MLPB's (mlpb.health) mission is at the forefront of social care innovation and access to justice democratization. The organization helps teams and organizations more effectively connect people to the health-promoting resources and legal protections they seek. MLPB provides law and policy-based training, consultation, and technical assistance to care teams in ways that build their capacity to offer problem-solving support to the people they serve. This work is anchored in MLPB's team-facing legal partnering framework and Unlocking Access capacity-building suite.
MLPB has over 30 partners and collaborators based primarily in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. MLPB partners include health insurers, accountable care organizations/entities (ACOs/AEs), hospitals, public health departments, community health centers and other community organizations. MLPB is also a collaborator on several national research and demonstration projects.
MLPB operates under the fiscal sponsorship of TSNE (tsne.org).
The Law & Policy Consultant we recruit will join a passionate, talented team to advance MLPB’s mission. We are looking for a person who can tap general law and policy knowledge and who can train, educate and provide technical assistance to our partners. MLPB’s Law & Policy Consultant will provide capacity-building information to care teams across many domains of health-related social need (HRSN) and social determinants of health (SDOH). Candidates will not provide direct legal representation to individuals, families, communities or organizations; MLPB and its staff do not practice law.
Essential Job Functions
Training & Education
Quality Assurance & Continuous Quality 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:
The work environment includes the following:
Regarding COVID-19: TSNE/MLPB 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.
Compensation and Benefits
Location: Work will be primarily performed within the state of Rhode Island. Location of work is hybrid; staff currently come together one day per week in-person in a downtown Boston office setting and the balance of work time is based in one’s home office. Candidate should be willing and able to travel outside Rhode Island periodically.
Compensation: The salary range for this position is $70,000-$80,000/yr and is commensurate with experience.
Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:
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.