Working at Open Society
The impact made by the Open Society Foundations begins with our workforce. Our diverse and inclusive staff is passionate about cultivating a more democratic, equitable world. For 35 years, weʼve sought applicants who will join us in our pursuit of open society. Read more about what itʼs like to work here below.
Our staff members are vital to the Open Society mission and our benefits program is designed to reflect how much we value them. Benefits may vary across offices, and may change over time, but can include the following:
- medical/prescription/dental insurance
- group life insurance
- short- and long-term disability insurance
- accidental death and dismemberment insurance
- travel and personal accident insurance
- flexible spending plans: FSA/DCA/transportation
- pension plan
- international SOS
- vacation, personal, and sick leave
- tuition reimbursement
- paid parental leave
- flexible work arrangement
- employee matching gift program that matches charitable donations 3:1
- employee assistance program
The offices of the Open Society family of foundations are located around the world.
The following are our core offices.
Home to the Open Society European Policy Institute, our EU policy arm, the Brussels office works to foster open societies by leveraging EU policies, legislation, funding, and political influence. The office is situated in the European Quarter, steps from most of the city’s major EU institutions including the European Parliament.
The Budapest office, housed in a renovated Communist-era building, sits in a lively university neighborhood on the older “Pest” side of the city. This office guides programs and grant making for many Open Society initiatives, including our support for Roma initiatives, an issue on which the Open Society Foundations has led the world.
With sweeping views of the River Thames, the London office is located in the borough of Westminster near Whitehall, the UK Parliament, and many of the city’s historic attractions. It hosts an array of Open Society programs, provides discussion space for scholars and public officials, and is the base for the Foundations’ global director of human resources.
The New York office, the primary support giver of the Open Society Foundations, is housed in Midtown’s historic Argonaut building near the southern edge of Central Park. In addition to being the hub of the organization’s administrative, financial, and technical systems, it is also the main grant-giving center and home to a number of programs.
The Washington office is located just steps from the White House and the National Mall, and boasts a rooftop terrace that offers one of the best views of the District’s skyline. It engages in advocacy aimed at influencing U.S. government policy, and is home to the Open Society Policy Center, which lobbies Congress on domestic and international policy issues.