Employment

MLPB is currently looking to fill three open positions:

Legal Advisor (Full-Time)

Overview      

MLPB, a non-profit social enterprise, seeks a Legal Advisor to support its mission-driven capacity-building work. MLPB (f/k/a Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston) equips health and human service organizations with upstream problem-solving strategies that improve people’s social determinants of health (SDOH). Leveraging our public interest law expertise, we advance health equity for individuals, families and communities. MLPB’s operating model is evidence-based and prioritizes capacity-building strategies for our organizational partners – based in healthcare, human services, and early childhood systems – and their workforces. These strategies include:

  • Workforce training and interprofessional education (IPE);
  • A range of legal technical assistance services, including Integration of our team members within interdisciplinary case reviews/rounds/huddles to support effective, strengths-based problem-solving with people and populations;
  • Facilitating workforce connections with MLPB-curated legal experts to enable “accountable” safe hand-offs of some individuals/families with acute/complex legal needs; and
  • Informing system design and policy change strategies at multiple levels (team-based, organization-based, sector-based) in ways that honor care/service quality imperatives, individual and family autonomy, and the critical distinction between social determinants of health and health-related social needs.

MLPB partners with 20+ health and human services organizations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and nationally. In 2018, we were certified by MassHealth as a DSRIP technical assistance vendor in several domains, including Community-based Care and Social Determinants of Health. MLPB is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks.

NOTE: MLPB and its staff do not provide direct legal representation to consumers. Attorneys seeking to provide direct legal representation to individuals, families, or classes of consumers should not apply for the Legal Advisor position.

Responsibilities

The Legal Advisor will join a talented group of MLPB legal advisors and advance the organization’s mission and successful growth through, primarily:

Workforce Training & Interprofessional Education (IPE)

  • Lead (or partner on) live and web-based trainings for a range of stakeholders that cover:

    • How law and public policy (historical and current) impact people’s social, economic and environmental health (a/k/a social determinants of health, which operate at population and community levels);
    • Common barriers that people confront when trying to access services, benefits and other supports for which they are legally eligible;
    • Strengths-based, role-appropriate (scope of practice-aligned) problem-solving steps that can be undertaken by team members in partnership with individuals and families who have screened positive for HRSN (health-related social needs, a recent concept that focuses on the individual / household level);
    • Best practices for expectation management (and other supportive planning) that can be deployed when no remedies for HRSN exist under current law or public policy; and
    • System- and policy-level strategies available to health and human service sector leadership and workforce members
  • Develop, refine and update MLPB’s branded training/IPE content based on learner feedback and changes in laws and public policies that impact people’s legal risks, rights and remedies in a range of legal domains.

Legal Technical Assistance:

  • Attend interdisciplinary team meetings to inform SDOH need detection, assessment, and care plan development in ways that account for people’s legal risks, rights and remedies;
  • Respond thoughtfully, efficiently and creatively to a high volume of capacity-building consults from workforce colleagues on behalf of individuals, families and communities;
  • Develop tools and publications that respond to needs reflected in consumer need and consult demand;
  • In some instances, facilitate workforce members’ safe hand-offs of individuals/families with acute or complex legal needs to appropriate legal community resources;
  • Co-design organizational systems and protocols that promote strengths-based, person-centered approaches both to HRSN and SDOH;
  • Identify opportunities to influence systems and policy in collaboration with partner with teams/organizations to promote the health of populations impacted by inequities; and
  • Represent MLPB in a range of settings dedicated to collective impact on health equity goals.

Quality Assurance & Improvement

  • Maintain timely documentation of all activities on central case management database to assure rigorous tracking of process and outcome measures linked to MLPB’s capacity-building work;
  • Prepare regular reports on services and outcomes, identifying trends in consumer- and population-level needs and highlighting health equity implications;
  • Inform and co-design (with organizational partners) professionally responsible protocols for information-sharing/feedback loops and legal/fiduciary obligations in ways that account for consumer protection laws, individual and family autonomy, informed consent, and potential conflicts of interest;
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with professional networks that enhance our capacity to provide quality consultation as legal generalists; and
  • Bring a health disparities reduction and race equity lens to the role, including collaboration with appropriate coalitions locally, regionally and nationally.

