Lead Healthcare Attorney

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is hiring an attorney to lead and supervise our Healthcare Team’s advocacy to improve access to healthcare for children and families.

The Center is a nationally recognized non-profit law firm that engages in systemic advocacy and impact litigation to advance the health, economic and educational wellbeing of New Mexico’s families. We provide advocacy through the courts, the legislature and administrative agencies, and through community education and media. To learn more about the Center, please visit our website at www.nmpovertylaw.org.

We are looking for a dynamic and creative attorney to supervise and manage the Center’s Healthcare team and provide policy advocacy, legal representation, media work, community education and coalition-building. The Healthcare team is advancing innovative solutions to make healthcare affordable for all New Mexicans, improve Medicaid, and expand access to healthcare in low-income, immigrant and Native American communities, in collaboration with a broad network of community leaders and advocates. This is a full time permanent position.

Required: minimum five years as an attorney; strong commitment to improving the healthcare system; excellent research, writing, and legal advocacy skills; ‘no-stone-unturned’ thoroughness and persistence; strong leadership skills and ability to problem-solve creatively; ability to develop expertise in complex laws and regulations; Spanish fluency; commitment to economic and racial justice. Preferred: experience in policy advocacy, lobbying, legislative and government processes; experience with community lawyering and coalition building.

Apply in confidence by emailing a resume and cover letter to contact@nmpovertylaw.org. We are an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people with disabilities, and people who have grown up in low-income communities are especially encouraged to apply.