Current Openings

Director, Health Law and Capacity Building Programs

Addiction and Public Policy Scholars Program

Associate, Infectious Diseases Initiative

Externship, Addiction and Public Policy Initiative

Program Coordinator, Healthy Families Initiative

Program Coordinator, O’Neill Institute and Addiction and Public Policy Initiative

Director, Health Law and Capacity Building Programs

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center aims to find innovative solutions for the most pressing health concerns facing the nation and the world through research, scholarship, and reflective engagement with partners in the public and private sectors. One of the Institute’s three key strategies for reaching its goal of increasing the use of law as a positive tool for improving people’s health is to promote training and education opportunities for those in practice, civil society groups, academia, and policymakers.

As part of this strategy, the Institute supports LL.M. degrees, certificates of specialization, internships, and post-graduate fellowships to train the next generation of leaders in global and public health law. These programs have attracted talented law students and experienced lawyers from more than 30 countries who come to Georgetown to broaden and deepen their understanding of health law and related fields.

Working closely with the faculty director, the executive director of the O’Neill Institute, and the assistant dean of graduate programs at Georgetown Law, the program director will provide leadership, daily operational responsibility, control of Georgetown Law’s graduate health law programs and the O’Neill Institute’s capacity building initiative.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Strategic planning to increase the reach and impact of the academic and capacity building programs and ensure continuous innovation in terms of substance and delivery.
  • Outreach and collaboration with US and international partners including academic institutions, international organizations, governments, civil society, private sector organizations, and our alumni network. Outreach activities, including presentations at conferences and academic institutions, strategic communications, and one-on-one engagement with prospective students, interns, and fellows, builds the profile of our programs and supports recruitment and job placement.
  • Supporting admissions and candidate selection, including reviewing application materials, conducting interviews, and determining funding and scholarship awards.
  • Supporting curriculum development and extra-curricular programming, including identifying opportunities for innovative health law course offerings, identifying and recruiting adjunct faculty members, and delivering professional development and social extra-curricular programing.
  • Academic and career advising, including providing guidance on course selections, ensuring compliance with degree and certificate requirements, reviewing resumes and cover letters, and identifying internship and employment opportunities.

Who are we looking for?

Successful candidates will have a J.D. degree, or another appropriate graduate degree, and 5-15 years of relevant job experience in health policy and law. Specialized training in public or global health, such as an M.P.H or L.L.M, is required, and experience in academic experience is highly encouraged.

Experience:

• Expertise in health law and policy and/or related fields.
• Knowledge of and interest in academic program management and/or capacity building programs.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated interpersonal skills.
• Commitment to working with a diverse student body and faculty.
• Team approach to problem solving.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with the email subject [Director (Your Last Name)] to workatoneill@georgetown.edu

Addiction and Public Policy Scholars Program

We are now accepting applications for the first annual Addiction Policy Scholars Program.

The program seeks to empower a network of diverse leaders to address one of the most pressing challenges in U.S. society. The program supports current and emerging leaders who have practical and lived expertise in the field of substance use disorder but have been traditionally underrepresented in the public policy space. This includes people with lived experience with addiction, formerly incarcerated persons, and members of the BIPOC community.

Scholars will work closely with experts at the O’Neill Institute and Georgetown University on a variety of projects and policies in the areas of health care, fiscal policy, law, system reform, and social policy. Scholars will also work with members of the Recovery Policy Collaborative, an extensive network of experts in health, human rights, government, policy, and law who have lived experience with addiction. The Collaborative includes current and former government officials, innovators in the treatment, recovery, and harm reduction fields, lawyers, doctors, researchers, clinicians, professors, policymakers, tech entrepreneurs, funders, and advocates from across the United States who seek to leverage collective expertise in the interest of advancing good public policy.

Scholars are appointed for one year, starting in September 2022. Over the course of the year, scholars will develop and implement a policy reform project. Scholars will have access to the O’Neill Institute’s facility, staff, and space for events, as well as the ability to publish reports and post commentary on the O’Neill Institute’s website. Scholars will be assigned a mentor from the Recovery Policy Collaborative Network and will have access to network members for project development and implementation. Scholars will also attend workshops, networking events, and informal discussions through a multidisciplinary Policy Academy offered throughout the program.

