Program Associate, Federal Affairs

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Full-time

The Program Associate, Federal Affairs will provide administrative, legislative and logistical support for the NACHC Federal Affairs team. The Program Associate will be responsible for assisting with federal policy analysis and research, member casework and communications, event planning and preparation, legislative monitoring and other key support functions.

Duties and Responsibilities

  •  Provides administrative and legislative support to the NACHC Federal Affairs department.
  • Track, monitor and report on legislative process and development using congress.gov and other online tools including media.
  • Support the development and preparation of materials for use in Capitol Hill meetings, presentations, legislative briefings and NACHC conferences.
  • Manage content on the NACHC Federal Issues website and blog, with input from members of the Federal Affairs team.
  • Manage NACHC’s Congressional database, which tracks member positions on relevant issues and is used in determination of annual Congressional awards.
  • Attend Congressional hearings, legislative and policy briefings and coalition meetings on behalf of NACHC.
  • Organize events (Congressional briefings, staff tours at local health centers, receptions) and schedule/coordinate department meetings, teleconferences, workgroup meetings, webinars and other events and provide logistical support, as assigned.
  • Logistical support including copying, scanning, filing, expense/reimbursement tracking, in coordination with the Office Manager.
  • Cover a specific legislative portfolio of issues, developed in coordination with the Director and Deputy Director of Federal Affairs.
  • Provide staff support for the Congressional Community Health Center Caucuses.
  • Assist with management of the Public Policy and Research division interns.
  • Some scheduling work for the Federal Affairs team.

Qualifications for Position

  • Knowledge of federal legislative processes
  • Degree (B.A. minimum) in political science, public policy, public health or a related field
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Strong proficiency with technology (MS Office Suite, Web publishing, databases)

Supervisory Relationships

  • None

Skills and Knowledge Required

  • Basic knowledge of the federal legislative, regulatory and budget processes.
  • Familiarity with the Medicare, Medicaid and Community Health Centers programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills, including public speaking.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to synthesize and clearly communicate complex health care policy issues to community health centers and Primary Care Associations.
  • Flexible and creative problem solving abilities.            
  • Able to work in fast paced environment and juggle multiple tasks.

Personal Qualities

  • Positive, can-do attitude; hard-working; ability to communicate internally and externally with tact and professionalism; strong interpersonal skills; works well with others, insightful and deliberative; fun.

Other considerations

  • Occasional travel and periodic night and weekend work required
  • Must be located in Washington, DC Office

Hours per day or week

  • Seven and a half hours per day; thirty seven and a half hours per week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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