CEO/Executive Director

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 5 months ago(5/3/2022 12:17 PM)
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Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
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MLPB (, formerly known as Medical Legal Partnership/Boston is seeking a talented and adaptive leader to join and lead a passionate, committed team into the next successful stage of the organization’s growth and impact. The current CEO/Executive Director is stepping down after 10 years due to expanded family responsibility.  The new leader will join an organization and staff that is looking forward to the future from a place of organizational health, strength, and dedication to mission. 


MLPB’s mission is at the forefront of social care innovation and democratizing access to justice.  The organization provides training, consultation, and technical assistance of a legal nature to equip health care teams in their provision of services in order to build their capacity to address factors that relate to the social determinants of health of their patients/clients. These factors include housing, safety, food, education, transportation, and immigration status among others.  MLPB helps teams and organizations more effectively connect people to the health-promoting resources and legal protections they seek.  This work is anchored in MLPB’s team-facing legal partnering framework and Unlocking Access capacity building suite. 


While MLPB’s team includes licensed attorneys, MLPB does not practice law nor provide direct legal representation to their partner organizations, to their workforces, nor to their members’ patients/clients.


MLPB has over 30 partners and collaborators based primarily in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. MLPB partners include health insurers, accountable care organizations (ACOS), hospitals, public health departments, community health centers and other community organizations. MLPB has also been a collaborator on several national research and demonstration projects.


The organization has a budget of $1.4 million and is in good financial health.  The CEO/Executive Director reports to the MLPB Advisory Board and will be supported in exploring new visions for strategy and impact in MLPB’s next chapter.


MLPB operates under the fiscal sponsorship of TSNE (



The CEO/Executive Director will be leading a near-term strategic planning process and, subsequently, lead in its successful implementation.  The current CEO/Executive Director is excited to welcome a successor and will be available for onboarding as desired.


Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead the organization to continuously identify opportunities for the work to inform systems and policy changes in honoring and advancing its mission. Assesses the rapidly changing health ecosystem so that MLPB’s offerings remain maximally responsive to changing needs.
  • Develop and lead the strategic planning process to ensure the implementation of the organizational mission and financial health of MLPB.
  • Monitor and ensure MLPB’s fiscal health in concert with key staff and the Advisory Board.
  • Acts as the organization’s primary external ambassador.
  • Continue to diversify revenue streams in alignment with evolving government, non-profit and private sector funding opportunities and initiatives.
  • Manage and grow a robust pipeline of partnership development opportunities.
  • Evaluate and implement strategies that will strengthen the value of MLPB’s offerings for partners.
  • Soundly deploy resources, web-based resources and external collaborations to achieve operational goals recognizing the complexity of the law and policy-related landscape impacting health-related social needs (HRSN) at an individual level and the structural drivers of health (SDOH) at the population level.
  • Lead the organization to continuously identify opportunities for the work to inform system and policy change.
  • Steward the organization and directly supervise several staff.
  • Drive continuous quality improvement, quality assurance, and data-driven decision making.
  • Drive opportunities to identify and measure evidence-based outcomes to improve services.
  • With key staff, oversee organizational compliance, including but not limited to, legal professional responsibility requirements, business and legal requirements, and intellectual property practices.


We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Proven track record and demonstrated commitment to issues relating to SDOH-related innovation and impact.
  • 8+ years’ leadership experience in areas such as public interest law, public health, community health, public policy, social work or human services at the juncture of social determinants of health/health and justice.
  • Experience managing an organization and its budget.
  • JD preferred. Relevant Graduate degree with relevant work experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated track record of innovation and high impact performance in leadership roles.
  • Familiarity with the health care delivery system, healthcare/human services integration efforts and its changing financing dynamics.
  • Demonstrated experience in building and sustaining external relationships and partnerships.
  • Experience in building successful teams.
  • Excellent communication skills; written oral and non-verbal.
  • Demonstrated experience in building/nurturing an equitable, diverse, inclusive organizational culture.
  • Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination subject to applicable legal exemptions and accommodations.

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.


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:

  • Use standard office equipment.
  • Travel to client sites and occasionally travel nationally.
  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls.
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards.
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight.
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.


Compensation and Benefits


Location: MLPB is New England based and is currently operating in a hybrid work environment and assessing its post-pandemic return to work plan. 

Compensation: Anticipated salary $140,000/yr commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff.
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim.
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care.
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance.
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA.
  • ...and more!

Relocation assistance for candidates outside the geographic area will be considered for this position.



TSNE/Medical Legal Partnership/Boston strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/Medical Legal Partnership/Boston prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/Medical Legal Partnership/Boston celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/Medical Legal Partnership/Boston's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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