Senior Health Policy Attorney/Analyst

Washington D.C. /
Policy & Advocacy /
Founded in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is the leading advocacy organization in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights and opportunities of low-income immigrants and their loved ones. NILC’s mission is grounded in the belief that everyone living in the U.S. — regardless of race, gender/gender identity, immigration status, or economic status — should have equal access to justice, resources, and educational and economic opportunities that enable them to achieve their full human potential. NILC is committed to advancing its mission — which intersects race, immigration status, and class — through a racial, economic, and gender justice and equity orientation.

Headquartered in Los Angeles with an office in Washington, DC, NILC seeks to achieve just laws and policies that address systemic inequities, create narrative and culture change for an inclusive and equitable society, and build a healthier and more powerful movement. For more information, please visit

Position Summary:
The Senior Health Policy Attorney/Analyst leads NILC’s federal health policy advocacy that is aimed at defending and advancing access to affordable health care and coverage for immigrant families with low incomes. 


    • Work with NILC’s advocacy, communications and legal staff to identify policy and advocacy opportunities to advance NILC’s organizational priorities and develop policy recommendations.
    • Review and provide written analysis of legislation and regulations for diverse audiences, including allies, congressional and government agency staff.
    • Represent NILC in coalition meetings and in lobbying Congress and the administration.
    • Represent NILC in panels, conferences, media interviews, webinars and other public speaking events.
    • Represent NILC in coalition and campaign spaces to build and deepen partnerships with economic and racial justice movements.
    • Build and lead alliances, coalitions and networks with strategic partners.
    • Supervise and/or provide mentorship to junior staff, including but not limited to junior attorneys, analysts and associates.
    • Lead and proactively engage in cross-department and cross-issue strategy discussions and teams.
    • Assist in other related duties as assigned.


    • Minimum 7 years of federal or state health policy experience, with practical expertise at the intersection of immigration and health law/policy.
    • Experience analyzing impact of laws, regulations, and legislative proposals.
    • Experience working on legislative and other advocacy campaigns.
    • Experience building and leading alliances with strategic partners.
    • Familiarity with Capitol Hill’s procedures and processes.
    • Management experience, including project/campaign management and supervision.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Strong research, writing, public speaking, and negotiation skills.
    • Strong planning and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to take initiative and develop an effective campaign.
    • Experience working with diverse constituencies (immigrant advocates, attorneys, grassroots organizations, etc).
    • Demonstrated commitment to and understanding of issues faced by low-income, working families.  Experience advocating on behalf of immigrants preferred.
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to function as a member of a project and/or departmental team.
    • Creativity and nimbleness – interest in testing new strategies and tactics and working with new partners.
    • Commitment to and passion for NILC’s mission and for evolving role in the immigration and economic justice movements around narrative change and movement building.
JD degree or Masters in Public Policy or Administration, Health Policy or related degree, or commensurate experience.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume describing your connection to NILC’s mission, as well as the skills and experience you have to meet the requirements of this position. The expected salary range for this position is between $85,000 - 110,000 depending on experience.

NILC is an equal opportunity employer; people of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. NILC does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, citizenship status, ethnic background, religion, political orientation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or any other protected class. We consider all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative.