Northern Region Staff Attorney

The Network for Public Health Law (The Network), with the support of its fiscal sponsor, TSNE MissionWorks, 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.

The Network is seeking a Public Health Attorney to work in its Northern Region, located in Edina, Minnesota. This position will work closely with the Network’s Mid-States Region. The Public Health Attorney will provide legal technical assistance, conduct trainings, develop tools and educational materials, and facilitate opportunities for networking and peer-assistance on a wide variety of public health law topics. Approximately one-half of the attorney’s effort will focus on legal issues related to sharing data to improve the health of communities. The Attorney will develop particular areas of focus in at least two of the following, as determined through the needs of the Network and interest of the Attorney: mental health and well-being, rural health, telehealth, oral health, climate resilience, and public health statutes and regulatory information.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Legal Technical Assistance

  • Provide timely, high quality, practical, and relevant technical assistance, training, and referrals in all areas of public health law in consultation with the Northern Region director and 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, and other 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
  • In a typical year, resources produced may include 1-3 in-depth resources, 1-3 fact sheets, and 3-5 blog posts.

Outreach and Relationship-Building

  • Build and maintain collaborative relationships with public health and legal experts in the Northern and Mid-States regions and in areas of subject matter expertise
  • Represent the Network at conferences and gatherings
  • Provide opportunities for networking and peer assistance to Network stakeholders
  • Deliver a minimum of 3-6 public health law presentations per year, 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

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • This position may supervise research assistants.

QUALIFICATIONS

Attorneys in good standing of the Bar of a U.S. jurisdiction with 3-5 years of experience in providing either legal counsel or technical legal support in public health law or health law are encouraged to apply. Related areas of law that demonstrate substantial 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 municipal law, tribal law, environmental law, education law, administrative law, poverty law, and civil rights law. Related education or experience may be considered in place of legal practice experience. The successful candidate will have excellent legal research, writing, and public speaking skills; excellent organizational skills; a commitment to social justice; and the ability to create and maintain partnerships and collaborative relationships with a wide variety of individuals and communities. This position requires the ability to travel within the regions and nationally as needed, typically 4-8 trips per year.

TO APPLY

Interested individuals should submit a cover letter and resume to the Network's online application system at TSNE MissionWorks or to the address or fax number below. 

TSNE MissionWorks
Attn: Human Resources
NonProfit Center
89 South Street, Suite 700
Boston, MA  02111
Or fax to: 617.896.9393

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE MissionWorks 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.