The team at The Harkin Institute for Public Policy & Citizen Engagement at Drake University conducts research and provides programming on important, timely policy issues.

Current Openings:

Executive Director

The Harkin Institute is in search of its next transformational leader. The Executive Director is privileged to lead a dynamic international public policy organization that engages in research and programming on issues that advance social justice, fairness, and opportunity.

Office Manager

The Harkin Institute is excited to launch a search for a new full-time Office Manager. We seek an individual who is a motivated and independent professional. Our team is very collaborative and collegial. The Office Manager will work closely with all members of the Harkin Institute team and with stakeholders throughout Drake University and the community.

The Office Manager will work closely with Senator Tom and Ruth Harkin along with the National Advisory Council Chair. The Office Manager will also work closely with the Executive Director of the Harkin Institute.

This position will have key responsibilities in budget management, event coordination, travel arrangements, overseeing student workers, and collaborating on various Harkin Institute projects and endeavors. A person with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills will thrive in this position. We seek someone who will be excited to engage Drake faculty, staff, students and other visitors to the Institute.

More job information, including qualifications and application here on the Drake University hiring website.

Address: 2800 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50311

Phone: (515) 271-3623

Fax Number: (515) 271-3631


Office Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.