Associate Director at Harvard University

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Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Associate Director, Democratic Governance

Harvard University

Harvard Kennedy School


Job Function
General Administration

Time Status

Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation

Salary Grade

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Executive Director for Programs of the Ash Center and working closely with the Ford Foundation Professor of Citizenship and Democracy, the Associate Director is the senior manager for the Ash Center's Democratic Governance Program.

As one of three programmatic pillars of the Center, the Democratic Governance Program encompasses a broad and dynamic array of initiatives-including research, teaching, practice, and public discourse-all oriented toward making democracy work. Key areas of scholarship include engagement and deliberation; participatory innovations; transparency and disclosure; social movements and organizing; urban politics and coalition building; race and American politics; and technology and democracy.

The Associate Director identifies overlap and makes connections across existing initiatives and among faculty in order to grow the Program's reach, profile, and impact on both scholarship and practice. The Associate Director works closely with the Center's senior leadership and faculty to launch new initiatives and to articulate, develop, and implement important strategic objectives. S/he takes a leadership role in creating a community of scholars, fellows, students, and practitioners who are generating high potential ideas to move democracy forward.

The Associate Director is familiar with the scholarship in related fields or disciplines and understands the potential contribution of faculty research to the larger discourses. S/he works closely with faculty and fellows on dissemination efforts including occasional papers, commentary, book conferences, workshops, and other outreach opportunities targeting academic and practitioner audiences. S/he works closely in this capacity with the Center's Associate Director for Communication, for example to develop national outlets to disseminate the program's content. The Associate Director is responsible for growing the Program's web presence, including managing a blog and newsletter, overseeing a team of student research assistants and outside contributors, and editing and developing a regular and robust production pipeline. S/he organizes and oversees a variety or seminar series, faculty workshops, and other convenings that position the Ash Center as a hub for critical discourse and idea generation on making democracy work.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelors degree in related field with 3 years of related experience.

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EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

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