Associate Director Federal Relations – Washington DC

The Associate Director Federal Relations 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.


1. Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in government, health care administration, or a related field is preferred.

2. 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.

3. Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of regulatory, governmental and public representatives concerning health care issues.

4. Experience analyzing health care legislation or regulations, as well as the ability to synthesize diverse information and develop policy recommendations.

5. Experience writing legislation or amendments to legislation and conducting/and or writing issue briefings for senior policymakers.

6. Experienced writer related to health care policy or quality of health care issues.

7. Excellent written and oral communication skills necessary to effectively present information and ideas in proposals, position papers, written communications and speeches.

8. Interpersonal skills necessary to participate in dialogue and negotiations with individuals outside The Joint Commission.