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Program Associate, Federal Affairs

National Association of Community Health Centers Alexandria, VA

  • Posted: 19 days ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

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 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.
  • As directed, 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.
  • As needed, 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)
  • Job is located in Alexandria, VA.

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.





National Association of Community Health Centers


Alexandria, VA
22314 USA
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