Join Our Team

At Challenger Center, we believe in creating an environment that allows us to attract and retain the best individuals, fully tapping into the talents of each employee, and providing an atmosphere where everyone can do their best work in the pursuit of Challenger Center’s mission to inspire the next generation. We embrace a working environment that’s rich with the spirit of teamwork, values diversity of thought and culture, inspires creativity, promotes a sense of trust, and treats others with dignity and respect.

Open Positions at Challenger Center Headquarters


We value our employees’ time and efforts, and strive to provide a collaborative, creative environment where each person feels encouraged to contribute to our processes, decisions, planning, and culture. Our commitment to employee success is enhanced by our competitive compensation and benefits package for all full-time employees.

  • PTO (Paid Leave): Vacation and sick, sick leave bank, eleven (11) paid holidays, and five (5) floating holidays

  • Leave of Absence: Family leave in accordance with DC law, bereavement, personal and military leave of absence, and school activities leave

  • Insurance: Health, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; and long-term and short-term disability insurance

  • Flexible Spending Plans: Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) options

  • Retirement: 401(k) retirement plan with employer match

  • Wellbeing: Hybrid work schedule, employee assistance program, commuter benefits, and service and merit performance awards

  • Professional Development: Educational assistance, and staff development program