Legal Associate, HICP

Washington, D.C.
Jun 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The Law School's Health Insurance Counseling Project (HICP), part of the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinics, seeks a full-time Legal Associate. This position will report to a faculty member and will have the following responsibilities:

Responsible for client representation by providing information, counseling, assistance
and legal representation to clients of the Health Insurance Counseling Project (a grant funded advocacy organization for DC residents with Medicare).

Provides educational programs for community groups, volunteers, law students and professionals through workshops, training programs, classes, and publications. Attends and/or conducts meetings, workshops, trainings, conferences (including periodic regional and national conferences) and continuing educational programs to keep current with the latest issues/laws on health insurance.

Advocates for clients as a group through systems reform and legislative projects,
including networking and coalition-building in support of needed reforms.

Supervises community volunteers in client and/or project work. Confers with colleagues and supervisor to make recommendations on programs and to ensure information is communicated accurately and work is of the highest quality. Makes recommendations regarding program effectiveness and procedures.

Ensures that client/caller records and files/databases are accurate and protected against any breach of confidentiality. Performs other work-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctor Degree plus six months of professional or internship experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:

Juris Doctor Degree

Preferred Qualifications:

Juris Doctor Degree

Knowledge of health insurance issues and law pertaining to Medicare, and the ability to find relevant laws, regulations, and other authorities pertaining to each client's matters.

Ability to develop and effectively deliver educational programs/workshops.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a
wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to supervise and train volunteers.

Ability to maintain clear and complete records of interactions with clients, using paper forms and computer databases.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: GW Law School (LAW) Family Legal Sub-Family Legal Support Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday to Friday Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search, Credit Special Instructions to Applicants:

To ensure consideration, please complete the application in its entirety, to include complete dates of employment, hours worked per week, etc.

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006115 Job Open Date: 02/08/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Do you have a law degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is your experience developing and conducting trainings?
    (Open Ended Question)
  3. * Do you have experience working in higher education and/or a healthcare setting?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Describe your experience working in a culturally or linguistically diverse setting.
    (Open Ended Question)
  5. * Please describe how your education and experience are relevant to this position.
    (Open Ended Question)
  6. * Do you have experience managing volunteers in a non-profit or higher education setting?
    (Open Ended Question)
  7. * What are your salary expectations?
    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

    Documents needed to Apply
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents