Director, Health Care Services

Posting Date: 10/26/2017

Location: Rockville, MD

Cluster/Team:  SLP Professional Practices/Health Care Services

Coach:  Chief Staff Officer for Speech-Language Pathology

Salary Range (Non-Negotiable):  $128,624–$142,915

FLSA Exemption Status: Exempt


The purpose of this position is to track national trends: recommend, facilitate and coordinate the development of Association practice policy: provide expert practice policy information and technical assistance to ASHA members; and serve as liaison and consultant to other ASHA national office units, private and federal agencies, and other professional and advocacy organizations in the area of health care services as related to the practice of speech language pathology. The end result is to ensure that ASHA members and individuals in other organizations and agencies receive current professional practice information related to the provision of speech, language, and swallowing services in health care and private practice settings, and that ASHA publications, continuing education programs, committee, and board programs, products, public policy responses to proposed regulations and legislation, and public information materials include current and accurate professional practices information. 


  1. Recommend the formation of and serve as ex officio to board, council, ad hoc, and joint committees and coordinate activities that influence and shape the education and practice of speech‑language pathology as related to the delivery of services in health care and private practice.
  2. Represent ASHA as the liaison and expert consultant for health services with other professional associations, private, federal, and state agencies, coalitions, and advocacy organizations via publications, presentations, media interviews, and strategic alliance meetings.
  3. Coordinate the development and implementation of strategies and procedures related to use of quality management/improvement systems for use by the National Office, Association, and its members. Provide knowledge of healthcare by contributing to or leading National Office cross-unit projects and activities to assure that the speech-language pathology practice perspective is addressed in the Association’s activities.
  4. Develop documents, practice portal pages, and information on the website that identify current trends and critical issues related to providing speech‑language pathology services in healthcare and private practice settings and make recommendations for ASHA priorities and actions; facilitate and serve on National Office teams in the development of such resources.
  5. Recommend, plan, develop, conduct, and evaluate ASHA-sponsored continuing education conferences, teleseminars, webinars, and related products pertinent to providing speech-language pathology services in healthcare and private practice settings.
  6. Coach the Health Care Services team and other staff as assigned.
  7. Assist in developing, preparing, directing, and managing grants and contracts funded from federal or private sources.
  8. Provide expert consultation and technical assistance on state-of-the art practice and policy information and materials to enhance service delivery, quality of care, standards of practice, and autonomy of the professions in healthcare and private practice settings.
  9. Propose, monitor, and manage the Health Care Services team budget.


Knowledge Typically Acquired Through

  • MA or MS in speech-language pathology, health administration, or related area is required; a doctorate is preferred.
  • Five or more years of successful experience in the practice of speech language pathology or administration in a healthcare setting
  • Current Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) in speech-language pathology

Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge

  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience managing a departmental budget
  • Computer skills necessary to access information and process products
  • Knowledge in the professional content areas related to the profession and the resources available related to providing professional practice in healthcare settings

Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

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EOE/minorities, women, persons with disabilities, veterans with disabilities and Vietnam veterans are encouraged to apply.

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