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Program and Grants Coordinator

The Public Health Law Center, a dynamic, public interest affiliate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota has an immediate opening for a full time Program and Grants Coordinator to assist the Director of Operations with grants coordination and the day-to-day operations of the Center. The Public Health Law Center is one of America’s preeminent centers of expertise in public health law and policy. The Center uses the law to improve health by supporting the development of cutting-edge policies, providing guidance on public health legal issues, and helping defend effective laws against legal challenges. The Center works on laws and policies for a variety of jurisdictions, including local, state, federal, and Tribal jurisdictions.

The Program and Grants Coordinator will be responsible for: general program coordination including assisting with fiscal activities including budgeting; accounts payable and receivable, financial reporting, and the management of grant submissions; assist the Center staff with a variety of operational needs; assist with monitoring and reporting grants and subcontracts; assist with grant implementation processes and tracking grants and contract activities and grants and contract compliance. We are looking for someone who shares our commitment to continued learning on issues related to racial and social justice, including the social determinants of health, implicit bias, and systemic oppression.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, public administration or related degree
  • 3-5 years’ experience including financial program management and experience with federal grants in a nonprofit environment (may consider combination of education and experience)
  • Excellent computer skills including Excel and Word
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced environment 

To apply please send cover letter and resume, including salary requirements, by e-mail to hr@mitchellhamline.edu; by fax to (651) 290-8645; or by mail to Human Resources, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105.

Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, veteran/military status, disability or handicap, age, sexual orientation, status with regard to public assistance, or any other protected class status defined by law. Members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Research Assistants

The Public Health Law Center is looking for student legal research assistants who are interested in public policy work and have a passion for working for the social good. The Center helps create communities where everyone can be healthy. We empower our partners to transform their environments by eliminating commercial tobacco use, promoting healthy food, and encouraging active lifestyles. We provide legal research and other legal policy support to groups both in Minnesota and across the U.S., including local and state health departments, the CDC, health advocacy organizations, government attorneys, community coalitions, and others working on public health policy.

The Center has immediate openings for part-time legal research assistants to work 15-20 hours per week. Duties will include working with staff attorneys and policy analysts to examine federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies; help prepare publications and memos on legal and policy issues; and respond to requests for legal research and other legal technical assistance on questions related to food policy, active transportation, e-cigarettes, commercial tobacco usage, and health equity. Student legal research assistants have opportunities to learn about local government laws and authority, state and federal regulatory processes, land use laws, business licensing laws, food safety laws, and other areas of practice. Applicants must be in a J.D. or M.P.H. program, or have experience in the legal or policy field. Qualified applicants will have excellent legal research and writing skills, strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills, and ability to work independently. This is a good opportunity for students to hone their research and writing skills under the supervision of nationally recognized public health law experts.

Please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Jon Lee at Jon.Lee@mitchellhamline.edu. Although these are not exclusively work study positions please note your work study eligibility in your application e-mail and your cover letter. This position pays between $11.50 and $13.50 per hour depending on year of study.