Reaching Higher NH is seeking a part-time Research Assistant

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.


  • 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.


  • 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 resume and cover letter. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

View the PDF of this announcement here.