manager to improve lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This role will be responsible for developing compelling social media and digital content that helps advance AHCA/NCAL’s brand, mission, and strategic initiatives. This role will focus on ways to enhance AHCA/NCAL’s digital footprint and engagement with its member providers, state affiliates, policymakers, and key influencers.

Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing or related discipline, or equivalent education and experience required.
A minimum of three (3) years of social media experience required, preferably with a public relations agency, trade association, nonprofit, political office, or in health care. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop social media strategies for multiple AHCA/NCAL accounts. This includes writing, editing, and publishing compelling social media content.
  • Administer and manage the association’s social media management software Falcon.
  • Manage the social media schedule, production, and reporting.
  • Monitor priority topics/conversations/influencers on social, curate engagement opportunities, engage directly and/or work with organizational partners to engage.
  • Establish, document, and share best practices, relevant social media news/changes, and provide other relevant education to colleagues and members.
  • Manage templated social media visuals using Canva or partner with in-house design team for custom artwork.
  • When applicable, manage the relationship and guide the work effort with our PR agency/consultants.
  • Serve as liaison to other departments, workgroups, and committees within AHCA/NCAL to ensure that specific events, issues, programs, and constituencies are well represented in digital communication materials.
  • Support state affiliates and provider members with social media toolkits and best practices.
  • Enhance the AHCA/NCAL website by assisting with editing, reporting, and strategizing.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Some travel required.