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

 April 21, 2020 Training CANCELED

Next Training: Fall 2020

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


Project Coordinator

This position is an ideal opportunity for someone who is eager to support projects and efforts focused on transforming the field of early childhood by bringing to bear cutting-edge science and innovation. We work with diverse teams from around the globe, comprised of scientists, academic researchers, policy makers, practitioners, community members, and social entrepreneurs. Through building partnerships we support teams in applying the latest science to their programs/interventions for young children and their caregivers. The goal of this support is aimed at accelerating the development and adoption of science-based innovation that directly addresses unmet challenges of children and families in order to achieve breakthrough impact at scale. We are seeking a highly-organized individual who is skilled and passionate about working on projects that are rapidly developing and pushing the boundaries of the field. This position will support multiple work streams, collaborating with a variety of HCDC staff, while reporting to one supervisor.

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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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