Associate, Policy, National Health Council

The Associate, Policy, will assist the NHC Policy team in driving the NHC’s policy and advocacy agenda. This role includes significant administrative duties, including meeting planning, scheduling, expense reporting, and member engagement tracking. This role is also designed to provide education about the health care policymaking and patient advocacy processes and the opportunity to develop skills such as drafting comment letters, analyzing policy, and interacting with policymakers and other stakeholders in the health policy community.  

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs.  

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

  • Schedule and maintain calendars for VP, Policy & Government Affairs and Director, Policy  
  • Develop agendas and develop/compile materials for NHC meetings 
  • Provide support in managing a team of consultants and their deliverables  
  • Serve as project lead on an assortment of NHC policy initiatives  
  • Provide meeting and logistical support (i.e. scheduling meetings, taking and/or distributing minutes) 
  • Attend hearings, briefings, coalition meetings, and conferences and prepare summaries 
  • Perform general administrative support as needed (i.e., managing databases, performing record keeping, making travel arrangements, assisting with office-wide administrative duties, and processing reimbursable expenses) 
  • Maintain system that tracks and benchmarks the NHC member engagement and Hill/Administration engagement 
  • Assist with drafting advocacy materials such as issue briefs, fact sheets, reports, and slide presentations 
  • Draft, edit, and send routine correspondence and memoranda 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field (political science, public health, health policy, health care administration, or related field) and/or at least two years of administrative or programmatic experience, preferably with a nonprofit or health organization  
  • Strong organizational and time management skills 
  • Strong communication skills  
  • Excellent writing and editing skills 
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Office; experience with Microsoft Dynamics, CVENT, and Zoom preferred  
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment 
  • Self-motivated and ability to work proactively and independently when necessary 
  • Ability to troubleshoot and work well under pressure

More Information

LOCATION: This position is located in Washington, DC. The National Health Council supports a hybrid workplace. Employees must be able and willing to work on site at least three days per week. 


Applicants should submit the following items to [email protected] with the subject “Associate, Policy”: 

  • Cover Letter describing the applicant’s experience and interests in the NHC’s mission and priorities 
  • Resume 
  • List of three references with name, title, organization, email address and telephone number 
  • Desired salary range