Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights (OI) is seeking a Research Translation Associate. This role will report to the Director of Research Translation and Strategic Initiatives and will indirectly report to OI Founding Director, Raj Chetty. The role will be responsible for content creation (written materials, data visualizations, research presentations, etc.), presentation preparation, and support for other initiatives to translate OI research to its various audiences (e.g., researchers, academics, policy and program leaders, etc.). This individual must be an experienced science writer, skilled data communicator, and skilled in and enthusiastic about working across varied and dynamic projects. This role will work closely with research teams (and must have a clear understanding and enthusiasm for the research) but will not conduct research.
OI is a nonpartisan research and policy institute focused on improving economic opportunity. Founded in 2018, Opportunity Insight has become a nationally- and internationally- recognized leader in the science of economic mobility and in the use of large administrative data to understand and address inequality. OI has published seminal work on national trends in upward mobility, racial disparities, the role of neighborhoods, higher education, and social capital in upward mobility, and the use of private-sector data to understand disparate impacts in the current economic recession and recovery. To complement this research, OI has developed data resources including the Opportunity Atlas, the Social Capital Atlas, and the Economic Tracker to support evidence-based policy and practice.
Materials development and communication of original research
Preparation for major presentations, meetings, and communications
Course Development and Other Special Projects
Specific Job Skills
Additional Competencies and Skills
Must be a professional, proactive, creative, collaborative, and conscientious individual. Additional competencies include:
Cambridge, MA (Hybrid arrangements may be possible for this position.)
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
How to Apply
Please apply through Harvard’s online portal. To be considered for this position, a cover letter and resume must be submitted. A skills assessment will be required as part of the interview process.
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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.