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Experienced Professionals

Purposeful Work

It's a common conversation starter, with an uncommon response.

"Where do you work?"

"I work for Make-A-Wish."

"Oh wow ... that is so awesome. You must love your job. It must be so rewarding."

And they are right. 

Too many people don't love getting up in the morning and going to work. We do. Every day. 

Even the toughest, most challenging days typically are fulfilling. Because we know that granting wishes is important, meaningful work that empowers kids with life-threatening medical conditions to keep fighting, brings families closer, and rallies communities to help others.

I had my wish granted in 1997. It was a life-changing experience that brought me hope during the toughest battle of my life and had a direct impact on my career ... I would not be where I am today without the support of my family, friends and Make-A-Wish.”

— Buddy, wish kid, and now Make-A-Wish® America employee

The Right People

Make-A-Wish rose swiftly to become one of the nation's most well-known and well-respected charities. Much of that success is fueled by our laser-focused commitment to a narrowly tailored mission, and the passionate people who carry it out.

We are always on the lookout for the best and the brightest to fill open positions – people and teams that can advance the Make-A-Wish brand so we can ultimately fulfill our audacious vision: that every eligible child receives a wish. 

Some of our staff come from a nonprofit background. Others from more traditional corporate arenas. 

The Make-A-Wish culture is one fueled and guided by our values. So while experience, skills, and accomplishments are important, we place a higher importance on each hire being the right fit. Whether you have just a few years under your belt, or decades of career experiences to draw from, we look for solid judgment, critical thinking, and the passion and potential to make change happen. 

Professional Growth

In addition to challenging work and the opportunity to work alongside other talented professionals, Make-A-Wish benefits include numerous personal and professional training programs to help employees continue to grow their portfolio of skills and abilities.

This process starts with our orientation on-boarding and continues through Make-A-Wish University training offerings and team assessments.

Varied Job Possibilities

Make-A-Wish America consists of more than 120 employees - many at the global headquarters in Phoenix, with some remote employees operating in other locations.

Through a number of different departments, the national office provides support and guidance to dozens of chapters granting wishes in every community in the United States and its territories. These departments include:

  • Celebrity & National Sports
  • Chapter Support
  • Communications
  • Corporate Alliances
  • Creative Services
  • Finance/Operations
  • Human Resources & Learning Development
  • Legal
  • Marketing/Digital Strategy
  • National Events & Branded Campaigns
  • Resource Development (fundraising)

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