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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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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.

 
Manager, Education Development – Member Services Department
AHCA is seeking a Manager of Education Development with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This position will implement member education programming and will be responsible for logistics and administrative functions associated with convention and conferences. This role is also responsible for maintaining programming excellence while keeping the association’s educational offerings modern in their delivery methods. 

 

Skills & Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. Strong project management skills required. Understanding of adult learning principles desirable. Prior work with Cadmium CD event management products a plus.  One to two years of experience in similar field preferred. Familiarity with healthcare issues preferred.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Strong project management experience.
  • Ability to comprehend, prioritize, and translate a broad scope of issues into high-quality member education and experiences.
  • Exceptional organization, written, communication, and judgement skills.
  • Ability to manage and work independently on multiple priorities.
  • Customer service focused.
  • Strong reasoning and research skills.
  • Budgeting experience.
  • Positive attitude.

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

 
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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