How to Get Involved at the Lab

We believe that by working on the ground with learners, institutions, and employers across the learn-to-work ecosystem, we can build a more relevant, accessible, portable, and visible education system for learners. We are committed to equity and to co-creating a more just and equitable education system. Join our team in building education for the future of work.




Education Design Lab's Commitment

We deeply value the expertise of lived experience and strongly value and seek to invest in applicants that have shared lived experience with the learners we currently and hope to work with, including folks of color, people from working class and low-income backgrounds, those who are immigrants or children of immigrants to the US, those whose first language isn’t English, trans and queer individuals, and others from communities who have been underinvested in.

Data shows that women and BIPOC candidates more frequently do not apply to a job because they don’t feel that they meet all of the qualifications listed. Our job descriptions are general overviews, not a mandatory comprehensive list. If you feel passionate about our efforts and believe that you have the skills to succeed in any of these roles, we want to hear from you!

What's it like to work at the Lab?

The Education Design Lab team — whom we call “Labbies” — share some favorite memories and hopes for the future to celebrate our 10th anniversary in 2023.

At the Lab, we firmly believe that the well-being and satisfaction of our employees are crucial to our collective success. This is why we place great emphasis on offering a comprehensive range of employee benefits and perks. These benefits are more than just additional incentives; they are a reflection of our commitment to supporting and valuing our Labbies, both in their professional and personal lives.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes:

Health + wellness

+ 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance plan options.

+ Group Life, AD+D, short-term and long-term disability insurance.

+ Tax-free savings and spending vehicles: Health Savings Account (HSA) + Flexible Spending Account (FSA).

+ Weekly breathing + meditation sessions led by a certified breathing instructor.

Retirement + savings

403(b) retirement plan in which full-time team members are immediately eligible to receive dollar-for-dollar match up to the first 3% of base salary and 50% match up to the next 2% with no vesting period.

Flexibility + lifestyle

+ Fully remote organization with occasional travel, and option to work from HQ for DC locals.

+ Flexible working hours available with manager approval.

+ Responsible Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy in which managers can approve time off requests without annual caps.

+ 11 recognized holidays

+ 10 days of organization-wide disconnect, which take place first week of July and last week of December.

+ 2 annual “wellness days” — taking place on Friday following our bi-annual, organization-wide retreats.

+ 16 weeks paid parental leave with 4 weeks of part-time transition upon return.

Professional development

+ After 1 year, Labbies are eligible for professional development stipend of $1,500.

+ Mentorship program

+ Opportunities to attend and/or present at industry-recognized conferences.

+ Bi-annual performance review cycle to ensure feedback and growth.

Community engagement

+ Bi-annual organization-wide retreats

+ Monthly “Labby Hour”

+ Affinity groups + Slack channels

+ Access to the Lab’s Communities of Practice

Travel + expenses

+ Company credit card provided for program-related travel and expenses.

+ Travel, lodging, and meal expenses covered for organization-wide retreats.

+ Technology + equipment provided for remote work.

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