Manager, Regulatory Affairs

Alexandria, Virginia, United States | Full-time | COVID-19 remote



Position Overview: 

The Manager of Regulatory Affairs is a full-time, Alexandria, Virginia-based position that reports to the Director of Regulatory Affairs.  Regulatory Affairs is a Department within NACHC’s Public Policy and Research (PPR) Division.  The Manager serves as a senior member of the Regulatory Affairs team monitoring, analyzing and responding to policy developments and regulations issued by Federal agencies impacting Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and other stakeholder organizations.   


Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • In conjunction with the Director of Regulatory Affairs, monitor, analyze and respond as appropriate to policy developments that impact health center services, patients, and operations. This includes regulatory actions by the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). 
    • Documents to review and analyze include regulations, sub‐regulatory guidance, FAQs, Executive Orders, and transmittals.  
    • Policy topics areas include, but are not limited to: The Section 330 health center program; the Section 340B drug discount program; Federal Torts Claim Act (FTCA); workforce programs (including Health Professional Shortage Areas and the National Health Service Corps); immigration; women’s health programs; 42 CFR Part 2; and FCC programs.  
  • Educate health centers, PCAs, HCCNs and NACHC colleagues about emerging policy issues, including proposed regulations, funding opportunities, and COVID-19 related issues.
  • Assist with drafting template comment letters, memorandums, and policy briefs for NACHC members.
  • Collaborate with other NACHC divisions to find regulatory solutions and provide technical support to health centers. 
  • Work with other national associations and organizations to address federal policies
  • that impact shared constituencies.
  • Approximately 10 – 15% travel required.


Qualifications for Position 

  • BA or BS degree (required), preferably in a health field.
  • At least three years of relevant public policy/regulatory experience.


Skills and Knowledge Required 

  • Understanding of health policy issues relevant to health centers, including underserved patient populations and expanding access to care
  • Familiarity with the Health & Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and other federal programs and policies that impact health centers.
  • Strong written, verbal and analytical skills.
  • Strong issue spotting skills.
  • Public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and receptive to feedback. 


Personal Qualities 

  • Flexibility to adapt to rapidly-evolving needs and priorities.  
  • Ability to work with competing deadlines.
  • Customer-service orientation.
  • Passion for accessible and affordable health care.