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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Employment


Full-Time Employment Opportunities

Assistant Director of Communications
The Assistant Director of Communications is a new role at the Center on the Developing Child. This role will work closely with the Director of Communications to develop, lead, and manage key aspects of the Center’s communications strategy, content production, and media relations strategy across the Center’s widely respected, global platform for the effective communication of the translated science of child development.

The Assistant Director will oversee a team responsible for the creation and dissemination of written and digital content (videos, podcasts, social media) that will help the Center meet strategic goals, including engaging target audiences and supporting a dynamic learning community—across North America and, increasingly, globally—that is united by a commitment to achieving breakthrough outcomes for young children. Read the full job description and apply.

Communications Coordinator
The Communications Coordinator will serve as a key team contributor to Communications projects across our interdisciplinary, University-wide Center. This role will support a growing, 4-7-person Communications team responsible for maintaining and expanding the Center’s widely respected, global platform for the effective communication of the translated science of child development, contributing to projects across various channels ranging from social media, to podcasts, to our website, a go-to resource for the field. The role involves simultaneous coordination of multiple projects with competing and evolving priorities and timelines, as well as working collaboratively with Communications staff members as well as other Center staff and external vendors in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. Read the full job description and apply.

Grants Specialist
The Grants Specialist will be responsible for the day-to-day management of a portfolio of complex grants and gifts. Pre-award responsibilities include grant preparation, budget development, and application submissions in coordination with program staff. Post-award responsibilities include financial tracking, reconciliations, and reporting. This position offers an exciting opportunity to learn and improve upon processes, create workflows, and work in collaboration with members of the Center’s team, as well as colleagues in departments across the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), including the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP). This position requires clear and concise communication with everyone involved in the full life cycle of an award. Read the full job description and apply.

Senior Project Manager, Policy Initiatives
We are seeking a colleague to join our team who will be responsible for leading our efforts to reach policymakers and/or public leaders, domestically and internationally, with the science of early childhood development. This is a new role on our team, and we are eager to find someone who is passionate about developing ways of engaging policymakers and public leaders to take action informed by the science of early childhood development.

The Senior Project Manager, Policy Initiatives (SPM) will report to the Assistant Director, Innovation Partnerships and Business Development and will be a member the Knowledge Application (KA) Team. The KA Team’s priority is to make the science of ECD actionable via the development of capacity building offerings for identified key audiences that strengthen their skills and capacities to apply the science of early childhood to policy and practice. Read the full job description and apply.

All available full-time positions at the Center on the Developing Child are posted on Harvard’s employment website at http://hr.harvard.edu/jobs/. 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.


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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