Pros: Amazing people, invaluable work experience, leadership development, interpersonal development, getting to be outside, fighting for causes you believe in
Cons: Poor compensation for the hours, too much responsibility for too few people, unrealistic expectations from Regional and Central staff
This is a great job for the right person. If you care about progressive issues, if you care about empowering people, if you want to make a direct impact in people's lives, this is perfect for you.
I have developed as a leader so much over the past year. I have gained invaluable work experience here.
I have met some of the most amazing, inspirational people of my life.
But this is hard – more... work.
Minimally working 6 days a week, 70-90 hours a week. Physically demanding, being on your feet all day (and night). A LOT of detail-oriented responsibilities. Responsible for HR, payroll, nightly numbers, leading trainings in the mornings and evenings, conducting informational interviews in the afternoon, double, triple, quadruple checking for mistakes, large influx of calls, insane amount of planning, and a terrible upper management.
A lot of expected of you, and you're never doing enough, according to the Central office. The best way to handle it is to listen to what they have to say, and implement what you feel is appropriate. It's the only way to survive. – less