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Working at Open Society Foundations

Investing in Our People

The Open Society Foundations’ impact starts with our diverse and passionate team united in its pursuit for a freer, more equitable and democratic world. Our diversity is an integral part of who we are, what we believe, and the work we do.

Three people in a kitchen

Investing in our staff’s career development is also crucial. We provide training on topics such as leadership, communications, grant making, financial analysis, field scanning, flexible funding, and organizational assessments. We offer tuition reimbursement for language courses and funding for external courses, seminars, and conferences.  

Additional programs include:  

Internal Meetups: Offered nearly every week, our Open Talks series for staff provide opportunities for staff members to engage in discussions about a variety of issues with grantees and experts from the field. 

Affinity Groups: Employee-led groups centered on causes, interests, experiences, and backgrounds. These groups have created trusted, safe spaces for staff to discuss their experiences and the changes they would like to see in their workplace. 

Our Benefits and Perks

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive set of benefits.

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100 percent paid private health insurance       

Generous retirement savings plan 

Progressive parental leave (six months or more, depending on location)

Reproductive and family support program

Generous time off 

Flexible working arrangements       

Professional and personal development assistance        

Four-month paid sabbatical after five years of employment

Summer Fridays 

*Note there is some variability in this package according to location.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I find out about new employment opportunities at Open Society?

Our vacancies are posted on our careers page. While we can not send notifications when roles are posted, we encourage you to check back frequently for new postings.  

What should I do if I am unable to apply online due to a disability?

Open Society is committed to ensuring that our online application process provides equal employment opportunities to all job seekers, including individuals with disabilities. If you need accommodation to search for a job opening or apply for one, please contact us by email at, by phone at +1-212-548-0600, or by mail at Recruitment Team, Open Society Foundations, 224 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Can I apply for multiple jobs?

Yes, but please make sure that your skills align with the position for which you are applying.

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