Deputy Director - Policy, Equity & Community Impact

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Posted Date 4 months ago(6/8/2023 10:14 AM)
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Network for Public Health Law (Remote)


The Network for Public Health Law (Network) (, with the support of its fiscal sponsor, TSNE (, is a national organization providing leadership, legal technical assistance, educational resources, and training to help public health practitioners, attorneys, policy makers, researchers, advocates, and communities engage in the development, implementation, and enforcement of laws to solve public health challenges.


At the Network for Public Health Law (Network), we believe in the power of public health law and policy to improve lives and make our communities safer, healthier, stronger and more equitable. We know that understanding, navigating, and using law and policy can transform our communities so we work to help public health leaders, policymakers, researchers, educators, advocates, and health care providers do just that.



As we embark on initiatives to strengthen the connections between public health agencies and communities, we are seeking a Deputy Director of Policy, Equity, and Community Impact to help us build engagement in law and policy with key stakeholders. The Deputy Director will lead strategy development, manage programs, provide technical assistance on specific issues, conduct training, develop tools and educational materials, and facilitate opportunities for networking and peer-assistance. Reporting to the Managing Director, the Deputy Director will also assist with the Network’s sustainability efforts. This is a remote position.


The essential duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:


Program Management (40%)

  • Manage the Network’s policy initiatives including Fight for Public Health and Act for Public Health.
  • Develop annual work plans and lead the implementation of activities to ensure progress toward program goals.
  • Work with internal partners to align, implement, and coordinate activities across the Network.
  • Represent the Network with external partners on collaborative projects and initiatives; ensure alignment of strategies and activities with Network goals and objectives.
  • Develop and report performance metrics for programs.
  • Supervise legal fellows and research assistants, as assigned.


Technical Assistance, Resource Development, and Training (30%)

  • Identify issues of public policy and organizational importance, track and analyze relevant legislation.
  • Work directly with public health practitioners, attorneys, and other stakeholders on an ongoing basis to identify relevant legal issues, best practices, and evidence-based solutions.
  • Provide timely, high-quality, practical, and relevant technical assistance, including referrals in consultation with Network colleagues.
  • Enter and track technical assistance information in database, provide reports on activities as needed.
  • Produce practical tools and resources, and conduct presentations and trainings to share best practices and solutions with public health practitioners, attorneys, policymakers, community advocates, and other stakeholders.


Outreach and Relationship Building (20%)

  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with public health and legal experts in related areas of subject matter expertise, as well as key community partners and other collaborators.
  • Represent the Network at conferences and gatherings.
  • Provide opportunities for networking and peer assistance to Network stakeholders.
  • Deliver a minimum of four public health law presentations per year, including in-person presentations and webinars.
  • Work closely with Marketing and Communications to develop plans and activities to build awareness of programs and initiatives.

Organizational Development (10%)

  • Assist the Executive Director and Managing Director with the development of strategies and goals for the Network’s major policy, equity, and community engagement programs and initiatives.
  • Serve as a leader and deep subject-matter-expert on policy, equity, and community engagement.
  • Align equity and community engagement efforts across the organization.
  • Contribute to the development of program project concepts and grant proposals for funding.
  • Advance organizational goals in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.



Other duties as assigned.


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

  • Attorney (JD required) in good standing of the Bar of a U.S. jurisdiction, with five years of experience providing legal counsel, legal aid, or legal technical support in public health, health care, social services, or related.
  • Minimum of five years direct work experience in community engagement and advocacy, and management of related programs. Strong understanding of community outreach, equitable health policy, legislative advocacy, and communications.
  • Unquestionable integrity and high ethical standards.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communications skills.
  • Support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging practices.
  • Ability to work with others and build consensus.
  • Ability to make independent judgement in evaluating options to make sound decisions.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong work ethic, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
  • Must be comfortable with relevant office technology, including databases.



This position requires the ability to travel within regions and nationally, as needed, typically 4-6 trips per year, except when limited by social distancing orders and practices.


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:

  • 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: Work will be primarily performed remote.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $105,000/yrand is 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 health leave time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, offering some $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim along with several low-deductible plans;
  • 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!

TSNE/NPHL 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/NPHL 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/NPHL 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/NPHL's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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