Job Opportunities

The Ash Center is a vibrant and values-driven community. We are committed to diversity and welcome people of varied backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and disciplines. We actively seek applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, military veterans, persons with disabilities and underrepresented backgrounds. If you are interested in joining our team to advance excellence and innovation in governance and public policy, please view our current staff openings below. Note that all applicants must apply through the Harvard Human Resources online system, which can be found here or in the links below.

Current employment opportunities:

Faculty & Program Assistant, Democratic Governance
The Faculty and Program Assistant supports the teaching and research of two faculty members at Harvard Kennedy School: the Winthrop Laflin McCormack Professor of Citizenship and Self-Government and the Adjunct Professor of Public Policy. The Faculty and Program Assistant is also responsible for providing administrative and programmatic support related to the McCormack Professor’s leadership as Director of the Ash Center’s Democratic Governance Programs. Read more and apply here.

Program Coordinator & Faculty Assistant, Innovations in Government
The Program Coordinator and Faculty Assistant supports the teaching, research, and programmatic work of the Faculty Director of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative. The Program Coordinator is responsible for providing financial and administrative support related to the Faculty Director’s leadership of the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative as well as his role as Academic Director of the Innovations in Government Program at the Ash Center and his faculty work as Lecturer of Public Policy and Management at Harvard Kennedy School. Read more and apply here.

Project Coordinator, Innovations in Government
The Project Coordinator supports the teaching, research, and other responsibilities of the Director of the Innovations in Government Program at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The Program recognizes and promotes creative and effective problem solving by government and citizens. The Project Coordinator is responsible for organizing and synchronizing the Director’s efforts in leading the Innovations in Government portfolio and in his teaching and related obligations as Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at Harvard Kennedy School. Read more and apply here.

Faculty Assistant, Innovations in Government
The Faculty Assistant supports the teaching, research, and other responsibilities of the Director of the Innovations in Government Program at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The Program recognizes and promotes creative and effective problem solving by government and citizens. The Faculty Assistant is responsible for providing financial and administrative support related to the Director’s leadership of the project and programs within Innovations in Government portfolio and to his faculty work as Daniel Paul Professor of the Practice of Government at Harvard Kennedy School. Read more and apply here.

Project Manager, Operations and Systems, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative is an ambitious joint effort of Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School in close collaboration with and funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies to advance leadership, management, and innovation in cities. The Project Manager for Operations and Technology will ensure the successful deployment, maintenance, and use of systems to support the initiative’s staff, faculty, and participants. Areas of focus include: configuration of customer relationship management systems, marketing/email automation, internal knowledge management, maintenance of the initiative’s website, learning management systems, web and video conferencing and tools, classroom technology, and instructional technology. Read more and apply here.