Why Work at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation?

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is a people-centered organization that offers a unifying mission that guides our work, generous benefits, and rewarding career opportunities across multiple disciplines. 

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Our Values

At the CF Foundation, our values are at the center of who we are, and help guide us in our efforts to advance our mission and make a meaningful difference in the lives of people with cystic fibrosis:

  • Keep sight of what really matters: Our decisions are based on what is best for people with cystic fibrosis and their families.

  • Aspire for excellence in all we do: We take pride in our work. This includes a commitment to continuous learning and improvement.

  • Stronger together: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation employees collaborate and work together so that we can learn more and achieve more. 

  • Innovate with courage: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation employees embrace challenges. We reach beyond boundaries in pursuit of our vision.

  • Care about our people: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation employees deeply care about each other and all who support our shared mission. We listen with respect. We support one another.

Best-in-Class Benefits

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is committed to providing a best-in-class benefits package to help you stay healthy, balance home and work, and find financial security now and in the future, including:

  • Affordable medical, dental and vision plans and health savings and flexible spending account options.

  • A 35-hour workweek plus generous vacation, sick and personal time and 14 paid days off for holidays. Plus, early release Fridays before a holiday and Summer Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

  • Holistic well-being program with opportunities to earn over $1,000 in incentives.

  • Opportunities for hybrid work (including both part- and full-time remote work).

  • Up to 8% annual employer 401(k) contribution.

  • Company-paid commuter benefits for those needing to pay for parking or mass transit to commute to work.

  • Paid Pregnancy, Parental Leave and Caregiver Leave, as well as paid Volunteer Time Off and Voting Time.

  • Company-paid life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability coverage. 

  • Annual pay-for-performance and incentive program, as well as employee spot awards and service recognition program.

  • Tuition reimbursement after one year of service.

  • Company-paid Employee Assistance Program, student loan debt support, employee discounts, and breast milk delivery service (for nursing moms).

Empowered Employees

The Foundation offers several opportunities for staff to build leadership skills, capabilities, and connections across the Foundation, including: 

  • Learning and development offerings that empower employees to leverage their expertise, share their knowledge, and learn from each other 

  • Team building sessions to help strengthen team relationships and dynamics 

  • Investing in the growth and development of our staff 

  • A commitment to being a workplace that is inclusive, equitable, and diverse, where talented individuals can thrive and all backgrounds, voices, roles, and contributions are valued. Read more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). 

  • Learning opportunities around our DEI efforts, to increase awareness and drive conversations and action around creating a more inclusive work culture   

  • Change management to help us navigate through continuous change

  • Affinity groups and employee resource groups that bring together people with a common interest, goal, or identity to share their experiences, network, and support one another

  • A performance management program designed to drive meaningful conversations around performance, feedback and professional growth and development  

The groundbreaking progress the CF Foundation has achieved depends in part on the dedication and commitment of a talented team of employees. The Foundation has created a culture that attracts — and retains — a diverse group of hardworking people who are passionate about changing the face of cystic fibrosis.

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"I’m blessed to work for an organization that cares about the cystic fibrosis community and our staff equally, which is evident in the resources provided for us — with the sole purpose of ensuring that we, like our community, have what we need to stay healthy and strong."

- Tirza Sanchez, Executive Director, Washington Chapter

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"At the Lab, the work is always exciting and fast paced as we strive to discovery new ways to help people with cystic fibrosis. The comprehensive benefits package, in particular the well-being program, demonstrate that the Foundation really cares about our employees, at physical, mental, social level, and beyond."

- Junjie Lu, Scientist II, Steam Cell Biology Team

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"The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation supports an inclusive work environment and recognizes the needs of the whole employee. It’s rewarding to work for an employer who is committed to work-life balance, employee resource groups, career development, and wellness programs."

- Ashley Wells, Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Transparency in Coverage

Click here for machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and include negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to more easily access and analyze data.

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