I have been working at Physicians for Human Rights full-time (Less than a year)
Amazingly smart, kind, and committed colleagues. Willingness amongst colleagues to be open and direct about procedural issues, since most people are motivated and just wanting to get their job done in the best way possible. Can-do and supportive attitude among colleagues. Staff taking concrete steps together to promote transparency and accountability within the organization. Organization appears to seriously want to grapple with staff burn-out and potential for vicarious trauma.
Many procedural issues (mostly, lack of clear processes), so there is a need to be proactive and identify what needs to change and how to go about it. Since it's an old organization with new staff, it can feel like change is slow, and that perception is sometimes accurate. Slow move towards more work-life flexibility.
Advice to Management
(Continue to) be open to change and need for procedural certainty. Don't lose sight of need for staff support for work-life balance.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Physicians for Human Rights in April 2015.
Was e-mailed after a few weeks for a phone interview. Phone interview was fairly colloquial, I think they were looking for personality and enthusiasm. Since I was an undergraduate with limited experience, they were definitely looking to fill the unpaid position (which I was less interested in). Seems like a small nonprofit looking to grow.
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