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.
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.
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.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
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.
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 professionals, policymakers, researchers and educators, advocates and health care professionals do just that.