Family has always been at the heart of Eckerd Connects. When we were founded in 1968 by Jack and Ruth Eckerd, the legendary power couple was often asked what motivated them to start a non-profit in rural Florida. Their answer was always the same.
“It’s the kids.”
Today those words still hold true – but much like other families, ours has grown. Nearly five decades later with a presence in 20 states, our family of services has expanded to include foster care, adoption, workforce development, aid for the homeless, transitional services for troubled youth, and so much more.
Working at Eckerd Connects is more than just a job – it’s a way of life. Employees embrace the organization’s mission as their own, committed to helping vulnerable children and families nationwide.
Our culture is defined by integrity, responsibility, empathy, caring and happiness. We are also so committed to service that we donate eight paid hours per year to each employee to volunteer within their communities. The principles we preach are principles we live by.
When you work with us, you’ll become a part of something so much bigger than yourself. And that connectedness—that unity in purpose—is what makes Eckerd Connects an organization you can be proud of.
Working at Eckerd Connects takes a certain kind of person; we want someone who identifies with our values and is willing to challenge themselves both personally and professionally. When asked about our mission, our founder, Jack Eckerd, said “It’s the kids,” and we seek employees who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and their families.
With many programs, we can offer a variety of career choices in multiple states across the country. If you’re up to the challenge, we welcome your interest!
Take a look at our current job listings to identify opportunities to join our team.
Eckerd Connects Support Center
100 Starcrest Drive
Clearwater, FL 33765