National Health Law Program
Washington D.C.
Mar 04, 2019
Apr 03, 2019
Job Function
Health / Medical, Legal
Focus Areas
Position Type
Full Time

National Health Law Program

Chief Operating Officer

Securing Health Rights for Those in Need

The National Health Law Program (“NHeLP”), the nation’s leading advocate in protecting and advancing the health care rights of low-income and underserved individuals and families, is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and mission-driven leader to serve as its Chief Operating Officer (COO) in its Washington, DC office commencing in the spring of 2019.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the COO will provide financial, budgeting, and risk management services for this $8-million-per-year, grant-funded, 501(c) (3) nonprofit enterprise. The COO will also direct NHeLP’s operational and administrative functions across its three offices, including the implementation of the organization’s strategic plan, its internal procedures and compliance policies. In addition, the COO will oversee the human resource function for the 41-member staff, including the implementation of NHeLP’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiative. The National Health Law Program is committed to creating health equity - ensuring that everyone has access to all the resources they need to be healthy - and to cultivating an internal environment that empowers an exceptional and diverse staff. The COO serves as an integral member of NHeLP’s senior management team.

Now in its 50th year, the National Health Law Program has been on the front lines providing vital leadership and expertise on health care law to federal and state policymakers, advocates and the media. Amplifying its impact by collaborating with national and state-based advocacy organizations and pro bono partners to ensure access to quality health care now and for years to come, NHeLP fights to secure health rights for all people, especially low income and underserved individuals, through litigation, education and advocacy at the federal and state levels. With five decades of experience, a stellar reputation in the health law community, a resourceful and active Board of Directors, and a highly skilled professional staff, NHeLP stands as a vital and valuable entity in securing quality health care for all.

This COO position requires substantial executive experience, effectively working with a fast-paced, highly professional management team and successfully continuing a culture of performance and excellence among a group of diverse, talented, and mission-driven individuals. The COO must also be a leader who is able to help others deliver measurable, cost-effective results that make NHeLP’s organizational vision a reality. The successful COO will have the skills, sensitivity and personality to confidently tap into the power that each member of the NHeLP team brings to the organization and help all team members attain their potential in advancing NHeLP’s mission.

NHeLP has retained Isaacson, Miller, a national executive search firm, to assist with this important endeavor. Tim McFeeley is leading this search with Sherlene Parsons. Inquiries, nominations and applications should be directed in confidence to:  Electronic submission of applications and correspondence is strongly preferred. Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

The National Health Law Program is committed to a diverse staff and to a culture that holds equity as a value and a priority. NHeLP welcomes applicants who bring a variety of perspectives, experiences, and competencies. People of color, women, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons are encouraged to apply. NHeLP is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, party or political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any illegal or prohibited factor.