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The Washington Post – one of the nation’s largest and most popular newspapers – named the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) the 16th top small workplace in Washington, DC and the top association in the small category in its Top Workplaces for 2016.


Work for AHCA/NCAL

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) represents the long term care community to the nation at large – to government, business leaders, and the general public. AHCA is a non-profit federation of affiliated state health organizations, together representing more than 13,500 assisted living, nursing facility, developmentally-disabled and subacute care providers that care for more than 1.5 million elderly and disabled individuals nationally. AHCA offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, life, disability and long-term care insurance, 401(k), flexible spending accounts, flexible hours, education assistance, and more.

  • AHCA will not accept unsolicited resumes for positions not listed.
  • AHCA is an active Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V.
  • AHCA welcomes men and women regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex or disability.
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 Position Announcements

Public Affairs Manager

AHCA is seeking a Public Affairs Manager with a commitment to improving lives by delivering solutions for quality care. This position focuses on an effective communications program that promotes AHCA as the national leader in long term and post-acute care; enhances the Association’s status and visibility; and advances AHCA’s strategic goals. The position also plays an important role generating positive earned media coverage for the Association, its leadership, and its advocacy efforts.

Skills & Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in journalism, public relations, communications, or related discipline required. Experience in communications, marketing or journalism preferred. Three to four years’ experience with a preference for tenure with a public relations agency, trade association, or Capitol Hill and long-term care work.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Excellent interpersonal and oral written communication skills and the ability to work under intense pressure and deadlines. 
  • Working knowledge and understanding of the public relations process. 
  • Ability to work with lobbyists, regulatory experts, and specialists in developing effective communications for high-level, advocacy strategy for national and state issues. 
  • Thorough knowledge and ability to work with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and related programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: Tarna Davis, Director, Human Resources at