The Public Health Law Center, a public interest, non-profit affiliate of the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, seeks a Director of Tobacco Control to lead its efforts to reduce the consumption of commercial tobacco products and exposure to secondhand smoke.
The Public Health Law Center is one of the nation’s preeminent centers of expertise in public health policy. A respected think tank focused on real-world results, the Center helps community leaders improve the law to make healthy choices easier, and is helping drive many of the nation’s cutting-edge public health initiatives. Our team of ten tobacco control attorneys, supported by student research assistants, is the “go to” source of legal expertise for the nation’s tobacco control community. We work with health advocates, health officials and others nationwide to develop, implement and defend laws and strategies that help reduce the consumption of commercial tobacco and nicotine products and exposure to secondhand smoke.
We seek a dynamic applicant with the entrepreneurial drive and vision to lead this important work. The person selected will be responsible for conceiving and developing new initiatives, and for leading efforts to ensure the long-term sustainability of the program, which is funded through charitable grants and contracts. She or he will be responsible for building and maintain relationships of trust and partnership with funders, partners and allies, and with helping to influence the agenda of the national tobacco control movement. She or he will perform some direct legal services; will supervise a team of experienced attorneys, as well as law students and graduate students; and will manage staffing and workloads to ensure timely, high-quality work on multiple complicated grants and contracts.
Qualified candidates will have demonstrated the energy and imagination needed to create new initiatives; the ability to build coalitions and foster collaboration; and the ability to supervise senior professionals and complex programs. Experience in program development and administration, grant writing, and management of personnel and budgets is highly desirable. Excellent legal research and analytical skills, legal and general writing skills, and public speaking skills are required. Qualifications include admission to the bar and 7 years of experience in the practice of law. Experience in public health or a related field is preferred but not required. The position is located in Saint Paul, and frequent out-of-state travel is required. This is a fulltime, grant-funded position and is dependent on the continued availability of funding.
To apply send cover letter, resume, writing sample and list of references to Human Resources, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, 875 Summit Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105; by fax to 651-290-8645; by e-mail to email@example.com. For best consideration, please submit application by August 25. Members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Mitchell Hamline School of Law Public Health Law Center
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