Full-Time Staff Attorney
Resources for Abortion Delivery (RAD)—Staff Attorney Job Description
Position: Staff Attorney, Regulatory Assistance for Abortion Providers (“RAAP Staff Attorney”)
Status: Full Time; Exempt
Reports To: Director, Regulatory Assistance for Abortion Providers
Salary Range: $73,000 – $122,000
Regulatory Assistance for Abortion Providers (RAAP)
RAAP was established in November of 2018 to provide pro bono legal compliance assistance to abortion providers in the United States. RAAP grew out of an awareness that state and federal laws have been, and continue to be, used as tools to prevent people from accessing abortion services by burdening abortion facilities with regulations to the point where they struggle or are unable to provide abortion services, or are discouraged or prevented from offering new or additional services. RAAP was created to help prevent these harms to patient access by supporting abortion providers in their efforts to comply with the myriad of laws and regulations that apply to the provision of abortion services.
RAAP’s work includes providing legal compliance assistance to abortion providers regarding new and existing restrictions, expansion or modification of services, and support related to state inspections. RAAP does not participate in litigation or represent abortion providers before administrative agencies or other tribunals.
RAAP currently has 3 attorneys—the Director and 2 staff attorneys. Although we are still relatively new, we are already working with abortion providers across the country on a variety of issues.
RAAP is a division of Resources for Abortion Delivery (RAD), which seeks to protect and improve access to quality abortion care in the United States, particularly for people with low-incomes and other marginalized populations, by providing financial and technical support, strategic thinking, and information to the independent abortion provider sector.
The RAAP Staff Attorney will report to the RAAP Director and work alongside the other RAAP Staff Attorneys. The position is intended to offer a recent law school graduate the opportunity to develop expertise in the fields of regulatory compliance and reproductive healthcare as part of a new and growing project. The RAAP team is committed to the professional development and mentoring of this staff attorney.
RAAP is a remote team, and the RAAP Staff Attorney may be located anywhere in the contiguous United States.
● Working with other RAAP Staff Attorneys to support all aspects of RAAP’s work
● Conducting legal research, writing, and analysis related to statutes and regulations governing the provision of abortion services
● Increasing responsibility for providing abortion facilities with direct legal compliance assistance (e.g., reviewing or developing clinical policies and practices, helping facilities prepare for state inspections and respond to statements of deficiencies, assisting with expansion or modification of services, providing guidance on issues that arise in day-to-day facility operations)
● Assisting in outreach to publicize RAAP to abortion providers, building relevant networks, and maintaining relationships with abortion providers, allied groups, and private attorneys who work with abortion providers
● J.D. required
● Active membership in at least one state bar or bar results pending [membership in multiple state bars or in a Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) jurisdiction is a plus]; for applicants who are awaiting bar exam results, please indicate the state and expected results date
● 0-4 years of post-law-school legal experience (relevant legal internships and non-legal-work experience a plus)
● Ability to work remotely (RAD will consider reimbursement for as-needed use of coworking spaces on a case-by-case basis)
● Ability to travel throughout the U.S. approximately 6-8 times per year
● Demonstrated experience telecommuting, working virtually, or working with an off-site manager (or comparable work experience that shows an ability to succeed in an off-site work situation)
● Ability to analyze complex legal issues
● Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex legal issues to non-legal audiences in a clear and succinct manner
● Passionate about and committed to reproductive health equity and protecting abortion access
● Self-directed and able to work and grow with remote supervision
● Ability to work effectively and in collaboration with diverse partners and clients
RAD is committed to cultural diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds, identities, and experiences.
Hopewell Fund Careers
Resources for Abortion Delivery is a project of Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Hopewell Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Hopewell Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.
How to ApplySubmit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (not to exceed 15 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org by September 20, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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