Associate, Health Policy and the Law Initiative

Consultant – Writer, O’Neill–Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination & Global Health

Executive Assistant, Co-Faculty Director

Extern, Addiction and Public Policy Initiative

Senior Events Manager


Associate, Health Policy and the Law

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center is seeking an associate to support the Health Policy and the Law Initiative. The associate will support the work of the Health Policy and the Law Initiative by providing legal technical assistance to policymakers, partners, and other stakeholders on health policy issues, especially access to health coverage, affordability, transparency, and equity. The Health Policy and the Law Initiative focuses on a range of active health policy legal issues and developments, including recent major reforms to the health care system following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, No Surprises Act, and the Medicare drug negotiation program enacted under the Inflation Reduction Act.

The associate’s work will include conducting research, tracking legal trends, writing about ongoing legal developments, educating stakeholders, and communicating about the role that litigation and the courts play in health policy. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research and track litigation related to health policy
  • Identify issues and/or policy areas to explore; collect and analyze information and report findings and propose new ideas
  • Perform legal research, analysis, project organization, and external engagement on assigned topics with occasional support from, and supervision of, research assistants
  • Coordinate with external partners, including donor organizations, and internal stakeholders of the institute, including Georgetown University faculty and staff, to accomplish project and program goals. Projects will involve legal and policy writing and presentations, as well as participation in related meetings and events
  • Attend and report on events relevant to the assigned research topics and/or other projects at the Institute
  • Network with internal and external stakeholders, representing the institute’s projects and programs and the project associate’s area of expertise. generate reports and provides data to management team as needed
  • Support institute fundraising efforts by assisting in the development of new and ongoing research projects and proposals

Who Are We Looking For?

  • J.D. required
  • Experience with health law and/or policy required
  • Familiarity with domestic health law topics, such as private health insurance, prescription drug pricing, and anticompetitive practices, among other areas
  • Academic and working knowledge of research topics related to health law
  • Excellent research and legal writing skills required
  • Ability to operate professionally and maturely in interactions with academic and other stakeholders required
  • Ability to work well as part of a small team and supervise student work in a professional manner also required

How to Apply:

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


Consultant – Writer, O’Neill–Lancet Commission on Racism, Structural Discrimination & Global Health

Georgetown Law’s O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is seeking a consultant writer to work with the O’Neill-Lancet Commission on Racism and Structural Discrimination and Global Health (“The Commission”). The Commission was launched in February 2023. Within its three-year lifespan, the Commission has set out four charges: (i) diagnose the problem of racism in health; (ii) identify best practices and actionable anti-racist strategies; (iii) compile a report of its findings; and (iv) disseminate its findings to the public. The Commission comprises twenty experts working at the intersection of racism, structural discrimination, global health, law and policy.

Commissioners represent a multitude of communities, ethnic and racialized groups, and disciplines. Their track record of trust and investment in communities is essential to the application of non-extractive methods to engage communities as co-shapers of this research and, ultimately, the Commission’s findings. The Commission is led by the co-chairs — Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng, the current United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of mental and physical health, and Dr. Ngozi Erondu, a senior scholar at the O’Neill Institute and technical director at the Global Institute for Disease Elimination (GLIDE).

The writer will support the Commission in drafting the Lancet report, which is anticipated to be approximately 25,000 words in length. The report will be a cohesive and strategic synthesis of all the work undertaken during the Commission’s lifetime. It will consist of the Commission’s conceptual framework, thematic analysis, case studies, findings, and recommendations intended to inform and guide anti-racist research, policies, and practices in global health.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Close collaboration with the Commission leadership (co-chairs) and drafting committee to understand the objectives, scope, and content of the report.
  • Drafting sections of the report in accordance with the Commission’s guidelines and standards, ensuring accuracy, clarity, and coherence.
  • Managing incorporation of feedback from Commissioners and the drafting committee and undertaking timely revisions.
  • Assisting with liaising activities with the Lancet team, to ensure that the Commission adheres to the expected substantive, ethical, aesthetic standards for the report.
  • Attending all Commission drafting committee meetings during the duration of the contract.
  • Attending a full Commissioner meeting (tentatively August 2024) to discuss the draft version of the report and incorporate feedback.
  • Working with the Secretariat (the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law) to ensure adherence to the established timeline and deadlines for the completion of the report.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are looking for an experienced science writer with expertise in health and a track record of writing for the Lancet or similar top-tier medical or science journals.  Must demonstrate understanding of racism and structural discrimination and past achievements in collaborating with diverse teams of researchers and experts to deliver high-quality written work.

The Consultant Writer does not need to be based in Washington, D.C., but must be available to travel as deemed necessary by the Commission to attend in-person meetings and events throughout the consultancy.

Length of Contract:

This contract is expected to be executed over a period of 1.5 years, ending on September 31, 2025, or the date when the final version of the Lancet report is launched, whichever comes earlier.

Complete Terms of Reference:

For complete information on the scope of this consultant position, please view the attached Terms of Reference.

How to Apply:

To apply, please send a cover letter along with three samples of written work, a CV, and at least two references by May 13 with subject [Writer_Last Name] to workatoneill@georgetown.edu.


