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WORKING AT ONE8

Our Work

At One8, you will work alongside a diverse team of dedicated individuals, among talented strategic thinkers and nonprofit professionals, each committed to meaningful social impact. These experienced professionals assess opportunities, take risks, innovate, implement, fail forward and succeed, always placing the change we seek at the center of decisions. We are humbled to work in partnership with outstanding social entrepreneurs’ intent on catalyzing impact at scale.

The world is in desperate need of talented leaders purposing all or a part of their careers to repairing the world. Succeeding professionally is more fulfilling when the work you do changes lives. 

Our Culture

At One8, we value integrity, hard work, humbleness, the willingness to see possibility and the guts to tackle intractable problems. We believe our most creative, innovative, and effective work is born because of collaborative effort.

We work in teams and deeply value in-person team time which amplifies creative and strategic thinking and makes work fun. We have a shared commitment to diversity, learning, curiosity, continual improvement and investing the time to develop skills and potential. We also value work flexibility and are committed to the health and wellbeing of all our staff members and their families. Our teams work together at our offices located in Boston’s Back Bay Tuesdays – Thursdays with a remote option for work on Mondays and Fridays.

We all appreciate our team celebrations, games and happy hours that allow time to relax and enjoy one another outside the confines of meetings. Come join us!

Our Name

The mission of the One8 Foundation is to affect meaningful and lasting social change in a few critical issue areas. We are focused on outcomes for those we serve, not on us as funders. To that end, the foundation’s name reflects the foundation’s intent.

One8 signifies the number eighteen, or chai, which includes two letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Chet, the 8th letter in the Hebrew alphabet, signifies “life” and yud, the tenth and smallest letter in the alphabet, signifies humility. Together, the word Chai conveys the holiness of life and the primary tenant of Judaism that all lives are sacred, with every human being created in the image of God, each life is of infinite value, symbolizing the whole of humanity.

As donors and as a foundation, the principles of our charitable giving have been informed by Maimonides Eight Levels of Charitable Giving. Although all charity is a blessing, the three purest forms of giving guide our foundation’s work. Maimonides teaches that the most virtuous gift helps those in need support themselves to become self-sufficient while preserving their dignity. The second and third most valued ways to give are to do so anonymously so the recipient does not know from whom he or she is receiving the benefit, thereby creating a relationship of equals between the giver and the recipient. Over the years, we have aspired to attain these lofty principles and remain committed to these guiding beliefs.

We are blessed to work with committed and talented nonprofit partners and our foundation staff who are the reasons positive change is possible.

Our Benefits

In addition to receiving a competitive compensation and benefits package, each staff member receives our commitment to their growth and professional development.  Examples of learning opportunities include graduate school courses, attending conferences, professional coaching and regular and thoughtful performance reviews designed to help foster each team member’s professional potential.

One8 Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and proudly values diversity.

Katie Rae – Former One8 Foundation Associate

The team at One8 is amazing.  They’re sharp, thoughtful, humble, and passionate, and the managers devote a significant energy into creating a strong culture and developing their teams. 

Crisandra Gray – Former One8 Technology & Grants Management Associate

One8 was like family. I was genuinely encouraged to be my authentic self and felt appreciated for who I was.

Open Positions

Portfolio Associate, Education

The Portfolio Associate role is a unique opportunity to make an impact, learn about the education and nonprofit world, and gain the skills and experiences to be a future leader in the sector. The objective of One8’s Education Portfolio is to transform classrooms and instruction to prepare students for success in a rapidly changing, high tech world, focusing on STEM, 21st century skills and applied learning opportunities. Associates contribute to this effort by supporting nonprofits run by ambitious leaders pursuing high-impact ideas in education, through projects such as strategic planning, program evaluation, implementation planning, and due diligence. The role offers a rich learning experience including formal Professional Development opportunities, informal networking and exposure to some of the most prominent leaders in the state. Associates often go on to top graduate schools and leadership positions at various non-profits.

Interested candidates should apply with their resume at the following link: One8 Associate Position

Portfolio Associate, Jewish Life and Israel

The Portfolio Associate, Jewish Life and Israel is responsible for helping to identify potential grant opportunities through robust due diligence of investment areas and organizations, providing consulting or strategic planning support for grantees, and conducting research on areas of interest to build the foundations’ internal knowledge. The Portfolio Associate reports to the Senior Portfolio Manager, Jewish Life and Israel, and will split time working across multiple portfolios and projects. The Associate will have broad exposure to the Jewish Life and Israel portfolio and become an active member in the collaborative team culture that includes weekly meetings, continual brainstorming and knowledge sharing.

Interested candidates should apply using the following application form.

Portfolio Manager, Education

The Portfolio Manager, Education will spearhead select grantmaking efforts, as One8 seeks to transform classrooms in Massachusetts, alongside our national grantee partners and our hundreds of local school partners, to prepare students for a rapidly changing world. Our work is anchored in Applied Learning programs, core and elective K-12 standards-aligned curricula where students collaborate and iterate to answer real-world problems, making their learning relevant and impactful. The Portfolio Manager will help to refine the Foundation’s strategy and build the Foundation’s public presence.

Interested candidates should send a resume and letter of interest to careers@one8.org.