Our Mission

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, or CZI, is a new kind of philanthropy that's solving some of society’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease and improving education, to addressing the needs of our communities. Through collaboration, providing resources and building technology, our mission is to help build a more inclusive, equitable and healthy future for everyone.

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.

Group of people posing happily in front of a building.

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.

Our Values

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.

"Across the community team, we aim to center equity in our approach and develop trust and authentic partnerships with organizations working on the ground to bring solutions incorporating community members’ knowledge, lived experience and expertise."



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).


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.

"There are many curves in the road to pursue a more healthy, just and inclusive future for everyone. We've learned to adapt and move quickly when there's an unexpected opportunity to accelerate progress toward our mission."



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.”



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).


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.


Generous Time Off

Ease Back from Parental Leave

Live The Mission

Matching Gift Program

Life of Service Gifts

Explore Giving Stories

Volunteer Time Off

Alumni Network

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

Building Leaders at CZI

Professional Development Program

On-demand 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

CZI Career Opportunities

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

Career Opportunities at CZ Scientific Institutes

Explore career opportunities at our family of scientific institutes, which are doing groundbreaking scientific research that advances our understanding of cells and how cells interact within systems.