AACAP offers great benefits and provides a congenial working atmosphere, good healthcare benefits, and a convenient location in the Cathedral area of Northwest Washington, DC.. Please submit your resume stating desired salary to jobs@aacap.org. Resumes without salary requirements will not be considered.

Or mail to:
AACAP, Attn: Human Resources,
3615 Wisconsin Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20016.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.



Job Title: Assistant Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Department:   Government Affairs and Clinical Practice
Reports to: Director, Government Affairs and Clinical Practice
Date Updated:  
November 11, 2014
FLSA Status: Exempt
Supervises: none

Summary description: In conjunction with the Director of Government Affairs and Clinical Practice, lobby governmental bodies, regulatory agencies, and related entities on key AACAP clinical practice and quality issues; and work directly with key AACAP committees to address member needs through development and advancement of practice management products, issues, activities, and solutions.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Lobby SAMHSA, CMS, AHRQ, IOM, NCQA and other regulatory bodies and non-governmental entities, as well as Congress when necessary, to advance AACAP regulatory, clinical practice, and quality interests and policy goals.
  • Coordinate project management, agenda development, and serve as principal staff to several leading AACAP committees, with particular emphasis on Committee on Quality Issues and Health Information Task Force, in the development of clinical practice guidelines, practice parameters and related products.
  • Coordinate production of AACAP practice parameters, various guidelines, training modules and other documents based on the clinical practice activities of AACAP committees.  Provide writing, editing, proofreading, design, and distribution support for these projects.
  • Assist members with requests, concerns and issues related to clinical practice, regulatory affairs, and quality issues. 
  • Support AACAP committee leads in their involvement with other organizations on coding and quality matters, including the American Medical Association (CPT/RUC/PEAC) and the Joint Commission.
  • Review clinically-based federal regulations, draft comments, coordinate with relevant committees or other experts for feedback, and finalize formal communications for President’s review and submission by AACAP. 
  • Provide written reports of committee and department activities, including President/Executive Director report, periodic updates, and ad hoc summaries as requested.
  • Maintain current knowledge about events and issues in the delivery, quality, and financing of psychiatric services to children and adolescents.

Qualifications required:
Education/Training:

  • Bachelors Degree required, with at least 5-7 years related work experience with government, a nonprofit association or equivalent experience.
Specific Skills:
  • Knowledge of Federal legislative and regulatory processes related to physician healthcare delivery and working knowledge of key players in quality space for the benefit of AACAP members.
  • Ability to manage and administer multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with committee chairs, members, and professionals from organizations with which the AACAP is associated or needs to become better acquainted.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, concisely, and clearly both in writing and in public speaking.
  • Cheerful, professional demeanor and team player.


AACAP offers great benefits and provides a congenial working atmosphere, good healthcare benefits, and a convenient location in the Cathedral area of Northwest Washington, DC.. Please submit your resume stating desired salary to jobs@aacap.org. Resumes without salary requirements will not be considered.

Or mail to:
AACAP, Attn: Human Resources,
3615 Wisconsin Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20016.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.