Careers

You are JDRF. Your talent will help create a world without T1D.

JDRF is looking for talented people who want to make a real impact…who enjoy building strong work relationships…and who are eager to make a career of working to end T1D. 

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.

Passionate

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

Appreciative

We value others, both inside and out, thanking them for their contributions

Result Oritented

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.

  • Medical insurance 
  • Employer-paid dental insurance 
  • Vision plan 
  • 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 
  • Maternity leave 
  • MetLaw legal plan 
  • Employee assistance plan 

  • Employee assistance plan 
  • Health advocate 
  • 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

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.

98%

feel JDRF is working effectively toward our mission

90%

find their work interesting—and 85% think it’s enjoyable

93%

feel that what they do contributes to the success of JDRF

80%

feel extremely, or very, committed to JDRF

Join the global fight to end T1D

Our six JDRF international affiliates also offer exciting opportunities to build your career. 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.