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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 in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

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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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Manager, Conferences & Meetings – Member Services Department

AHCA is seeking a Manager of Conferences & Meetings with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This position will be responsible for logistical planning and management of the Congressional Briefing Conference (425pp) and 14 AHCA/NCAL governance and committee meetings. This role is also responsible for various AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention & Expo logistical operations and vendor procurement and supports additional logistical needs for AHCA/NCAL meetings, events, conferences and convention.

Skills & Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. CMP is a plus, but not required. Four to six years hotel or convention/meetings work experience preferred.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge of hotel, exhibit and/or event planning.
  • 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 department and organizational levels.

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

 
Senior Manager, Clinical & Regulatory Services – Quality & Regulatory Affairs Department

AHCA is seeking a Senior Manager of Clinical & Regulatory Services with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This position will be responsible for developing resources, performing regulatory analysis and policy development, and providing member education around clinical, regulatory and quality of care issues. This role will also promote formulation and adoption of federal policy in the areas of quality care and clinical practice, including the MDS assessment process.

Skills & Requirements:  Bachelor's degree required. Clinical training, registered nurse with MDS and/or survey management experience preferred. Minimum five years’ work experience in healthcare setting, post-acute/long term care preferred. Experience in an association or other membership organization preferred.

The ideal candidate will also possess:

 

·       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, both, as a leader and a team member.

·       Adept at forecasting impact of policy changes and positions on membership.

·       Ability to achieve consensus and negotiate points on issues that best support the needs and concern of membership.

·       Understand relevance of government regulations and policies to membership.

·       Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

·       Ability to present information to small and large groups.

·       Understanding of federal government regulations and policy relating to long term and post-acute care.

·       Knowledge of clinical issues.

·       Knowledge of the RAI process and MDS.

·       Strong interpersonal skills.

·       Strong analytic skills.

 

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

 
Senior Director, Population Health Management

AHCA is seeking a Senior Director of Population Health Management with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. The position will be responsible for helping to develop AHCA’s positions and policy objectives on population health management initiatives. The Senior Director will support the development and formulation of a new AHCA Council focused on providing support to members participating or interested in participating in population health management initiatives. Key areas of work will include education and advocacy for members currently engaged in population health management, such as those owning Medicare Advantage plans.  Additionally, creating educational and collaborative opportunities for members interested in exploring population health management. 

Skills & Requirements:  Bachelor's degree and five years’ experience in relevant health policy field required. Advanced degree such as MPH, MBA, MSW preferred.  Health plan experience a plus. Experience can be substituted for advanced degree.

The ideal candidate will also possess:

  • In depth understanding of CMS relationships, organizational structure and related authority and contacts with CMS divisions responsible for plan oversight.
  • Expertise in the population health management industry specifically Medicare Advantage, with an understanding of its interaction with long term care providers.  
  • Expertise in a broad range of federal reimbursement systems.  Ability to analyze data, policy and formulate positions and strategies advancing the interests of the long-term care sector. 
  • Expertise in facilitating work groups and aiding such groups in moving towards consensus on key policy and programmatic positions.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.  Ability to effectively communicate with health care business professionals.
  • Ability to manage internal teams, projects and contractors.

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

 
Grassroots Specialist – Government Relations Department
AHCA is seeking a Grassroots Specialist with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This position will assist in the advocacy and grassroot efforts at AHCA by managing the AHCA advocacy database and coordinating grassroots communications, and events.  This position will also focus on producing presentation materials for the Government Relations and Advocacy staff.

Skills & Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required. 1-2 years related experience in grassroots advocacy and/or campaigns. Experience on Capitol Hill preferred.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Motivated self-starter with high level attention to detail.
  • Produce quality, accurate work with limited supervision.
  • Must be able to craft exceptional presentations and materials for departmental meetings.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong organizational skills and able to work with others in a team setting.
  • Familiarity with database management (CapwizEngage, Knowlegis, PAC Builder)
  • Other duties as assigned.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: T. Davis, Director, Human Resources 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.

 

 
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.

 

 
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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