Staff Attorney, Regulatory Assistance for Abortion Providers (RAAP)

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United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Regulatory Assistance for Abortion Providers (RAAP), a division of Resources for Abortion Delivery (RAD)
Job type: 
Policy Development/Advocacy
Position Description: 

RAAP will operate as a division of RAD. The RAAP Staff Attorneys will report to the RAAP Director. The Staff Attorneys will be responsible for providing abortion facilities with legal compliance assistance, and for developing knowledge of, and relationships with, abortion facilities and attorneys in relevant fields.

Responsibilities of the RAAP Staff Attorneys will include:

● Providing abortion facilities with direct legal compliance assistance, e.g.:

o Providing assistance in the development and/or review of protocols and practices related to compliance with legal requirements for operation
o assistance related to pursuing service expansion or modification
o assistance related to inspections and deficiencies
o assistance related to minors, informed consent, and other issues that arise in day to day facility operations

● Providing compliance-related assistance to pro bono litigators that represent abortion facilities

● Assisting in outreach to publicize RAAP to abortion providers and build relevant networks with abortion providers, allied groups, and private attorneys who work with abortion providers

● Staying abreast of changes in the legal compliance landscape, as it impacts abortion providers

● Creating materials to assist abortion providers to stay abreast of the regulatory landscape


● JD required

● Active membership in at least one state bar

● Candidates with diverse levels of experience encouraged to apply (minimum 3 years of post-law school experience); reproductive rights/justice/health care experience and/or regulatory experience preferred

● Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with diverse partners and clients

● Strong legal, interpersonal, and written and oral communication skills

● Ability to travel

● Ability to work independently and productively from virtual office with off-site
supervisor and colleagues

● Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment

To apply: 

Submit a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]

Resources for Abortion Delivery is a project of the Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that manages initiatives aimed at advancing public good and achieving equity for all people. The RAD project seeks to protect and improve access to quality abortion care in the United States - particularly for poor and low-income people - by providing support, strategic thinking, and information to the independent provider sector. | Regulatory Assistance for Abortion Providers (“RAAP”) is a newly created division of RAD. The RAAP program will consist of a cadre of attorneys who will provide pro bono legal advice to abortion providers throughout the United States to assist them with compliance with laws and regulations impacting the delivery of abortion care. | The RAAP program grows out of RAD’s awareness that state and federal laws and regulations, including Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (“TRAP”) laws, have been used as a tool to prevent women from accessing abortion services -- by weakening or closing existing abortion facilities and by preventing the provision of abortion in new locations. Unnecessary, targeted regulations and enforcement actions have contributed to severe geographic disparities in the availability of abortion care, effectively placing abortion out of reach for many women. To prevent these harms to patient access, abortion providers must be supported in their efforts to comply with the myriad laws and regulations that apply to the provision of abortion services. | 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.
Salary range: 
$100,000-$140,000 plus benefits, depending on experience
Submission deadline: 
Friday, February 1, 2019