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Director, Federal Affairs

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

NCQA is now hiring a Director Public Policy, Federal Affairs. The individual in this position will play a leadership role in NCQA’s work to position the organization as a leader in health policy and digital quality measurement, while also working with and coordinating the joint activities of various NCQA departments to increase adoption by federal agencies of our products and services and expand our contracting portfolio in relevant areas. The individual will serve as a public face of NCQA, working with contacts at HHS, CMS and other agencies with health care portfolios, Congressional staff, and trade associations, health plans, patient advocates and other organizations. They will be expected to develop innovative proposals for elevating NCQA’s profile and ties to these audiences.  They will also be responsible for developing public comment responses to federal rulemaking proposals.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support NCQA Leadership and Assistant Vice President (AVP) for Federal Affairs in driving a forward-leaning federal agenda focused on results, including adoption of NCQA products and services and contracts with federal entities.
  • Grow relationships with federal government agencies, policymakers, staff and other health care entities.
  • Track, analyze and lead response to federal legislative developments and policy proposals and other health care initiatives.
  • Lead the writing of regulatory comment letters.
  • Prepare materials describing NCQA products for a policy audience as well as white papers that position NCQA as a key thinker on policy issues related to quality.
  • Work with other interest groups (patient advocates, consumers, health plans, etc) to understand common issues and build coalitions that advance shared goals.


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:

  • BA degree
  • 10 years of experience doing legislative or policy work or government affairs for organizations in health care space
  • Excellent writing and speaking experience, work in coalitions, existing contacts throughout federal government, knowledge of health care policy issues.
Posted: 2021-02-12 Expires: 2021-03-14

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