Great Cause, Major Divide Between Upper Management & Program Staff
Program Staff (Former Employee) – Utah – November 14, 2017
Working with participants on a daily basis is extremely fun and rewarding. However, there is a lot of disorganization and lack of leadership coming from upper management, especially the CEO and program director. There are major communication issues between those in upper management positions and/or on the board and those who actually work with participants on a daily basis and execute the programs. Leadership does not see the value of well-trained, experienced, and certified employees. They would rather have volunteers do as much as possible, resulting in inconsistent programming. There is no room to advance career-wise and they are unwilling to pay for the necessary (and expensive) certifications for the job. Lastly, when complaints are brought to their attention (resulting in many staff quitting), management responded with excuses rather than asking/determining what needs to be done in order to fix the issues at hand.
Working with participants is amazing & rewarding, getting to be outdoors