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Senior Policy Fellow/Policy Counsel (Washington D.C.)

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Position Information

Position Information

Requisition Number: 0170517
Position Type: Staff
Division: Law School
Department: Office of the Dean, Law School
Organizational Unit: Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy and Innovation
HR Classification Title: Senior Policy Fellow/Policy Counsel (Washington D.C.)
Work Status: Full-time Regular
Hours Per Week: 35
Days of Week: M-F
Shift Schedule:
Specific Work Schedule:
Posting Options: Internal and External
Position Summary:

The Coelho Center for Disability Law, Policy, and Innovation (the “Center”) is an interdisciplinary center that will convene top thought leaders in disability law and policy; generate and disseminate knowledge at the intersection of disability, technology, and innovation; and be a focal point for increasing the pipeline of talented students with interest in disability law, politics, and other fields. We will be a leader on these issues in California, the United States, and internationally. The Center will engage the schools and colleges within Loyola Marymount University and will be housed at Loyola Law School.

Click here for Coelho Center website.

This position will be located in Washington D.C. and report to the Dean of Loyola Law School (LLS). The position will work in partnership with a senior consultant, a prominent figure in the area of disability law and policy, in developing a strategic and operating plan for the Center.

Work will be performed remotely from a home office or in a professional office environment.

Position Specific Responsibilities:

This position will work closely with the Dean of Loyola Law School as staff for multiple aspects of the Center’s work: generating and disseminating knowledge at the intersection of disability, technology, and innovation. As a key representative of the Center, this position will partner with colleagues in the technology non-profit space, industry, and disability advocacy community.

  • Conduct research and provide analysis and advice on key political, programmatic and system issues that will shape the Center’s policy agenda.

  • Develop written products, including policy and research briefs, research memos, white papers, fact sheets and presentations.

  • Propose policy initiatives and manage the development and implementation of policies for the Center that reflect the mission and values of LLS and Loyola Marymount University.

  • Present the Center’s ideas and policy agenda to senior government and industry leaders.

  • Participate in meetings with technology companies, technology non-profits and disability and aging organizations.

  • Track, monitor, research and prepare advocacy materials as needed. Build a repository of relevant best practices and policies.

  • Establish a web presence for the technology initiatives of the Center in conjunction with University resources. Contribute to substantive development of infographics, blogs, and other social media that may be used by the Center.

  • Prepare materials to support the Dean of the Law School’s efforts to engage the Los Angeles technology community.

  • Support technology activities hosted by the Center with industry and disability advocacy stakeholders.

  • Work with Law School staff to fulfill administrative responsibility of the D.C. office.

  • Occasional domestic travel required.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Minimum of three years’ experience working independently.
  • Must have a demonstrated interest in disability issues and understanding of data innovation, machine learning and artificial intelligence and the possible application to addressing disability and accessibility issues. Familiarity with IT infrastructure that enables connected devices and the internet of things.
  • Demonstrated ability to ensure public transparency and accountability, as well as measure and improve outcomes appropriate for the Center and project goals.
  • Experience with the administrative processes used to operate a remote office.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and oral communication skills necessary to effectively articulate Center goals within a political environment.
  • Agility and capability to work within a fast-paced environment, while also driving toward clarity and solutions; demonstrated resourcefulness in managing multiple competing priorities.
  • Technical skills that support effective use of computer hardware and software and other communication devices.
  • Entrepreneurial style and innovative ability to think critically and address opportunities and challenges resourcefully.
  • Commitment to uphold high ethical standards and promote sound business practices.
  • Occasional domestic travel required.
Required Education:

Typically a Master’s degree in public policy, technology, political science, law or related field. Juris doctorate preferred. Incumbent will be expected to keep abreast of related issues faced by higher education and the Center.

License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
Physical Demands (if applicable)
Special Instructions
Exemption Status: Exempt
Salary Grade Minimum: ***
Salary Grade Midpoint: ***
Posting Date 08/30/2017
Application Deadline Date:

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. List of References
Optional Documents