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Playworks Overview

Oakland, CA (US)
501 to 1000 employees
Non-profit Organisation
$50 to $100 million (AUD) per year
AmeriCorps, Teach for America, Reading Partners
At Playworks we believe in the power of play to bring out the best in every kid. We are changing school climate by leveraging the power of safe, fun, and healthy play at school every day. We create a place for every kid on the playground to feel included, be active, and build ... Read more

Mission: Playworks’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of children by increasing opportunities for physical activity and safe, meaningful play.​ Today, Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform ... Read more

Playworks Reviews

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Playworks CEO and Founder Jill Vialet
Jill Vialet
50 Ratings
  • "Amazing opportunity to help kids grow."

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    Current Employee - Site Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Site Coordinator in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Playworks full-time (More than a year)


    The pros to this job are:
    Fun environment
    Great mission
    Good benefits
    You are valued
    Even the people at the top care about you


    The job is physically demanding, I'm not in incredible shape, but I can keep up. You have a lot to balance also, but if you're organized you should be fine.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

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Playworks Photos

Playworks photo of: Christmas!
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Playworks photo of: Mission Support Team
Playworks photo of: On the search for Oakland best Ice Cream!
Playworks photo of: On the search for Oakland's best BBQ
Playworks photo of: Go A's
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Playworks Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Coach Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview


    The questions were very scripted, and not very stimulating. Questions like "if you are sick and can't come to work how do you deal with it?", so I got the sense that the position would be too structured.

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Company Updates

  • Curious what it's like to work for Playworks? Get the inside scoop from Program Manager Akeem Flowers! In his recent interview with Jopwell, Akeem shared insight into his day-to-day responsibilities as a Playworker and offered up some valuable advice to job seekers.

  • Wow! Playworks Board Member Lisa Edwards was recently named one of 2017's Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business.

    Meet 2017's Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business

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Playworks Awards & Accolades

  • 2016 Great Nonprofit, Great Nonprofits, 2016
  • Top-Rated Nonprofit, Great Nonprofits, 2016
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