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Associate Director Federal Relations

Associate Director Federal Relations

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Assists the DC Office leadership to advance The Joint Commission’s government relations agenda by; 1) establishing and maintaining relationships with federal policymakers and influencers; 2) helping to ensure that public policymakers understand and appreciate The Joint Commission’s contribution to national quality and safe care; 3) identifying opportunities to add new, or improve upon existing, partnerships with federal agencies; 4) keeping central office staff informed about policy development that affects Joint Commission programs; and 4) helping to implement the Joint Commission’s advocacy agenda.




  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in government, health care administration, or a related field is preferred.
  • Six to Ten years’ experience working in government relations, such as in a Congressional office, Federal Agency, or a healthcare related organization. In addition, the position included contributing to policy positions.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of regulatory, governmental and public representatives concerning health care issues.
  • Experience analyzing health care legislation or regulations, as well as the ability to synthesize diverse information and develop policy recommendations.
  • Experience writing legislation or amendments to legislation and conducting/and or writing issue briefings for senior policymakers.
  • Experienced writer related to health care policy or quality of health care issues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills necessary to effectively present information and ideas in proposals, position papers, written communications and speeches.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to participate in dialogue and negotiations with individuals outside The Joint Commission.


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