The Deputy Director, Federal and State Policy serves as a senior member of the Federal and State Policy team to manage, develop and advise on policy issues, training and technical assistance that contributes to the expansion and enhancement of health care access and delivery, and establish resources that help health centers effectively advance policies and promising practices to fulfill their mission.
• Manage, support and advise state Primary Care Associations on key state and federal community health center-related issues, including COVID response, state Medicaid funding, 340B prescription drugs, FQHC payment and delivery reform (including value-based pay, Prospective Payment Systems and Alternative Payment Methodologies), Medicare, 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 issues.
• Provide support, analysis, and technical assistance to primary care associations on state-based Medicaid waivers, Medicare policy, 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 consultants.
• Assists in identifying and applying for new funding opportunities.
Qualifications for Position:
• Previous work experience related to Medicaid, Medicare, health insurance, community health centers, value-based payment and/or other health policy issues preferred.
• Bachelor’s (Master’s preferred) degree in public policy, public health, or a related field, with at least 5 years of professional experience, including significant and increasing responsibility for leading projects.
• Strong knowledge and understanding 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.
Founded in 1971, the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) serves as the national health care advocacy organization for America’s medically underserved and uninsured and the community health centers that serve as their health care home.
NACHC works in conjunction with state and regional primary care associations, health center controlled networks and other public and private sector organizations to expand health care access to all in need.