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Director of Government & Public Affairs, Remote 80/20

Company: NHCAA
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

The National Health Care Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) seeks a Director of Government & Public Affairs. Founded in 1985, NHCAA is a private-public partnership comprised of member health insurers together with government liaison law enforcement and regulatory governmental agencies with responsibility for fighting health care fraud. - -An ideal candidate will have excellent research, writing, and analytical skills, and have an understanding of the U.S. health care system, including familiarity with federal health care programs and the health insurance industry. While not required, knowledge of issues specific to health care fraud is preferable. This is not a lobbying or advocacy position. Candidates in the Washington, DC metro area strongly preferred. Position is primarily remote (80/20). -This position directs NHCAA's state and federal government affairs program and coordinates the association's public affairs efforts, including the screening of media inquiries. Assures timely and accurate actions and responses to legislative, regulatory, policy, and media requests. Identifies government affairs-related issues and developments that may impact NHCAA's membership and crafts plans, programs and projects to address them. Assists the Chief Executive Officer with establishing and fostering relationships with government entities, associations, coalitions and other groups which promote NHCAA's mission. This position demands a commitment to exceptional and responsive member service.
Primary duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Identify and monitor government affairs issues and developments that affect the health care fraud-fighting field and keep the Membership apprised. This primarily includes analyzing legislative, regulatory, and policy developments at the state and federal levels.
  • Monitor activities of relevant government agencies including HHS-OIG, HHS, CMS, FBI, DCIS, USAOs, and DOJ relating to health care fraud.
  • Plan, research, author, edit and produce The Lens: NHCAA Government Affairs News monthly e-newsletter.
  • Direct and manage the production of timely member products and services that relate to government and public affairs.
  • Write testimony, white papers, comment letters, news articles, position papers and any other documents useful and necessary to demonstrate and promote NHCAA's expert opinion on issues of relevance.
  • Serve as staff liaison to any association committee or work group convened to examine topics relating to government or public affairs, or as directed by the Chief Executive Officer, managing meetings and activities.
  • Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, establish and execute strategy for dedicating government relations resources. This includes participating in the strategic planning process for the association.
  • Represent NHCAA on government affairs issues to outside groups, working to develop relationships with these groups, traveling to pertinent meetings and events as needed, etc.
  • Perform outreach to Members of Congress and relevant government agencies to introduce NHCAA and help cultivate an understanding of the association and our position as a subject matter expert on health care fraud issues.
  • Oversee and manage NHCAA's Website Master and direct content for the section of the NHCAA website devoted to government and public affairs.
  • Support the Chief Executive Officer, assisting in the development of presentations and official Association communications.
  • Attend NHCAA Board of Directors meetings, held three times a year, and present to the Board on NHCAA government and public affairs activities.
  • Lead the administration and production of a long-standing biennial industry benchmarking survey produced by NHCAA with assistance of a third-party contractor.
  • Coordinate with staff on programs that incorporate government affairs-related topics, presenting when appropriate.
  • Periodic travel, including to NHCAA Board of Directors meetings and NHCAA's Annual Training Conference, typically held in November. Travel estimated to be 4-8 times a year.
  • Manage an annual public awareness campaign hosted on behalf of NHCAA members operating in New York State.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned. -RequirementsThe essentialsFive or more years of government and/or public affairs experience.Excellent research and writing ability.Analytical and curious.Project management experience.Resident of the Washington, D.C. metro area.
    ---The preferred Bachelor's degree or higher. Relevant majors may include Political Science, Public Policy, Public Health, Health Policy, Criminal Justice, Business.Non-profit and/or association experience.Experience in cross functional team management.Strong interpersonal skills with proven record of effective collaboration.Proven communication and presentation skills, both 1:1 and to large audiences.General knowledge of the U.S. health care system, including government programs, agencies, the health insurance industry, and relevant laws, regulations and policies.Federal agency, Congressional staff or other relevant government experience.Strong work ethic and ability to multi-task and manage competing priorities. -What you should knowNHCAA headquarters are located in downtown Washington, D.C. This position will require one day a week in the office plus periodic in-person meetings. Further details of this work mode will be discussed at the interview stage.The position is located in Washington, D.C.Some travel is involved (less than 10%).Competitive salary; excellent benefits. -Submit resume and writing sample. -

Keywords: NHCAA, San Jose , Director of Government & Public Affairs, Remote 80/20, Government & Protective Services , San Jose, California

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