Join Our Team

Join us in shaping pathways to the middle class. Discover our mission and values as you embark on a rewarding journey with Merit America.

Why Merit America?

We drive transformative impact for learners at unprecedented scale, sustained by a diversified, scalable business model and a world-class team that embodies operational excellence. Our team is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where each individual has the opportunity to succeed.

Our Benefits

For those who want to learn and grow
  • Continue your learning
    True to our “Learn Constantly” value, we encourage ongoing learning via a $500 personal development stipend and a $2,000 education reimbursement
  • Innovate and create
    At Merit America, we encourage innovation and creativity. To help experiment with new ideas, we offer a a $2,500 innovation grant contest for employees to meaningfully advance our work
  • Connect and build communities
    Our employees can join a number of affinity groups to build communities across lines of similar identities or shared interests. We also offer engaging spaces for avid book readers, pet owners, food lovers, etc., alongside location-based groups for our colleagues to connect
For those who want a work-life harmony
  • Embrace flexible work
    Merit America operates on a 4-day work week, and our teams work fully remote across the United States
  • Recharge through vacation and office closure
    We believe in restorative breaks and offer unlimited vacation time off. We also take 2-weeks end-of-year and 1-week July 4th holiday office closure for our whole organization
  • Prioritize parental leave time
    We understand the importance of bonding with our little ones. Merit America offers 4 months of fully paid parental leave
  • Take a sabbatical
    For all of the hard work our colleagues committed to our mission, we offer 5-week sabbatical after 5 years of service
✓ For those who want coverage inside and outside their home office
  • Invest in your wellness and health
    We offer comprehensive medical, dental, & vision insurance, an employer-funded Health Reimbursement Account, as well as dependent care & medical care Flexible Spending Account. Merit America also provides company-paid life insurance and disability coverage 
  • Set up your Work Space
    Our organization provides a phone & computer stipend each month and a one-time reimbursement for home office setup that can be used for office supplies, a computer, or office furniture
  • Plan ahead for retirement & your future
  • Merit America contributes to employees’ 401K with the option for additional individual contributions

Transparency Around Salary

At Merit America, we believe in transparency, especially around salary and compensation. You’ll have clear information regarding the compensation package from the moment you apply and throughout the hiring process. Our compensation is benchmarked nationally to ensure our salaries are competitive, and we uphold a negotiation-free compensation package.

Our Commitment To Our Values

Our values drive “how” we do what we do and serve as the bedrock for our culture. Someone once said that culture is “what you reward and what you allow” – we will recognize and celebrate behaviors that demonstrate our values and not tolerate behaviors that go against them.

Nothing is more important than the culture we collectively build, and your leadership in finding ways to best live our values is essential.

We are bold, innovative and optimistic; we challenge ourselves to push the boundaries  of what’s possible and we believe deeply in the potential for our work to change millions of lives
We own our ambitious goals and we consistently deliver; we focus on driving meaningful learner outcomes above all else
We are reliable, honest and committed teammates; we ask each other for help and are “all hands on deck” whenever needed; we challenge each other and value diversity of thought, but we “commit” to a path forward even when we disagree
We are nimble and resilient learners; we welcome feedback, we learn from failure, and we continually develop our expertise
We are deeply empathetic and passionate about our learners and partners; we believe fully in their ability to succeed and we extend grace to all
We are fun-loving, healthy, and humble; we bring our whole selves to work and we celebrate our successes

Our Affinity Groups

Affinity groups are voluntary, employee-led communities that foster a sense of belonging, provide support and promote diversity and inclusion within Merit America. These groups provide a space for individuals from historically excluded groups who share common backgrounds and experiences, allowing for networking, support, and collaboration. A few examples include:

✓ Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI)
✓ Black at Merit
✓ Somos Meritos
✓ Age 40+
✓ Be Well at Merit
✓Pride at Merit (LGBTQIA+)
✓ Neurodivergent at Merit
✓ Merit Parents
✓ Invisible Illness at Merit
✓ Merit Program Alumni
✓ QTs at Merit

Our Commitment To

Equity In Hiring

Merit America is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and just workplace. We believe this starts with hiring.

Using AI in the Merit America Hiring Process

Our Talent Acquisition team recognizes the effort candidates invest in crafting compelling applications, and we are dedicated to delivering the same effort in clearly outlining the steps and processes involved for a more transparent experience. Below is a resource to help streamline your application:

Frequently Asked Questions

Job Opportunities

Join Our Team!

Interested in helping transform lives? If you have the skills and competencies for the job, we encourage you to apply!