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Harvard University Staff Attorney, Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation (CHLPI) in Cambridge, Massachusetts

59346BRAuto req ID:59346BRJob Code:365057 Legal Professional Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Staff Attorney, Center for Health Law & Policy InnovationSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must have a J.D. and be admitted to a state bar. Three years or more of related experience required.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

We are looking for people who have:

  • Background in the fields of federal health policy (e.g., ACA, Medicaid and Medicare), public health and health law;

  • Background or demonstrated interest in issues related to health equity, racial justice, the social determinants of health;

  • An interest in working with clients, colleagues, and students of diverse backgrounds;

  • The ability to work well independently and as part of a team; and,

  • Exceptional research and analytical skills, and a strong ability to convey information orally and in writing.

Additional Information:

This is a one year term appointment with potential for renewal subject to funding and departmental need.

We regret that Harvard Law School is unable to provide visa sponsorship for staff positions.

All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.

Be a part of excellence and leadership in legal education and scholarship at Harvard Law School. We are a community of talented people from diverse backgrounds, lived experiences, and perspectives, dedicated to advancing the cause of justice all over the world. We value our differences and our diversity as a source of strength. We are committed to developing and inspiring our students and our workforce. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Harvard Law School (  is a place where you can thrive.

Department:Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation (CHLPI)Pre-Employment Screening:Education, Identity, License/Cert.Job Function:General Administration Position Description:

As a Staff Attorney, you will:

  • Serve as lead attorney on a portfolio of projects that focus on using law and policy to enable the healthcare system to effectively promote access to high-quality health care and respond to the social determinants of health, with an emphasis on working toward racial justice and equity goals;

  • Collaborate with and mentor students on cases and projects, assisting them with a broad range of lawyering skills, including: problem-solving, law and policy analysis, research and writing, oral communication, cultivating community partnerships, and leadership;

  • Track federal health policy developments and analyze the potential impact on access to health care and the social determinant interventions;

  • Provide training, technical assistance, and other supports to community partners and coalitions to promote policy development and implementation at the federal, state and local level;

  • Create and distribute written analyses, factsheets, presentations, and other multi-media publications for key partners and the public, including publications for dissemination as part of CHLPI’s Health Law Lab project ; and,

  • Maintain CHLPI as a trusted source of information, analyses, and resources among affected communities, CHLPI partners, and key government officials.

School/Unit:Harvard Law School EEO Statement: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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Working Conditions:Some travel may be required.Job Summary:

The staff attorney will help to lead the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation’s (CHLPI) efforts to expand access to high-quality healthcare, to reduce health disparities, to address the social determinants of health, and to promote more equitable and effective health and public health systems. To meet these goals, the staff attorney will work with diverse stakeholders, including consumers, advocates, community-based organizations, health and social services professionals, government officials and others, as well as with CHLPI’s clinical staff and students.

This position represents a unique opportunity to work within Harvard Law School’s clinical program, to join a dynamic public interest and clinical teaching health and public health law and policy program, and practice in growing areas of state and national importance.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.