Deputy Director, State Affairs

Alexandria, Virginia, United States | Federal and State Affairs | Full-time

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The Deputy Director of State Affairs is a full-time, Alexandria, Virginia,-based position that reports to the Director of State Affairs. State Affairs is a Department within NACHC’s Public Policy and Research Division. The Deputy Director serves as a senior member of the State Affairs team managing and advising on policy issues, as well as training and technical assistance that contributes to the expansion and enhancement of health care access and delivery, and develops resources that help health centers effectively advance policies and promising practices to fulfill their mission.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage, support and advise state Primary Care Associations (PCAs) on key community health center-related issues, including state Medicaid funding, 340B prescription drugs, FQHC payment and delivery reform, behavioral and telehealth priorities and primary care workforce issues.
  • Organize and conduct national trainings and learning collaboratives for staff at primary care associations, health center controlled networks and health centers.
  • Develop and disseminate issue briefs, best practice reports, tools, updates, and other similar documents on state policy issu
  • Provide support, analysis, and technical assistance to primary care associations on state-based Medicaid waivers, payment and delivery reform and other key issues.
  • Establish tools health centers, health center-controlled networks and primary care associations can leverage to communicate with key audiences.
  • Present at national and state events (conference, webinars).
  • Identify and serve as liaison to key national and community organizations involved in payment and delivery transformation.
  • Coordinate with other team members whose work intersects with portfolio, including coverage, access, workforce.
  • Develop and monitor appropriate operating budgets and work plans for each assigned project.
  • Supervise consultant or intern work.
  • Assist in identifying and applying for new funding opportunit
  • Other projects as necessary

Qualifications/Educational Requirements:

  • Previous work experience related to Medicaid, health insurance, community health centers and/or other health policy issues preferred
  • Bachelor’s (Master’s preferred) degree in public policy, public health, or a related field, with 5 years of professional experience, including significant and increasing responsibility for leading projects
  • Knowledge of health policy issues
  • Superior analytic and communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to present data and findings to interested parties
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, and the ability to perform independently, take initiative, balance and prioritize multiple ongoing projects, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to think creatively and strategically