Student Communications & Office Assistant

We are seeking a Student Communications & Office Assistant to work with our administrative team. Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications, the assistant's responsibilities include assisting with event planning and preparation (coordinating RSVPs, keeping spreadsheets, overseeing online event registrations, printing and organizing event materials, etc.), maintaining the Center’s website, mailing lists and databases, assisting with large mailings, filing, and other general office duties.  

Position runs through the academic year, with a possibility of extending through the summer.

The Joint Center for Housing Studies analyzes economic and demographic trends and their effects on U.S. housing policy.  An interest in housing studies is welcome but not required.


  • Strong computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access), Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign)
  • HTML/CMS experience a plus
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities
  • Event management experience a plus (handling online registrations, printing nametags, table tents, etc.)
  • Ability to work on deadline


Location: Joint Center for Housing Studies, 1 Bow Street, Suite 400, Cambridge

Hours: 10-20 hours/week, daytime, flexible hours. 

Rate: Commensurate with experience.  Work-study and non-work-study students are eligible.

To apply: Please email resume and a brief cover letter to