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Director of Tobacco Control

The Public Health Law Center, a public interest, non-profit affiliate of the Mitchell Hamline School of Law, seeks a Director of Tobacco Control to lead its efforts to reduce the consumption of commercial tobacco products and exposure to secondhand smoke. Our team of ten tobacco control attorneys, supported by student research assistants, is the “go to” source of legal expertise for the nation’s tobacco control community. We work with health advocates, health officials and others nationwide to develop, implement and defend laws and strategies that help reduce the consumption of commercial tobacco and nicotine products and exposure to secondhand smoke.

We seek a dynamic applicant with the entrepreneurial drive and vision to lead this important work. The person selected will be responsible for conceiving and developing new initiatives, and for leading efforts to ensure the long-term sustainability of the program, which is funded through charitable grants and contracts. She or he will be responsible for building and maintain relationships of trust and partnership with funders, partners and allies, and with helping to influence the agenda of the national tobacco control movement. She or he will perform some direct legal services; will manage a team of experienced attorneys, as well as law students and graduate students; and will manage staffing and workloads to ensure timely, high-quality work on multiple complicated grants and contracts.

Qualified candidates will have demonstrated the energy and imagination needed to create new initiatives; the ability to build coalitions and foster collaboration; and the ability to supervise senior professionals and complex programs. Experience in program development and administration, grant writing, and management of personnel and budgets is highly desirable. Excellent legal research and analytical skills, legal and general writing skills, and public speaking skills are required. Qualifications include admission to the bar and 7 years of experience in the practice of law. Experience in public health or a related field is preferred but not required. The position is located in Saint Paul, and frequent out-of-state travel is required. This is a full time, grant-funded position and is dependent on the continued availability of funding.

To apply please send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and list of references 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. For best consideration, applications should be received no later than August 25, 2017.

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


Staff Attorney (2 positions)

The Public Health Law Center, a dynamic, public interest affiliate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, has immediate openings for two full-time, grant-funded, staff attorneys.

The Public Health Law Center helps make America’s communities places where everyone can be healthy. 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 community groups, public health officials, public health advocates, and government attorneys working to advance health equity by strengthening laws and public policies that promote healthy eating and active living and eliminate the use of commercial tobacco products. One position is with the Center’s Healthy Eating and Active Living Team and the other is with the Center’s Tobacco Team.

Minimum qualifications include admission to the bar and excellent legal research, writing, and public speaking skills. The Tobacco Team position also requires three years’ experience in the practice of law.

Preference will be given to attorneys with relevant experience in public health law, Tribal law, federal Indian law, housing law, municipal law, land use or planning, food safety, or business licensure and regulation. 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 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. For best consideration, applications should be received no later than August 2, 2017.

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