Scholars are expected to produce a portfolio that may include reports, articles, original research, a policy reform/advocacy campaign, legislation, briefs, blogs, and/or public forums and convenings. Scholars will participate remotely; full-time residence at the O’Neill Institute in Washington, D.C. is not required

A stipend will be offered to Addiction Policy Scholars, and some additional funding may be available for travel or participation in events related to the program and/or project implementation.

How to apply:

Only applications that include all of the following will be reviewed:

  • A current resume or Curriculum Vitae of the candidate
  • A project proposal (3-5 pages) describing how the candidate plans to use participation in the scholars program to develop a policy project in their field. Proposal should include
    • Brief summary of the project
    • Description of the problem the project proposes to solve
    • Anticipated project partners
    • Description of proposed activities, work product(s), and timeline
    • Anticipated funding needs, if any
    • Any other relevant information
  • A description (up to 1,000 words) explaining the candidate’s current professional and topical interests as well as how the O’Neill Institute’s Addiction and Public Policy Scholars program could advance the candidate’s career and objectives;
  • Letters of recommendation from at least two professional references.

Please submit application package by December 31, 2021 with email subject [APP Scholars Programs (Your Last Name)] to workatoneill@georgetown.edu.

Applicants will be selected by April 1, 2022.

Associate, Infectious Diseases Initiative

The O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center is seeking an associate for the Infectious Diseases Initiative. Work includes legal research and policy analysis, preparation of white papers, organization of research colloquia, organization of expert meetings, coordination of interdisciplinary research, and grant writing. The associate will work on a team with other Infectious Disease Initiative staff, and work closely with and interact regularly with external advisory boards and diverse stakeholders including people living with HIV, health care providers, and government policy makers. The associate will assist with the writing and preparation of policy briefs and in some cases peer-reviewed publications. 

The associate will work with the director of the Infectious Diseases Initiative, HIV senior associate, associate director for Hepatitis Policy, and initiative fellows, as well as the institute executive director and other Institute staff to examine priority HIV and infectious disease policy issues, create forums for robust dialogues to consider complex issues and identify actionable policy solutions. Position includes engagement with external partners and stakeholders. Includes some supervision of research assistants (RAs) and student research on relevant topics. Projects will involve legal and policy writing and presentations, as well as participation in related conferences and events.

The associate will work out of the O’Neill Institute’s offices on the Georgetown University Law Center campus in Washington, D.C, and receive a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and terrific colleagues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Legal and policy research related to a diverse range of HIV and other topics.  This includes writing, editing, and assisting with the preparation of Institute publications, as well as peer reviewed journal articles
  • Project management to support Infectious Disease Initiative projects.  The associate would work with as part of a team on three primary projects, HIV Prevention Policy Project, HIV Policy Project, and Long-acting agents for HIV prevention and treatment
  • Attending institute-sponsored and other policy events and networking with internal and external partners
  • Providing administrative and logistical support for project convenings (typically held in-person at Georgetown Law)
  • While the focus of the position is on assisting with funded activities, we encourage the associate to develop and pursue their own interests related to the Infectious Disease Initiative, and we seek to support broader efforts at professional development related to domestic and global policy issues

Who are we looking for?

  • Capable of contributing to a team, yet also able to work independently
  • Good writer and interest in writing and refining materials for a variety of audiences
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work with modest supervision
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks, and meet tight deadlines
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team and to interact successfully with a variety of personalities
  • Professionalism and flexibility amid competing priorities in a fast-paced, multi-need and results-driven environment
  • Talent for managing information, contacts, calendars, booking travel, and meeting and event planning.
  • J.D,, J.D./MPH, or J.D.-equivalent is welcome, but not required.  Prior experience or demonstrated commitment to communities heavily impacted by HIV and related conditions are strongly encouraged.
  • 3-5 years of relevant experience or 1-2 years of relevant experience and an advanced degree strongly encouraged.

How to apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with the email subject [Associate, Infectious Diseases (Your Last Name)] to workatoneill@georgetown.edu.

Externship, Addiction and Public Policy Program

The Addiction and Public Policy Initiative seeks law students and graduate students to work on projects and publications. Work includes conducting short-term, advanced research projects, legal and policy writing on domestic legal and policy issues such as addiction treatment and incarceration, drug courts, child welfare, and drug policies.

