Associate Director, Healthy Families Initiative - Georgetown University Law Center

Washington D.C.
Sep 18, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Associate Director, Healthy Families Initiative - Georgetown University Law Center

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Associate Director, Healthy Families Initiative - Georgetown University Law Center

The Associate Director will collaborate with the O'Neill Institute Initiative Director, to identify critical issues, conduct the highest level of policy analysis, develop scholarship, and make that scholarship actionable by engaging in policy solution-oriented actions.

Towards this end, the Initiative Director and Associate Director will jointly work with the Healthy Families team to develop comprehensive analysis of academic strategies, and other activities that support the analysis and implementation of effective public health strategies. They will identify promising policies and policy proposals and formulate innovative policy responses, develop scholarship to introduce, elaborate upon, and share these ideas with the health community, collaborate with public health thought leaders, undertake communication efforts, and engage policymakers to act on proposed responses in the near-term as well as, by influencing the discourse, seek to affect policy responses over time.

The Associate Director will work on funded projects and/or academic research projects. Work includes the development of proposals and grant writing, scholarship and substantive project research. Generally work interactions include:
  • Collaborate with O'Neill Institute's staff and faculty members to conduct short-term advanced research projects, including legal and policy research on relevant domestic health law.
  • Limited supervision of Associates and Research Assistants on relevant topics. Projects will involve legal and policy writing and presentations, as well as participation in related conferences and events.

  • Doctorate required.
  • A minimum of seven years of substantive analytic, research, and substantive skills related to health policy at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Conducts highest level of research and policy analysis in the addiction and public policy field.
  • Fundraising is a required component of job responsibilities.
  • Bilingual candidates preferred (Spanish, English).

Other skills:
  • Candidates must demonstrate exceptional academic credentials, including strong knowledge of experience in health law, policy, ethics, and governance.
  • Candidates should be adept at working with faculty, staff, and other officials at the Law Center and the University, and with US and foreign government officials, private foundations, intergovernmental organizations, and the private sector.
  • Should be proactive, able to work well independently, but also engage effectively with colleagues and communicate financial data in plain English.
  • Advanced computer skills (MS Office, financial management packages and relational databases).

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EEO Statement:

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Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

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