• Senior Attorney

    Job Locations US-MN-Edina
    Posted Date 1 month ago(9/5/2019 1:23 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-1446
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Health
    Type
    TSNE MissionWorks
    Location : Name
    National Coordinating Center of the Network for Public Health Law
  • Overview

    The Network for Public Health Law (Network) is a national organization providing leadership, legal technical assistance and educational resources to help public health practitioners, attorneys, policy makers, researchers, advocates, and communities develop, implement, and enforce laws to solve public health challenges. 

     

    Network for Public Health Law is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE MissionWorks.

    Responsibilities

    The Network is seeking a Senior Attorney to support the Network’s Harm Reduction Legal Project. The ideal candidate will:

     

    Legal Technical Assistance

    • Provide timely, high quality, practical, and relevant technical assistance, training, and referrals in the area of harm reduction law and policy in consultation with Project Director and other Network colleagues;
    • Contribute to a comprehensive repository of legal information (Knowledge Base), typically at least one entry per month.

    Resource Development

    • Work directly with public health practitioners, attorneys, community-based and governmental organizations, impacted individuals and communities and other relevant stakeholders on an ongoing basis to identify relevant legal issues and evidence-based solutions;
    • Develop practical or scholarly Network resources for use by public health practitioners, attorneys, policy advocates, and other interested persons.

    Outreach and Relationship-Building

    • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with public health and legal experts, as well as cross-sector partners, community members, advocates, and other relevant parties;
    • Generate new TA and partnership opportunities through outreach and resource development;
    • Represent the Harm Reduction Legal Project at conferences and gatherings;
    • Provide opportunities for networking and peer assistance to Network stakeholders;
    • Deliver briefings and presentations, which may include in-person presentations and webinars.

    Strategic Planning

    • Participate in strategic planning, including efforts to identify, obtain, and fulfill grants and contracts;
    • Participate on Network-wide committees and workgroups as appropriate.

    Qualifications

    We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

    • Must be a practicing attorney in good standing of the Bar of a U.S. jurisdiction.
    • 2-5 years of experience in providing either legal counsel or technical legal support in public health law, harm reduction law and policy, or a related field.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Exceptional time management and organizational skills with ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office and WestLaw.
    • Required to use good judgment, integrity, and discretion in handling confidential information.
    • Ability to work remotely from home office. (Individuals who reside in the Twin Cities area in Minnesota will have the option to work in the Network’s office.)
    • Ability to travel up to six or more times a year.

     

    For best consideration, pelase apply by September 30th. 

     

     

    TSNE MissionWorks/Network for Public Health Law envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE MissionWorks actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

     

    As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks/Network for Public Health Law will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law. 

     

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