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National Director of Health Initiatives

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Tipo de contrato
A Tiempo Completo
Fecha de inicio
16 de septiembre de 2024
Fecha límite de postulación
31 de julio de 2024
Educación
Judicatura
Nivel de Experiencia
Director
Salario
USD $145.000 - $155.000 / año

Descripción

Legal Action Center (LAC) seeks a full-time individual to play a pivotal role in shaping and leading the Center’s policy development and advocacy on healthcare access projects. This role is crucial in our mission to improve equitable health outcomes for individuals with substance use disorders through healthcare financing and delivery of services via federal healthcare programs, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid, and Medicare. The Director will spearhead projects aimed at expanding equitable health access through the effective implementation of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (Parity Act) and other federal civil rights and healthcare laws and regulations that improve access to substance use disorder treatment and recovery, harm reduction and other critical supports.

The National Director of Health Initiatives will report to the Vice President of Health and Justice. The director will play a key role in advancing LAC’s health policy work by leading significant parts of LAC’s national health policy work and by fostering collaboration and cohesion among staff who lead and conduct LAC’s health policy work. The director will supervise staff who conduct LAC’s Medicare work and work closely with those who lead LAC’s national health and justice projects. An ideal candidate is team-spirited, a strategic thinker, and a creative problem-solver with a passion for using the law to expand access to health care for individuals who are stigmatized and marginalized by our health care systems, advance a public health approach to addiction and ensure racial justice and equity in health care financing and delivery.

The position is based in LAC’s Washington, D.C. office. The director will be required to work in the office with an opportunity to work remotely, consistent with LAC’s policy. Currently, six full-time staff are connected to the DC office, and two are geographically working remotely from different locations. The position will involve travel, as needed, for conferences, speaking engagements, and other meetings and events. While the position will primarily focus on federal-level activities, LAC’s work to improve equitable health outcomes for LAC’s constituencies, including through health care financing initiatives, includes state-based work in New York, in partnership with other LAC health policy staff, Maryland, and potentially other states as opportunities arise. The Director will have the opportunity to work with LAC’s health policy team to establish and execute a coordinated national, state, and federal work strategy in this area, offering a platform for professional growth and development.

About the Organization: For over 50 years, the Legal Action Center (LAC) has used legal and policy strategies to fight discrimination, build health equity, and restore opportunity for people with conviction records, substance use disorders (SUD), and HIV or AIDS. LAC seeks to end punitive and discriminatory responses to stigmatized health conditions, including reversing the

injustices and racism of mass incarceration and ensuring equitable access to affordable, evidence-based health care. We envision a society that upholds civil rights and privacy protections for all individuals, regardless of their medical condition or history of justice involvement. We prioritize people and communities of color where cycles of poverty, discrimination, and disproportionate criminalization are linked to inferior healthcare access and poor health outcomes.

LAC uses tactics that reinforce and build upon each other, including 1) legal research, services, and litigation; 2) policy development and advocacy at the local, state, and federal levels; 3) education and technical assistance; and 4) communications.

LAC’s work currently focuses on 1) shifting policy responses to drug use and addiction from incarceration and punishment to treatment and harm reduction services; 2) eliminating discrimination in healthcare, insurance, employment, education, and housing; and 3) dramatically expanding access to equitable treatment and harm reduction services for substance use disorders, HIV/AIDS, and mental health needs in all healthcare financing systems.

Job Responsibilities:

• Lead LAC’s federal and national policy work on healthcare financing and delivery of substance use disorder (SUD) care in Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance and the implementation of the Parity Act, with a significant focus on legislative and regulatory initiatives at the federal level.

• Participate in all policy development and advocacy activities, including developing and drafting legislation and regulatory language, participating in briefings and hearings, drafting comment letters, testimony, issue briefs, and other education and advocacy materials, and working with partners to develop and execute policy reform campaigns.

• Ensure the coordination of all of LAC’s work on these issues, including in New York and, as applicable, in other states such as Maryland. Lead strategic thinking and planning on federal, national, and state healthcare financing and delivery projects, including identifying strategic goals and formulating projects to maximize impact.

• Supervise LAC’s Senior Health Policy Attorney, who leads LAC’s work to improve SUD coverage in Medicare and conducts work to strengthen enforcement of the Parity Act and Medicaid.

• Working with the Vice President for Health and Justice, help to staff the Coalition for Whole Health, a coalition of 75 national, state, and local organizations that work to improve access to substance use disorder and mental health care, and participate, as appropriate, in other coalition efforts to advance equitable access to substance use disorder services.

• Work with LAC’s Director of Operations, who oversees administrative activities for the D.C. office, and with the Vice President for Health and Justice and D.C. staff to maintain a collaborative and vibrant office culture.

• Collaborate with development staff and participate in fundraising activities for LAC’s health care financing, delivery, and other health policy work.

• Work with LAC’s communications staff to present issues to media and lay audiences through press releases and LAC’s website, blog, and social media.

Required:

• J.D. degree. Twelve to fifteen years of experience working in healthcare policy research and development, advocacy, coalition building, and leadership, with a minimum of seven years of work in the area of healthcare financing and delivery in private and/or public insurance.

• Previous experience in policy development/advocacy in at least one of the major payer systems (ACA, Medicaid, or Medicare).

• Familiarity with the insurance-related barriers to care that individuals with substance use disorders or mental health conditions experience.

• Working knowledge of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act and a strong commitment to working on legislative, regulatory, and coalition-related work to improve enforcement of the Parity Act and other civil rights laws (1557 of the ACA and Americans with Disabilities Act) barring discrimination in health care coverage and access.

• Commitment to developing and advocating for legislation and regulations that will improve access to health care services for individuals with substance use disorders across the care continuum and integrate substance use disorder care at all levels of “mainstream” medical services.

• Passion for ensuring all individuals with substance use disorders and those who use drugs have access to harm reduction and health care services, particularly Black and brown people and other communities of color that have been subject to racist and punitive measures rather than health services.

• Commitment to centering policy positions in the consumer experience and perspective.

• Proven ability to effectively communicate complex information (both written and oral) to various audiences, including stakeholder partners, policymakers, and the media.

• Detailed-oriented with excellent research and analytical skills in legal and social science contexts.

• Experience in strategic and program visioning, planning, and implementation.

• Experience working with federal and/or state policymakers in legislative and regulatory initiatives.

• Commitment to and demonstrated success in working as a team and advancing collaboration and cohesion.

• Experience and interest in supervising and providing professional development opportunities to more junior colleagues.

• Willingness to collaborate with diverse organizations and stakeholders in coalitions and a strong interest in leading coalition efforts.

• Experience and ability to work with partners across the political and ideological spectrum.

• Proven track record of excellent networking skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with individuals, organizations, and government agencies.

• Exceptional time-management, organizational, and project management skills, including a commitment to implementing all LAC protocols for project management.

Preferred

• Experience leading legislative campaigns.

• Lived experience and/or experience working with individuals with lived experience in policy development and advocacy.

• Experience working with and leading other organizations and stakeholders in coalitions.

Legal Action Center (LAC) seeks a full-time individual to play a pivotal role in shaping and leading the Center’s policy development and advocacy on healthcare access projects. This role is crucial in our mission to improve equitable health…

Compensación

Excellent benefits include medical insurance, a 403(b) plan with employer contribution, and flexible pre-tax benefits.

Excellent benefits include medical insurance, a 403(b) plan with employer contribution, and flexible pre-tax benefits.

Ubicación

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Please submit your cover letter, résumé, and writing sample as one PDF document (no calls) to humanresources@lac.org and write “National Director of Health Initiatives” in the subject line.

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