Manager, Legal Research

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NASTAD

Washington, DC
Full Time
10d ago

Company Description

 NASTAD is a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. Our mission is to advance the health and dignity of people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and intersecting epidemics by strengthening governmental public health and leveraging community partnerships. 

Our work advances NASTAD’s four strategic priorities: 1) Strengthen public health systems for HIV and hepatitis prevention, surveillance, and care; 2) Advance health and racial equity, and stigma elimination, focusing on disparately impacted communities; 3) Implement integrated approaches to address HIV, hepatitis, STIs, harm reduction, and the social determinants of health; 4) Strengthen organizational excellence within NASTAD and its member jurisdictions.

NASTAD serves as the CDC National Technical Assistance Provider and the HRSA Systems Coordination Provider (SCP), as part of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative. As part of this work, NASTAD develops tools and resources to assist EHE Phase I HIV prevention programs and RWHAP Part A and B grantees by improving coordination across EHE stakeholders and health systems.

 

NASTAD Background

Our Mission & Vision

NASTAD is a leading non-partisan non-profit association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis programs in the U.S. Our mission is to advance the health and dignity of people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and intersecting epidemics by strengthening governmental public health and leveraging community partnerships. Our vision is a world committed to ending HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and intersecting epidemics. We want to center racial justice, anti-racism and anti-white supremist principles as we think about, approach and conduct our work.

 

Our Values

NASTAD believes that:

·       every person has equal value and dignity;

·       access to quality healthcare is a basic human right;

·       we have an obligation to dismantle systems that perpetuate social and racial injustice.

 

Our Guiding Principles

Equity – we advance the right and dignity of all people by dismantling oppressive systems and centering those most impacted by the syndemic.

Harm Reduction – we ensure people are free to make their own choices and we empower them to live safe, healthy lives.

Personal Growth and Development – we invest in opportunities for entry into and advancement within NASTAD and the public health workforce.

Community – we continually engage with public health and community leaders to learn, connect, empower and ultimately improve lives.

Evidence Informed Innovation – we use data-driven and community informed strategies to provide technical assistance, capacity building and advocacy,

Accountability and Transparency – we hold ourselves accountable to people living with and impacted by HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis and intersecting epidemics; and we provide comprehensive, timely and accurate information to our staff, members and external partners.

 

Our Strategic Priorities

1.     Strengthen public health systems for HIV and hepatitis prevention, surveillance, and care.

2.     Advance health and racial equity, and stigma elimination, focusing on disparately impacted communities.

3.     Strengthen organizational excellence within NASTAD and its member jurisdictions.

4.     Implement integrated approaches HIV, hepatitis, STIs, harm reduction, and the social determinants of health.

 

Our Work

NASTAD is a $15 million member association comprised of health departments’ HIV/AIDS and hepatitis program directors in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, seven local jurisdictions receiving direct funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the U.S. affiliated Pacific Island jurisdictions. The local jurisdictions are Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles County, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco. The U.S. affiliated Pacific Island jurisdictions are American Samoa, Guam, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau.

 

NASTAD’s seven programmatic teams—Health Care AccessHealth Systems IntegrationPolicy & Legislative AffairsHepatitisPreventionHealth Equity, and Drug User Health—interpret and influence policies, conduct trainings, offer technical assistance, and provide advocacy mobilization for health departments to improve health outcomes for people living with HIV and hepatitis. NASTAD’s operations team (finance, human resources, administration, etc.) is an integral part of its work and supports programs to advance NASTAD’s mission and values. The organization is governed by, and works closely with, a Board of Directors composed of 23 elected public health department members.

 

NASTAD is largely funded by federal grants from HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) and the CDC. Our current staff headcount is 66, including 19 staff working remotely outside of the DC/Maryland/Virginia area. NASTAD follows a flexible remote work policy allowing staff to work from the office, telework, and work remotely. NASTAD has one office located in the District of Columbia. At this time, NASTAD does not have any operations or staff overseas.

 

 

Job Description

The Manager, Legal Research provides legal and policy research and analysis as part of NASTAD’s technical assistance and capacity building assistance. This position works closely with the Prevention, Policy & Legislative Affairs, and Health Systems Integration teams to support programmatic activities.

·       Work with the Senior Director of Policy & Legislative Affairs and Senior Manager of Health Systems Integration, to implement key activities under NASTAD’s health systems legal and policy portfolio, including conducting public health legal research, synthesizing complex policy material, and supporting development of webinars, peer learning opportunities, and deliverables to support health department efforts to navigate federal, state, and local laws and policies

·       Work across NASTAD programs to provide legal and regulatory research and analysis expertise

·       Develop resources, reports, tools/toolkits, and other materials based on legal research conducted

·       Represent NASTAD in meetings with federal and national partners and other stakeholders

·       Attend and represent NASTAD at conferences and participate in relevant external meetings

·       Interact with, and respond in a timely manner to, the needs of health department staff members

·       Perform other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

Qualifications

Experience/Education

·       Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent (4 years of work experience is equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree); JD preferred

·       Demonstrated legal research and analysis experience

·       Prior experience working in the area of HIV and or hepatitis is advantageous

Skills, knowledge, and abilities

       Experience with governmental public health programs (preferably hepatitis prevention or surveillance programs)

·       Attention to Communication: The ability to ensure that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed.

·       Building Collaborative Relationships: The ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.

·       Advanced Written Communication: The ability to use formal writing styles or advanced literary techniques and formats suited to the audience.

Competencies

·       Leadership - Integrates in their work a strategic vison and critical analysis that optimizes success for projects, and organizational priorities as applicable.

·       Communications - Strategically communicates internally and externally in a clear, concise, respectful, and trauma-informed manner; simplifies complicated concepts and communicates them clearly regardless of the situation or audience.

·       Teamwork - Proactively contributes toward the completion of team tasks and team building. Champions an anti-racist, collaborative, and supportive organizational team culture.

·       Reliability and Adaptability - Takes ownership of own objectives and performance. Independently completes tasks in a timely and consistent manner. Adapts to, and integrates in own tasks, changes in work environment, priorities, and organizational needs.

·       Problem Solving and Analytical Thinking - Takes a solutions-focused approach to problem solving: identifies a problem, finds the root cause, and structures logical solutions. Able to solve problems by analyzing situations and applying critical thinking to resolve them.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Salary Range: $70,000-$75,000

Environment and Scheduling

Interest in working with an HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis public health organization.

Interest in working within a diverse work environment.

We encourage people of diverse ages, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, disabilities, religions, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, work, and life experiences to apply. We recognize that to accelerate the end of the HIV and hepatitis epidemics; our workforce must be representative of groups that have been disproportionately impacted.

 

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