Join the Cooke Foundation

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. It’s also dedicated to building a team of mission-driven professionals and providing them with a comfortable work environment and comprehensive benefits that support physical, mental, and financial well-being. If you’re thinking about applying for a career opportunity at the Cooke Foundation, you can look forward to:


A Supportive and Thriving Organizational Culture 

  • A fulfilling mission that supports an amazing community of Cooke Scholars and Grantees 
  • An emphasis on community, with in-person and virtual events with Scholars, Staff, and stakeholders in the education field 
  • Professional development opportunities for all Staff members
  • A strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism 
  • Staff affinity groups, podcast and book discussions, and various committees to support collaboration, connection, and an open exchange of ideas 


Generous and Comprehensive Benefits 

  • Foundation-paid retirement contribution of 15% of an employee’s salary (up to IRS maximums) after one year of employment
  • Foundation-paid life insurance equal to two times employee’s annual salary 
  • Foundation-paid short-term and long-term disability insurance 
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance options for employees, spouses/domestic partners, and dependent children, with a generous employer contribution towards monthly premiums
  • Voluntary insurance programs, including flexible spending accounts for both health and dependent care, optional life insurance, prepaid legal insurance, accident insurance and cancer insurance 
  • Educational assistance programs including student loan repayment assistance and tuition reimbursement programs 
  • Access to high-quality technology to support both in-office and remote work 


Respect for Work-Life Balance 

  • Paid vacation, sick, and personal days 
  • Employee Assistance Program that offers free consultations for various life scenarios and free counseling sessions 
  • Ten paid holidays and three floating holidays, as well as a winter break
  • “Summer Friday” schedule implemented between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day weekend 
  • A hybrid work schedule with the option to work remote up to four days per week 
  • Paid parental leave for maternity, paternity, and adoption