Join our team

We are a small team of researchers, designers, and educators—all committed to advancing the science and practice of character developement. Our work makes 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.

Chief Operating Officer

Reporting directly to the CEO (Angela Duckworth), the COO will craft and implement a development strategy for our approximately $4M annual budget; oversee finance, operations, and human resources; orchestrate strategic partnerships; and support external communications including marketing and PR. Externally, the COO will represent Character Lab in negotiations with organizational partners, school districts, and funders. Internally, the COO will work with our Chief Product Officer and Chief Scientific Officer to align and prioritize activities.

Project Manager

Reporting to the Senior Research Manager (Emily Aisenbrey), the Project Manager will assist with all aspects of Character Lab Research Network school partnerships. The Project Manager will assist with establishing new district partners, maintaining current partnerships, and facilitating school-based research projects.

Administrative Fellow

Reporting to the CEO (Angela Duckworth) and partnering very closely with another Fellow, the Administrative Fellow will provide direct administrative support to the Founder/CEO position as well as support the general operational needs of the organization. We are looking for someone to fill this role for 2 years, with the potential for a longer term role.