Public Affairs and Government Relations Program Coordinator

Stanford University
  • Location
    Stanford, California
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 02

Position description

The Hoover Institution is seeking qualified candidates for the full-time Public Affairs and Government Relations Program Coordinator position located in the Hoover-Washington, DC office. 

About Stanford University's Hoover Institution: The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace is a public policy research center devoted to the advanced study of economics, politics, history, and political economy—both domestic and foreign—as well as international affairs.

Founded in 1919 by Herbert Hoover before he became the thirty-first president of the United States, the Institution began as a repository of historical material gathered at the end of World War I. The library and archives have grown to be among the largest private repositories of documents on twentieth-century political and economic history. Over time the Institution expanded its mission from collecting archival material to conducting advanced research on contemporary history and economics and applying this scholarship to current public policy challenges. 

With its eminent scholars and world-renowned library and archives, the Hoover Institution seeks to improve the human condition by advancing ideas that promote economic opportunity and prosperity while securing and safeguarding peace for America and all humanity.


The Public Affairs and Government Relations Program Coordinator reports to the Director of Media Affairs in Washington, DC and assists with the execution of Hoover's Stuart Family Congressional Fellowship and Economic Fellowship Programs; Hoover Institution in Washington, DC programming and events; Hoover's DC-based Library & Archives Reading Room; and provides daily administrative support to the Hoover DC Office.


  • Understand and communicate the features, benefits, and advantages of the program to a target audience.
  • Gather, analyze and report on program data.
  • Execute a tactical plan to meet the program objectives.
  • Coordinate with vendors to ensure timely delivery of program elements.
  • Provide administrative support to Program team.
  • Track program progress against goals and schedule.
  • Assist in the development of materials which support the program.


  • Manage front desk operations, serving as initial point of contact for the programs, including greeting and assisting visitors, especially Hoover Fellows.

* The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.



Education & Experience:

Bachelor's degree and one year of relevant experience or a combination of education and relevant experience. Degree in Political Science, Economics, Public Policy, Marketing, Communications, or Public Relations preferred. Experience and internships in Washington, DC and Capitol Hill preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills.
  • Highly organized.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to meet expected deadlines and schedules.
  • Team player.

Preferred/Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Commitment to the core values of the Hoover Institution, enthusiasm about our mission, and requisite knowledge, skills, to contribute and implement ideas in our Washington, DC office. 
  • Ability to interact in a courteous and tactful manner with Hoover Institution administrative offices, scholars, researchers, and visitors. 
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in a small, but active office. 
  • Self-starter with ability to handle personal and confidential information and provide correct information to callers. 
  • Strong office and technical skills, with proficiency using Word, Excel, and aptitude to learn Stanford on-line systems.
  • Experience with AV/technology preferred.

Certifications and Licenses:

  • None.


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently sitting.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.


  • Occasional work on evenings and weekends.

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