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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 2016.

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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 13,500 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 focuses on creating effective communications materials that promote AHCA as the national leader in long term and post-acute care; enhance the Association’s status and visibility; and advance AHCA’s strategic goals. The position also plays an important role generating positive earned media coverage for the Association, its leadership, and its advocacy efforts.

Skills & Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, public relations, communications, or related discipline required. Experience in communications, marketing or journalism preferred. Three to four years’ experience with a preference for tenure with a public relations agency, trade association, or Capitol Hill and long-term care work.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral written communication skills and the ability to work under intense pressure and deadlines. 
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the public relations process. 
  • Ability to work with lobbyists, regulatory experts, and specialists in developing effective communications for high-level, advocacy strategy for national and state issues. 
  • Thorough knowledge and ability to work with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and related programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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

 
Research Analyst

​AHCA/NCAL is seeking a Research Analyst with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This position will support and conduct data analysis for the long term & post-acute care sector.

Skills & Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred, preferably in Economics, Public Health, Public Policy, Public Administration, Health Administration or another related field; 3 to 5 years’ experience in the quantitative research field preferred.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Advanced research methods and statistics;
  • Excellent statistical software programming (SAS, R, Stata, or similar – SAS will be used daily) and PC skills;
  • Experience with healthcare data and large databases preferred;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and interact with a variety of stakeholders; and
  • Interest in translating research into policy.

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

 

 
Research Assistant

AHCA NCAL is seeking a Research Assistant with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This position will support and conduct data analysis for the long term & post-acute care sector.

Skills & Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a field related to Public Health, Policy, Health Administration, Economics, Gerontology, or another related field; 2 to 3 years’ experience in the quantitative research field preferred.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Research methods and statistics;
  • Statistical software programming preferred and strong Microsoft Office skills (SAS will be used daily in this position);  
  • Experience with healthcare data and large databases preferred; 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and interact with a variety of stakeholders;
  • Interest in translating research into policy;
  • Excellent customer service.

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

 

 
Administrative Assistant, NCAL

AHCA/NCAL is seeking an Administrative Assistant with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care.  This position will be responsible for providing administrative support for a team of 5 individuals.

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 (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Must be able to work with employees at all levels and exhibit excellent organizational and communication skills.  
  • Self-starter who works efficiently independently. 
  • Detail and customer service oriented.
  • Handle confidential information.
  • Previous work experience in an association is beneficial.

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

 
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