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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 position.

The administrative assistant provides administrative support to the Public Health Law Center, and its Healthy Eating and Active Living Team in particular. This position is responsible for: compiling and entering data for reporting purposes; supporting the work of the Center’s Equity and Worksite Wellness Committees; maintaining files, databases and records; coordinating work schedules of the Center’s Research Assistants; 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. 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.

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