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Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney

The Public Health Law Center, a dynamic, public interest affiliate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, has immediate openings for four full-time Staff Attorneys/Senior Staff Attorneys who have a passion for working for the social good and who share our commitment to continued learning on issues related to racial and social justice, including the social determinants of health, implicit bias, and systemic oppression.  We offer a pleasant campus work environment and competitive benefits.

The Center, one of America’s preeminent centers of expertise in public health law, strives to improve health through the power of law and policy. The Center empowers its partners to transform their environments by eliminating commercial tobacco, promoting healthy food, and encouraging active lifestyles. The attorneys hired for these positions will provide technical assistance to public health advocates, state and local health officials, and government attorneys working to advance health equity by strengthening laws and policies that eliminate the use of commercial tobacco products.

Minimum qualifications include admission to the bar and excellent legal research, writing, and public speaking skills. We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated ability to work in partnership with diverse populations and social identities, and with those most affected by systemic health problems.

The Staff Attorney position requires three years’ experience in the practice of law, the Senior Staff Attorney position requires at least five years of public health law experience and the demonstrated ability to work with substantial independence in furtherance of the Center’s mission.

Preference will be given to attorneys who are fluent in a second language, who are admitted to the California bar, and/or who have relevant experience in public health law, Tribal law, federal Indian law, housing law, municipal law, land use planning, or administrative law. Candidates with experience drafting, implementing, or enforcing local, state, or Tribal laws are also preferred. Occasional out-of-state travel is required.

To apply please send resume, writing sample, and cover letter, including salary requirements, by e-mail to phlcjobs@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. For best consideration, applications should be received no later than May 13, 2019.

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. Members of marginalized and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Digital Communications Specialist

The Public Health Law Center, a dynamic, public interest affiliate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, has immediate openings for a full-time Digital Communications Specialist who has a passion for working for the social good and 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. We offer a pleasant campus culture and competitive benefits.

The Center, one of America’s preeminent centers of expertise in public health law and policy, uses the law to improve health by developing cutting-edge policies, providing guidance on public health legal issues and helping defend effective laws against legal challenges. Working with partners nationwide, the Center helps create communities where everyone can be healthy and empowers its partners to transform their environments by promoting healthy food, eliminating commercial tobacco, and encouraging active lifestyles. Our belief in health and equity for all people is at the core of our work.

The Digital Communications Specialist supports the communication functions of the Public Health Law Center by managing and improving the Center web site and creating and integrating new digital content.  The Digital Communications Specialist will work with a variety of colleagues to promote the Center’s mission-driven public health work.

Required Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in a related field such as communications, journalism, design or other. (Additional years of experience may be substituted for the degree.); One to three years of professional communications experience; Strong skills and experience working with content management systems and email marketing tools; Competency in HTML, CSS; Competency in Adobe Creative Cloud (InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, etc.) and MS Office; Ability to work collaboratively with many different stakeholders; Proactive, organized and detailed-oriented, with the ability to multi-task and work effectively under deadlines.

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 phlcjobs@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.

Administrative Assistant

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 Administrative Assistant who has a passion for working for the social good and 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. We offer a pleasant campus work environment and competitive benefits.

The Center, one of America’s preeminent centers of expertise in public health law and policy, uses the law to improve health by developing cutting-edge policies, providing guidance on public health legal issues and helping defend effective laws against legal challenges. Working with partners nationwide, the Center helps create communities where everyone can be healthy, and empowers its partners to transform their environments by promoting healthy food, eliminating commercial tobacco, and encouraging active lifestyles. Our belief in health and equity for all people is at the core of our work.

The administrative assistant provides administrative support to the Public Health Law Center and is responsible for: compiling and entering data for reporting purposes; maintaining files, databases and records; supporting internal and external meeting planning, scheduling, and logistics; making travel arrangements for staff; note taking; providing backup support for event coordination; and other various tasks as assigned.

Minimum qualifications:  Associate degree; 3 years’ administrative experience or equivalent; excellent customer service skills; proven ability to interact in a professional and diplomatic manner with a variety of personalities; understanding of and value for equity and health equity as organizational operating principles, and an ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions and to handle multiple projects simultaneously working independently and as part of a team; an organized and detail-oriented approach; proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Access), content management systems and office technologies; and ability to prioritize, problem solve and manage multiple projects.

Preferred qualifications: Passion for public health; proofreading and editing skills; experience working in a legal setting.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter by e-mail to phlcjobs@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. Members of marginalized and underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 phlcjobs@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 and who share our commitment to continued learning on issues related to racial and social justice, including the social determinants of health, implicit bias, and systemic oppression.

The Center, located on the Mitchell Hamline School of Law campus, 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 supporting physical activity. 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 and full-time on campus legal Research Assistants to work 20-40 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 JD 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.