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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Implementation Research and Practice for Early Childhood Development

This event is for Harvard community members.
Date: Friday, April 5 – Saturday, April 6, 2019
Featured Speakers: Dr. Chuck Nelson, Dr. Dana Charles McCoy
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GlobalMentalHealth@Harvard 2nd Annual Open Day

Celebrating the diversity of global mental health activities in our community
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 8:00am-5:00pm
About: The 2nd Annual GMH@Harvard Open Day will include presentations from faculty, staff, students, post-docs, and trainees working in the field of Global Mental Health as well as small group workshop sessions on the topics presented. See the links below to apply to present. The event will also feature keynote speaker Patrick J. Kennedy, former Congressman (D-RI); Founder, The Kennedy Forum; Co-Founder, One Mind; Commissioner, President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis.
For more information, and to register:

Science-Based Innovation: Reimagining Program Development & Evaluation

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

Next training: June 4, 2019

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 Science-Based Innovation Training and register to attend! 


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

Project Manager

We are seeking a talented individual who is skilled and passionate about working on projects that are rapidly developing, translating knowledge into action, and pushing the boundaries of the field. Working across several key Center projects, this position will develop work-plans for complicated projects and will move them forward. This person will also play an active role in managing relationships with key external partners.

View the full job description

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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