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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Student Information Session

Learn more about the Center and ways for Harvard students to get involved!
Student Information Session 2018 poster
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
5:00 to 6:30 pm

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Longfellow Hall—Eliot Lyman Room
13 Appian Way, Cambridge

Presentation at 5:15 pm by Center Director Jack P. Shonkoff, M.D.

Register now! 

Science-Based Innovation

A one-day training on the FOI approach to program development and evaluation

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.

For information on the Fall 2018 training, please fill out the short form below and we’ll contact you with details.

Information on the Next Science-Based Innovation Training


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.

  • Senior Project Manager, Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    This position is an ideal opportunity for someone who is interested in radically transforming the lives of children and families facing adversity by bringing together the fields of social entrepreneurship with science and impact. You will work closely with the team at the Center to build the infrastructure needed to support ventures focused on young children and their families which are seeking to scale with impact. View full job description.
  • Project Manager
    This position is an ideal opportunity for someone who is passionate about transforming the field of early childhood by bringing to bear cutting-edge science, innovation, and social entrepreneurship. We are seeking a talented individual who will be excited to work on projects that are rapidly developing, pushing the boundaries of the field, and are about translating knowledge into action. View full job description.
  • Communications Assistant
    This position is at the core of the Center’s Communications team, providing crucial administrative support for many aspects of the team’s work. The Communications Assistant is the Center’s front-line contact with the general public and represents the Center by responding to questions and to media, speaker, and permissions requests, using excellent writing skills. It requires working collaboratively with Communications team members, other Center staff members, and sometimes external vendors in a fast-paced and dynamic office environment. View 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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