Careers

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.
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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)

  • Digital Communications Associate

    The Digital Communications Associate works closely with the Director of Marketing and the communications team to execute digital-first initiatives to drive Fellowship recruitment, build the C&S brand, and reach and steward new audiences. This position is based in Princeton, NJ, and includes a hybrid schedule of in-office and remote work. 

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  • Portfolio Partner - Youth Civic Development

    As the Portfolio Partner for Youth Civic Development, you will work at the very center of the national conversation about civic learning, supporting young people to be well-informed, productively engaged, and hopeful citizens. You will serve on our senior leadership team, working closely with our board and president, and networking with civic leaders to ensure a resilient constitutional democracy. Your existing portfolio will include our virtual learning platform, The Civic Network venture, which will provide 100,000+ middle school and high school students with interactive, virtual opportunities to develop civic skills, knowledge, and behaviors. It will also include a venture with a social media partner to develop and distribute a new Schoolhouse Rock for millions of adolescents and young adults, developing them into more knowledgeable, lifelong citizens who are hopeful about democracy. 

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  • Program Director, College Presidents Consortium

    As the lead for our college presidents consortium, you will work with a select group of academic leaders who are stepping up to the challenge of strengthening our civic infrastructure and rebuilding civil society. These 15-25 leaders are drawn from higher education campuses across all demographics, backgrounds, ideologies, and geographies, including Ivy league campuses, large public flagship universities, HBCUs and other minority-serving institutions, elite liberal arts colleges, STEM-focused institutions, and institutions based in faith traditions. In this role, you will be at the very center of the national conversation about how higher education can help to cultivate civic skills, civic capacity, civic knowledge (basic understanding of the principles, history, and structure of the United States’ civic life), and civic dispositions (willingness to engage with one’s fellow citizens across differences to build trust, achieve common goals, and broaden understanding). 

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  • Program Assistant, Civic Learning Field and Mellon Programs

    The Program Assistant: Civic Learning Field and Mellon Programs will be responsible for supporting the daily operations of the various Mellon Programs, as well as the Civic Learning Field programs, and manages multiple projects for the programs. 

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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.