Director, Health Regulations & Policy

Washington D.C.
Jun 13, 2018
Jul 18, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time

The mission of LeadingAge is to be the trusted voice for aging.  We envision an America freed from ageism. LeadingAge is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization focused on education, advocacy, and applied research. Our 6,000+ members and partners include not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 39 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations, and research partners. LeadingAge is also a part of the Global Ageing Network whose membership spans 30 countries. 

We seek a Director of Health Regulations and Policy to be responsible for research and analysis of health policy and regulatory changes related to long term care providers and in particular nursing homes. The Director develops and advocates LeadingAge’s position on those issues.  The Director of Health Regulations is an integral member of LeadingAge’s Public Policy and Health Services team. She/he meets with federal and regulatory officials and represents LeadingAge on various strategic committees both internal and external. He/she is primarily responsible for developing comment letters on behalf of LeadingAge and its members for rule making.

Requires a master’s degree in public policy, health care administration or related area and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in LTC/health related field to include knowledge of public policy processes, preferably demonstrated through relevant work for long-term care providers or in a government affairs program; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience. Registered nurse preferred.

Must have an in-depth background in Medicare and Medicaid programs and regulatory oversight, preferably in long-term care.  Strong analytical writing and highly effective communications and presentation skills to include the ability to make effective and persuasive speeches to members and government officials; ability to translate technical, regulatory and legislative issues into understandable concepts and language for policymakers is essential, as well as an ability to be an effective advocate. 

Must have computer proficiency to include MS Office applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, etc.) and ability to travel overnight to occasional meetings and conferences.

You will also join us in demonstrating commitment to LeadingAge’s core values:  

Stewardship – We understand how our work advances our mission.  We seek creative and efficient ways of working.

Courage – We identify opportunities to be bold and act on them. We seek feedback and counter points of view.

Catalyst – We stimulate new ideas. We connect people and build partnerships.

Community – We treat each other with respect. We work toward common goals.

As an equal opportunity employer, LeadingAge is committed to attracting and developing a diverse work force.  We seek talented, dedicated professionals who have a genuine interest in helping us fulfill our promise to: Inspire. Serve. Advocate.  We provide a forward-thinking, dynamic and collegial work environment; competitive salary and benefits; and a Woodley-Park Zoo Metro location: 2519 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC  20008.   We encourage you to submit your cover letter and resume online through our “Director of Health Regulations and Policy” vacancy link at

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