The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. We are currently seeking a Senior Advocacy Associate - ASHE for our Chicago office. www.ashe.org
The Senior Advocacy Associate assists in the management of ASHE’s advocacy relations to federal agencies, national code development and accreditation organizations, state agencies, and national professional associations that regulate or impact healthcare facility design, construction, and operation. This position analyzes raw data to assist in the establishment of scientific evidence for the influence of industry leaders in facility design, technology integration, infrastructure reinvestment, facility resiliency and energy management. Assists in the advisement of the AHA policy group on evolving healthcare issues with architectural/design implications such as facility design and construction, life safety and building codes, energy management, infection prevention, emergency preparedness, hazardous materials, environmental and occupational safety. Serves as the assistant managing partner on advocacy issues in collaboration with Senior Associate Director – Advocacy, and assists the Director of Leadership Development and Deputy Executive Director in guiding ASHE advocacy issues:
Assists in the development of ASHE portfolio of advocacy/public policy initiatives including: gathering intelligence on evolving issues, soliciting, analyzing, and prioritizing current proposed regulation, collaborating with ASHE advocates and interested industry parties and recommends the most effective actions in support of ASHE member goals.
Works collaboratively with healthcare organizations and individuals to develop research projects to advance ASHE and member portfolio of advocacy/public policy initiatives.
Assists in the collection of raw data, analysis, reaction models, and communication delivery methods in support of members and their healthcare organizations. Develops and provides “just in time” briefs, alerts, guidance, and tools to support member regulatory compliance and operational excellence.
Works with major code development organizations such as NFPA, ICC, ASHRAE, FGI, etc. to either develop or maintain appropriate regulations for health care facilities. Develops public comments on proposed regulations to the benefit of ASHE and AHA members.
Represents ASHE on professional advisory committees, oversight boards, and issue specific task forces to effectively influence regulations, standards, and guidance at the earliest and least burdensome level.
Works in collaboration with regulatory entities such as CMS, State Authorities, and Accrediting Organizations, to advise and propose proper interpretation of the codes and standards they adopt and to communicate ASHE’s position on codes and standards issues.
Education Required Bachelors or better in Engineering Technology or related field.
Experience Required 5-7 years: Minimum 5 years of experience within health care facility design, construction and management; advocacy and public policy, code development and promulgation. Experience in the development and execution of evidence based arguments to substantiate regulatory development or reform. Related professional credentialing is required. Association experience is highly desirable.
Internal Number: SENIO02067
About American Society for Health Care Engineering
With more than 12,500 members, ASHE is the largest association devoted to professionals who design, build, maintain, and operate hospitals and other health care facilities. ASHE members include health care facility managers, engineers, architects, designers, constructors, infection control specialists, and others. While our membership is diverse, ASHE members share a dedication to optimizing health care facilities and creating and maintaining safe healing environments. ASHE, a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association, is a trusted industry resource that provides education, regulatory guidance, networking, advocacy representation, and professional development for our members. ASHE is committed to our members, the facilities they build and maintain, and the patients they serve.