Special Project Attorney/Policy Analyst (Washington, DC Office)
The National Health Law Program is seeking a full-time experienced attorney or policy analyst in our Washington D.C. office. This person will assist our legal and policy staff with their work on Medicaid and health issues affecting low-income and underserved people with an emphasis on improving the collection of demographic data in public health programs. The position will last for two years (with a possibility of an extension depending on funding for the project), and will begin as soon as possible.
The National Health Law Program
The National Health Law Program (NHeLP) protects and advances the health rights of low-income and underserved individuals. Our offices (in Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Chapel Hill, N.C.) engage in national, state, and local advocacy efforts, ranging from complex analyses of federal and state laws, policy advocacy, litigation, continuing legal education, and individual technical support. We work with lawyers and advocates, community-based entities, federal and state policy makers, health care providers, and clients.
The National Health Law Program is committed to creating health equity—ensuring that everyone has access to the resources they need to be healthy—and to cultivating an internal environment that empowers an exceptional and diverse staff. For more information about our values and our equity journey, see our Equity Stance.
NHeLP particularly encourages applications from members of racial and ethnic minority groups, women, the LGBTQ+ community, people with disabilities, and others whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.
We are seeking a full-time special project attorney or policy analyst to join our policy team. The ideal candidate will have knowledge of health and civil rights laws, experience as a health advocate, and strong communication and writing skills. About half of the individual’s time will involve activities focused on policies and practices to expand demographic data collection in federal health programs. The other half will be spent on a variety of topics within NHeLP’s priorities related to health care access. The attorney/analyst will also work to achieve NHeLP’s priority of advancing health and related racial and economic equity.
Commitment: full-time, initial two-year term (with potential for extension), beginning as soon as possible.
Salary: The starting salary for a candidate with a J.D. and 3 years of experience is $74,800 and for someone with 4 years of experience is $79,200. The starting salary range for a candidate with a Master’s in Public Health (M.P.H) with 0–2 years of experience is $54,000 to 57,000 and with 3–5 years of experience is $58,000 to $61,000.
The National Health Law Program offers a generous benefits package that includes employer-paid medical, dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as pre-tax savings plans, transportation benefits in DC and CA, a retirement savings opportunity, and a telecommuting policy. The National Health Law Program also offers generous paid time off including holidays, sick time, parental leave, 150 hours (20 days) of vacation per year, and more.
How to Apply:
Cover letter, résumé, writing sample, and a list of references should be combined in a single PDF file.
Qualified applicants should email application documents in one PDF document. The PDF should include: a cover letter, résumé, a writing sample (3–10 pages preferred), and a list of references, in PDF format, with subject that describes the position the applicant is seeking (i.e., “Data Collection — Staff Attorney” or “Policy Analyst”) to: email@example.com. Please add your name to the application attachment that you send. For example: JaneSanchezApplication.pdf.
No phone calls please (except for reasonable accommodation requests, see below).
If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at 202-289-7661.
Deadline: September 13, 2021 (if needed, applications may be reviewed on a rolling basis if received later)
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