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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IDEAS Impact Framework One-Day Training: Reimagining Program Development & Evaluation

Join us for a one-day training to help programs increase impact for children and families

Next Training: TBD

This one-day training will provide participants with an overview of the IDEAS Impact Framework, 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 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.

Learn more about the IDEAS Impact Framework One-Day Training and register to attend! 


Full-Time Employment Opportunities

Chief Knowledge Officer

The Chief Knowledge Officer will lead and align cross-Center efforts to gather, synthesize, and communicate multi-disciplinary knowledge relating to early childhood development. As the leader of the Center’s oldest and most prominent workstream—clear, credible, engaging, actionable communication of the science of child development—the CKO will bring an innovative, strategic communications perspective to the team (Center Director, Chief Strategy Officer, and key faculty) that determines what our science agenda will be.

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Director of Communications

As manager of the Center’s communications team, the Director of Communications will be responsible for overseeing the production of creative communication materials in multiple forms and dissemination strategies in support of the Center’s mission. This role will help the Center engage target audiences and support a dynamic learning community that is united by a commitment to achieving breakthroughs in the lives of young children and families facing adversity, with a particular focus on the effects of poverty, racism, and other structural inequities on early development and lifelong health. Building on the Center’s widely respected, global platform for clear, effective communication of the science of early childhood development, this position will manage the team that maintains the Center’s world-leading position by continuing to innovate and create creative, credible, accurate, and memorable communication products and strategies of the highest quality.

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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.

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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