• Education Manager

    At Character Lab, we are seeking an Education Manager to support the development, testing and dissemination of educational content, as well as provide direct support to the Virtual Character Lab Network of Schools. Reporting to our Director of Education (Chad Spurgeon), you will collaborate with researchers, educators, and external resources as needed in order to translate our research into engaging curriculum for teachers and middle/high school students. We are looking for an individual who instinctively knows how teachers and students think. The right candidate embraces best practices for creating engaging educational material, can thrive within a small, dynamic team, and has the highest standard for quality.

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  • Executive Assistant

    Reporting directly to the Founder and CEO (Angela Duckworth), the Executive Assistant will provide direct administrative support to both the Founder/CEO and Executive Director (Donald Kamentz) positions, as well as support the general operational needs of the organization.  We are looking for an individual who can effectively and efficiently support multiple organizational leaders.  The right candidate embraces time management, can spot areas to improve process inefficiencies, and will thrive within our small and dynamic team.

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  • Product Manager

    Reporting to the Director of Design (Kate Clayton), the Product Manager will be pivotal in developing tools and resources for character development. Working collaboratively with researchers and educators, we are looking for someone who embraces design thinking, understands the details of software development, carries a deep passion for user-centered interactive design, and maintains an eye for details and the highest standard for quality. As a member of a small, dynamic team, this position requires a solution-focused thinker who can proactively communicate, plan, and drive a creative and technical product.

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  • Program Manager, Summer Interns

    The Program Manager will oversee our 8-week summer internship program (starting June 19) for 15-20 high school and college students who are interested in advancing the science and practice of character development. Interns will learn about user experience design principles, research methodology, and prior research on character strengths in order to hack or create their own interventions. To this end, the Program Manager will have great creative freedom in overseeing the programming and intern development through planning day-to-day activities and training sessions, and will work with Character Lab staff to ensure the program fits the interests and needs of both interns and researchers. Reporting to our Research Manager (Emily Aisenbrey), as well as collaborating with other staff and postdoctoral fellows, the Program Manager will step into a role that combines a passion for working with young people, a knowledge of applied research, and strong project management skills to create a summer intern program that is well-organized, educational, and engaging for all parties. As interns progress through their training and work on exciting research projects, the Program Manager will be their first point of contact for ongoing questions, support, and scheduled feedback. We are looking for an individual who has experience with applied research and with supervising teens or young adults. The right candidate has strong interpersonal skills, enjoys taking initiative and solving problems, and will thrive with minimal oversight.

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  • Research Manager

    The Research Manager will guide a variety of research projects that provide teachers and students with tools and resources for character development. To this end, the Research Manager will also ensure that research is running smoothly at all our partner schools. Reporting to our Director of Research, Dr. Sean Talamas, as well as collaborating with other research coordinators and postdoctoral fellows, this Research Manager will come into a role where they can combine their passion for research with their skills in project management and delegation. We are looking for an individual who has hands-on experience with research and understands its demands. Juggling multiple projects at once, the right candidate embraces time management, can spot areas to improve process inefficiencies, and will thrive within our small and dynamic team.

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  • UX Designer

    Reporting to the Director of Design (Kate Clayton), the User Experience (UX) Designer will be instrumental in creating both digital interactions and surrounding experiences for our students, researchers, and educational partners. Working closely with Character Lab directors, internal and external developers, and other Character Lab staff, you will help advocate, prototype, and create an exceptional user experience for everything we touch. As a member of a small, dynamic team, this position requires a creative, skilled individual who sees value in learning through prototypes, who quickly disposes of early ideas in favor of better ones, and who helps visualize the user experience to the team. You will bring an unwavering commitment to the users so that they find delight and value in our product.


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