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Interactive Designer/Digital Producer

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 Interactive Designer/Digital Producer.

The Public Health Law Center helps make America’s communities places where everyone can be healthy. The Center empowers its partners to reduce and eliminate commercial tobacco, promote healthy food, and support physical activity. The Interactive Designer/Digital Producer supports the communications functions of the Public Health Law Center by maximizing the use of Internet-related technologies and tools. This position will focus on the creation of web-based communications tools, web site management and digital content management. The Interactive Designer/Digital Producer will work with a variety of colleagues to articulate and promote the Center’s mission-driven public health work.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as computer science, design or other. (Additional years of experience may be substituted for the degree.)
  • One to three years of professional web development experience.
  • Strong skills in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and jQuery.
  • Competency in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) and MS Office.
  • Experience working with content management systems (CMS).
  • Ability to work collaboratively with many different stakeholders.
  • Pro-active, organized and detailed-orientated, with the ability to multi-task and work effectively under deadlines.
  • A commitment to continued learning on issues related to racial and social justice, including the social determinants of health, implicit bias, and systemic oppression.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Drupal.
  • Design capability and understanding of typography, color and layout.
  • Public Health, health, legal, academic or nonprofit experience.

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. Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

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.