Applicants should have strong research, writing, and editing skills, as well as familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. Candidates with an interest and knowledge of state and federal legislative policymaking are encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter, short writing sample, and resume with email subject [APP Externship (Your Last Name)] to workatoneill@georgetown.edu.

Program Coordinator, Healthy Families Initiative

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center is seeking a program coordinator to support Health Families Initiative.

This position will report to Oscar Cabrera, director of the Healthy Families Initiative. The program coordinator will help manage initiative projects, event and resources, and will collaborate daily with initiative, institute and university staff, as well as partners from around the globe.

The program coordinator will work out of the O’Neill Institute’s offices on the Georgetown University Law Center campus in Washington, D.C, and receive a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and terrific colleagues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Maintain administrative processes, memos, and other associated initiative materials.
  • Manage event and meeting logistics for initiative’s year-round, domestic and international programming.
  • Organize travel for initiative team members, as well as reimbursements for travel.
  • Provide administrative and communications support for conferences, webinars, conference calls and other events.
  • Manage initiative contacts management, project management, and storage software.
  • In coordination with the communications team, disseminate initiative work products and identify new opportunities for more effectively publicizing initiative expertise.
  • Support work to ensure payments to initiative suppliers, sub-grantees, and consultants. Work as a main contact in administrative matters for external partners from around the world.
  • Support the team in documenting and reporting on the work of the initiatives to funders and partners.
  • Conduct limited desk research and other programmatic tasks as needed. Track relevant research funding opportunities as necessary.

Who are we looking for?

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently with modest supervision
  • B.A. or B.S. One to two years of project, program or office management experience, full or part-time
  • Professionalism and flexibility amid competing priorities in a fast-paced, multi-need and results-driven environment
  • Proven ability to manage calendars and handle complex scheduling instructions and responsibilities. Ability to work with team members in-person and remotely, as well as to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated personal initiative and entrepreneurial attitude. Excellent writing and analytical skills
  • Ability and interest in to traveling domestically and overseas
  • Interest in law and policy
  • Bilingual candidate preferred (English and Spanish)

How to apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume with the email subject [HF Program Coordinator (Your Last Name)] to workatoneill@georgetown.edu

Program Coordinator, O’Neill Institute and Addiction and Public Policy Initiative

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center is seeking a program coordinator to serves as a primary representative and administrative coordinator for the O’Neill Institute’s Addiction and Public Policy Initiative and the operations of the O’Neill Institute as a whole with special focus on the COVID-19 Law Lab project.

The program coordinator will report directly to the executive director with secondary supervision by the initiative director. The program coordinator exists to enable smooth functioning of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and its initiatives, and to assist institute and initiative staff and leadership with project and administrative needs. We invite you to join the team!

The program coordinator will work out of the O’Neill Institute’s offices on the Georgetown University Law Center campus in Washington, D.C, and receive a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and terrific colleagues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assists project team with daily operations and administrative needs related to project work and overall initiative goals; able to track and assist with managing many moving project pieces simultaneously.
  • Facilitates communication between directors, project team, and external stakeholders
  • Works closely with the communications associate to publicize relevant events, publications, and pertinent information.
  • Assists with outreach, invitations, and event logistics for initiative events.
  • Manages information, contacts and calendars to facilitate Institutes’ project work; uses judgement to troubleshoot logistical issues under supervision of the executive director.
  • Responsible for coordinating travel, events and meetings with a wide array of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Prepare and assemble documents, presentations, and other materials for various projects.
  • Coordinate with communications team, as needed on upcoming events and marketing
  • Coordinate with finance team, as needed to ensure smooth financial processes and transactions
  • Responsible for scheduling monthly staff meetings
  • Reconciles ProCards and processes expense reports for the executive director and other senior staff as needed
  • Responds to general inquiries about the O’Neill Institute

Who are we looking for?

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently with modest supervision
  • Exceptional attention to detail and the ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks, and meet tight deadlines
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to work as part of a team and to interact successfully with a variety of personalities
  • Professionalism and flexibility amid competing priorities in a fast-paced, multi-need and results-driven environment
  • Talent for managing information, contacts, calendars, booking travel, and meeting and event planning.
  • Experience as an executive assistant or in other support position a plus
  • B.A. or B.S. (no specific major required)

How to apply:

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume with the email subject [ONI & APP Program Coordinator (Your Last Name)] to workatoneill@georgetown.edu

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