Mgr, Counsel

Full-time | Plymouth Meeting, PA

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Mgr, Counsel

Full-time | Plymouth Meeting, PA

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Hello we’re Accolade.

We have an opportunity to change the way consumers experience the healthcare system that’s really not working in their favor. Our mission is to make life better for the consumer, drive costs down for the business, and actually make people healthier through compassion, expertise, and technology.

Job Details

Accolade is a personalized health and benefits solution that dramatically improves the experience, outcomes and cost of healthcare for employers, health plans and their members. With a unique blend of compassionate advisors, clinical experts and intelligent technologies, we engage individuals and families in their health, establish trust, and influence their decisions at every stage of care. Accolade connects the widest array of personal health data and programs to present a single point of contact to the most effective health and benefits resources, while coordinating with providers at every step. Accolade consistently achieves 70 and higher Net Promoter Scores, 98% consumer satisfaction ratings, and up to 15% employer cost savings. Accolade has been recognized as one of the nation’s 25 most promising companies by Forbes, a fastest-growing private healthcare company by Inc. 5000, and is consistently rated a Top Workplace across the country. For more information, visit accolade.com.

Accolade is looking to expand its internal Legal and Compliance group by bringing on a third, in-house attorney.  If you want to work with a growing and innovative in-house legal group at a company that is revolutionizing the healthcare industry, then Accolade is for you!

The Counsel (Manager) role combines a unique opportunity for an attorney looking to move in-house or expand their in-house role to cover all of the issues faced by a rapidly growing company at the intersection of healthcare and technology. Like all growing companies, Accolade faces a myriad of issues, and this role will provide the opportunity to expand capabilities and build the generalist skills necessary to run a legal and compliance group.  Accolade is a flat organization so you’ll work directly with the Director, Senior Counsel and Executive Vice President of Legal and Compliance/Chief Privacy Officer, and other colleagues in the Legal, Sales, Marketing, Finance, HR, IT and Operations.  

A day in the life…

  • Support the launch of new innovative marketing campaigns to engage members, while staying legally compliant
  • Participate in calls with sales to negotiate the last few issues before closing a new customer
  • Prepare draft contracts to support the expansion of Accolade’s relationship with keystone customers
  • Support the amazing Accolade Health Assistant® representatives to enable them to better serve our members

A look outside the day to day:

  • Assist in setting company-wide policy and procedure, tracking compliance, conducting internal audits, and providing KRI reporting
  • Help to develop new training modules to reinforce privacy and compliance standards for Accolade Health Assistant’s®
  • Work to streamline new customer on-boarding by updating customer contracts
  • Stay abreast of key regulatory requirements (including HIPAA and other privacy laws, healthcare law, TCPA, EEO/FLSA, etc.)

First year priorities:

  • Increase the capabilities and efficiency of the Legal and Compliance group
  • Complete a review and update of Accolade’s policy and procedure suite
  • Work with Accolade’s CISO to achieve HiTrust, SOC-2 and other industry certifications

What we are looking for…

The successful candidate will be mission driven with a bias towards action and have the capability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.  We are looking for a candidate who has/can:

  • 5-8 years of experience in-house, law firm, governmental agency and/or self-regulatory organization experience (2+ years in-house preferred)
  • Must have a College degree and J.D. from accredited law school with active membership in good standing of State Bar (Pennsylvania or Washington State preferred)
  • Provide legal advice for a wide range of regulatory and compliance matters, including but not limited to healthcare, HIPAA, ERISA, labor and employment matters, telemarketing laws, and privacy and cybersecurity laws (healthcare regulatory and compliance experience preferred)
  • Experience negotiating, drafting and reviewing a wide range of business and commercial contracts, including vendor and customer agreements, and NDA’s (mandatory)
  • Ensure Accolade contracts are in compliance with legal, regulatory and organization policies (particularly privacy and healthcare)
  • Perform other general legal work as assigned including legal research and compliance verification
  • Strong experience and capability of being in front of customers, partners, vendors and internal executives
  • Ability to work as a member of a cross-functional team and to collaborate to reach common goals

Competencies:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrates skill in drafting, negotiation and understanding contract provisions and risk allocation
  • Process driven with problem solving ability
  • Ability to multitask, stay organized and have strong attention to detail in a fast-paced environment
  • Capability to initiate and implement process
  • Strong work ethic and demonstrated good judgement discretion
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and seek guidance when necessary
  • Excellent drafting and effective negotiation skills
  • Efficient, ability to prioritize workload and multi-task with constant regard for accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability as a business partner
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with all levels of staff, including senior and executive management.

What is important to us

Creating an enduring company that is hyper-focused on our culture and making a meaningful impact in the lives of our employees, members and customers. The secret to our success is:

We find joy and purpose in serving others

Making a difference in our members’ and customers’ lives is what we do.  Even when it’s hard, we do the right thing for the right reasons.

We roll up our sleeves and get stuff done

Results motivate us. And we aren't afraid of the hard work or tough decisions needed to get us there.

We are strong individually and together, we’re powerful

Trusting in our colleagues and embracing their different backgrounds and experiences enable us to solve tough problems in creative ways, having fun along the way.

We’re boldly and relentlessly reinventing healthcare

We're curious and act big -- not afraid to knock down barriers or take calculated risks to change the world, one person at a time. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Mgr, Counsel

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Plymouth Meeting, PA
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