Careers

Join our team

Join our team

We are a small team of researchers, designers, and educators—all committed to advancing scientific insights that help kids thrive. Our work makes schools better places for students to learn and flourish.

Excellence is a temporary achievement, not a status. We learn from our mistakes, depend on one another, leverage our diverse perspectives, take initiative, and give feedback early and often. Each day, we seek to exemplify the very character strengths that we promote.

Benefits and perks

All full-time positions offer competitive salaries and include full benefits with 100% employer-sponsored healthcare and 403(b) with employer match.


UX Designer

Character Lab is looking for a UX Designer. Reporting to the Partner, Design Thinking, the UX Designer will oversee our user research and design-thinking processes. Through this work, they will help develop processes and digital products that support scientists, educators, strategic partners, and employees. We especially encourage applicants who identify as Black, Latinx, or Native American to apply for this position. This is an exciting opportunity for a user-centered, innovative professional to have an impact by ensuring we develop systems to advance scientific insights that help kids thrive.

Research Program Manager

Character Lab is looking for a Research Program Manager. Reporting to the head of our Research Partnerships team (Emma Satlof-Bedrick), they will support Character Lab Research Network’s (CLRN) data management and coordinate with both external and internal partners to develop efficient systems for collecting and disseminating research data. They will also prepare and manage communications regarding research projects on the network, ensure project timelines are met, manage Character Lab’s open science initiatives (such as coordinating pre-registration of studies), and manage Character Lab’s internal research. The Research Program Manager will ensure that data management is running smoothly for our partner school districts and research collaborators.

We especially encourage applicants who identify as Black, Latinx, Asian, Native American, and/or LGBTQ+ to apply for this position. The best candidate for this role wants to combine their passion for research and education with their skills in project management and communication. We are looking for an individual who has hands-on experience with research, data collection, and data management. To thrive within our small and dynamic team, the individual must be capable of juggling multiple projects at once, embracing time management, and spotting areas to improve process inefficiencies.

School Partnerships Manager

Character Lab is looking for a School Partnerships Manager. Reporting to the head of our School Partnerships team (Meg Foran), the School Partnerships Manager will work closely with Character Lab’s network of school and district partners to make the school-based research process fast, frictionless, and fruitful. We especially encourage applicants who identify as Black, Latinx, Asian, Native American, and/or LGBTQ+ to apply for this position.

This is an exciting opportunity for a results-oriented, innovative professional to have a tremendous impact by cultivating school partnerships and developing and coordinating systems for conducting research activities in schools. We are looking for an individual who has experience working directly with educators and School or District Leadership and also understands the complexities of working with schools. Able to juggle multiple projects at once, the right candidate is an effective communicator who embraces time management, which will allow them to thrive within our small and dynamic team.