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

Director of Administration and Culture

Reporting to the Managing Director and serving on the Center’s eight-person leadership team, the Director of Administration and Culture will lead efforts to recruit, retain, develop, and support our mission-driven staff to pursue our shared goal of achieving better outcomes for kids and families. The Center strives to create a work environment where everyone feels respected, connected, and has opportunities to learn and grow. We want our staff to have the knowledge, tools, and processes needed to do their work to the best of their abilities. This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic leader to assess current operations, policies, and practices to build on what we have, initiate changes, and develop new approaches. We welcome fresh thinking and action to take our organization to the next level.

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Digital Solutions Developer

This position is part of the Center’s five-person communications team and is responsible for leading and implementing the Center’s digital strategy, overseeing the continuous updating and expansion of our web presence and other digital tools in order to maximize the impact of the knowledge generated by the Center and its affiliates. This role will help the Center engage target audiences and support a dynamic learning community—-across North America and, increasingly, globally—-that is united by a commitment to achieving breakthrough outcomes for young children.

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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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