Careers Hero


Begin a career that matters.

We know that work is more satisfying when you’re making a difference. At Search Institute, everything we do makes an impact on youth. We tackle complex challenges daily that inspire us to develop innovative solutions by listening to young people, and provide the needed tools and resources to those working and supporting youth.

Our workplace is a positive environment that invites a synergistic exchange of ideas. We offer competitive salaries with a generous benefit package.

Benefits at a Glance

From 8 weeks of paid parental leave to a flexible schedule and 10 paid holidays, Search Institute lives into our values by offering a generous and competitive benefits package. Full-time positions and some part-time positions are eligible for benefits, with effective dates varying by benefit.




Employee Assistance Program

Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability

Employer Paid $50k Term Basic Life with AD&D Insurance

Voluntary Life with AD&D Insurance

Health Savings Account

Flex Spending Account

403b Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match

Contributions are 100% and Immediately Vested

Generous PTO Accrual

10 Paid Holidays

Bereavement Leave

8 Weeks Paid Parental Leave

Education Assistance/Professional Development

Student Loan Forgiveness Program*

*The Public Sector Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) was established by Congress in 2007 to encourage individuals to work in public service by forgiving the remaining student loan balance of their federal Direct Loans after they have made 120 qualifying payments while employed by a qualifying employer. Search Institute is a qualifying employer.

Summer Scholars

The Summer Scholars Fellowship is an invaluable collaboration between Search Institute and new and emerging scholars in the field of positive youth development. The participating scholars have the opportunity to support active Search Institute projects while providing new approaches, insights and perspectives that are vital to the mission of ensuring that all young people thrive. Learn more.


Search Institute occasionally offers paid and unpaid (college credit) internship opportunities to local college students. Our goal is to provide our interns with valuable work experience in a professional, non-profit environment, which will prepare them for similar careers.