Join our team

We are a small team of researchers, designers, and educators—all committed to making schools a better place 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.


Character Lab has a "one-roof" policy, as we believe our best collaborations happen in one space together. Therefore, all positions are full-time in our Philadelphia office.

Director of Education

Reporting to the CEO (Angela Duckworth), the Director of Education will build and manage our educational partnerships, as well as lead strategic thinking around dissemination and implementation of our Playbooks and other educational resources. As a member of the leadership team, you will be pivotal in helping Character Lab meet its ambitious goal of 1 million students using at least one of our Playbooks by December 2019.

Director of Finance and Operations

Reporting to the CEO (Angela Duckworth), Character Lab is looking to hire a Director of Finance and Operations to oversee the financial and operational needs of the organization. This role is an exciting opportunity for a results-oriented, innovative professional to have a tremendous impact by ensuring Character Lab develops the infrastructure–people and systems–to achieve dramatic results and growth.