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Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney

Company: Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Location: saint paul
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

To staff our expanding programs, the Public Health Law Center, a dynamic, public interest affiliate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is hiring a full-time Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney to work in the Commercial Tobacco Control Program 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. All positions are located in St. Paul, Minnesota. During the pandemic, all staff are working remotely from their homes.

The Center's mission is health through the power of law and policy. The Center collaborates with partners to reduce and eliminate commercial tobacco, promote healthy food, support physical activity, and address other causes of chronic disease. Our belief in health and equity for all people is at the core of our work. Our partnerships include Tribal health leaders, federal agencies, national health advocacy organizations, state and local governments, planners, researchers, attorneys, community coalitions, and individuals working on public health issues. Our deep knowledge, thoughtful legal and policy analysis, and individualized approach help these partners create healthier communities around the country.

Minimum qualifications include admission to a state or Tribal 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 Senior Staff Attorney level 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 candidates who have relevant experience in one or more of the following: 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 in-state and out-of-state travel is required, although not currently during the pandemic.

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.

Keywords: Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul , Staff Attorney/Senior Staff Attorney, Other , saint paul, Minnesota

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