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

Graduate Assistant, Harvard Votes Challenge
The Harvard Votes Challenge is a university-wide effort supported by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Institute of Politics (IOP) to increase voter registration and participation among eligible students, staff and faculty.
 
The Ash Center and IOP seek a Graduate Assistant to coordinate the growing civic engagement program work across the entire Harvard University community. The ideal applicant will have a passion for civic engagement and democracy.  As well as experience in organizing, communications and event planning. Find the full job description here. Send resumes and availability to Teresa_Acuna@hks.harvard.edu.
 
Research Assistant, Project on U.S. Business Associations
Dr. Johnnie Lotesta, Postdoctoral Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center, is looking for a part-time research assistant to assist with her project on business associations in the United States. Tasks will involve online data collection, organization, and visualization. Proficiency in Excel required; network analysis experience welcomed. Hours are flexible. Please write directly to johnnie_lotesta@hks.harvard.edu with your resume/C.V. and availability. 
 

Financial and Administrative Associate, Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative
The Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative is a 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.
Now in its third cohort, the initiative equips mayors and senior city officials with the skills, tools, and techniques to tackle the leadership and management challenges they face in their cities. The Financial and Administrative Associate will manage and execute a wide range of complex administrative and financial responsibilities that ensure the smooth operation of the program and provide support for the team. Click here for more information and to apply.

Program Manager for City Support, 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. Now in its third cohort, the initiative equips mayors and senior city officials with the skills, tools, and techniques to tackle the leadership and management challenges they face in their cities. The Program Manager will serve an integral role in working with cities, faculty, and partners to build, manage, and improve this yearlong programming and support. Click here for more information and to apply.
 
Senior Communications Manager, 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. Now in its third cohort, the initiative equips mayors and senior city officials with the skills, tools, and techniques to tackle the leadership and management challenges they face in their cities. The Senior Communications Manager will serve an integral role in engaging city leaders, advancing the field of city leadership, and conveying the narrative of our initiative and share its impact. Click here for more information and to apply.