Our Values

1. Stay close to the work

Whether in education, science, or our local communities - we know the people most affected by the issues should help drive the solutions. Our teams work closely with educators and parents, scientists and community leaders to ensure the voices of people most impacted are heard every step of the way.
Darnell Cadette, Community Team, CZI (Careers).

“It’s been my experience, personally and professionally, that the people impacted by problems are often best positioned to develop solutions, when equipped with the right resources. Through CZI, I’m humbled to support local leaders and organizations serving the most vulnerable in their communities.”

Darnell Cadette, Community Team, CZI (Careers).
DARNELL CADETTE

CZI COMMUNITY TEAM

2. Build for the long term

Though near-term wins are critical, it will take a new level of commitment and dedication to make lasting, long-term change. We take the long view and know that breakthroughs can often take decades.
Katja Brose, Science Team, CZI (Careers).

“Science is all about tackling really hard problems. What excites me about CZI is what we’re doing to bring new people and ideas to the table, bringing together scientists, physicians, engineers, and patients into new types of collaborative structures, empowering them to do their most inspired work.”

Katja Brose, Science Team, CZI (Careers).
KATJA BROSE

SCIENCE TEAM

3. Learn fast

Though we focus on building for the long-term, we also move quickly. We put in the work because we understand the urgency of the challenges our partners take on. We experiment, iterate, reflect — and then try again if need be.

“I think what gets me most excited about finding solutions to technical problems is the possibility to scale these solutions. It’s really interesting to see how technology magnifies the reach of solutions and enables us to solve problems for not only one student, but for students all across the country.”

LAURA BARRERA

EDUCATION TECH TEAM

4. Be daring and humble

We have big ideas about the future we’re working toward, but they can only be realized by placing the perspectives and experiences of the communities we serve first. Our aim is to help accelerate their work and develop new technologies and tools that will help them reach their goals even faster.

“Throughout my time at CZI, I’ve always appreciated how much we involve teachers from beginning to end. Even when we’re not working on projects, we have an amazing support team that is engaging with teachers all the time and working to understand and represent their challenges on the platform and their ideas to improve it.”

SHANE SKIKNE

EDUCATION TECH TEAM

5. Collaboration is the tool

Good things happen when people from different backgrounds work together. We bring together experts, advocates, engineers, and change-makers to collaborate and make sure ideas don’t stay siloed.
Jonah Cool, Science Team, CZI (Careers).

“In science, high quality references have long-term benefits. I work on the Human Cell Atlas, a fundamental reference for human cell biology that will help doctors and scientists gain new insights into disease. As a biologist, I’m proud to contribute to a project that will hopefully advance science for years to come.”

Jonah Cool, Science Team, CZI (Careers).
JONAH COOL

SCIENCE TEAM

Our Mission

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, or CZI, is a new kind of philanthropy that’s leveraging technology, community-driven solutions, and collaboration to help solve some of the world’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease, to improving education, to addressing the needs of our local communities.

Our Culture

Our culture begins with our employees, and we’re committed to not only building a diverse workforce, but also making sure that every person feels like they belong and are valued. We offer Employee Resource Groups that build community among our staff, and foster a safe and inclusive environment for personal and professional growth. CZI employees shape our culture by leading programming that allows us to have fun outside of our day-to-day roles, including team-wide and org-wide happy hours, lunch and learns, volunteer opportunities, and offsites. Lived experiences, work experiences, and recreation, are all essential when it comes to building out and supporting the teams throughout our organization.

Working ReImagined

As the future of work evolves, so do we. CZI understands that people's lives are multifaceted — you have friends, family, and community commitments that drive the way you live your life, both in and outside of work. The ability to care for yourself and your loved ones is an important part of your happiness and success at CZI. It is important to our mission and the health of our organization to support the “Whole You” and attract and retain amazing employees who drive our work forward.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe that the strongest teams and best thinking are defined by the diversity of voices at the table — including those from historically marginalized groups. We are committed to fair treatment and equal access to opportunity for all CZI team members, and to maintaining a workplace where everyone feels welcomed, respected, supported, and valued.

Benefits for the Whole You

We’re thankful to have an incredible team behind our work. To honor their commitment, we offer a wide range of benefits to support the people who make possible all that we do. We want every employee to feel supported as a “whole person” by CZI, so they can: take care of themselves and their loved ones, live a life of service and grow their career.

Rejuvenate

Generous Time Off

Ease Back from Parental Leave

Live The Mission

Matching Gift Program

Life of Service Gifts

Explore Giving Stories

Stylized "Benefits for the Whole You" logo of a person with icons for Rejuvenate, Feed Your Brain, Get Financially Fit, Be Well, and Live The Mission (Careers, CZI).

Feed Your Brain

Professional Development Allowance

On-demand Learning (LinkedIn Learning)

Get Financially Fit

401(k) Retirement Plan

Commuter Benefits

Whole You Fund

Child, Adult, and Elder Care Support
(Bright Horizons)

Be Well

Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

Fitness Reimbursement Program

Mental Wellness Benefits

Flexible Spending Accounts

Short and Long-term Disability Plans

Life and AD&D Insurance

Paid Bereavement Time Off

Family Forming Benefits

Remote Home Office Stipend

Career Opportunities

Help us create a future for everyone. From working with our partners on our product teams to lifting the voices and work of our grantees, CZI is always looking for talented, driven individuals to join our mission. Explore our current openings below.

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