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. 

STUDENT POSITION

Technical Writer; Race, Research and Policy Portal

The Institutional Antiracism and Accountability (IARA) Project is looking for a part-time technical writer for the 2022-23 academic year to support the Race, Research and Policy Portal (www.rrapp.org). The technical writer will work closely with the RRAPP Editor and IARA Program Director to analyze, evaluate, assess, and summarize collected works, to write accessible, compelling translations of complex research for non-academic audiences to be posted on IARA’s Race Research and Policy Portal (RRAPP) web portal, and to scan and document the subject field.

The ideal candidate is enrolled in a Masters Degree or Ph.D. program in social science or interdisciplinary field, academic or professional experience that is mission-aligned, proven writing and research skills, and demonstrated experience and commitment to racial justice and equity.  Pay is $21 per hour. Expected time commitment 5-7 hours per week during the writing cycle, which is generally twice per term. For more information or to apply, please send resume, cover letter, and writing sample to iara@hks.harvard.edu. We actively seek applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, military veterans, persons with disabilities and underrepresented backgrounds. Learn more and apply.

STUDENT POSITION

Research Assistant 

Tova Wang, Senior Fellow in Democratic Practice at the Ash Center, is looking for a Research Assistant to work on a project looking at the impact of organizing the Somali and African American communities in Minnesota and the AAPI community in Las Vegas around Election Day Registration. Many states allow voters to register and vote on the same day, but few unregistered voters are aware of this.  In a unique effort we are going to track the activities of two organizations making “EDR” a component of their GOTV work during early voting and on Election Day. The primary tasks will be to assist in doing interviews with the key people working on this program, such as organizational leaders and volunteers; tracking those interviews and identifying themes; helping schedule and keeping track of the interviews; and assisting in writing the report. The work begins September 26 and will last until the end of December. It will be approximately 5-10 hours a week and pays $22 per hour. This position is open to graduate students only. We actively seek applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA+ community, military veterans, persons with disabilities and underrepresented backgrounds. To apply please send a resume and a brief note of interest to Tova Wang tovawang@hks.harvard.edu