Working at the Van Leer Foundation

At the Van Leer Foundation, we believe in contributing to inclusive societies where everyone can realise their full potential. This mission is embedded within our own organisational culture – where our global team is encouraged to put our core values of fairness, creativity, and service leadership into action.

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People and culture

Our People and Culture  department supports the wellbeing and development of the entire team. We come from diverse backgrounds and hold expertise in early childhood development, urban planning, effective philanthropy, public policy, executive education, monitoring and evaluation, advocacy and strategic communications, administration, behavioural science, impact investing and financial management. We regularly take moments to share and celebrate our cultures, expertise and achievements with each other. 

Who we look for

Determined individuals who love learning, are result-oriented and have fun working with others. Different roles require diverse expertise, but creativity in all forms is something we believe is what finds simple, effective and generative solutions to any problem.


Our team
We represent over 20 nationalities based around the world with our head office in the Netherlands and country offices in Brazil, India, Israel and Jordan.
Meet the Team

Wellbeing at work

We offer a wide range of benefits to ensure staff can flourish.  

  • Flexible working hours  
  • Inspiring office spaces 
  • The ability to partially work from home 
  • A generous annual leave package aligned with the country where the position is based
  • 30 days per year of remote working beyond commuting distance 
  • Reimbursement of public transport costs for work travel 
  • Paid professional development opportunities 
  • A vitality allowance of EUR 400 per year to cover physical or mental health activities 
Current Openings
Looking for an opportunity to join the Foundation? Apply to one of our vacancies:

Netherlands Programme Coordinator
We are looking for an experienced programme manager to facilitate the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Van Leer Foundation’s investments in the Netherlands and their impact on policies and practices for early childhood.

Data Policy

When you apply for a role, we handle your data with confidentiality and care. In line with our privacy policy and GDPR, we delete all data 30 days after the position you applied for has closed.


Inclusion Policy

We believe that potential can found everywhere and look for people with great ideas from around the world to work with us. Our diverse team is made up of over 20 nationalities. Together we strive to create an inclusive work environment where everyone flourishes. We value time and effort that goes into applying for a position and give every candidate a fair chance regardless of background, beliefs, disability, ethnicity, gender, countering opinions and sexual orientation. We also intentionally invest in tools and procedures to limit bias from the hiring process.