Join Our Team

Our people are driven by a relentless passion for creating greater equity and supporting young people to thrive in school, work, and life.

When you ask the Summer Search staff what they love about work, they’ll tell you it’s the people. We pride ourselves on authentic relationships and close-knit teams. We strive to foster a work culture that is centered around well-being, learning, and personal and professional growth. Our teams are lively and reflect the joy and energy of the young people we serve.

Job Openings

We operate from locations in the Bay Area, Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Seattle.  

Featured Positions:

Executive Director, Boston

Executive Director, Philadelphia

Our Benefits, Values, and More


Well-being, flexibility, and ongoing learning and development are pillars of our culture.

We value our staff and are committed to creating an environment where every individual feels seen, heard and valued. Investments in our staff include:

  • Medical insurance with up to 90% employer contribution
  • Dental, vision, FSA, life and disability insurance plans
  • 401 (K) and Employer Match up to $2,000 annually
  • Generous time off including 15 vacation days, 10 sick days, and 18 holidays (2 floating holidays of your choice, a birthday day-off, 10 company-wide holidays, and a 1-week December closure). Plus, Re-Fresh Friday’s – a paid half day off the first Friday of every month!
  • A comprehensive Employee Recognition Program (years of service awards, spot awards, and professional development funding).
  • A four-week paid sabbatical after five years of continuous employment.
  • Individual, local, regional and national training
  • A commitment to developing leaders from within the organization.
  • An organizational culture that supports staff well-being and holistic self-care/community care
  • Ample opportunities to connect with the students and communities we serve.


Compensation Philosophy

We believe in providing the best compensation package for our staff to ensure fair, equitable pay.

Salaries are benchmarked using current market data and salary bands are created to demonstrate the growth potential within the band. Typically, offers are made at the starting place of the salary band. The Hiring Manager partners with the Talent Team to ensure offers are appropriate, competitive and maintain internal equity.

Our Values

Claim Excellence

Mediocrity, eat our dust.

Embrace Curiosity

We believe growth comes from asking the right questions, not from having all the answers.

Say “Thank You” Seven Times

Our founder never asked for more support until she said thank you seven times. Gratitude is part of everything we do.

Laugh and Take Care

The work we do is rigorous and sometimes difficult; we look for positive ways to blow off steam and spend time outside of work doing things that fuel us.

Many Voices, One Mission

We believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds best position us to work together for our common cause: to serve our students to our highest capacity.

Dare to Lead

If not me, then who? We believe in showing up as change-makers, leading from every seat.

Be Real

To promote our professional growth and connection to one another, we’re committed to cultivating the courage it takes to give and receive thoughtful feedback.

Connect and Collaborate

We know a rising tide lifts all boats – so we collaborate to create what is best for the whole.

Welcome to the NEW!

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