Looking for a Job? The Obama Foundation is Now Hiring!

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NEW YORK-MAY 5: First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama speaks at the Anna Wintour Costume Center Grand Opening at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com)

Are you looking for a job? If so, then I have great news for you. The Obama Foundation is now hiring.

The Obama Foundation is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization founded in 2014. The nonprofit oversees the creation of the Barack Obama Foundation. The Foundation also runs the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, a program Barack Obama began while he was President of the United States. The Obama Foundation also runs a scholarship program through the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy.

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U.S. President Barack Obama his wife Michelle and their daughter Melia acknowledge the crowd after President Obama delivered a farewell address in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. January 10, 2017. (John Gress Media Inc / Shutterstock.com)

“That mission begins at home, on the South Side of Chicago, where we are building the Obama Presidential Center,” The Obama Foundation says on their website.  “But it extends to all our work, whether its holding leadership training sessions in communities throughout the U.S., bringing local leaders together in countries around the world, working to support the global education of girls, or ensuring young men of color have pathways to opportunity.” 

You can find a full list of jobs here. If you don’t see a role that is exactly right for you, submit your resume to the General Opportunities posting and the Obama Foundation will keep you in mind for future opportunities.

Here are some of the biggest jobs at the Obama Foundation.

Obama Foundation Jobs

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U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle acknowledge the crowd after President Obama delivered a farewell address at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. January 10, 2017. (John Gress Media Inc / Shutterstock.com)
  • Development Associate, Mid-Atlantic/SouthWithin a fast-paced, high-stakes environment, the Development Associate will develop a portfolio of five-figure prospects and donors in support of the regional fundraising goals. The Development Associate will be based in Washington, D.C. and report to the Director of Development, Mid-Atlantic/South.
  • Communications Associate

    As a member of the Digital team, the Communications Associate will lead communications for the Foundation’s civic engagement programming, working closely with the Programs and International teams to develop media and communications strategies that advance the Foundation’s work to inspire, empower, and connect people to change their world. This will include handling press inquiries as well as assisting Foundation teams in the development and execution of proactive and creative media outreach, communications strategy, and messaging for specific programs. The Communications Associate will report to the Communications Director.
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CHARLOTTE, NC, USA – JULY 5, 2016: President Barack Obama with the US flag in the background as he delivers a speech at a campaign rally for the presumptive democratic nominee in Charlotte. (Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock, Inc.)
  • Video Production Associate

    As a member of the Digital team, the Video Production Associate (VPA) will develop and execute video products that tell the story of the Foundation’s mission, its programs, and its impact across the country and around the world. The VPA will play a key role in the planning and coordination of videos for Obama.org, social media, in-person events, trainings, and more. The VPA will report to the Manager of Video Production.

  • Analyst (Multiple Teams)

    Analysts are responsible for providing exceptional support to their managers and teams, ensuring that they can focus on their highest priorities, by helping with specific projects and administrative needs. Analysts assist their managers with scheduling, travel arrangements, meeting preparation and debrief, communications, and other administrative functions. Analysts will also take the lead on projects specific to their teams and will liaise with other departments across the Foundation on core projects and workstreams.