I have been working at Democrats for Education Reform full-time (More than 3 years)
Strong leadership under current president, Shavar Jeffries. Significant improvements in finance and operations. Fun place to work with smart, effective colleagues, especially on the national political and policy teams. Lots of autonomy in all roles and room for growth.
Not a lot of systems/processes in place. You always have to advocate for yourself. (But this is a pro in many ways too, given the # of over-systematized/rigid ed reform organizations and charter schools.)
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Democrats for Education Reform in October 2014.
Resume review. Interview with CEO, interview with COO, interview with local community partners. (This process was unique given my previous work with the organization - typically the organization requires a performance task, debrief, and phone interviews with other staff members.)
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