Join our growing team!

We are currently hiring for the following positions. Please check back for additional opportunities as our team continues to grow.

Director of Finance

We’re looking for a proactive, strategic, and seasoned leader with significant nonprofit finance and operations experience who believes in the power and possibility of government innovation. Reporting to our Executive Director and Chief Programs Officer, serving on the senior leadership team, and liaising with the Board of Directors, the Director of Finance will lead activities ranging from day-to-day financial oversight to long-term strategic planning. The ideal candidate has experience launching and leading initiatives at a nonprofit with an annual budget of at least $5 million, and a track record of maximizing organizational impact, sustainability, and scalability. This is a full-time position based in San Francisco, CA or Boston, MA.

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To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume with your full name and “Director of Finance” in the subject line to careers@foster-america.org.


Director of Talent

We’re looking for a creative and detail-oriented “people person” who deeply believes in equity and the power of talent to innovate and change government systems. Reporting to our Co-Founder and Chief Program Officer, Marie Zemler Wu, you will establish and lead a strategic process to recruit, place, and support diverse talent to meet our ambitious goal of 100 new child welfare leaders in three years. Working together with the Director of Partnership Development, you will apply knowledge, experience, and creativity to match fellows with host agencies in existing and new jurisdictions. You will be detail and process-oriented, but also highly relational with skills for identifying individuals’ strengths and areas for growth. The Director of Talent will be able to think outside the box to recognize the critical skills and competencies from other sectors that can lead to innovation in the child welfare system. As Foster America continues to grow, you may also support our staff talent recruitment and performance management work. This is a full-time position based in Boston, MA. Start in February or as soon as possible.

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To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume with your full name and “Director of Talent” in the subject line to careers@foster-america.org.


Development & Communications Manager

We’re looking for a self-starter, a talented nonprofit fundraising professional, and an exceptional storyteller and writer who believes in the power and possibility of government innovation. Reporting to our Founder and Executive Director, Sherry Lachman, you will balance an organized, meticulous approach to planning and managing systems with a passion for crafting narratives that appeal to foundations, donors, and the broader public. You will bring a creative approach to identifying and pursuing new opportunities to create better and more equitable outcomes for our nation’s most vulnerable children and families. The Development and Communications Manager will be an integral part of building our organizational brand, increasing the visibility of our work, and helping expand our set of partners and funders. As a core addition to our fast-paced startup team, the Development and Communications Manager will be responsible for working with all members of the team to help bring in the resources, partners, and systems needed to grow our program, geographic reach, and impact exponentially over the next several years. This is a full-time position based in San Francisco, CA or potentially Boston, MA.

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To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume with your full name and “Development & Communications Manager” in the subject line to careers@foster-america.org.


Special Assistant to the Executive Director

We’re looking for a highly-efficient and self-motivated Special Assistant to our Executive Director. You’ll be a core addition to our small team and play an integral role in helping the organization run smoothly and reach new audiences as we rapidly grow/scale. We are seeking someone who will see this role as a path to leadership development and professional growth. The right person will feel energized and accomplished by running things behind the scenes. This is a full-time position based in San Francisco, CA. Available immediately.

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To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume with your full name and position title in the subject line to careers@foster-america.org.