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.
About American Health Care Association
As the nation’s largest association of long term and post-acute care providers, AHCA advocates for quality care and services for frail, elderly, and disabled Americans. Our members provide essential care to approximately one million individuals in over 13,500 not-for-profit and proprietary member facilities.
AHCA represents the long term care community to the nation at large – to government, business leaders, and the general public. We serve as a force for change, providing information, education, and administrative tools that enhance quality at every level.
As part of our extensive portfolio of member services, AHCA maintains legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Our dedicated staff work both internally and externally to assist member providers, the government, and the general public.