Deputy Director of Policy

  • California Primary Care Association
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Sep 18, 2018
Full time Advocacy

Job Description

At California Primary Care Association, we are committed to strengthening California’s community health centers’ capacity to build stronger, healthier communities.  For over 24 years, we have proudly served as the statewide leader and recognized voice representing the interests of California’s 1,300 community health centers, who provide affordable, comprehensive, quality health care services, particularly for the most vulnerable Californians.  CPCA is seeking a Deputy Director of Policy to lead our regulatory affairs.

Association’s Mission: To lead and position community clinics, health centers and networks through advocacy, education, and services as key players in the health care delivery system to improve the health status of their communities.

Summary of Position: Serve as lead on regulatory affairs, with a particular focus on issue areas related to value based care, Medicaid managed care, and Medicare.  Additional responsibilities include developing an expertise in the federal 330 Grant Program and FQHC requirements, and monitoring and responding to regulations issued in the Federal Register. Deputy Director of Policy will help to position CPCA as a leader in the California health care industry and advance the mission of community health centers. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Serve as the lead staff on regulatory affairs on behalf of community clinics and health centers
  2. Serve as the policy expert on behalf of community clinics and health centers in the areas of in the areas of value based care, Medicaid/ Medicare, managed care, and the federal 330 Grant Program.
  3. Under the guidance of Director of Government Affairs, develop and lead strategies to improve and sustain community clinic and health center operations.
  4. Track state legislation and regulations in assigned policy areas.
  5. Manage and oversee staff working in the regulatory affairs who work on issues ranging from behavioral health to clinic licensing. Supervision includes: workload coordination, professional development, team building, conducting annual evaluations, disciplinary actions and assistance in hiring new staff.
  6. Represent the Association with coalitions and other stakeholders in assigned policy areas. Build new and strengthen existing relationships in assigned policy areas.
  7. Provide timely and thorough policy updates to members including but not limited to weekly updates, website and newsletters.
  8. Partner with Association staff on the execution of the strategic plan.
  9. Assist with grant development and grants management.
  10. Staff committees, taskforces or workgroups as assigned.
  11. Serve as a resource for membership in assigned policy areas.

 Additional Responsibilities:

  1. Adhere to all Association policies and procedures.
  2. Meaningful participation in all staff meetings.
  3. Participates in Association events and represent the Association as requested.
  4. Other duties as assigned.

 Skills and Talents Required:

  1. Excellent written, oral and analytical skills.
  2. Knowledge of state legislative and regulatory process.
  3. Knowledge of and sensitivity toward diverse cultures.
  4. Knowledge of public health and community oriented primary care principles, practices and delivery systems
  5. Leadership, supervision and management skills.
  6. Multi-directional communication.
  7. Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  8. Proficient in Windows-based computer applications and computer research skills.

 Ability to:

  1. Manage multiple tasks.
  2. Establish rapport with staff members and others in business and community settings.
  3. Effectively work in teams and independently.
  4. Resolve conflicts in a precise and timely manner.

 Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor’s degree required with a Masters in Public Health, Public Administration, Public Policy or Juris Doctor desired. Five years of experience in policy, advocacy and/or program management required. 

Reports to: Director of Government Affairs                                   Classification: Full-time, Exempt

Starting Salary: $91,338+ Excellent Benefits

To Apply:  Submit cover letter indicating where you heard about this position, resume, and professional references in MS Word format to or FAX 916-440-8172.


California Primary Care Association