Organizational Development

  • Support research and evaluation activities, including efforts to demonstrate how MLPB’s work promotes Strengthening FamiliesTM protective factors and advances the Quadruple Aim
  • Support best practice dissemination, including participation in conferences and publications
  • Support fundraising through grant proposal and report drafting, participation in funder site visits, etc.
  • Supervision of interns
  • Miscellaneous / general non-profit “pitching in”

Qualifications:

  • JD required
  • Licensed and in good standing in Massachusetts required
    • Licensed and in good standing in multiple states preferred
  • At least 4-6 years of legal practice experience
    • Experience with training and education contexts preferred
  • Appreciation of a non-traditional lawyering opportunity that places a premium on
    (a) interdisciplinary collaboration, (b) train-the-trainer approaches to legal information dissemination and problem-solving, and (c) centering allied workforce members as the primary consumers of our services, and the people and populations they assist as the intended beneficiaries:
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills; specifically: versatility in translating and communicating legal concepts for a range of stakeholders
    • Demonstrated commitment to meeting the needs of people and communities that experience health inequities, and better aligning the systems/sectors that are intended to serve those populations (e.g., health, public health, legal, housing, education, urban planning, etc.)
    • Enthusiasm for a generalist legal practice that accounts for the complex social, economic, and environmental contexts in which many people live
    • Commitment to building and maintaining proficiency in the operational jargon and culture of the health, human service, and early childhood sector(s)
  • Strong planning and project management skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Self-starter with can-do attitude
    • Creative solution-finder
  • Commitment to contributing to a positive, collegial, and inclusive team culture
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a focus on teamwork, collaboration and engagement
    • Commitment to continuous learning
    • Interest in joining a mission-driven social enterprise that embraces unpredictability and change
  • Willingness and ability to travel periodically to locations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New England, and across the country in the course of the work
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and cloud-based document management systems like Box; familiarity with and enthusiasm for educational technologies preferred

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience, qualifications and high expectations for performance and impact in the role.

Apply at: https://careers-tsne.icims.com/jobs/1317/legal-advisor/job

TSNE MissionWorks/MLPB envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/MLPB will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  

Content Lead (Full-Time)

Overview      

MLPB, a non-profit social enterprise, seeks a Content Lead. MLPB (f/k/a Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston) equips health and human service organizations with upstream problem-solving strategies that improve people’s social determinants of health (SDOH). Leveraging our public interest law expertise, we advance health equity for individuals, families and communities. MLPB’s operating model involves a range of capacity-building training and technical assistance strategies for our organizational partners and their workforces, including but not limited to:

  • workforce training;
  • interprofessional education (IPE);
  • a robust portfolio of workforce-friendly educational content (digital and print) spotlighting people’s legal risks, rights, and remedies in a range of SDOH domains as well as role-/scope of practice-appropriate problem-solving strategies that workforce members can undertake with people (curated by MLPB regularly for accuracy and comprehensiveness in a dynamic law and policy landscape);
  • integration of our team of legal advisors within interdisciplinary case reviews/rounds/huddles to offer real-time problem-solving insight;
  • facilitation of workforce-driven safe hand-offs of individuals/families to MLPB-curated legal specialists; and
  • technical assistance to partner organization leadership and interdisciplinary teams re: SDOH-related systems design.

MLPB partners with 20+ health and human services organizations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and nationally, embracing interdisciplinary strategies and continuous quality improvement principles in its work. The Content Lead will advance the organization’s mission and successful growth in the following ways:

  1. Managing MLPB’s growing portfolio of dynamic multi-state workforce-facing educational content in ways that assures continuous quality and relevance for our partners and users as well as strong, sound organizational stewardship;
  2. Assuring ongoing, strategic alignment of MLPB’s branded content (ranging from training curricula to companion tools to marketing to social media presence and the organization’s website);
  3. Informing MLPB priority-setting for new content development based on continuous learning about workforce needs, the evolution of health and human service sector care delivery and financing structures, as well as the broader law and policy landscape that impacts populations at risk for health inequities; and
  4. Operating at both a high (strategic) level and at a ground (task) level to get the job done - and over time co-designing a growing Content Management infrastructure that aligns with organizational scaling.

