For almost 15 years, each and every person—colleague, volunteer and donor—has inspired me to work even harder for better lives and a cure for all.
Maryann Jacobson National Director, Leadership Giving
The combination of the people, the mission and the benefits creates a powerful and supportive work environment. All of the people I work with have made such a huge commitment to our organization.
Bennie Johnson Manager, JDRF Advocacy
After my diagnosis, I started volunteering with JDRF and then joined as staff. We are all in this together and working hard for the same goal—a world without type 1 diabetes.
Delia Whitfield Director, Greater Chesapeake and Potomac Chapter
Our cultural values
When you join JDRF, you become part of a powerful community of people committed to helping fund research that will create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D). As a JDRF staff member, you can look forward to taking part in interesting and challenging work, interacting with great people and getting the chance to making an impact on the lives of everyone affected by this devastating disease.
The JDRF team is committed to fulfilling our mission in an environment that encourages all staff members to thrive. We are guided by seven cultural values that define our people and our workplace.
We come to work every day with a sense of urgency ready to do our part to change the world
We think outside the box, introducing bold ideas and embracing new ones
We partner across disciplines, departments and distances to gather the best thinking
We treat everyone with respect, practicing honest, open two-way communications
We create an organizational culture built on trust, with the highest levels of performance and ethics
We value others, both inside and out, thanking them for their contributions
We measure effectiveness by achievement, not merely actions taken
Who we’re looking for
JDRF is always seeking extraordinary people who share our values. We attract talented people who demonstrate creativity, innovation, passion, teamwork—and an unwavering commitment to our mission. If you possess these qualities and have a strong record of excellence, apply to join our team.
What we offer
JDRF values our staff members. That’s why we offer competitive salaries and generous benefits. Just a few examples include generous paid time off, medical and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, maternity leave and recognition and tenure programs.
We also encourage our team members to enhance their professional growth—and we’re committed to offering training, coaching, internal and external workshops and technical enhancement courses whenever possible.
View our list of rewards and benefits
Employer-paid dental insurance
Life and long-term disability insurance
Group voluntary insurance
Commuter benefit program for parking and transit
Flexible spending accounts
403(b) retirement plan with employer match
MetLaw legal plan
Employee assistance plan
U.S. savings bonds
Generous vacation, personal and sick paid time off (including 10 paid holidays; holiday early closings; paid winter break between Christmas and New Year’s Days; and partial summer Fridays)
Telecommuting / remote possibility with some positions
Recognition and tenure program
Competitive salaries and incentive plan
Business-casual work environment
Continued education and professional development
What our staff members think
feel JDRF is working effectively toward our mission
find their work interesting—and 85% think it’s enjoyable
feel that what they do contributes to the success of JDRF
feel extremely, or very, committed to JDRF
Wouldn’t it be nice to start your workday knowing you’ll be challenged in the best way possible? And end it with the knowledge that you’re helping to change lives? Not only is it possible—at JDRF it’s a reality.
JDRF is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We encourage all qualified individuals to apply for open positions regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, qualified disability, marital, veteran or any other legally protected status.
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