18 days old

AVP, Federal Affairs

Washington, District of Columbia 20005
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

We are seeking an innovative, collaborative, and strategic health policy professional with strong connections on Capitol Hill, at HHS/CMS/CMMI, and with relevant stakeholders to lead a bold agenda to improve healthcare quality though policy changes and use of NCQA programs and services.

The Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Federal Affairs will head a growing team focused on deepening NCQA’s relationships with Congress and the Administration in support of program adoption and increased contracting revenue.  They will advance our policy objectives and develop “champions of quality” among those who shape the healthcare agenda.  They will work with representatives from other healthcare organizations to increase the reach of our own efforts and further the goals of the quality movement.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drive and manage execution of NCQA’s federal strategy
  • Grow NCQA’s strategic relationships with key Congressional and Administration staff to achieve NCQA’s federal objectives of adoption/incenting of NCQA programs and increasing contracting portfolio with agencies.
  • Gather and share intelligence from federal agencies and other sources and, where necessary, use this information to help adapt, supplement and redirect our federal strategy to maximize results.
  • Represent NCQA in meetings with trade associations, health plans, patient advocates and other organizations.
  • Manage and align activities across NCQA that support our federal agenda, focusing inter-departmental teams to work collaboratively and accomplish our goals.
  • Oversee NCQA’s formal responses and communications with policymakers and partners
  • Manage the tracking and analysis of regulations, legislation and program activities, working with internal experts across NCQA to develop our responses and identify threats and opportunities.
  • Manage and contribute to the development of presentations and other collateral to federal and other external audiences.
  • Present to the Board of Directors, advisory committees and other NCQA stakeholders on our federal affairs work and the tangible results achieved.
  • Support President and Leadership Team as needed.



Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities 

NCQA is a drug free workplace. NCQA recruits, hires, trains and promotes individuals, and administers any and all personnel actions, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, citizenship, familial status, disability status, veteran status, genetic information, or other protected statuses under applicable state and federal laws. 

NCQA will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).




Education and Skillset:

  • 10 years of healthcare policy experience in the federal or state government and/or with relevant healthcare organizations that interact regularly with the federal government.
  • At least 5 years Capitol Hill, HHS/CMS experience and/or with health plans.
  • Demonstrated strategic thinking capabilities and experience setting and meeting tangible, results-oriented goals.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Established relationships with key staff and leadership in Congress, federal health agencies, and among relevant healthcare stakeholders.
  • Passionate commitment to our mission as a non-profit leader in improving access, equity and quality in health care.  
Posted: 2021-02-12 Expires: 2021-03-14

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