MLPB is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks.

Responsibilities

  • Managing the regularized, systematic updating of MLPB’s branded content in 25+ domains, including liaising with a range of internal and external subject matter experts and partnership stakeholders;
  • Managing design, implementation and ongoing curation of a web-based content platform, including oversight of vendors/partners involved in its development and maintenance;
  • Translating evolving subject matter knowledge into new (and/or updated) branded educational content, including through direct drafting (content development);
  • Developing and implementing protocols for effective content management across and within MLPB’s team and technologies;
  • Implementing internal and external systems/processes for assessment of relevance/value of current content, opportunities for content improvement, and prioritization of proposed new content;
  • Leading on vision for alignment/integration of content stored on MLPB’s various platforms (e.g., website, marketing software, web-based content platform, etc.);
  • Identifying optimal content management technology and systems for the organization’s use over time; and
  • Remaining current in evolving trends, best practices, and innovation in instructional design and educational technology.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to meeting the needs of people and communities that experience health inequities and to better aligning the systems/sectors that are intended to serve those populations (e.g., health, public health, legal, housing, education, urban planning, etc.)
  • Interest in joining a mission-driven social enterprise that embraces adaptability, nimbleness, and change
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in a position involving instructional design and/or educational technology
  • Master’s degree in field relating to instructional design and/or educational technology and/or marketing, communications or digital media preferred***

***NOTE: We are mindful that candidates may bring relevant knowledge, understanding and skills to the workforce through a range of combinations of education and/or experience. We welcome applications from candidates with an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • Strong planning and project management skills
  • Strong writing, editing, formatting, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-starter with can-do attitude
  • Creative solution-finder
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a focus on teamwork, collaboration and engagement
  • Commitment to contributing to a positive, collegial, and inclusive team culture
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and cloud-based document management systems like Box; experience with marketing software like Hubspot, with graphic design tools like InDesign, with videoconferencing technology like Zoom, with CRM platforms like Salesforce, and with presentation tools like Prezi strongly preferred

Supervision: This position reports to the CEO. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Apply at: https://careers-tsne.icims.com/jobs/1301/content-lead/job

TSNE MissionWorks/MLPB envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/MLPB will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.

Partnership Coordinator (Part-Time .4 FTE) 

Overview      

MLPB, a non-profit social enterprise, seeks a Partnership Coordinator. MLPB (f/k/a Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston) equips health and human service organizations with upstream problem-solving strategies that improve people’s social determinants of health (SDOH). Leveraging our public interest law expertise, we advance health equity for individuals, families and communities. MLPB’s operating model involves a range of capacity-building training and technical assistance strategies for our organizational partners and their workforces, including but not limited to:

  • workforce training;
  • interprofessional education (IPE);
  • a robust portfolio of workforce-friendly educational content (digital and print) spotlighting people’s legal risks, rights, and remedies in a range of SDOH domains as well as role-/scope of practice-appropriate problem-solving strategies that workforce members can undertake with people (curated by MLPB regularly for accuracy and comprehensiveness in a dynamic law and policy landscape);
  • integration of our team of legal advisors within interdisciplinary case reviews/rounds/huddles to offer real-time problem-solving insight;
  • facilitation of workforce-driven safe hand-offs of individuals/families to MLPB-curated legal specialists; and
  • technical assistance to partner organization leadership and interdisciplinary teams re: SDOH-related systems design.

MLPB partners with 20+ health and human services organizations in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and nationally, embracing interdisciplinary strategies and continuous quality improvement principles in its work. The Partnership Coordinator will advance the organization’s mission and successful growth in the following domains:

  1. Training/IPE Administration & Coordination;
  2. Impact Measurement & Quality Improvement;
  3. Branding & Marketing Support; and
  4. General Operations Support.

