Yes, working for any non-profit these days, especially in the human services sector, is difficult. Budget cuts are the norm which translates into program cuts, loss of services, loss of jobs, heartache. But, The Opportunity Alliance is extremely resourceful and seems to be dedicated to keeping its good employees on board whatever happens at the state and federal level.
This agency also is well integrated into the community with a lot of cutting edge place-based community/neighborhood work that is very exciting. The agency is also very serious about having a positive impact on the community in the work that it does.
In terms of working environment, my supervisor really worked with me around a flexible schedule when I needed it. And, the benefits are exceptional.
The pay is typical for this type of non-profit, not great, but on par with every other social services/behavioral health agency in this area.
Benefits, work environment, individualized attention, great people
budget cuts are a constant threat