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The Washington Post – one of the nation’s largest and most popular newspapers – named the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) the 16th top small workplace in Washington, DC and the top association in the small category in its Top Workplaces for 2015.

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Work for AHCA/NCAL

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) represents the long term care community to the nation at large – to government, business leaders, and the general public. AHCA is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 12,000 assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled and subacute care providers that care for more than 1.5 million elderly and disabled individuals nationally. AHCA 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 will not accept unsolicited resumes for positions not listed.
  • AHCA is an active Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
  • AHCA welcomes men and women regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex or disability.
  • Questions may be directed to: hr@ahca.org.          
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 Position Announcements

 
  
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Public Affairs Manager

AHCA is seeking a Public Affairs Manager with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care.  This position is a broad-based public relations and member communications position. This individual will be relied upon to play a key role in handling media relations – in print, radio and broadcast in local, state and national outlets – for the Association and its leadership. This role will also be responsible for day-to-day coordination on communications special projects including web site updates, speech writing and social media.  Excellent writing skills are a must for this position. 

Skills & Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. Experience in communications, marketing or journalism preferred.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Attention to detail required. Original drafting of written materials including press releases, web site content and other promotional materials
  • Write and deliver content via Twitter, Facebook and the AHCA Blog
  • Write and update content for the AHCA website
  • Prepare speeches and multimedia support (i.e., videos, photos) for AHCA special events such as Convention and Quality Symposium
  • Research industry trends, public affairs developments and other subjects as necessary to assist in creation of public affairs materials
  • Stay well-informed in the long term care profession and how it pertains to AHCA/NCAL
  • ​Other duties as assigned.

Salary Range 60-70’s + 10% bonus potential

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Human Resources Manager at HR@ahca.org.​ 

 
Public Affairs Manager

AHCA is seeking a Public Affairs Manager with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care.  This position is a broad-based public relations and member communications position. This individual will be relied upon to play a key role in handling media relations – in print, radio and broadcast in local, state and national outlets – for the Association and its leadership. This role will also be responsible for day-to-day coordination on communications special projects including web site updates, speech writing and social media.  Excellent writing skills are a must for this position. 

Skills & Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. Experience in communications, marketing or journalism preferred.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Attention to detail required. Original drafting of written materials including press releases, web site content and other promotional materials
  • Write and deliver content via Twitter, Facebook and the AHCA Blog
  • Write and update content for the AHCA website
  • Prepare speeches and multimedia support (i.e., videos, photos) for AHCA special events such as Convention and Quality Symposium
  • Research industry trends, public affairs developments and other subjects as necessary to assist in creation of public affairs materials
  • Stay well-informed in the long term care profession and how it pertains to AHCA/NCAL
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary Range 60-70’s + 10% bonus potential

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

 
Administrative Assistant, Quality, Regulatory, Research

AHCA is seeking an Administrative Assistant with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care.  This position will be responsible for supporting the Quality, Regulatory, & Research Department with various administrative duties and serving as primary contact for members on various programs.

Skills & Requirements: Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred but not required in lieu of experience. 1-3 years of office experience required. Strong computer and web skills required.

 The ideal candidate will possess:

-        Extensive knowledge of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Survey Monkey.

-        Must be able to work with employees at all levels and exhibit excellent organizational and communication skills.  

-        Self-starter who works with little supervision. 

-        Detail oriented.

-        Handle confidential information.

-        Previous work experience in an association is beneficial.

 

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

 
Convention & Meetings Specialist

AHCA NCAL is seeking a Convention & Meetings Specialist with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. The person in this role will manage planning for 35-40 AHCA/NCAL governance and committee meetings and assist with meeting and event logistics for five annual conferences and the annual convention. The person in this role will also support additional logistical needs for meetings, events, conferences and conventions as needed.

Skills & Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree and 3-4 years hotel or convention/meetings work experience.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of hotel, exhibit and/or event planning preferred.
  • Excellent computer proficiency – MS Office, Word, Excel
  • Ability to learn and use new software quickly, including AHCA/NCAL Pro-tech Windows/Web based Association Management System.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills, excellent written and verbal skills; ability to work independently; attention to detail and superior organizational skills; good decision making and problem solving skills; ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Ability to negotiate difficult situations with calmness, diplomacy and decisiveness.
  • Superior customer service skills.
  • Ability to work as a team player at the department and organizational levels.

