Staff Attorney - ChangeLab Solutions

  • 21 Sep 2017 4:51 PM
    Message # 5274169
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ChangeLab Solutions is seeking applications from qualified candidates for the position of Staff Attorney. This is a unique opportunity for an experienced attorney interested in blending legal practice with developing cutting-edge public health policies. The successful candidate will work with our interdisciplinary team of lawyers, urban planners, policy analysts, and public health professionals to develop legal and policy solutions that improve health outcomes and advance health equity.

    About ChangeLab Solutions

    ChangeLab Solutions creates innovative laws and policies to ensure everyday health for all, whether that’s providing access to affordable, healthy food and beverages, creating safe opportunities for physical activity, or ensuring the freedom to enjoy smoke-free air and clean water. Our solutions address all aspects of a just, vital, and thriving community, like food, housing, child care, schools, transportation, public safety, jobs, and the environment. 

    Position Description

    The Staff Attorney will work with project teams across a range of policy areas but will primarily focus on tobacco control for at least the next year.

    Tobacco control work includes efforts to reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and the sale and consumption of commercial tobacco, with an emphasis on policies that advance health equity and eliminate tobacco-related health disparities. This may require analyzing constitutional issues; examining federal, state, and local regulatory schemes; keeping apprised of the evolving tobacco product marketplace; and understanding the intersection of state and local laws for both cannabis and tobacco products. The Staff Attorney may also work in other policy areas, including land use and planning, housing and community development, food and nutrition, and active transportation, as well as new and emerging fields.

    The Staff Attorney will conduct legal and policy research; produce high-quality written products; develop customized, interactive trainings (both in person and via webinar); and provide technical assistance to our partners and clients, including community-based organizations, policymakers, and public officials across the nation. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast-paced, creative environment, and will demonstrate a high level of cultural competency working with individuals and groups who come from diverse backgrounds and have different perspectives.

    This position requires strong research and writing skills, problem-solving skills, and the ability and desire to move projects from concept to implementation. The ideal candidate has a proven record working with new and innovative programs, and demonstrates skill in motivating, guiding, and engaging people in policy change.

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