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We aspire to be a great place to work, to learn, to grow, and to have a meaningful impact on our mission.

We care about who you are and the identities, life experiences, and perspectives you bring to your work, and we want to meet you there—with career pathways, differentiated development and support, competitive salaries, and generous, flexible benefits that provide you with the opportunity to develop and deploy your talents for your career and for the economic advancement of U.S. workers and learners.

Explore Open Opportunities

Knowing its importance to the success of our work and the engagement of our staff members, JFF is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging, and well-being. We aspire to attract and retain a diverse team and welcome people of all backgrounds to apply to our open roles. In alignment to JFF’s North Star, we strongly encourage individuals whose highest level of education attained is less than a 4-year degree; people of color and women of all backgrounds whose highest level of education attained is a 4-year degree; and people with records to apply.

We appreciate your time and will review all applications received and communicate final decisions to every candidate.

Explore open opportunities

Here are a few tips to set you up for success as you consider applying to join our team:

  • How do I learn more about JFF and what you do?
    Consider reviewing who we are and what we value, JFF’s five strategic priority areas, and our impact stories.
  • How do I know which role I should apply for?
    The qualifications listed within each job description are intended as a guide. We do not expect candidates to bring every experience or skill listed. Instead, if you believe you can meet the overall expectations of the position, we encourage you to apply so that we have an opportunity to learn more about you and the unique strengths you would bring to the work.
  • Which title level is right for me?
    At JFF, we are committed to our staff members’ continuous learning and growth throughout their tenure. To give you a better sense of a typical career map at JFF, here is our titling structure: Coordinator > Manager > Senior Manager > Director (I and II) > Senior Director/Managing Director > Associate Vice President > Vice President > Chief/Executive Director.
  • I don’t see a current opening that matches what I’m looking for next in my career.
    Apply to the General Candidate Pool so that we can keep you in mind for future opportunities.

Hiring Process


We seek to create an inclusive and equitable hiring process that provides opportunity for candidates to showcase their unique skills and talents. We use a skills-first and competency-based approach to candidate assessment, which means that we prioritize learning about what you have done and what you can do. To help mitigate bias throughout our interview process, we utilize standard interview scripts to ensure candidate experience is consistent, conduct anonymous reviews of performance tasks, gather feedback from multiple interviewers who know the work best, and more. We hope that through our interview process, you will get a sense of who we are and how we approach our work. We believe the interview process should be a two-way street where you are learning about us as much as we are learning about you.

1. Application Review

2. Phone Interview

3. Performance Task

4. Video Interview(s)

5. Reference Checks

6. Offer

Fair Chance Hiring

As a fair chance employer committed to equitable economic access, JFF works to expand employment opportunity for people with criminal records. We do not conduct background checks and encourage those impacted by the criminal justice system to apply to roles at JFF. 

Accessibility

At JFF, we’re deeply committed to accessibility and want to ensure that everyone, including people with disabilities, can fully access and engage with our application and hiring process. We want you to know that you can request or share access or accommodation needs at anytime in the application or recruitment process, so you have everything you need to participate fully.  If you are unable to complete this application due to a disability or have specific access/accommodation needs in order to fully participate in our application or hiring process, please contact us at hiringaccommodations@jff.org.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

JFF will make all reasonable efforts to live up to its Equal Opportunity policy and Affirmative Action Plan. The Plan has been prepared to accurately reflect the company’s status, its actions to date, and its intentions for the future. The President and CEO supports the Affirmative Action Program and assigns overall responsibility for fulfillment of the Equal Employment Opportunity policy and Affirmative Action Plan to the Vice President of People & Culture, who will periodically conduct analyses of all personnel actions to ensure that the company is living up to its stated intention. Employment practices at the company are non-discriminatory and are based upon factors that are job-related. Factors such as race, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, disability, veteran status, military service, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, and gender identity are not job-related. To learn more, read the complete statement here.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

Jobs for the Future (JFF) seeks to pay employees fairly, equitably, and competitively, while rewarding performance and balancing internal and external factors aligned with our culture and values. We strive to provide career pathways, differentiated development and support, competitive salaries, and generous, flexible benefits that provide employees with the opportunity and support to develop and deploy their talents for their careers and for the economic advancement of all. We value high performance in the pursuit of our mission and seek to recognize and reward high-performing staff.

JFF will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

Learn more

At JFF, we aspire to be a great place for you to work, learn, grow, and have a meaningful impact on our mission. Learn more about how you can explore current opportunities at JFF and subscribe for updates.