Transform the Lives of Millions

Grow Your Career While You Do It

At Committee for Children, we believe that if you make a positive impact on enough children through social-emotional learning (SEL), then the ripples will help a family, a school, a community, and ultimately, the world.

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Do Your Most Meaningful Work Here

Whether you’re decades into your career or just starting out, we empower to unleash your full potential and make a real difference while you do it. As part of an organization in a growing industry, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to contribute to our mission and build your career.

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Committee for Children is a nonprofit that’s on a mission to ensure children everywhere can thrive. Since 1979 we’ve championed the cause of educating the whole child through advocacy, leadership in the field, and social-emotional learning and child safety programs. Today our programs reach more than 26.9 million children worldwide.

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What is SEL?

Social-emotional learning is the process of building skills to develop a healthy identity, manage emotions, understand others’ perspectives, and maintain positive relationships. SEL helps children and adults create stronger, safer, and more equitable schools and communities.

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Why is SEL important?

Social-emotional learning provides a foundation for positive, long-term benefits for kids, adults, and communities. People with strong social-emotional skills are better equipped to cope with everyday challenges and can benefit academically, professionally, and socially.

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How do we provide it?

Our Second Step® family of social-emotional learning programs is designed to help students recognize and manage their emotions, problem-solve, and contribute to a positive learning environment. We also offer a professional learning program for adults, as well as resources like The Imagine Neighborhood™ podcast that are designed to support SEL at home.


Our North Star Goal

100 Million Children

We aim to positively and equitably transform the social-emotional well-being of 100 million children annually by 2030​.


No matter which team you join, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with a passionate group of people dedicated to achieving our mission.

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Design research-based content and materials that educate, inspire, and offer seamless experiences.


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Finance and Operations

Our finance, HR, executive leadership, and other operational teams provide vital support to help us achieve our mission.

Finance and Operations

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Marketing and Client Relations

Foster relationships with clients and partner organizations to positively transform the social-emotional well-being of children around the world.

Marketing and Client Relations

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Product and Technology

Develop effective curricula and build the infrastructure needed to deliver social-emotional learning to the millions of children we serve.

Product and Technology

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Public Relations and Communications

Develop and share compelling stories and thought leadership and advocate for policies that support children’s safety and well-being.

Public Relations and Communications

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Research and Innovation

Inform program improvements with the latest in research and explore new ways to help families and educators support children’s social-emotional development.

Research and Innovation

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We’re collaborative. We’re open-minded. And we’re passionate about our work. Every day brings new challenges and we jump at the opportunity to solve them. If you’re looking for a place that values your unique perspective and brings diverse voices together in pursuit of an inspiring mission, look no further than Committee for Children.

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What we do matters. But we can’t achieve our collective goals unless we empower every team member to pursue their own goals and live a more fulfilling personal life. Our benefits, perks, and rewards are aimed at doing just that.

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Comprehensive Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage

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403(b) Retirement Plan and Company Match

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Vacation and Holidays

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Sabbatical Leave

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Parental Leave


Work from Home and Commuter Subsidy

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Employee Assistance Program

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Growth and Development Opportunities

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