Location: USA - MA - Boston
The Co-Director of DC-Engage: The goal of DC-engage is to promote awareness and two-way dialog regarding genetics and genetic technologies and their application to a broad range of issues, such as medicine and climate change. The Co-Director will work in Washington DC to engage members of our Nation's leadership at the federal and state levels. The co-director will facilitate engagement in various environments, from one-on-on-one discussions and small seminars - to providing congressional briefings and leading workshops.
This Co-director will support the goal of DC-engage across the broader DC community, with an emphasis on equity across all socioeconomic, educational, ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds.
The Co-director will be responsible for obtaining support via fundraising and team-building efforts.
The position will require organizing and conducting meetings and presentations, attending meetings and functions in the broader DC community, limited travel when necessary, training and mentoring new employees, students, interns, etc; and identifying and organizing fundraising opportunities. Whether these projects are conducted in-person or remotely is not as critical as their effectiveness.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required.
- Minimum of 5 years' relevant work experience.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
- Experience in public policy and management, experience working on Capitol Hill and with federal and state governments, knowledge of genetics and genetic technologies, experience in public engagement, familiarity with bioethics, broad understanding of societal response to advances in science, experience in fundraising.
- Willingness to engage with individuals and organizations representing diverse ideologies and histories, capacity to engage without judgment, ability to innovate strategies, and capacity to work with a team.
This is a one-year term position from the date of hire, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position.
This position is based in Boston, but the work may be done fully or primarily remote. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.
Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage
. Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University's COVID-19 Information Website
Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.
Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
- Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
- Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
- Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
- Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
- Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
- Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
- Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
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