Join the Citizens & Scholars Team

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The Citizens & Scholars team brings experiences from Main Street to Wall Street and across the public, private, and philanthropic sectors. With support from our board of directors, a large network of ideologically diverse partners, and our community of 27,000 Fellows, we're developing an effective citizenry that strengthens democracy—together.


The Citizens & Scholars team brings experiences ranging from the classroom to the quad and from Main Street to Wall Street across the public, private, and philanthropic sectors.


Our Mission

The Institute for Citizens & Scholars cultivates talent, ideas, and networks that develop young people as effective, lifelong citizens.


Our Values

  • We are constantly learning and improving.
  • We value diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for all.
  • We are gracious and grateful in all that we do.
  • We are attentive and intentional.
main street in downtown princeton, nj. store fronts along a sidewalk
Nassau Street in downtown Princeton, NJ.

The Citizens & Scholars is headquartered at Carnegie Center in Princeton, NJ, conveniently located between Philadelphia and New York City.

Citizens & Scholars currently operates a hybrid work schedule, with once a month in-person team meetings. Benefits include a 403(b) match, subsidized medical, dental and vision insurance, and generous paid time off and holidays.


Current Openings

  • Associate Portfolio Partner - Community & Workplace Civic Engagement

    In this role as Associate Portfolio Partner for Community & Workplace Civic Engagement, you will partner with business leaders and policymakers to strengthen youth civic participation within their workplaces and communities. You will be an indispensable thought leader in the civic space, growing a diverse portfolio of progressive initiatives that focus on young adults (ages 14 – 24). 

    Click here for the full position description and information for applying. (PDF)

  • Senior Director, Development

     The Senior Director of Development will develop and manage a portfolio of current and prospective major donors within a specific geography. Working closely with C&S’s President and the Chief Development Officer (who both love to fundraise!) and supported by a strong board and senior team, the Senior Director will inspire and close significant gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations through many types of giving vehicles to increase revenue that will help the organization innovate and scale promising practices in the nascent field of civic learning. 

    Click here for the full position description and information for applying. (PDF)

Citizens & Scholars will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. This position may require pre-employment screening potentially including a criminal background check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certifications, and/or verification of work history.