Careers at GDI

Working at GDI

GDI looks to hire for a variety of roles that are anchored in our core values:

We stand on integrity. We follow our curiosity. We’re doers, not talkers. We embrace taking risks. We see strength in diversity.

GDI provides team members the platform and creative latitude to truly make an impact in the world. We hire individuals who are committed to a deep social mission, have a track record of turning talk into action, and an entrepreneurial approach to address some of the biggest social issues of our time.

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Want to meet the people behind GDI’s social impact work? Watch this video to hear their behind-the-scenes stories.

Inside GDI

“From the get go at GDI, I got to meet and collaborate with colleagues with diverse interests from across the globe. Working here has truly taught me what it means to collaborate across oceans and timezones!”

— Mira Ahmed, Senior Associate

“GDI gave me the unique opportunity to work with entrepreneurial, impact-driven people to think through – and bring to life! – new solutions to tough global development challenges.”

— Sara Beatty, GDI Alumna

“At GDI, learning and developing new skills IS the work – allowing staff to grow in a number of directions, from senior strategy roles to leading new initiatives.”

— Darin Kingston, Associate Director

“The Refugee Investment Network (RIN), an initiative of GDI, has benefitted immeasurably from GDI's experience and know-how. GDI also provided the platform to build our team, network with other initiatives and GDI colleagues, and become part of the GDI-family.”

— Tim Docking, Managing Director, Refugee Investment Network

Now hiring at GDI and our incubated initiatives

If you have an idea, initiative, or organization that you think could work well with GDI, please contact

Accelerator and Learning Platform Manager – citiesRISE Employees can work remotely (preference for US, UK, India, Kenya, South Africa) Date Posted: 5/18/2023 View Full Posting >
Date Posted 5/18/2023
Latin America Relationship Manager (Contractor) – Global Opportunity Youth Network Bogota, Colombia Date Posted: 5/19/2023 View Full Posting >
Date Posted 5/19/2023
Human Resources Lead – GDI India India Date Posted: 5/12/2023 View Full Posting >
Date Posted 5/12/2023
Strategy Associate – ISF Advisors Employees can work remotely Date Posted: 4/21/2023 View Full Posting >
Date Posted 4/21/2023
Senior Product Owner – Malengo Employees can work remotely Date Posted: 4/19/2023 View Full Posting >
Date Posted 4/19/2023
Staff Accountant – GDI US Employees can work remotely Date Posted: 03/24/2023 View Full Posting >
Date Posted 03/24/2023
Strategy & Build, Manager or Senior Manager – GDI East Asia Hong Kong SAR or Shenzhen Date Posted: 1/13/2023 View Full Posting >
Date Posted 1/13/2023
Manager / Senior Manager – GDI India India Date Posted: 4/12/2022 View Full Posting >
Date Posted 4/12/2022
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We stand on integrity. We follow our curiosity. We’re doers, not talkers. We embrace taking risks. We see strength in diversity.

Perks & Benefits

GDI is proud to provide our team members a work culture that empowers them to be authentic, follow their curiosity, and balance work and life priorities. We do this by offering our workforce competitive salaries and generous benefits. For core GDI staff working in the US, we provide the following benefits. GDI non-US based employees and initiative staff receive salaries and benefits aligned with GDI’s values and reflective of local pay practices.

Prioritizing a healthy team

Talent is GDI’s biggest resource, which makes investing in healthy team members and families one of our top priorities. GDI team members working 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health care insurance for themselves, spouses/domestic partners, and children under the age of 26. GDI pays for a portion of the monthly health care premium.

Save for the future

It’s never too early (or late) to start saving for retirement. GDI team members are eligible for a 401(k) retirement matching contribution, up to 6 percent. Additionally, you can make pre-tax 401(k) contributions up to the federal limit.

Mastering the work-life-balance

GDI values a balanced approach to the work-life dynamic. We offer four weeks of annual paid vacation leave to full-time team members. We also offer flexible work schedules to assist in meeting your personal and family needs.

A launch pad for your career and entrepreneurial ideas

GDI prides itself in our commitment to professional development and career independence. No matter your level, if you have an entrepreneurial attitude with a can-do-work-ethic, GDI offers you the creative latitude and career runway to chart your own path.

A diverse global team

GDI offers the experience of working with a diverse and inclusive global workforce. With offices and projects spanning across 20+ countries, you’re bound to build lasting relationships with colleagues from around the world.

Global offices in 5 major cities

New York City

Washington DC

Hong Kong


San Francisco

Wondering who your colleagues would be?
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GDI Team

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