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.


School Partnerships Manager

Character Lab is looking for a School Partnerships Manager. Reporting to the Director of School Partnerships, the School Partnerships Manager will work closely with teachers and administrators to make the school-based research process fast, frictionless, and fruitful.

We especially encourage applicants who identify as Black, Latinx, or Native American to apply for this position. This is an exciting opportunity for a results-oriented, innovative professional to have a tremendous impact by cultivating relationships with schools and by developing and coordinating systems for conducting research.

The School Partnerships Manager will execute multiple projects simultaneously while adhering to varied timelines. They will create systems for research activities in schools (e.g., student and teacher interviews, teacher surveys, classroom studies), improve our processes to increase efficiency, present at conferences, plan events for school partners, and recruit and onboard new districts.

We are looking for an individual who has a track record of effectively delivering content to other professionals, has demonstrated leadership experience, is interested in the scientific research process, and has an understanding of the complexity of working with schools. The right candidate embraces building strong relationships and will thrive within our small and dynamic team.

Finance and Operations Associate

Character Lab is looking for a Finance and Operations Associate. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, the Associate will support the operational and technology needs of the organization. We especially encourage applicants who identify as Black, Latinx, or Native American to apply for this position. This is an exciting opportunity for a results-oriented, innovative professional to have a tremendous impact by ensuring Character Lab develops and maintains our internal systems to achieve dramatic results and growth.

The Finance and Operations Associate will have strong input into many of our operational processes, including the management of software platforms, data security processes, and office operations such as inventory, facilities, computers, and other equipment. In close collaboration with the Director of Finance and Operations, the Associate will be encouraged to make recommendations for process improvements as necessary.

Grants and Revenue Manager

Character Lab is looking for a Grants and Revenue Manager. Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, this individual will be on the leading edge of Character Lab’s growth by managing the organization’s diverse grant portfolio and supporting new revenue opportunities.

We especially encourage applicants who identify as Black, Latinx, or Native American to apply for this position. This is an exciting role for a results-driven, innovative professional to have a tremendous impact by driving fundraising processes to achieve revenue goals and operational objectives.

The Grants and Revenue Manager will be responsible for all aspects of grant management, including crafting compelling, well-researched grant proposals, reports, and materials. They will help build new earned revenue strategies, oversee fundraising operations, monitor revenue and performance, and analyze revenue patterns. They will support donor relations and manage acknowledgments. The ideal candidate is an accomplished project manager and fundraising professional with experience managing complex grants and supporting revenue strategy for nonprofit organizations.