We are a growing organization and encourage those interested in a career at Action Research to check this page frequently.

We post open positions here and on our Idealist.org page. There are no positions open currently.


We are proud to have a skilled, diverse, and dedicated team committed to improving services for children, families, and communities.

Action Research is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion or creed, citizenship status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, domestic partnership status, genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, arrest or pre-employment conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to inclusion, embrace diversity as an organization, and believe these values are essential to our work. The American child welfare system has a history of disproportionately impacting families of color, low-income communities, and LGBTQ youth. As an organization that seeks to make child welfare systems more responsive to clients and more effective in its services and operations, our staff must reflect diverse backgrounds, experiences, and cultures.

We offer salary and benefits competitive with high-quality nonprofit research organizations, including the following for full-time staff:

  • Comprehensive health insurance, including medical and dental

  • Retirement savings plan with employer contributions

  • Annual education benefit

  • Generous paid time off policy

  • Regular professional development goal planning meetings

  • Weekly learning lunch professional development series