FAQ


Our Values

Accountability:
We take personal responsibility for using our resources efficiently, achieving measurable results, and being accountable to supporters, partners and, most of all, children.

Ambition:
We are demanding of ourselves and our colleagues, set high goals and are committed to improving the quality of everything we do for children.

Collaboration:
We respect and value each other, thrive on our diversity, and work with partners to leverage our global strength in making a difference for children.

Creativity:
We are open to new ideas, embrace change, and take disciplined risks to develop sustainable solutions for and with children.

Integrity:
We aspire to live to the highest standards of personal honesty and behaviour; we never compromise our reputation and always act in the best interests of children.

Searching Openings

Applying for Jobs

Technical Difficulties

Searching Openings

What jobs can be found at Save the Children?
Save the Children offers a large variety of job types, based in our U.S. offices , in a number of U.S. field locations, as well as in certain international locations. Much of our staff work in our main program areas:

  • Child Protection and HIV/AIDs
  • Education and Child Development
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Hunger and Livelihoods
  • Humanitarian Response
  • U.S. Programs
Within these areas, employees support the implementation of programs for children around the world and advocate in support of child-focused programs and issues.

In addition, Save the Children employs people in a variety of functions including finance, marketing, resource development, human resources, legal, information technology and other specialties that support the work of the organization.

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Where are most U.S.-based jobs located?
Most of our U.S. jobs are located in either our Westport, CT or Washington, DC offices. In addition, we have a number of staff located across the United States. Some of the major US field locations are in Kentucky, Tennessee, and California.

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Where can I find out more about international job opportunities?
Save the Children U.S. hires for a limited number of international positions posted on our U.S. job listings page. The majority of Save the Children's international openings are posted on the Save the Children International website www.savethechildren.net/jobs and on the websites of the Save the Children member organizations. Links to those websites are available on the Save the Children International website above.

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Does Save the Children offer Internship or Volunteer opportunities?
Yes, Save the Children offers unpaid internships and volunteer positions in our headquarters offices throughout the year. Our largest internship program takes place over the summer months. More specific information on the Internship program can be found by clicking here. People interested in volunteering can get involved in a variety of ways including volunteering time in our headquarters, taking a Service Field trip, fundraising in their local community, supporting advocacy work, etc. To explore all the ways you can get involved with Save the Children, visit Take Action.

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Is there a way to sign up for Job Alerts so I will be notified when positions that might interest me become available?
Unfortunately, at the moment, our system does not have the capability to notify individuals about job openings. If you don't see something of interest on our website now, we recommend you visit the Careers section and search openings frequently. New positions are added on a regular basis.

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Applying for Jobs

 

What do I need to do to apply for a job?
All applicants need to complete the Application Form found within our Career Openings page. The easiest way to do this is to upload your resume, which will automatically fill in several of the mandatory fields on the application form. You may either submit an application for a specific position or submit one generally, if there is currently no open position that interests you.

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If I am interested in more than one position, should I apply to each separately?
Yes, it is always best to apply to each position separately to be sure your information gets to the right recruiter for each opening. However, once you have completed the application form and uploaded a resume, you will not need to re-enter the information for each position. By logging in, the system will access your previously submitted information, allow you to review it and update it if necessary, and then submit it for each job you are interested in.

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Do I need to include a cover letter?
Although it is not necessary to submit a cover letter, it is an excellent way to summarize how your skills and experience match the requirements of the specific job you are interested in, and to make the case for your application.

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What can I expect after I apply for a position?
Once you apply for a position, you will receive an auto-generated confirmation that your application has been received. All applications are reviewed, but because Save the Children is fortunate to receive a large number of applications for each opening, only the most qualified applicants will be contacted to move forward with the interview process. If you are not contacted or selected for a position, we encourage you to check our Careers site frequently for new opportunities.

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How long will my profile stay active?
Profiles stay active indefinitely, however, because Save the Children receives thousands of applications, it is best to update your profile information on a regular basis.

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How do I update my profile?
Log in to the Careers section by going to the Previous Applicants section, located below the Search Openings page. This will bring up your previous application. You will be able to update the information and resubmit.

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Technical Difficulties

 

What if I forgot my password?
Sign in with your email in the Previous Applicants log-in space. Follow the link for forgot password. An email will be sent directly to you with a link to follow for resetting your password.

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I applied for a position already and now the system says that I am already an applicant and it won't let me apply to another position - what should I do?
You need to log in with your email and password in the Previous Applicants section first, in order to access your information and apply for additional positions.

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I forgot to upload my cover letter with my application. How can I update an existing application?
Log in with your email and password in the Previous Applicants section. This will bring up your application and you can then add a cover letter and resubmit.

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