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The Planetary Society is growing! We're looking for stellar (get it?) candidates to head our marketing, public relations, and fund-raising efforts. We want passionate people who get things done.

Explore the positions below and send us your information. We hope to hear from you soon.

What We Offer

We strongly believe that quality individuals will have individual needs in the workplace. For most positions, we offer flexible working hours and options to work at home (or wherever), though we’d prefer for you to work in the office when you can.

  • Flexible work environment
  • Beautiful location in Pasadena, CA
  • Extraordinary colleagues
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • 403(b) retirement savings plan, with employer contributions starting after 2 years
  • 11 holidays + vacation and sick leave
  • Group Term Life insurance
  • Long-term disability

Positions available:


Chief Financial Officer

The Planetary Society is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to serve in a senior hands-on role managing the organization’s finances and assuming a strategic role in the overall direction of the nonprofit organization. The CFO will report to the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and have primary day-to-day responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and controlling all finance related activities.

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Manager of Institutional Giving

The Planetary Society seeks an energetic development professional to lead a new institutional giving program focused on corporate and foundation gifts as well as some government grants and crowd funding projects. The Manager of Institutional Giving is a key position on the development team and an active participant in developing projects and programs affecting the strategic direction of The Planetary Society.

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