Primary duties include identifying bills, regulations and issues of interest to the university; analyzing potential impact on the university; tracking/researching legislation across all issue areas; attending hearings; drafting memos, papers, and correspondence on issues; coordinating research agenda of federal relations office; assisting with identification of key stake-holders on campus on various issues, developing ways to communicate effectively with these constituencies; representing the federal relations office at various association working groups/coalitions. Primary responsibility for monitoring and charting the progress of Harvard's various appropriations related issues throughout the budget year and for managing the completion of the lobbying disclosure forms required quarterly and semiannually by Congress. Assist in coordinating DC trips and meetings for high level university officials. This role works across HPAC teams and functions to integrate activities, tools and information in service to broaden overall departmental priorities. Position also requires limited administrative support for a small office, including website management and computer troubleshooting. Other duties as needed or required.
Additional Information While demanding significant initiative and the ability to work independently, these efforts will be carried out under the directions of other federal relations staff. This position is confidential and not part of the bargaining unit. It is located in the Office of Federal Relations in Washington, DC.
Harvard University Benefits Package Vacation/Sick/Personal/Holidays: Harvard offers 3 (union roles) - 4 (exempt) weeks paid vacation, a paid holiday break between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days each year. Medical/Dental/Vision Benefit: Harvard offers a variety of excellent medical, dental, and vision plans which all begin on the first day of employment. Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service. Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted study options through participating Harvard Graduate Schools. Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as parking options to assist employees in their daily commute to campus. Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services. There are also fee-based athletic facility memberships available at various locations around the university for employees.
Harvard Public Affairs and Communications is committed to diversity and fostering an inclusive workplace. We welcome applicants who bring varied experiences, backgrounds, and expertise to advance the work of the department in service to Harvard's mission.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 96 - Non-Union, Out of Area
Bachelor's degree and familiarity with legislative process required. Excellent writing, analytical and communication skills also required.
At least one year experience on Capitol Hill or in the executive branch strongly preferred. Experience with using Internet-based federal and congressional research tools and familiarity with higher education institutions preferred.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49700BR
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