Job Opportunities

 
The Ash Center is a global and values-driven community that believes diverse perspectives are paramount to better understanding and addressing real-world problems. In fostering an environment of rigor, curiosity, and integrity, we value and respect different opinions, lived experiences, and diverse research and policy areas and approaches. We actively seek candidates who share our commitment and values. If you are interested in joining our team to advance excellence and innovation in governance and public policy, please view our current staff and student job openings below. Note that applicants to full time staff openings (excluding research assistant and research fellow positions) must apply through the Harvard Human Resources online system, which can be found here.
 

Assistant Director for Honoring Nations 

Reporting to the Program Director for the Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development, the Assistant Director of Honoring Nations is responsible for the day-to-day management of Honoring Contributions in the Governance of American Indian Nations Program (also known as Honoring Nations), a national award program that identifies, celebrates, and shares outstanding examples of tribal governance in the United States. Candidates must demonstrate knowledge of American Indian affairs, exceptional communication and organization skills, and willingness to approach problems with creativity and collegiality. The Ash Center is a global and values-driven community that believes diverse perspectives are paramount to better understanding and addressing real-world problems. In fostering an environment of rigor, curiosity, and integrity, we value and respect different opinions, lived experiences, and diverse research and policy areas and approaches. We actively seek candidates who share our commitment and values. Learn more and apply. 

Communications Assistant

The Communications Assistant plays a key role as the Ash Center grows its portfolio of research, learning, and programming on democratic governance. The role spans events and outreach, covering both digital media and print. As a central authority on scheduling and campaign execution, the Communications Assistant ensures the communications and events team meets deadlines and gets information and research out in a timely, accessible manner to key audiences. 2 years of experience in a relevant field of public policy, political science, journalism, communications, marketing, or public relations required. Internships will count toward experience. Learn more and apply.

Events Coordinator

The Events Coordinator is a key member of the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation’s Events team, which furthers the Center’s mission by managing the multifaceted logistics for 50+ events per year. Candidates must demonstrate experience with the basics of event planning and implementation, consistent attention to detail, and willingness to approach problems with creativity and collegiality. The Ash Center is a global and values-driven community that believes diverse perspectives are paramount to better understanding and addressing real-world problems. In fostering an environment of rigor, curiosity, and integrity, we value and respect different opinions, lived experiences, and diverse research and policy areas and approaches. We actively seek candidates who share our commitment and values. Learn more and apply.

Research Assistant, American Political and Election History

A graduate or undergraduate research assistant is needed as soon as possible to work with Prof. Alex Keyssar at the Harvard Kennedy School. The position will entail expanding the index of a manuscript whose subject is within the realm of modern American political and electoral history. A qualified candidate will have some historical research experience as well as organizational skills and excellent communication abilities. Thoroughness, attention to detail and accuracy as well as familiarity with historical document searches, library data bases and citation protocols are all essential. Must work well independently and consistently. Flexible schedule based on availability. Interested students should email Scott Stackpole at Scott_Stackpole@hks.harvard.edu