Careers

We have ambitious plans, and we know the most critical step is building an incredible team that reflects the diverse fabric of our nation and embodies our values. Our team is made up of people who are equal parts dreamers and doers. We are people who care as much about how we achieve our goals as we do about the goals themselves. Our values drive our team and are instilled in the work this Foundation does every day.

The Obama Foundation Values

TEAMWORK

We’re building a global community that will work together and support one another. We’re invested in the success of others, we treat each other with respect and kindness, and we will work diligently to lift each other up.

HUMILITY

We share a passion for impacting the lives of those around us. Sometimes that means speaking up and other times that means stepping aside to create space for other voices. We recognize that we don’t have all the answers, and we are committed to showing up and learning from others.

INTEGRITY

We know that change doesn’t happen overnight. And that’s why how we do our work and how we collaborate with others is just as important as what we’re seeking to accomplish.

INCLUSIVITY

We value each other’s contributions and hold the conviction that only from diverse backgrounds and divergent points of view can we find the best solutions.

STEWARDSHIP

We roll up our sleeves, work hard, and focus on what we’re giving back to our communities — rather than what we are gaining ourselves. When we find success, we remember and support those who are just beginning to take risks and make a difference.

FEARLESSNESS

We have a fearless mindset. We’re not afraid of taking risks, sharing a new idea, meeting new people, or admitting when we just don’t know the answer. Something great might come out of it.

IMAGINATION

We strive to be novel thinkers. Unconventional ideas and new perspectives are why we’re here. We’re willing to make big bets on ideas that haven’t been tried before as we aim to solve the hardest problems of our times. Be yourself, and be bold.

If you think you would be a good fit for our team, check out the specific opportunities here and introduce yourself. If you don’t see a role that is exactly right for you, submit your resume to the General Opportunities posting and we will keep you in mind for future opportunities.

 

 

Obama Foundation Benefits Highlights

INSURANCE:

The Obama Foundation is proud to offer comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance for employees, spouses/domestic partners, and dependent children. For employee only coverage, 100 percent of the monthly premiums are paid by the Foundation.

  • Medical benefits include coverage for fertility treatments and prescription drug coverage.
PAID TIME OFF:

The Obama Foundation offers 3+ weeks of paid vacation, sick days, a floating holiday, as well as 14 Foundation holidays. Foundation staff also enjoy a paid holiday week between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, and early closures preceding most holiday weekends.

RETIREMENT:

The Obama Foundation makes a safe harbor matching contribution equal to 100 percent of your elective deferrals, up to 4 percent of your compensation.

LIFE INSURANCE:

The Obama Foundation-paid life insurance equals $50,000.

DISABILITY INSURANCE:

The Obama Foundation provides short-term and long-term disability insurance. The benefit is 60 percent of weekly or monthly earnings, respectively.

ADDITIONAL LIFESTYLE BENEFITS:

The Obama Foundation offers paid lifestyle benefits including:

  • ComPsych Employee assistance program, which offers confidential emotional support, work-life solutions, legal guidance, financial resources, and more;
  • LinkedIn Learning subscription; and
  • 16 weeks of parental leave for birthing and non-birthing parents.
VOLUNTARY INSURANCE BENEFITS:
  • Supplemental life insurance for yourself, your spouse, and your children; and
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for medical and dependent care expenses.

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