Events and Employment Opportunities

We are always looking for talented individuals who want to join our team and support our mission. Below, when they are available, you can find information about full-time and student employment positions, as well as information about events hosted by the Center and its affiliates. Visit our Student Opportunities page for more information about how students can get involved with the Center.

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Science-Based Innovation

A one-day training on the FOI Approach to science-based innovation

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

This one-day training in Cambridge, MA, will provide participants with an overview of a promising new approach for innovation in program development and evaluation, and implications of this approach for early childhood programs. This includes a set of tools that support translating science into practice in order to learn more about how an intervention works, for whom, and in what contexts.  This model is designed to help teams develop stronger programs, optimize evaluation efforts, and engage in rapid cycle learning.

Participants will hear from Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D., on From Best Practices to Breakthrough Impacts: A Science-Based Approach to Building a More Promising Future for Young Children and Families. They’ll also have an opportunity to learn more about developing a precise theory of change, program materials that support effective implementation, and evaluation methods that facilitate continuous learning.  In addition to presentations, participants will have opportunities to reflect on and discuss the content in small groups.

Participants from a broad range of settings are encouraged to attend including program developers and anyone who works with or is in a position to support young children or their families. The cost of the workshop is $350 for the day.  The program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and lunch and snacks will be provided. Participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging.

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Full-Time Employment Opportunities

Any available full-time positions at the Center on the Developing Child are posted on Harvard’s employment website at All applicants for employment with Harvard University must apply for the specific job opening through this site. When searching for openings at the Center, select “Harvard Graduate School of Education” as the School/Unit or enter “Center on the Developing Child” in the Keyword field. For more information, please contact Harvard University Employment Services at (617) 495-2772.

Current Opportunities

Student Employment Opportunities

We offer work for highly motivated students in our offices at 50 Church Street and in the labs of our affiliated faculty across the campus. As opportunities become available, we will share them on this page. Sign up here to receive information on employment opportunities. Visit our Student Opportunities page for more information about other ways students can get involved with the Center.

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