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Careers at
The Up Center

At The Up Center, you will make a difference in the lives of children and families in South Hampton Roads by doing work that matters every day. We are uniquely positioned to provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to changing the trajectories of children and families from crisis to wholeness and our work impacts more than 10,000 people in our community every year.

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Join Our Team

At The Up Center, you have the opportunity to collaborate with a team of professionals who are passionately committed to our mission and dedicated to working with families and children. In turn, The Up Center extends our caring philosophy to our employees.

We look for candidates who will work with us to respond flexibly and collaboratively to changing needs and opportunities to help children and families reach their full potential. We seek people who are creative thinkers and problem solvers who want to work as part of a team. For a listing of current job openings, please view our page on Indeed and on LinkedIn. If you do not see a position that is right for you at this time, please visit again to learn about future opportunities.

For information about Internship and Licensing opportunities, please click here.

“I am both lucky and blessed to be a part of The Up Center Family. I leave work every day knowing that I made small but significant difference in our community.” —Lauren, Development Manager WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES SAY “Being employed with The Up Center is an opportunity to spread hope and connect families with resources to thrive in all areas of their lives. It's not a job, but a calling that I'm glad I accepted!” WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES SAY Jessica Simmons —Jessica, Family Resource Specialist “Working with our veterans and military families is a very satisfying way to be able to give back to those that serve our nation. My coworkers and leadership team are supportive and encouraging. Seeing others that work here be so dedicated to our mission encourages me to rise to a higher level.” —Brian, Clinician WHAT OUR EMPLOYEES SAY Brian Helms

Our Benefits

The Up Center provides a comprehensive, competitive and cost-effective benefits package that promotes a culture of employee well-being. The Up Center shares a significant portion of the premium cost for employee and dependent health, dental and vision insurance, and provides a rich array of benefits offerings to meet the wide variety of employee needs. Benefits include:

  • Health Insurance (with either an FSA or HSA)
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Group Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Long -Term and Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • 403b Retirement Plan with an employer contribution
  • Legal Plans
  • Free Parking
  • Professional Development and more
  • Annual Leave (full time employees)
  • Sick Leave (full time employees), and
  • Paid Holidays (full time employees)

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

In 2018, The Up Center launched an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion initiative and made a commitment to work in multiple ways to make progress towards our vision of an equitable society, including:

  • Acting as a leader and a voice for courageous action, taking a stance on issues and events of the day within the framework of our core values and vision for the future
  • Educating individuals and organizations that are working to expand and accelerate practices around Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Actively investing in the success and sustainability of our commitment including working with funders and partners who share our values and vision for the future
  • Creating spaces for brave conversations by keeping equity as a central consideration, and
  • Working collectively to multiply our impact and achieve more than a single individual or organization can achieve alone.

To view our Equity statement, please click here.

Our COVID-19 Response

Working at The Up Center during the COVID-19 Pandemic

At The Up Center, we recognize the multi-faceted challenges and public health crisis that the COVID-19 pandemic presents to our communities and our employees. While this pandemic is still ongoing, we are supporting employees on this unanticipated and unprecedented journey. We are in this together.

We are committed to prioritizing the health, safety and well-being of all Up Center clients and employees during this crisis and have taken several steps to address this, including:

  • Providing most client services and appointments remotely via telehealth;
  • Requiring mask wearing and physical distancing of 6 feet for employees and/or clients who may meet in person;
  • Implemented additional cleaning and safety protocols;
  • Transitioned the majority of our workforce to remote work;
  • Increased communication across the agency to ensure all employees feel supported, connected, and informed;
  • Created COVID-19 Information and Resources page on our website for clients and employees, including CDC and local guidelines and resources, teleworking tips, free resources for parents and caretakers working with children at home, wellness tips and resources, etc.; and
  • Provided ongoing flexible work arrangements for employees to meet their various needs and obligations in both their professional and personal lives.