Director of Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Advocacy, Washington, Washington DC

Clipped from:

The Director of Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Advocacy serves on a cross-functional legislative, regulatory, research, and policy development team, working closely with the President & CEO to expand access to the broad array of home and community-based services (HCBS) available under Medicaid.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Development and advancement of Medicaid HCBS policy goals for NAHC through  engagement with Congress, Centers for Medicare, and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Medicaid Access and Payment Advisory Commission (MACPAC), and state Medicaid agencies in collaboration with state home care associations
  • Develop research and policy-focused white papers relating to Medicaid HCBS
  • Communicate and advocate policy objectives in federal regulatory and legislative forums
  • Create alliances and collaborations with organizations that share common policy views on Medicaid home and community-based care
  • Support grassroots efforts relating to Medicaid HCBS
  • Integrate national Medicaid activities with the NAHC Forum of State Associations
  • Assist NAHC members with state-specific Medicaid HCBS advocacy needs in collaboration with the state home care associations
  • Proactively research and respond to requests, questions, and comments from NAHC members with state-specific Medicaid HCBS advocacy needs with timely, accurate, and courteous responses to members, committees, stakeholders, and NAHC staff  
  • Participate in cross-functional NAHC team to develop and effectively schedule Medicaid HCBS education through in-person conferences, online seminar and/or podcast offerings
  • Represent NAHC at state association speaking engagements
  • Coordinate with NAHC President, Director of Communications, and cross-functional team on response to media coverage of homecare & hospice issues, as well as routine press inquiries
  • Create & maintain relationships to expand communications with key stakeholder groups, other associations, as well as government representatives and government contractors to promote interests of homecare and hospice providers
  • Support NAHC committee/advisory board needs.
  • Work collaboratively with industry business partners and consultants
  • Support member recruitment efforts
  • Other duties, as assigned





  • Experience in a health care policy advocacy organization preferred




  • Minimum of three (3) or more years of experience in healthcare policy and advocacy
  • A background with Medicaid HCBS policy issues is highly preferred, including interaction with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, state Medicaid agencies, and/or Congress
  • MA in Public Policy or Public Health or Juris Doctor preferred. Bachelor’s degree in health administration, political science public health, or related field required


Required Knowledge and Skills:


  • Healthcare background and advanced knowledge of Medicaid HCBS policy affecting homecare and hospice
  • A service-oriented focus on exceeding member’s expectations and delivering value
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated influencing skills and ability to collaborate with colleagues at all levels of the organization, including advising executive leadership and members 
  • Ability to build effective coalitions and engagement on advocacy issues
  • Strong project management skills to effectively deliver on tasks and project deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to cross-functional teams with various initiative leads (education, membership, policy, and others) to accomplish overall organizational goals 
  • Ability to work independently to manage multiple concurrent and complex projects and initiatives with different stakeholders across the Association
  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to effectively communicate information to diverse audiences