Director of Advocacy for Elder Law and Health Care

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Job location
500 East Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States
Organization information
Organization name: 
Maryland Legal Aid
Street address: 
500 East Lexington Street
City: 
Baltimore
State: 
Maryland
ZIP: 
21202
Job type: 
Legal - Civil
Position Description: 

Maryland Legal Aid announces an exciting full-time employment opportunity for a Director of Advocacy for Elder Law and Health Care to qualified applicants.

To apply, send resumé and cover letter online at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment or copy this URL https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15462371&t=1.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Lead, coordinate and support Maryland Legal Aid’s elder law and health care advocacy statewide, including its work related to older adults and persons with disabilities;
• Provide leadership, mentoring, co-counseling, lead counseling, technical assistance, and expertise on elder law and health care cases, including assistance with impact advocacy efforts and appeals, to attorneys and paralegals in all Maryland Legal Aid offices;
• Handle health care and elder cases individually where appropriate;
• Implement and serve as project manager for all grants related to elder law and health care. Provide leadership in the evaluation and outcomes measurement efforts for such grants;
• Work closely with Maryland Legal Aid’s Program Development/Compliance and Development Units in researching and identifying funding opportunities as well as preparing grant applications and reports related to elder law and health care;
• Supervise the Long Term Care Assistance Project Director and Human Rights Project Director and other projects as assigned;
• Coordinate policy advocacy on issues related to elder law and health care, including comments on state and federal regulations and legislative testimony as permitted by Legal Services Corporation restrictions;
• Assist with designing and conducting trainings for internal and external audiences on elder law and health care topics;
• Collaborate extensively with stakeholders including local, state and national advocates for older adults and persons with disabilities, government agencies, and industry leaders.
• Conduct research and publish materials relating to current trends and emerging issues in the fields of elder law and health care;
• Attend and play significant role in Maryland Legal Aid statewide task forces, including task forces focusing on elder law, health care, and public benefits.

Requirements: 

Qualifications: Admission to Maryland Bar or eligible and willing to take the first available Maryland Bar examination. Minimum of five years’ experience as an attorney, expertise in elder and/or health care law, and prior supervisory experience in a legal services or similar program are highly desirable. Excellent mentoring and demonstrated communication skills (oral and written) are required. Must be proficient with computer applications and systems.

To apply, send resumé and cover letter online at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment or copy this URL https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15462371&t=1 or click here.

To apply: 

To apply, send resumé and cover letter online at www.mdlab.org/contact/employment or copy this URL https://home.eease.adp.com/recruit2/?id=15462371&t=1 or click here.

Notes: 
Equal Opportunity Employer
Salary range: 
83000+
Submission deadline: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Expiration date: 
Saturday, December 31, 2016