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Harvard University Senior Manager for Intergovernmental Policy and Regulatory Affairs in Cambridge, Massachusetts

66247BRAuto req ID:66247BRJob Code:CM0359 Public/Media Rltn Mgmt II Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Senior Manager for Intergovernmental Policy and Regulatory AffairsSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :059Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with 8 or more years work experience in government, government relations, or regulatory affairs, preferably in a state or municipal government setting.

  • The ideal candidate must have exceptional interpersonal, project management, and reporting, writing and editing skills and a proven record of working collaboratively with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders.

  • Position will have a 6-month orientation and review period

  • This role will require office presence 2-5 days a week and will have responsibilities outside of normal business hours.

  • Occasional travel may be required.

  • A writing exercise will be required as part of the interview process.

  • Computer literacy required. Must have experience with Windows and databases.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Should have a demonstrated record of success in complex and fast-paced organization, and possess the ability to set priorities and manage competing demands.

  • Must be motivated to learn and be flexible. Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Experience in project management, deadline management and problem-solving within a collaborative decision-making environment.

  • Ability to move tasks, assignments, and projects forward. Proactive approach to anticipating and alleviating challenges.

  • Candidate should have a highly analytical background and ability to translate expertise to different audiences in a fast-paced and evolving environment.

  • Candidate must possess the ability to work collaboratively across teams and with a variety of projects and constituencies.

  • High attention to detail and strong organizational skills are a must.

  • Must be innovative, strategic, and conceptually manage multiple projects simultaneously and handle difficult situations with a high level of professionalism.

  • Must be able to listen carefully and influence others.

    Department:Public AffairsPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Communications Position Description:

  • Supports the University’s regulatory and policy work at the state level and in Harvard’s host communities, including Cambridge and Boston.

  • Monitors and anticipates changes to state and local legislation, regulations and policies with impacts to campus activities, particularly as they relate to energy, environmental, transportation, planning, and operational priorities.

  • Provides timely advice and analysis to stakeholders on intergovernmental strategies and policy implications.

  • Builds awareness and collaboration around key issues with relevant university partners.

  • Establishes and maintains an internal network of colleagues across campus to analyze, interpret, and translate opportunities, risks, and questions associated with proposed policies or regulatory changes and their intersects with projects or other university goals.

  • Develops research, technical feedback, strategic plans, timelines, and related deliverables in support of defined priorities and objectives. Ensure key milestones are communicated to contacts on campus.

  • Collaborates with colleagues across Harvard’s government relations team to guide engagement, comment, and stakeholder processes when appropriate.

  • Helps to identify opportunities to engage relevant peer institutions, associations, coalitions, and other external partners on topics of shared or mutual interest.

  • Represents the university and the department in external meetings with leaders and stakeholders.

  • Performs research analysis and makes recommendations for next steps to advance outcomes based on analytics and key performance metrics. This also involves analyzing current practice or policies, evaluating the effects of proposed activities, or legislation, and reporting on findings in collaboration with colleagues.

School/Unit:University Administration EEO Statement: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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:The Senior Manager for Intergovernmental Policy and Regulatory Affairs for Harvard Public Affairs and Communications (HPAC) manages relevant University interactions with state and local agencies and regulatory bodies to coordinate and advance the University’s priorities. Reporting to the Managing Director for Intergovernmental Relations & Strategic Outreach, this role will work with colleagues across government relations and relevant internal teams to consult and advise on regulatory processes and policy implications for the University and its operations.

The Senior Manager for Intergovernmental Policy and Regulatory Affairs brings significant knowledge of state and municipal regulatory processes and content. In addition to working with internal stakeholders to provide analysis and technical feedback on new or anticipated regulations, ordinances, legislation, and policies, this role works as a member of an integrated and collaborative team to provide active and historical context to current issues and develop recommendations and strategies related to university projects and priorities.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.

  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.

  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.

  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.

  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.

  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote) LinkedIn Recruiter Tag (for internal use only):#LI-EP1Work Format Details:This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.