Care should systematically account for people’s legal rights, risks and remedies; and empower care teams as strengths-based, role-aligned partners in problem-solving. MLPB (mlpb.health) equips communities of care with legal education and problem-solving insight that fosters prevention, health equity and human-centered system change. Through training, education and technical assistance, we help teams and organizations more effectively connect people to the resources and legal protections they seek. This work is embodied in MLPB’s team-facing legal partnering framework and in our Unlocking Access capacity-building suite. MLPB is a fiscally sponsored program of TSNE (tsne.org).
MLPB Law & Policy Consultants provide capacity-building information to care teams across many domains of health-related social need (HRSN) and structural drivers of health (SDOH). They do this in ways that, on the one hand, honor scope of practice boundaries among non-lawyers and, on the other hand, promotes diffusion of equity-advancing legal information and rights education more broadly within a health ecosystem that is preparing for a new frontier: social care.
MLPB’s capacity-building work is complementary to, but distinct from, more familiar (and essential) access to justice approaches such as direct legal representation of individual clients. Because MLPB and its staff do not practice law – we do not provide direct legal representation of any sort to individuals, families, or classes of consumers; or to our organizational partners – applicants seeking to practice law in this important way should not apply for this position.
The Law & Policy Consultant we recruit will join a passionate, talented team and advance MLPB’s mission and successful growth by providing training, education and technical assistance to a range of organizational partners. This position will tap general and continuous law and policy knowledge, content development skills, project management skills, and public-/social-/community-health-aligned skills. Its primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Training & Tools
Education & Telementoring
System Design & Effective Practice Technical Assistance
Quality Assurance and Improvement
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:
Compensation and Benefits
Location: Work will be primarily performed within the state of Rhode Island and your home office. Remote work options available in a transitional hybrid work environment.
Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
TSNE/MLPB envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.
As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/MLPB will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.