• Public Health Law Center 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.

     

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    Communications Specialist

    Status: Full-Time
    Salary Range: $48,150 - $81,850 per year, salaried

    The Public Health Law Center, a dynamic, public interest affiliate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is seeking to hire a full-time 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. The position will be a member of a small Communications team. The incumbent must prioritize a variety of communications tasks, including email communications, social media, program marketing, web site updates, webinar production, etc.

    The Center, one of America's preeminent centers of expertise in public health law, strives to advance health equity through the power of law and policy. The Center supports its partners in transforming their environments through policies to promote healthy food and physical activity, reduce or eliminate commercial tobacco, and support wellbeing and health equity. To learn more about the Public Health Law Center, click here.

    Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. We are dedicated to building a diverse employee base that is committed to teaching and working in an environment focused on equity and inclusion. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring equity and inclusion is rooted into their day-to-day work. The incumbent must strive to promote equity through continuous learning and improvement, the positive development of our community, and the identification and removal of barriers.

     

    Prerequisite:

    To be eligible for this position, you must have obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Communications, Business, or related, or related field of study; AND entry-level professional communications experience; OR a High School Diploma or Associate degree and equivalent/combination of education, training and experience.

    Knowledge/Skill/Ability:

    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft office.
    • Professional experience with a variety of social medial platforms and tools (i.e., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn).
    • Experience with photography and videography in a social media context.
    • Knowledge of Drupal, or other web site content management systems.
    • Knowledge of email marketing tools.
    • Knowledge of Adobe graphic programs or similar.

    Other Information:

    Position is remote. Occasional travel might be expected.

     

    HOW TO APPLY: Click here to apply for the Communications Specialist position. The desired start date is March 15, 2023 or sooner. To be considered for this position, applicants must provide the following documentation:

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter, including salary requirements

    Employee Benefits
    Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides a comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include:

    Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer does 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.

    • Employer-paid short-term and long-term disability
    • Healthcare coverage, including optional dental and vision
    • 403(b) retirement
    • Employer matching after one year of service
    • Tuition assistance
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Annual holiday and winter break package

    Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer does 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.

    Staff Attorney – Healthy Eating and Active Living Programs

    Status: Full-Time
    Salary Range: $68,750 - $98,000 per year, salaried

    The Public Health Law Center, a dynamic, public interest affiliate of Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is seeking to hire a full-time staff attorney 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.

    The Center, one of America's preeminent centers of expertise in public health law, strives to advance health equity through the power of law and policy. The Center supports its partners in transforming their environments through policies to promote healthy food and physical activity, reduce or eliminate commercial tobacco, and support wellbeing and health equity. To learn more about the Public Health Law Center, click here.

    The person hired for this position will report to the Center's Director of Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) programs and will devote a substantial part of their time to supporting the Center's food systems and health equity in governance work. The person may also devote some time to physical activity-related policies and Tribal public health laws and policies, depending on skills and qualifications. The prospective employee must have experience working with state or municipal food laws and policies; good legal research and writing skills; strong communications skills, including demonstrated ability to explain complex issues or ideas using language appropriate to audiences of specialists or non-specialists; commitment to advancing health equity; and admission to a state or Tribal bar. Candidates must also be able to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues and external partners of many backgrounds and disciplines.

     

    Prerequisite:

    To be eligible for this position, applicants must have a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) and an active license to practice law in Minnesota or any other state or Tribe within the United States. The applicant's licensure must be in good standing with the applicable licensing authority. The applicant should have a minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience.

    Preference will be given to candidates who have relevant experience in one or more of the following (in addition to experience with food system related policies): municipal law, community planning (including land use policies), active transportation policies, poverty law, civil rights law, state or federal administrative law, Tribal law, federal Indian law, and public health law.

    Knowledge/Skill/Ability:

    • Minnesota residency is preferred because of the need for in-person meetings with partners in the Twin Cities region as well as Greater Minnesota.
    • Demonstrated commitment to advancing health equity.
    • Able to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues and external partners diverse backgrounds and disciplines.
    • Strong interpersonal communication skills, including demonstrated ability to explain complex issues or ideas using language appropriate to audiences of specialists or non-specialists.
    • Great public speaking/presentation skills, including the ability to articulate mission and purpose of work to funders and other audiences.
    • Excellent legal research and writing skills.
    • Experience in developing written legal and policy educational materials for varied audiences and educational levels.
    • Demonstrated ability to work in partnership with diverse populations and social identities, and with those most affected by systemic health problems.

    Other Information:

    Occasional in-state and out-of-state travel is required.

     

    HOW TO APPLY: Click here to apply for Staff Attorney - Healthy Eating and Active Living Programs. We will begin reviewing applications on January 23, 2023. To be considered for this position, applicants must provide the following documentation:

    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter, including salary requirements
    3. Writing sample demonstrating legal analysis

    Employee Benefits
    Mitchell Hamline School of Law provides a comprehensive benefits program. Our range of benefits include:

    • Employer-paid basic life insurance, including optional voluntary life available
    • Employer-paid short-term and long-term disability
    • Healthcare coverage, including optional dental and vision
    • 403(b) retirement
    • Employer matching after one year of service
    • Tuition assistance
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)
    • Annual holiday and winter break package

     

    Mitchell Hamline School of Law is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer does 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.

    Research Assistant

    The Public Health Law Center is looking for graduate and law school student Research Assistants 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 and health equity, including the social determinants of health, implicit bias, and systemic oppression.

    The Center’s mission is improving health through the power of law and policy. Our belief in health and equity for all people unites our work across three program areas—Commercial Tobacco Control, Healthy Eating/Active Living, and Climate Justice. The Center empowers its partners to reduce and eliminate commercial tobacco, promote healthy food access and food systems, support physical activity, combat climate change, rectify home health hazards, and address other causes of chronic disease to advance racial and health equity. 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 staff includes people with JDs, MPHs, joint JD/MPHs, and planning degrees. Our deep knowledge, thoughtful legal and policy analysis, and individualized approach help our partners create healthier communities around the country.

    The Center has openings for part-time or full-time legal Research Assistants to work 15-20 hours per week during the school year and up to 40 hours per week in the summer.  Center staff work remotely, but there may be occasional opportunities for in-person meetings with staff and partners in the Twin Cities area. Research Assistants work with staff attorneys and policy analysts to examine federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies; prepare publications, memos and presentations on legal and policy issues; and respond to requests for legal research and other legal technical assistance on questions related to food policy, physical activity policy, transportation, e-cigarettes, commercial tobacco usage, climate change, housing, Tribal public health, and health equity.  Applicants must be currently enrolled in a JD program, or a public health or urban planning graduate program.  Qualified applicants will have excellent research and writing skills, strong interpersonal and critical thinking skills, interest in public health law and policy, and the 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 describing your interest in and experience relevant to the position, as well as a resume, and writing sample to Jon Lee,  (jon.lee@mitchellhamline.edu). Also, please indicate your preferred area of work, if any, among the Commercial Tobacco Control, Healthy Eating/Active Living, and Climate Justice teams. 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 $14.50 and $16.50 per hour depending on year of study.

     

    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.