Reaching Higher NH is seeking a part-time Research Assistant

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Reaching Higher NH is seeking a short-term, part-time Research Assistant to help track key education legislation during the NH General Court’s 2018 session. Reaching Higher NH is a nonpartisan 501c3 public education policy resource for NH parents, educators, and elected officials. Our mission is to support high-quality public education and the infinite potential of every child in New Hampshire.

Application and Hiring Timeline:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Start date – immediate. Application details are listed below. This short-term position will end in May.

Responsibilities:

  • Livestream, monitor, and note key developments at hearings and work sessions on legislation, as flagged and requested by Reaching Higher’s policy team;
  • Research and prepare write-ups, summaries, and basic memos on policy issues, as requested;
  • Provide social media support to Reaching Higher’s policy and communications teams, as necessary and requested;
  • Assist in the planning of meetings and other key policy events and convenings, as needed.
  • Other general program supports, as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • 2-3 years experience in professional office setting;
  • Strong and demonstrated social media experience;
  • Demonstrated tech savviness; and,
  • Knowledge of, and keen interest in, legislative process strongly preferred.

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have a vehicle and valid drivers license.
  • Availability most Tuesdays/Thursdays (when legislative hearings & work sessions are generally scheduled).

Salary and Exempt Status:

This is a part-time (between 10-20 hours a week – some of which can be remote), short-term (February – May) non-exempt position with a competitive hourly wage.

Application Details:

Interested applicants should submit all of the following materials to Evelyn Aissa, Executive Director, Reaching Higher NH via evelyn@reachinghighernh.org: resume and cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

View the PDF of this announcement here.