I have been working at Credit Builders Alliance full-time (More than a year)
Definitely a very unique niche in the asset-building field, with lots of very unique challenges. I've learned an incredible amount about how credit histories and credit scores work, and I've been able to improve my own scores with what I've learned here. Lots of opportunity to learn new skills and apply them directly to new projects. Good balance of technical/data work and people work through providing technical assistance to members and attending conferences/workshops. New leadership in 2013 also made a big different to the internal culture and work-life-balance particularly - leadership has been responsive to employee needs and concerns and flexible when needed.
Like with most nonprofits, there's always more work than can reasonably be done in a day and everyone is always busy and over stretched.
Advice to Management
Just keeping focus on core competencies when selecting new projects and partnerships, so far things are going well!
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Credit Builders Alliance (Washington, DC) in June 2011.
I was contacted in June after submitting my resume through the school's online job recruiting system. I was contacted via email to set up a phone interview for a Knowledge Sharing Associate position. The phone interview went well; during it she particularly focused on my work on a community-based lending project in Pittsburgh. I was later contacted by her superior, who said that they thought they thought that the Relationship Associate position would be more appropriate for me. While she was looking over my resume, she noticed that I had put "New York" as one of the locations where I had worked. I had just updated my resume and New York was on the template and so I told her that the information was incorrect and it should have read "Pittsburgh." I apologized profusely for the careless mistake. I never heard from them again. A month later, when I emailed to inquire about my job prospects, I was told that the position was given to someone with more relevant skill set. When I pressed further, I was told. "I would recommend reviewing your resume to ensure all information is accurate. In this position, we need someone with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail." The moral of the story: Double and triple check your resume for accuracy. They will look for any excuse to throw your resume out.
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