Join our team

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

Director of Education

Reporting to the Executive Director (Donald Kamentz), the Director of Education will be at the forefront in developing tools and resources for character development. Working collaboratively with researchers, teachers, and designers, you will translate validated research into useful learning resources and tools for educators and students. As a member of the leadership team, you will oversee our educational partnerships and lead strategic thinking around scaling translated resources.

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.

Visual Designer

Reporting to the Director of Design (Kate Clayton), the visual designer will be elemental in creating rich visuals for our website, print materials, our Educator Summit, and a broad range of supplemental materials. You will create elegant, fun, and user-friendly designs which will be in the hands of 1 million students and teachers in the next 2 years. 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 masterfully convey great design to our users and to our team.

The application period for this position has closed.

Research Manager

The Research Manager will liaise between top tier scientists and a fast growing network of school partners to facilitate a variety of research projects that provide teachers and students with tools and resources for character development. To this end, the Research Manager will ensure that research is running smoothly at all our partner schools. Reporting to our Director of Research (Sean Talamas), and collaborating with other Research Managers, this Research Manager will come into a role where they can combine their passion for research and education with their skills in project management and communication.