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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.


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.
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 Position Announcements

Summer Intern - QualityNew

AHCA is seeking a Summer Intern with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This role will support the Quality Awards Program.


Currently pursuing a degree in Healthcare, Political Science, Public Policy, and Business. Excellent writing and verbal communications skills are a must. The candidate should be a self-starter, willing to learn and work on several projects at once and work under tight deadlines. Results-oriented with willingness to take responsibility and initiative to learn new things. Must have the ability to show good judgment, effectively respond and problem solve.

Duties will include:

  • Development of the 2018 Quality Award applications packets. This involves updating 4 application packets and one supplement. The intern will work on reformatting the application packets to make them user centric.
  • Support staff from various departments in preparing for Quality Award site visits this summer. This will include managing logistics, scheduling calls, preparing documents, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter and 2 writing samples to: Tarna Davis, Director, HR at

Manager, ahcancalED

​AHCA NCAL is seeking a Manager of ahcancalED with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. The person in this role will manage ahcancalED, AHCA’s learning management information system (LMIS).  This incumbent will work with members and other staff to develop learning opportunities through the LMIS platform.

Skills & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Training in developing evaluation criteria and Sharable Content Object Reference Model. 
  • Familiarity with healthcare issues, experience with post-acute/long term care preferred.
  • Experience in an association or other membership organization preferred.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills. 
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles and course development experience required. 
  • Experience in program design, implementation and management, and quality improvement required. 
  • Works well within a team, either as a leader or a team member.
  • Be able to work independently and be accountable.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Director, HR at

Vendor Relations Manager

AHCA is seeking a Vendor Relations Manager with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care.  The position will be responsible for actively identifying and developing a network of key contacts from industry to support the association non-dues revenue including, but not limited to print advertising, online advertising, various product and event sponsorships, memberships and exhibit booth sales and marketing programs. The individual in this role will act as the primary point of contact and partner for business members, corporations and organizations doing business in the long term and post-acute health care sector.  

Skills & Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree required. 5plus years of progressive successful advertising sales history with a proven track record in a B2B capacity. Experience closing individual sales transactions ranging from $10,000 - $400,000.

The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • Demonstrated persuasive presentation and negotiating skills with high level decision makers.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast pace environment with multiple deadlines.
  • Diligence and persistence leading to long term commitments with stakeholders.
  • Ability to problem solve and provide stewardship of association programs.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Human Resources Manager at