Salary – low to high 50’s + 10% bonus potential.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Senior HR Manager at HR@ahca.org.

 
Vice President of Research

AHCA is seeking a Vice President of Research with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. The person in this role will build a comprehensive and in-depth data analytic capacity at the American Health Care Association in pursuit and development of Association short and long-term research goals.

Skills & Requirements:

A Master’s degree required; additional post-graduate training preferred. Minimum 10 years’ experience in the health care industry at a senior business, research or institutional reimbursement position with experience in research/analysis of health care financing and/or performance assessment. Extensive exposure to long-term care and use of relevant health care data sources in analysis.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Well-grounded theoretical/conceptual understanding of health systems. Knowledge of the long-term care industry preferred, e.g. financing, organizations and their operations, health policy and formulation, payment (Parts A, B, C, D, and a potential E), sources and use of health data, quality issues, pharmacy issues, therapy issues, compliance and fraud issues, etc.
  • Expertise in analysis and evaluation of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement/payment policies and issues in order to judge the potential impact of any proposed regulatory or legislative changes.
  • Ability to translate complex policy issues and abstract ideas into research questions and projects, and to provide guidance to staff on such.
  • Ability to manage complex projects involving internal staff and/or external contractors.
  • Ability to mentor junior staff and help them develop and progress in data analytic and other professional skills.
  • Advanced research and statistical skills and knowledge, including:

a.     familiarity and experience with relevant datasets: Medicare and Medicaid administrative claims and enrollment data (RIF and/or LDS), cost reports/HCRIS, OSCAR/CASPER/QIES, ICF/MRDD, Nursing Home Compare, LTC MDS 2.0 and 3.0, state Medicaid information, CMS National Health Expenditures, Census Current Population Survey, Census Population Projection Census 2000, BLS Occupational Employment, IMPLAN

b.     quality of care research

c.     program evaluation

d.     economic research

e.     use of statistical software packages, particularly SAS and R (other programming skills, and experience with LaTeX also helpful, but most of our programming is done in SAS)

f.      communication and discussion of computer programming logic and data management requirements with research staff

  • Skills/abilities in organizing committee work and leading work groups.
  • Significant communication skills, particularly in written reporting and the presentation of highly technical material to a variety of audiences.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Senior HR Manager at HR@ahca.org

 
Senior Director of Research

AHCA is seeking a Senior Director of Research with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. The person in this role will supervise and conduct research and policy analysis related to long-term care and AHCA/Industry issues and positions.

Skills & Requirements:

A Master’s degree preferred; Bachelor’s required. Minimum 5-7 years in the health care industry at a senior business, research or institutional reimbursement position with experience in research/analysis of health financing and/or performance assessment. Exposure to long-term care and use of relevant healthcare data sources in analysis.

The ideal candidate will possess:

·       Experience in analysis and evaluation of Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement/payment policies and issues.

·       Ability to manage complex projects involving internal staff and/or external contractors.

·       Ability to direct and mentor junior staff.

·       Advanced research and statistical skills to include:

a.     Familiarity and experience with relevant datasets: Medicare and Medicaid administrative claims and enrollment data (RIF and/or LDS), cost reports/HCRIS, OSCAR/CASPER/QIES, ICF/MRDD, Nursing Home Compare, LTC MDS 2.0 and 3.0, state Medicaid information, CMS National Health Expenditures, Census Current Population Survey, Census Population Projection Census 2000, BLS Occupational Employment, IMPLAN

b.     Program evaluation

c.     Economic research

d.     Use of statistical software packages, particularly SAS and R (other programming skills, and experience with LaTeX also helpful, but most of our programming is done in SAS)

e.     Communication and discussion of computer programming logic and data management requirements with research staff.

·       Skills in organizing committee work and leading work groups.

·       Significant communication skills, particularly in written reporting and the presentation of highly technical material to a variety of audiences.

 

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Senior HR Manager at HR@ahca.org

 
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