Everyone sees the world in different ways. That’s what makes the world worth exploring. Learning and thinking differences, like dyslexia, ADHD, and dysgraphia, affect 1 in 5 people in the U.S. But resources and support are scarce and life can feel like it’s set up for a normal that doesn’t exist. People get left behind without the right opportunities, and when that happens we all miss out.

At Understood, we’re shaping the world for difference so everyone can thrive. We offer tools, support, and community to people who learn and think differently, and the people around them. Our focus is making real, positive impact at important moments in someone’s journey.

We aim to empower as many people as possible: at home, at school, and at work. Because it takes everyone to shape the world for difference.

Founded in 2014, Understood’s mission is to support the 1 in 5 children with learning and thinking differences. We’ve grown from one program (focused on families) in 2014 to four programs in 2019 (Families, Young Adults, Educators, and Workplace).

We hope you join us!

If you need an accommodation or assistance in using the Understood Careers website, please email careers@understood.org. Additionally, we're always looking for passionate and talented people to join us in shaping the world for difference. If you are interested in exploring opportunities at Understood, please send your resume and a brief introduction to: careers@understood.org

Please note that Understood is continuing to hire for the open roles listed below; all interviewing and onboarding will be done virtually due to COVID-19. All new team members, along with our current team, will temporarily work from home until it is safe to return to our headquarters in New York City.

Current Job Openings


Director of Product Marketing
New York City, Distributed
Freelance Airtable Specialist
New York City, Distributed
Marketing Analytics Manager
New York, New York
Paid Media Manager
New York, New York

Process Excellence

Project Manager, Process Excellence
New York City, Distributed