Associate Policy Counsel

Website Planned Parenthood Federation of America

ASSOCIATE POLICY COUNSEL – Public Policy Litigation & Law
Two-Year Fellowship: New York City or Washington, DC

The Public Policy Litigation & Law (“PPL&L”) program of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (“PPFA”) seeks applicants for the two-year fellowship position of Associate Policy Counsel. This position can be located either in New York City or Washington, DC but is currently remote. PPL&L represents PPFA and Planned Parenthood affiliates in matters that affect the mission of the organization. We conduct litigation in state and federal courts across the country and provide legal advice to PPFA and Planned Parenthood affiliates about issues such as pending legislation, regulatory matters, and activities of those opposed to Planned Parenthood that interfere with our ability to provide comprehensive reproductive health care.

The Associate Policy Counsel is a junior position with PPL&L. Reporting to the Director of State Policy in PPL&L, the Associate Policy Counsel assists in the provision of technical and strategic support on state legislation and policies impacting reproductive health care services, including the ability of Planned Parenthood affiliates to deliver health care services.

The primary responsibilities of the Associate Policy Counsel revolve around analyzing state legislation and policies, with a specific emphasis on state-level restrictions that impact Planned Parenthood’s services and mission, and proactive policies to protect and expand access to reproductive health care.

The Associate Policy Counsel will support the two Policy Counsels and Director of State Policy within PPL&L by: conducting legal research; analyzing legislation; drafting and reviewing testimony, talking points, and issue-based resources for state advocates; and working collaboratively across PPFA divisions and within national-level coalitions.

The PPL&L staff is split between New York City and Washington, DC. Regardless of where the Associate Policy Counsel is located, they would work with the entire PPL&L team, as well as with other staff in the federation.

Qualifications: We seek attorneys with outstanding credentials who have one to three years of legal and/or policy experience. Applicants should have strong research, writing, and communication skills. An established interest in reproductive health and rights issues and experience in policy or legislative advocacy preferred. Knowledge of diverse groups, working with a multicultural workforce, and sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences is required.

Salary: $100,000, plus comprehensive benefits.

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