Pros: new fsa plan, equitable health insurance coverage, reasonable leave policy, commitment to mission, growth
Cons: getting to know other teams
It's great to come to work each day and know what the goals you and your colleagues are working to achieve. Equally exciting is being a part of an organization with a huge vision that keeps growing to serve more families in need. Careful strategic planning, creative management, diverse staff who care deeply about the end result for the people served – more... are some of my highlights. The tireless work to that goal is a challenge but managers are sensitive and work to be flexible.
I'm never bored or understimulated with all this growth. This organization implements best practices everywhere it can and appears to be ahead of the curve for many nonprofits. Even recieved an award for best practices (The Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management) last year.
One challenge is that the org serves families in 2 distinct ways - healthcare for all and services for homeless families. The org has grown to provide in a number of sites across DC. So sometimes staff from various teams don't get to know each other. However, a new administrative office/housing office/health clinic will help with that and intentional retreats and all staff gathering make a difference.
Great place to be if you want to make an impact for people in poverty! – less