The Staff Attorney works with the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School's (CHLPI) clinical instructors, staff attorneys, fellows and students to advocate for legal, regulatory, and policy reforms to improve the health of underserved populations, with a focus on the needs of low-income people living with chronic illnesses and disabilities.
The Staff Attorney will help to lead our efforts working with consumers, advocates, community-based organizations, health and social services professionals, government officials and others to expand access to high-quality healthcare, to reduce health disparities, and to promote more equitable and effective health and public health systems.
In collaboration with team members, the Staff Attorney directs policy development and advocacy projects to increase access to health care, treatment and essential support services for low-income individuals and families, with a focus on those living with HIV, Hepatitis C and other chronic health conditions. Responsibilities include tracking and researching federal and state health policy development and assessing the potential impact on vulnerable patient populations. The Staff Attorney also oversees outreach and training initiatives to state and national health and social service providers and consumer groups, to help support community partners' health care access advocacy coalitions and policy development activities.
The Staff Attorney mentors students on a broad range of lawyering skills including problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, and leadership. The Staff Attorney builds upon and extends CHLPI's innovative work in health and public health law and policy.
This is a one year term appointment with the potential for renewal, subject to funding and departmental need.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
JD Degree earned at least 3 years ago; minimum of 3 years or more relevant experience.
Ability to work independently, as well as in teams; ability to thrive in a high-volume practice; strong oral and written communication skills; strong research and analytical skills, familiarity with federal legislative and regulatory processes; public speaking/presentation skills; strong motivation and initiative and the ability to work creatively within broad program goals; ability to learn and achieve superior professional practice and mentoring skills; and strong organization, time management, project management and documentation skills. Relevant health law/policy and community outreach/organizing experience preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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