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Director, Conferences and Convenings, Bloomberg Center for Cities

Director, Conferences and Convenings, Bloomberg Center for Cities

The Director will report to the Senior Director of Collaborations and work in concert with the team’s Events Coordinator. This individual will play a leading role in ensuring that all offerings, including an annual conference series, events, and convenings at the center, are managed and delivered with excellence and forge a platform for leading thinkers, rising academic stars, and accomplished leaders working on and in cities.

Grant & Finance Manager, Bloomberg Center for Cities

Grant & Finance Manager, Bloomberg Center for Cities

This individual will serve as point of contact for managing financial analysis and internal reporting, research administration and grants management, and contracts, working closely with the HKS Research Administration Office (RAO), Office of Financial Services (OFS), and the Harvard Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) to resolve matters related to grants, contracts, financial accounts and processes, and financial compliance with university policies and procedures.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Harvard Kennedy School faculty member Justin de Benedictis-Kessner seeks applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher for two years starting in summer 2024. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work on projects related to cities and other local governments in the new Local Politics Lab now being established at the Bloomberg Center for Cities at Harvard University with faculty director Justin de Benedictis-Kessner. The candidate will guide research activities on designated projects and give direction on research ideas, hone research questions, design and implement robust research analytic plans, analyze data, interpret results, and review and/or assist in writing academic research papers and writing public-facing research briefs.

Research Associate, The People Lab

Research Associate, The People Lab

This position is ideal for motivated college graduates with prior research experience who are interested in getting more in-depth training in applied research. Research Associates support multiple fast-paced projects at a time, under the guidance of senior research staff. Responsibilities may include data cleaning and analysis literature reviews, and supporting the manuscript preparation, as well as direct interaction with government partners to co-design and evaluate interventions using randomized controlled trials (RCTs).

Senior Director, Collaborations, Bloomberg Center for Cities

Senior Director, Collaborations, Bloomberg Center for Cities

The Senior Director will be responsible for the planning, development, oversight and execution of the center-wide strategy related to developing collaborations and a community across Harvard University and beyond. Leading a team of four direct reports, the Senior Director will be responsible for organizing activities that advance research and exchange ideas that help city leaders make change in practice.

Senior Research Associate, The People Lab

Senior Research Associate, The People Lab

This position is ideal for candidates with a graduate degree or a college graduate with 3+ years of experience designing and executing the implementation of research projects. The Senior Research Associate will work on many fast-paced projects simultaneously, and be involved in all aspects of projects including: project scoping and design, communication with government partners, field visits, developing and implementing project timelines, conducting statistical and econometric analysis, executing research administration responsibilities, and producing policy-relevant and academically-relevant publications


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