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Opportunity@Work is a nonprofit social enterprise with a mission to increase career opportunities for the 71 million adults in the U.S. who do not have a four-year college degree but are Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs). We envision a future in which employers hire people based on skills rather than their pedigree. We are uniting companies, workforce development organizations, and philanthropists in a movement to restore the American Dream so that every STAR can work, learn and earn to their full potential.
Washington, D.C
Non-Profit Organization Management
11-50 employees
Founded 2017

rewiring the labor market


Our mission at Opportunity@Work is to rewire the U.S. labor market so that all individuals Skilled Through Alternative Routes (STARs) can work, learn, and earn to their full potential.


  • Inclusion: We are committed to the advancement of all people by proactively, equitably recognizing, and valuing different experiences and backgrounds.
  • Respect: We celebrate the dignity of all work and the dignity of every working person, especially those with overlooked skills.
  • Empowerment: We nurture our team, partners, and those we serve to become stronger and more confident in decisions and actions to achieve our shared mission.
  • Learning: We pursue experience and experimentation so that each success, failure, and surprise continually leads us, and all who work with us, to more successful outcomes.
  • Fulfillment: We understand that work is more than a job and aspire for it to be rewarding, a source of happiness, and even fun.

Diversity & Inclusion

Opportunity@Work is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization. We believe an inclusive workplace is defined by a culture where all dimensions of diversity (both readily visible and not) are not only encouraged and accepted but fully embraced.

With over 63% of our organization BIPOC, 70% female, 22% STARs, and ages ranging from 23 to 60, our team is diverse in many aspects.  However, we believe there is much more we can do to make our organization more diverse. An inclusive and intentional recruiting process is where our DEIB efforts begin.

With our commitment to inclusive hiring and onboarding, pay transparency, and internal equity, we aim to create a feeling of belonging, connection, happiness, and trust where our team members can contribute more fully and bring their whole selves to work. 


Compensation:  We believe in equal pay for equal work. Salary for our positions is based on market data and not what you’ve been paid before nor your negotiation skills.

Healthcare: We pay 100% of your medical, dental, and vision coverage and 50% of the premium for your spouse and dependents. 

Retirement: We match 4% of your salary (up to a maximum of $5,000) annually and will contribute an additional 1% of your paycheck, even if you don’t contribute.

Paid Time Off:  We value work/life balance and trust our team members to be productive. In service of this, our Responsible Paid Time Off policy does not limit time off. 

Parental Leave: To help support new parents in the workplace, we offer 12 weeks of paid parental leave.

Flexible Work Schedules:  We are 100% remote through August 2021 and will continue to offer flexible schedules, including partial work from home options. Our policies and norms around work schedules are a recognition that we care about work outcomes over time spent at the office. 

Professional Development: We believe that developing our team members’ skills is a pathway to accomplishing our mission. To this end, we offer you $2,000 annually for the professional development opportunities of your choice.


Opportunity@Work is a growing startup looking for individuals who believe in our mission to rewire the labor market and want to stretch their professional skills in a dynamic, open, and collaborative environment. 

We want to “walk our walk” and therefore strive to make it a place you want to work. What you can expect:

Passion for the Work: We are deeply motivated by our mission, which means we work hard and celebrate our successes.

Creativity and Learning:  We are doing something no one has done before, which requires exploration, trial and error, and sometimes setbacks. We are learning as we go and find that rewarding.

Teamwork and Collaboration: We are building a movement to solve a complex problem and can only do that together.

Flexibility: We trust our team members and want to empower them to drive the best possible results. Our policies and norms around work schedules are a recognition that we care about work outcomes over time spent at the office. 

Bringing our Whole Selves to Work: We are a diverse team and draw strength from the range of interests and perspectives. 

Opportunities at Opportunity@Work

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