Job Posting: Assistant Director, Federal Relations, Vanderbilt University Office of Federal Relations

Kate Stuart
May 14, 2014

Vanderbilt University seeks a team player to join the Office of Federal Relations in its Washington, DC office to coordinate the Office’s communications efforts and to assist in advancing the University’s federal advocacy priorities with respect to federally-sponsored research, higher education policy and health policy.


This position requires at least 3 years of Capitol Hill experience or the equivalent, preferably in areas related to communications and/or science and higher education policy. The successful candidate will have familiarity with research universities, particularly Vanderbilt. Ties to the Tennessee congressional delegation preferred but not required. The ability to interact effectively with key Members and staff in Congress, the Executive Branch, the higher education and research community in Washington, and senior administrators and faculty at Vanderbilt is critical.

This is a full-time position based in the University’s Washington, D.C. office. Must be willing to travel to Vanderbilt’s campus in Nashville, Tennessee, several times a year. Salary is dependent upon education and experience. 

Background screens will be performed and education will be verified prior to employment. Please be prepared to provide required information and/or documentation.

Applications must be received by May 30, 2014 to be considered. To apply, please visit and search for # 1406349.

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