Director, Home & Community Based Services

Job Type

Full Time

Published

06/13/2018

Address

2519 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington
DC
20008
United States

Description

The mission of LeadingAge is to be the trusted voice for aging. We envision an America freed from ageism. LeadingAge is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization focused on education, advocacy, and applied research. Our 6,000+ members and partners include not-for-profit organizations representing the entire field of aging services, 39 state partners, hundreds of businesses, consumer groups, foundations, and research partners. LeadingAge is also a part of the Global Ageing Network whose membership spans 30 countries. www.LeadingAge.org 


We seek a Director of Home and Community-Based Services to develop, refine and implement LeadingAge’s national agenda for HCBS and to help LeadingAge members plan and implement community service programs. Working within the LeadingAge Policy Process along with members, the Advocacy team and other LeadingAge leadership, the HCBS Director establishes the Association’s public policy priorities in HCBS and develops strategies to meet those objectives.


Requires a master’s or professional degree, and a minimum of 5 years in the analysis of policy related to home and community-based service programs; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with other organizations representing community service providers or consumers; or employment in an advocacy role with state or federal regulatory and/or legislative body is preferred. Operational experience and prior experience with a trade association are desired.


Must have an understanding of funding and operational issues related to home and community-based services; an in-depth working knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid, including waiver programs and services (e.g., personal care, adult day services, assisted living), dual eligible programs (especially PACE); working knowledge of programs of the Administration on Community Living; an understanding of how HCBS fits into the entire LTSS continuum of care, the workings of Congress and the state/federal regulatory process; contacts/working relationships with individuals in Congress, the Administration, and other national organizations that represent community service providers.


Other requirements include strong analytical and highly effective communications and presentation skills to include the ability to make effective and persuasive speeches to members and governmental officials. The ability to read and understand legislative proposals, policy materials and relevant research and translate them into understandable concepts and language for policy makers; and the ability to be an effective advocate. Must have computer proficiency to include MS Office applications (MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, etc.) and ability to travel overnight to occasional meetings and conferences.


You will join us in demonstrating commitment to LeadingAge’s core values:  

Stewardship – We understand how our work advances our mission. We seek creative and efficient ways of working.

Courage – We identify opportunities to be bold and act on them. We seek feedback and counter points of view.

Catalyst – We stimulate new ideas. We connect people and build partnerships.

Community – We treat each other with respect. We work toward common goals.


As an equal opportunity employer, LeadingAge is committed to attracting and developing a diverse work force. We seek talented, dedicated professionals who have a genuine interest in helping us fulfill our promise to: Inspire. Serve. Advocate. We provide a forward-thinking, dynamic and collegial work environment; competitive salary and benefits; and a Woodley-Park Zoo Metro location: 2519 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20008.  We encourage you to submit your cover letter and resume online through our “Director of Home & Community Based Services” vacancy link at http://www.leadingage.org/Working_At_LeadingAge.aspx

Professional Level

Executive

Minimum Education Required

Master's degree


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