Lead Healthcare Attorney

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

Posted: 7/2/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Legal

Primary domain: Advocacy/Social Action

City: Albuquerque

Postal code: 87102

State: New Mexico

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$0 - $1M



Mission statement:

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.

Position Details:

Job Description:

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. 


Not Specified


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

Apply in confidence by emailing a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. 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.


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