Healthcare Attorney/Policy Advocate

New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

Posted: 7/20/2020

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Other

Primary domain: Healthcare

City: Albuquerque

Postal code: 87505

State: New Mexico

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$1M - $3M


Mission statement:

Our mission is to advance economic and social justice through education, advocacy, and litigation. We work with low-income New Mexicans to improve living conditions, increase opportunities, and protect the rights of people living in poverty. 

We envision a New Mexico that is vibrant with opportunities, and where all people’s human rights—including for food, housing, healthcare, a living wage, education, and equal access to justice—are met.

We recognize that economic injustices and poverty are rooted in historical, racial, and structural inequity. Our focus is always on achieving long-term, system wide changes in laws, programs, and policies that promote justice and fairness,  and respect the dignity of all people.

Position Details:

Job Description:

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is hiring an attorney or policy advocate to carry out advocacy to improve the healthcare system 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 partner with our communities to provide advocacy and representation through the courts, the legislature and administrative agencies, community education and media. To learn more about the Center, please visit our website at

We seek a dynamic and creative attorney or policy advocate to work with community leaders throughout New Mexico on major reforms to the healthcare system. The Center’s Healthcare team is advancing innovative solutions to make healthcare affordable for all New Mexicans, protect Medicaid coverage, reduce medical debt and ensure equitable policies as prioritized by immigrant, Native American and low-income communities, and in collaboration with a broad network of community partners, leaders and advocates. This position will conduct policy advocacy and analysis, legislative efforts, media work, community education and coalition-building. Attorneys will additionally provide legal representation in systemic cases.


Required: minimum three years of policy or legal advocacy; passionate about healthcare reform; excellent research, writing and advocacy skills; ‘no-stone-unturned’ thoroughness and persistence; strong leadership skills and ability to problem-solve creatively; ability to develop expertise in complex regulations and policies; commitment to economic, racial and gender justice. Preferred: Spanish, Indigenous language or other language fluency; experience with lobbying, legislative and government processes, budget analysis, media, 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 and committed to equity in our work. Native Americans, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, LGBTQ individuals and people who have grown up in New Mexico are especially encouraged to apply.


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