Southeastern Region, Senior Attorney

Job Locations US-MN-Edina
Posted Date 1 month ago(10/31/2022 2:02 PM)
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Network for Public Health Law


At the Network for Public Health Law (Network) we believe in the power of public health law and policy to improve lives and make our communities safer, healthier, stronger and more equitable. We know that understanding, navigating, and using law and policy can transform our communities so we work to help public health leaders, policymakers, researchers, educators, advocates, and health care providers do just that. NPHL is a fiscally sponsored organization of TSNE.



The Network is seeking a Public Health Senior Attorney to work with its Southeastern Region Office. This position is expected to be fully remote, with some domestic travel for conferences, meetings with partners, and internal Network meetings. While the position will work on a wide variety of public health law topics, it will primarily focus on advancing health and racial equity through law and policy. Projects may include research and analysis of racism and other forms of structural discrimination in law and policy, as well as strategies, frameworks, and tools that can be used or implemented by partners engaged in health and racial equity work. Applicants should demonstrate the commitment and skills to advance health and racial equity, as well as an understanding of practice-based needs of partners working in this space. This position should also expect to provide legal technical assistance across other topic areas as assigned.


As Senior Attorney, you will:

  • Provide legal technical assistance. This includes conducting research and analysis, developing and providing training, and developing tools and educational materials. This also includes tracking and assessing relevant laws, identifying legal issues and trends, and identifying best practices and evidence-based solutions.
  • Engage in outreach and relationship building. This includes building and maintaining strong relationships with a variety of partners including state and local health departments, representing the Network at meetings and conferences, and connecting partners with the resources and expertise needed to support their work. This also includes building relationships and capacity within the Network for health and racial equity work.
  • Contribute to the management of regional assignments. This includes strategic planning, tracking legal technical assistance provided, contributing to identified contract and grant deliverables, documenting progress, supervising research assistants, law students, fellows, or interns, and other duties as assigned.


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


Attorneys in good standing of the Bar of a U.S. jurisdiction, with at least five years of experience in providing legal counsel or technical legal support in public health law or health law are encouraged to apply. Ideal candidates will have relevant substantive experience in health equity and social justice. Experience in legislative analysis or government relations is also welcome. Related areas of law that demonstrate significant knowledge and practical experience regarding the organization and powers of government to protect the public and promote its well-being may be considered. These areas include, but are not limited to, municipal law, tribal law, environmental law, education law, administrative law, poverty law, and civil rights law.


  • Attorney (JD required, MPH or other relevant degrees a plus) in good standing of the Bar of a U.S. jurisdiction, with five to seven years of experience providing legal counsel or technical legal support in public health or health law.
  • Passionate about and able to thoughtfully contribute to conversations and work regarding health equity, racial equity, and social justice.
  • Have strong emotional intelligence and a demonstrated ability to support diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in the workplace and other settings.
  • Able to build connections and support effective partnerships with key groups and individuals, including people from underserved populations.
  • Able to work independently and as a part of a team.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to develop and conduct effective oral presentations.
  • Excellent coordination and organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.


Physical Demands/Work Environment


The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.


While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.


Compensation and Benefits


Location: Work will be primarily performed remote. Work is eligible for 100% remote work.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $80,000/yr and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost MetLife Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/NPHL strives to achieve excellence through a diverse, equitable, and inclusive work environment that embraces all of our individual and collective differences. Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Middle Eastern and North African, Bilingual and/or Bicultural candidates, and LGBTQ2SIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We value and honor the unique talents, learning styles, and lived experiences of each individual that enrich and strengthen our workplace culture, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


All employment conditions are based on an individual’s performance and job qualifications. TSNE/NPHL prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, creed, color, religion, native language, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, physical or mental disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy, race-based hairstyles, or any other protected characteristic stated by federal and state law. Regardless of any class’ protection under the law or lack thereof, TSNE/NPHL celebrates diversity and values the strengths that come with having a diverse team of employees. It is represented in our workplace culture, and it is who we are.


TSNE/NPHL's EEO statement extends to volunteers, interns, contractors, vendors, and clients.


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