Executive Assistant, Co-Faculty Director

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center is seeking an executive assistant to support Co-Faculty Director Michele Goodwin.

The executive assistant will have a hybrid work model that supports a blend of in-office (work out of the O’Neill Institute’s offices on the Georgetown University Law Center campus in Washington, D.C.) and telework. The executive assistant will receive a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and terrific colleagues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with daily administrative needs related to faculty project work and overall Institute goals related to faculty leadership
  • Track and assist with managing many moving pieces and projects simultaneously
  • Manage information, contacts, and calendars to facilitate the co-faculty director’s work
  • Draft, review, and send communications to internal and external stakeholders on behalf of the co-faculty director
  • Field and respond to incoming requests of the co-faculty director from Georgetown colleagues and external groups
  • Organize logistics, travel, events, and meetings with a wide array of internal and external stakeholders, including government leaders and national news teams
  • Support the O’Neill Institute’s finance team with invoice processing and monthly expense reconciliations to ensure smooth financial management and budget execution
  • Provide support to written materials (including proofreading), prepare and assemble documents, presentations, and other materials for various projects

Who Are We Looking For?

  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently with modest supervision
  • Exceptional communication skills and experience engaging with partners across levels, including senior university leadership, government partners, judges, donors, and VIPs
  • Extraordinary attention to detail and the ability to prioritize, handle multiple tasks, and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent sound judgment and discernment. Ability to maintain confidential and sensitive information
  • 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
  • B.A. or B.S. (or equivalent work experience)
  • Experience as an executive assistant or in other support position preferred
  • Experience in working in a non-profit and/or multicultural setting, such as a global health-focused organization, is a plus
  • Passion for being in a mission-driven work environment.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume with the email subject [Executive Assistant, Co-Faculty Director (Your Last Name)] to workatoneill@georgetown.edu.


Extern, Addiction and Public Policy Initiative

The Addiction and Public Policy Initiative works to advance a public health approach to substance use disorders and the overdose epidemic through legal and policy strategies that promote evidence-based treatment and support recovery.

The initiative seeks law students and graduate students to work on research, publications, and projects related to addiction and drug policy.

Work includes:

  • Conducting short-term advanced research projects
  • Policy writing on domestic legal and policy issues such as addiction treatment and incarceration, social determinants of addiction, and federal, state and local drug policies

The Addiction and Public Policy Initiative hosts full-time and part-time externs throughout the academic year and summer in paid positions using internal and external funding sources, as well as for course credit or to fulfill legal, medical, or graduate residency requirements. Externs can participate remotely or in-person in Washington, D.C. Paid positions are open int he summer using internal and external funding sources.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with research, publications, and projects related to addiction and drug policy

Who Are We Looking For?

  • A current law or graduate student
  • Strong qualitative or policy research, writing, and editing skills (knowledge of the U.S. legal system)
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written
  • Detail oriented and able to work well with little supervision
  • Skilled in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Google Suite. Familiar with Excel.
  • Interest and knowledge of U.S. state and federal legislative policymaking preferred
  • Students with lived experience with addiction, recovery, and the criminal legal system are encouraged to apply

How to Apply:

Fall and Spring Term

Please send a cover letter, short writing sample, and resume with email subject [APP Externship (Your Last Name)] to workatoneill@georgetown.edu. Please also indicate what term you are applying for in your cover letter.

Summer Term

Please apply for our Health Law Internship via our website.


Senior Events Manager

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center is seeking a senior events manager to plan, execute, and evaluate in-person and virtual events that are in service of the Institute’s mission and vision. The senior manager will also serve as an advisor to the director of strategic communications and substantive directors across the Institute on event strategy. 

The senior events manager will have a hybrid work model that supports a blend of in-office (work out of the O’Neill Institute’s offices on the Georgetown Law campus in Washington, D.C.) and telework. The senior events manager will receive a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and terrific colleagues. This position reports to the director of strategic communications and will work closely with the senior director of finance and external affairs and the chief of staff to develop event budgets, reporting, and analysis. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Lead on designing, executing, and evaluating in-person and virtual events 
  • Collaborate with teams to identify event objectives, themes, and target audiences
  • Develop event timelines, project plans, and logistical details to ensure smooth execution
  • Manage event budgets, including expense tracking
  • Manage relationships with event vendors and partners across Georgetown campuses and beyond 
  • Provide strategic event guidance to Institute leadership 
  • Coordinate event logistics, including venue selection, catering, and AV
  • Assist with event marketing and promotion 
  • Provide on-site event support and troubleshooting 
  • Mentor and support the Institute’s events associate 

Who Are We Looking For?

Required

  • Six to nine years of experience in managing and executing events
  • Diplomatic and friendly personality
  • Collaborative spirit with solid relationship-building skills across all levels of an organization 
  • Detailed-oriented with superior organizational skills
  • Creative problem solver who has the ability to thrive in a dynamic environment Exceptional at handling multiple tasks with competing priorities and changing circumstances 
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written
  • Experience creating content for social media and newsletters 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite

Preferred

  • Proficiency in Spanish
  • Experience with Airtable and Slack
  • Experience with WordPress

How to Apply 
To apply, please visit GU Careers.


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