Vaccine Requirement

Staff whose work requires or potentially could require any in-person interaction with Save the Children colleagues, partners, or beneficiaries must be fully  vaccinated against COVID-19 unless otherwise required by law. Save the Children complies with federal, state, and local laws with regard to accommodations related to this policy.

By being vaccinated against COVID-19, staff will protect themselves and those who are unable to be vaccinated, and will permit Save the Children staff to carry out its mission in the safest way possible. Young children—whom we work every day to protect—are particularly vulnerable, as they are not yet eligible for the vaccine. As an agency that advocates for public health, we have a duty to do all we can to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Work at Save the Children

Bring your passion. Find your purpose. At Save the Children, we embrace what it means to think like a kid. We lead with imagination, inspire curiosity and let empathy drive. It’s what makes our approach so special. Our passion. Our people. Our purpose. The work that we do is ambitious and essential, delivering real, lasting results for children and their families – here in the U.S. and around the world.

Many Jobs, One Mission 

1,300 employees in 100+ countries, united by one mission. Each and every day, we move the world a step closer to a reality where every child grows up healthy, educated and safe. When you work at Save the Children, you join a group of changemakers who are passionate about igniting innovations and realizing our vision. No matter the position, every single one of us plays a critical part in keeping our promises to kids.

Why Work at Save the Children? 

Inspired by theSkimm to #ShowUsYourLeave, we're proud to share some of our paid family leave benefits designed to meet the needs of our diverse workforce and allow our employees the ability to achieve a healthy work-life balance.

Save the Children is the leading independent organization for children in need. We are an impartial and non-partisan organization on the cutting edge, amplifying children’s voices and inspiring breakthroughs focused on achieving immediate and lasting change in children’s lives.

With Save the Children, growing your career is so much more than working for just any nonprofit organization. Our work means investing in children's futures and empowering families to support themselves, with an organization that invests in YOU, too.

Mission and Values

We’re changing the way the world treats children, and we’re using accountability, collaboration, creativity and integrity to do it. Our staff, volunteers and partners don’t just abide by these standards – they live them. Because our mission is not just what we do – it’s who we are. See what drives us.

Bring your Passion. Find your Purpose.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Save the Children is an ever-evolving network of identities, perspectives and lived experiences. If we don’t model diversity, equity and inclusion here, we won’t achieve it anywhere – so while we’re making real, lasting change for children, we’re also listening, learning and shaping a culture of belonging. We elevate every voice, and engage all perspectives. This is a courageous space where you’re empowered to share your voice, because innovation doesn’t just celebrate difference – it thrives on it. Explore our culture.

Employee Affinity Groups

We work with communities that are diverse in culture, perspective and ideas – and we’re committed to building a staff that reflects them. Employee Affinity Groups (EAGs) give our staff and allies opportunities to make deeper connections based on shared characteristics, interests, life experiences and demographic factors, like gender identity, sexual orientation, race and ethnicity. A career at Save the Children is only one part of who you are – and there’s so much to learn from the rest. Dive deeper. 

Learning & Development

Save the Children is building a world where every child can reach their full potential, and fostering an environment where every employee can nurture their passion. We provide resources to help you learn new skills, develop your talents, drive results and, while you’re at it, do more for children. You’ll have constant opportunities to evolve – from stretch assignments and leadership programs to online courses, program visits and so much more. You’ll work to invest in children's futures with an organization that invests in YOU, too. There’s a plan for your future here. Start here.

Employee Experience

A job at Save the Children calls for a dig deep, give-it-all-you’ve-got dedication to solving some pretty daunting global challenges. Your colleagues will push you to do your best for kids – just as you’ll push them – but it’s not without reward. Here, you’ll discover a sense of purpose and community, where you’re valued, supported and inspired by your career. As you grow, we grow – and kids around the world get the chance to grow up healthy, educated and safe. Learn more.

Compensation & Benefits

We’re proud to offer a competitive compensation and benefits package to our incredible employees, one that puts your well-being first. We value full transparency, fairness and equity – and we’re committed to closing gender and race pay gaps if they should occur. In fact, in August of 2021, Save the Children was ranked by Gender Fair second highest for Gender Equality on a list of 800 U.S. organizations. (Only one organization scored slightly higher.) With a career at Save the Children, you’ll enjoy benefits that focus on total wellness for you and yours – including pets! See our compensation ranges and benefits details here.

Our Leadership

Our leaders are fierce champions for children and staff. Save the Children’s Senior Leadership Team and Board of Trustees offer strategic guidance and keep empathy at the heart of every decision, engaging with us to defend every child’s right to survival, protection, development and participation. Meet the team.

Other Ways to Get Involved


Save the Children offers a competitive paid internship program that provides students pursuing post high-school education with the opportunity to lean in and learn. You’ll work side by side with our team to improve the lives of children, gaining real work knowledge and hands-on experience. Join Us.

Volunteer opportunities

Want to stuff backpacks? Organize a letter-writing campaign? March on Capitol Hill for children’s rights? From one-time opportunities to ongoing partnerships, you can make REAL change! Start Now


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