careers

Join Our Team

At Free The Children, we’re a family of shameless idealists and social entrepreneurs committed to shifting global thinking from “me” to “we” – and shaping a world where everything is possible. We work hard. We play hard. 
And we make a difference.
Every. Single. Day.

10 Reasons to Join Our Team

Change the World

Whether you’re a recent grad or already have an awesome resume, if you’re looking
to make a difference, we’re looking for you.

Launch your career with one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People! Free The Children offers a two-year program to recent grads seeking challenges and looking to make an impact side-by-side with other motivated change makers.

Our program is similar to the training and opportunities provided by the banking world or law firms, except you are changing the world.

Our entry-level positions set you up for success. Whether you travel with We Day, inspire youth by helping them reach their fundraising goals, work behind the scenes at We Day, craft words or develop business plans, you’ll gain transferable communications, fundraising and organizational skills. And you’ll get the opportunity to work with students, educators and sponsors who also want to change the world.

Entry-level employees start at an annual salary of $30,000, plus health and dental benefits. You can also access perks valued at over $5,000, including 75-plus hours of professional development training sessions and skills-improvement workshops, in-house career coaching services and a staff trip to Kenya or Ecuador, where your on-the-ground costs are covered.

At the end of your program, you may apply for a career-track position with us or decide to further your education or apply the skills you built with us to industry or government. Along the way, you can tap into our one-on-one career coaching and robust referral programs.

If you’ve got awesome skills and yearn to change the world, Free The Children wants you.

We are looking for experienced team players seeking meaningful work and new challenges as leaders, strategic thinkers, communications practitioners, relationship builders and international development experts, among many other roles. Make your mark with us.

Career-track employees are paid salaries in line with other nonprofits. You have access to perks valued at over $5,000, including leadership training and skills-improvement workshops, a professional development fund to take yearly courses and workshops offered by universities, colleges and professional associations, in-house career coaching services and a staff trip to Kenya or Ecuador, where your on-the-ground costs are covered.

Outstanding Team Perks

  • Full employer-paid health and dental benefits
  • Generous vacation: 10-12 days within your first two years and 15 days vacation afterward
  • Flexible work hours: if you need to start late or leave early we trust you to get the job done
  • Birthdays off!
  • Office shutdown during the holiday period between Christmas and New Year’s (and this time does not count towards your vacation days)
  • Staff trip to Kenya and Ecuador: all costs on the ground are covered by the organization
  • The opportunity to facilitate a trip to Kenya, Ecuador, Nicaragua or China with a group of young people, a corporate team or a school
  • The opportunity to attend We Days, along with invites to staff socials, day trips, parties and musical performances
  • Opportunities to interact and learn from Free The Children’s celebrity ambassadors
  • Special perks and experiences when working We Days across Canada, the US or UK

We are proud to have a very high retention of long-serving staff. In 2015, we have more than 70 employees who have been with us between five and 15 years.

Develop Valuable Skills

When surveyed by an independent research firm, our team members agreed that working in our organization substantially improved their:

  • Communication Skills (90%)
  • Ability to work effectively with a team (86%)
  • Ability to multitask (85%)
  • Problem-solving skills (85%)
  • Relationship building and networking skills (84%)

Source: Employee Survey conducted May 2015 by Mission Measurement, a leading research firm that measures and evaluates social impact.

And this development often goes beyond the job itself.
In the past six months, their manager has:

  • Inquired about their personal interests (74%)
  • Shared best practices with them (70%)
  • Helped them maintain a work/life balance (66%)
Free The Children Careers At-A-Glance

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We're Not a Typical Workplace

We work hard. We play hard. And we're out to transform the world.

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Awards

Young People 2011
Young People 2012
Canada Top Employer 2013
Canada Most Admired Corporate Culture 2013
Canada's Top 5 Charities run by young  professionals
Member of Imagine Canada