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:

Senior Program Manager, Innovation Field Lab New York
Innovation Field Lab New York is a two-year program comprising data-driven experimentation, real-time innovation and improvement, and executive education for cities in New York State that aim to develop capabilities for cross-silo performance leadership. The Senior Program Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Innovation Field Lab New York. Reporting to the Academic Director of the Innovations in Government Program, the Senior Program Manager is a primary liaison between the Ash Center, Harvard faculty, city leaders, collaborators, and all others involved in Cities RISE. Read more and apply here

Program Coordinator, Innovation Field Lab New York
Innovation Field Lab New York is a two-year program comprising data-driven experimentation, real-time innovation and improvement, and executive education for cities in New York State that aim to develop capabilities for cross-silo performance leadership. The Program Coordinator provides financial, logistical, and programmatic support for the full portfolio of activities of Innovation Field Lab New York, including general administrative functioning, financial processing and reporting, and occasional research and communication responsibilities. Read more and apply here.

Associate Director for Practitioner Communities
Working closely with the Director of the Ash Center’s Innovations in Government Program, the Associate Director for Practitioner Communities is a senior member of the Innovations in Government Program team providing high-level coordination of a dynamic portfolio of peer-learning communities for elected and senior government leaders. The Associate Director’s responsibilities include oversight of the Project on Municipal Innovation, a groundbreaking forum of the chiefs of staff to the mayors of 45 of America’s largest and most creative cities. The ideal candidate is someone with experience inside a mayor’s office or experience managing communities of senior government officials in addition to experience working on racial equity and related competencies. Read more and apply here.