The Hope Center

Careers at The Hope Center

We hire from coast to coast! Want to work for a nationally recognized authority on college student basic needs from the comfort of your home? We’ve got you covered. To attract the top talent in the United States and to reduce costs for our employees, The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice has embraced remote employment for over 45% of our staff. Interested in joining our growing team? See our available opportunities below.

The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice is invested in a mission to recognize #RealCollege students as humans first. Working toward this mission, The Hope Center places great value in supporting the wellbeing of our team members. We are open to remote work and flexible hours as an adjustment to evolving work styles. Our goal is to provide:

  • A more sustainable work-life balance.
  • Reduction in hours lost commuting to and from the office.
  • Savings on childcare for working households.
  • Reducing the need to take leave when unable to be in the office.
  • The ability to plan conveniently with more control over your schedule.

Team members who report to our office within the Lewis Katz School of Medicine will find a welcoming and family-friendly environment, which includes a comfortable wellness room, expansive kitchen, and smaller breakrooms. Our wellness support includes six weeks of paid vacation and other health services and programs offered through Temple University.

Finally, we know the cost of education makes successful college completion a challenge for many people. Through Temple University, our team members and their families qualify for tuition benefits to aid in closing the funding gap to make attaining a college degree more affordable.


Senior Director of Research and Evaluation

Position Summary

The Hope Center is seeking a Senior Director of Research and Evaluation who will be primarily responsible for strategic management, quality assurance, compliance, and grant-writing for the Research and Evaluation division, which conducts national survey research, quasi-experimental studies, randomized controlled trials, and implementation evaluations. They will be instrumental in ensuring consistent, creative, and effective research and evaluation studies are successfully crafted and implemented.

The Senior Director will also play a critical role to advance the organization’s values by ensuring that the Research and Evaluation division’s teammates are real, responsive, and rigorous in all that they do. The Senior Director must thrive while handling a variety of constituencies, managing multiple tasks simultaneously, and achieving strong outcomes in a complex environment with multiple shifting priorities.

This position will be a part of Hope’s senior management team that drives the overall strategy and ensures high-quality outcomes for the organization on a local, regional, and national basis. Rigorous empirical research and evaluation undergirds all that Hope does, including in its institution-facing and policy work. This role is responsible for providing the senior leadership, management, clarity, and consistency needed to ensure that the Center lives up to the expectations of the scientific community, its partners, and its funders.

Remote work allowed? Yes

Temple Salary Grade: T29

For full consideration please apply by January 21, 2022

Applying? Tell Hope


Senior Learning Specialist – Texas Higher Ed Focus

Position Summary

Join The Hope Center team to lead a portfolio of work that advances supports for #RealCollege students throughout Texas. The Senior Learning Specialist is responsible for strategic project management to coordinate the work of our teams of researchers, communicators, technical assistance providers, and policy analysts all working to improve supports for students on campuses across the state. Using strong leadership and management skills, the Senior Learning Specialist will ensure the project builds knowledge, increases awareness, and improves policy and practice. Subject matter expertise in Texas higher education and community colleges in particular, and residence in Texas, is strongly preferred.

Note: If you applied for a Senior Learning Specialist role at The Hope Center in late fall 2021, your application is still under consideration and there is no need to re-apply for this role.

Remote work allowed? Yes – we prefer you live in Texas

Temple Salary Grade: T28

For full consideration please apply by January 24, 2022

Applying? Tell Hope