7 Hiring Companies That Are Leveraging Tech To Give Back
Who said the season for giving ends after December? If you’re on the lookout for a new role that will enable you to give back year-round, there are mission-driven companies aplenty that are hiring now, from for-purpose startups to nonprofits to one-for-one retailers.
Kiva’s microloan platform empowers anyone to lend $25 to small business owners, students, communities, and other recipients in need across the world. Such a wide breadth requires a robust tech team — see their open engineering roles, as well as open roles in operations, communications and more, here.
Remitly also enables better access to funds for clients around the world, by better enabling expatriates to send money back home to their families with fewer hassles, lower fees, and less red tape. When you consider the $500 billion value of the global remittance market, that’s no small impact. They’ve got open roles from Seattle to London to Manila and beyond — see them all here.
IDEO.org’s tool of choice for finding solutions for social problems? Human-centered design. This approach guides the entire organization as they develop everything from apps to agricultural tech. They’ve got openings in New York, San Francisco, and Nairobi here.
Warby Parker’s ethos is about more than finding the right frames for your face — for every pair of glasses purchased, the company sends a pair to a visually impaired person without the funds to access prescription glasses. See if any of Warby Parker’s openings, which range from tech to retail to optometry, are a fit, here.
It’s about time we put a pin in the “slacktivism” moniker: myriad impactful social movements have been launched and accelerated online — especially through social change platforms like Change.org. They’ve got openings in data science, engineering, and more. See them all here.
Classy plays a key role in the for-purpose ecosystem, by serving as a fundraising platform for social impact organizations. They’ve got openings at their San Diego headquarters here.
Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
You may have heard of CZI’s namesakes Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. You may not have heard exactly how far their philanthropic organization reaches, as they leverage tech to make a positive impact on everything from science to education, everywhere from Stockholm to Lagos. Check out their full-time openings in Redwood City here.
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