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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.


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.
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 Position Announcements

Vendor Relations Specialist – Member Services Department

Senior Vice President, Public Affairs
AHCA/NCAL is seeking a Senior Vice President of Public Affairs with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. The person in this role will be responsible for supervising the creation of communication plans and materials. This role will also provide daily leadership for the Public Affairs team, lead project assignments and workload responsibilities.

Skills & Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, public relations, communications or related discipline required; Master’s Degree preferred. 15 years’ experience in public relations in positions of increasing responsibility. 10 years of management/supervisory experience required. Preference for tenure with a trade association, Capitol Hill, or Government agency.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement strategic goals and action plans to achieve Public Affairs efforts to support Association advocacy and other initiatives. Make presentations to the Board and other Association constituency groups as needed.
  • Supervise the prioritization and planning of work for the Public Affairs department.
  • Provide direction to implement the Association’s media objectives.
  • Assign leadership of significant communications projects and assume leadership on projects when appropriate. 
  • Initiate and lead special projects of all sizes.
  • Work with state affiliates and member companies to ensure their communication needs are met, disseminate critical information and keep them informed about association work.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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

Director of Member Services & Regulatory Affairs, NCAL
AHCA/NCAL is seeking a Director of Member Services & Regulatory Affairs with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. The person in this role is responsible for enhancing existing and developing new assisted living member resources. This role will also serve as the lead with State Affiliates and members regarding assisted living regulatory, reimbursement, and educational needs. Work with members and other AHCA/NCAL staff in setting and promoting industry policies consistent with AHCA/NCAL’s policy objectives and will support AHCA/NCAL regulatory and research priorities as directed.

Skills & Requirements: Minimum 10 year’s experience in related field required. Significant operational experience in an assisted living facility preferred, especially senior level management (i.e., administrator or senior nurse). Undergraduate degree in related field required. Master’s degree and/or significant LTC experience/knowledge and expertise preferred. Previous related public policy and association experience, congressional, and / or regulatory agency experience a significant plus.  

The ideal candidate will possess:

·       Knowledge of the assisted living/long term care profession, state and federal regulations, and legislative processes. 

·       Excellent written, verbal, computer, and analytical skills.

·       Ability to develop and implement public policy positions, strategies, and work plans.

·       Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks.

·       Strong public speaking skills required and ability to write in a variety of styles.

·       Ability to identify public policy and other related opportunities.

·       Strong interpersonal and persuasion skills.

·       Knowledge of physical plant, including Life Safety issues, helpful.

·       Must be well-versed in assisted living operations and how laws, rules and regulations affect daily operations.

·       Must be enthusiastic about issues related to seniors and committed to quality senior care. 

·       Must be a team player dedicated to outstanding customer service and quality work. 

·       Frequent out of state travel required. 


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