MLPB is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE MissionWorks.

Responsibilities

  • Training / IPE Administration & Coordination. Facilitating, through a range of operational and logistical supports, MLPB team success in meeting its mission-driven capacity-building goals. Includes but is not limited to:
    • Administering sound internal systems for training/IPE scheduling, completion, and evaluation;
    • Generating and updating branded content at the direction of MLPB’s Content Lead and in consultation with subject matter experts; and
    • Strengthening systems/infrastructure/technologies that govern MLPB’s live and web-based training/IPE logistics; supporting team, as needed, with ad hoc logistics coordination while this process is underway.
  • Impact Measurement & Quality Improvement
    • Systematically inputting, aggregating and analyzing pre-/post-training/IPE evaluation data;
    • Refining a cloud-based training/IPE database to optimize continuous learning and enhanced impact; and
    • Capturing data analytics that help our team effectively communicate results and tell compelling stories.
  • Branding & Marketing Support
    • Regularly inputting a range of data/updates on MLPB’s web-based content platform (including integrated website and marketing software);
    • Implementing MLPB’s social media strategy and presence;
    • Coordinating MLPB’s basic marketing strategies (e.g., e-news) that includes basic graphic design tasks, and managing any larger graphic design projects with vendors.
  • General Operational Support. Partnering with the CEO, Content Lead and Administrative Manager to:
    • Manage partner/stakeholder communication in connection with specific projects/initiatives;
    • Plan at least two major annual events;
    • Liaise with Continuing (Medical) Education systems as needed; and
    • Support development of a compelling Annual Report and related materials.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to meeting the needs of people and communities that experience health inequities and to better aligning the systems/sectors that are intended to serve those populations (e.g., health, public health, legal, housing, education, urban planning, etc.)
  • Interest in joining a mission-driven social enterprise that embraces adaptability, nimbleness, and change
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in a position involving
  • Bachelor’s degree in field relating to communications, marketing, digital media or improvement science preferred***

***NOTE: We are mindful that candidates may bring relevant knowledge, understanding and skills to the workforce through a range of combinations of education and/or experience. We welcome applications from candidates with an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • Strong task management skills
  • Strong formatting and proofreading skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-starter with can-do attitude
  • Creative solution-finder
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a focus on teamwork, collaboration and engagement
  • Commitment to contributing to a positive, collegial, and inclusive team culture
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products and cloud-based document management systems like Box; experience with marketing software like Hubspot, with graphic design tools like InDesign, with videoconferencing technology like Zoom, with CRM platforms like Salesforce, and with presentation tools like Prezi preferred

Supervision: This position reports to the Administrative Manager. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Apply at: https://careers-tsne.icims.com/jobs/1302/partnership-coordinator/job

TSNE MissionWorks/MLPB envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/MLPB will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  

 

Internship

Student interns are welcome to participate in experiential learning at MLPB (a fiscally sponsored program of TSNE MissonWorks). Please note that MLPB only partners with certain established internship programs at some regional colleges and universities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. If you are interested in interning at MLPB, please contact your on-campus career services or internship office to find out about internship opportunities.

Depending on the needs of the organization and evolving project portfolio, intern opportunities may include:

  • Supporting development of training content and tools re: social determinants of health
  • Conducting legal research (as appropriate to one’s educational level)
  • Supporting policy analysis and related publication drafting
  • Supporting research and evaluation through data entry and analysis
  • Shadowing opportunities
  • Supporting MLPB engagement with community-based coalitions addressing health disparities and related inequities
  • Shadowing MLPB trainings, meetings, and events throughout the internship
  • Otherwise supporting MLPB infrastructure needs.

If you are a student and interested in interning at MLPB, please contact your on-campus career services or internship office to find out about specific intern/externship opportunities with MLPB. While an MLPB internship is not directly compensated, we can accommodate most opportunities for academic credit, grants and scholarships identified by qualified candidates.