Job posting: we’re hiring a new Director!

Monday, February 10, 2020

The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP) at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health seeks a full-time Director to lead all facets of project activities and serve as the Principal Investigator of grants and contracts awarded to support NCMLP’s work. The Director must have the experience and vision to leverage the nation’s increasing focus on the critical role that social and legal factors play in individual and population health. This position will have a particular focus on: (1) leading all training and technical assistance activities related to MLP activities in the health center community; and (2) leading the development of projects and initiatives related to the integration of legal services into health settings that serve a range of populations including veterans, people with substance use disorders, and others. The position is based in Washington, DC and up to 20% travel is required. This position is slated to begin in June 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience.


  1. Lead development and execution of strategy for advancing investment in NCMLP and the medical-legal partnership field;
  2. Lead and provide technical assistance and other supports to health organizations and systems seeking to integrate legal services as part of a social determinants of health strategy, including in HRSA-funded health centers;
  3. Develop, lead, and partner on efforts to embed MLP in policy and regulatory frameworks governing health and public health activities at the local, state and federal level;
  4. Conceptualize, develop and lead meetings of clinicians, administrators and allied professionals alongside other sector leaders and stakeholders;
  5. Lead the development of specific training and technical assistance documents and materials, and lead site visits to educate health, public health and legal stakeholders regarding how to work in inter-professional teams;
  6. Lead all fundraising activities related to active and emerging projects;
  7. Conceptualize, develop, and lead a range of activities under federal and private foundation grant awards;
  8. Participate in local, state and national stakeholder meetings, briefings, and policy discussions; and
  9. Supervise a small, multi-disciplinary team to advance goals and objectives of NCMLP.


The successful candidate will possess:

  1. A master’s or doctoral degree. Candidates of various academic backgrounds (e.g., M.D., M.B.A., J.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H., M.S.N., Ph.D, D.N.P., M.H.A., etc.) will be considered;
  2. At least 10 years of experience in a relevant discipline and a demonstrated track record of leadership;
  3. Outstanding communication skills;
  4. A strong understanding of the social determinants of health field;
  5. A demonstrated track record of securing funding from a diverse portfolio of public and private funders; and
  6. An understanding of medical-legal partnership (MLP), health system payment reform, and/or experience training a range of audiences across range of platforms preferred.

To Apply

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and résumé (or curriculum vitae) to Danielle Rahajason at with the subject line “NCMLP Director”, no later than March 31, 2020.

About the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership

Medical-legal partnerships integrate the unique expertise of lawyers into health care settings to help clinicians, case managers, and social workers address structural problems at the root of so many health inequities. The National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership believes every health organization in the United States should leverage legal services as a standard part of the way they respond to social needs, and it leads education, research, and technical assistance efforts to help make that goal a reality. Learn more at

NCMLP is a project inside the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. The successful candidate will become an employee of the university.