Mission: To drive change. To urgently build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities.
I have been working at Vera Institute Of Justice full-time
There is upward mobility -- several people have been promoted from within my department in the past year alone. There are clear expectations about what is expected from you and what constitutes success within a role. Good benefits and vacation and holiday time off is very good for a US nonprofit. HR is a supportive resource for everything from forms and transit questions to private coaching on how to approach conversations with department heads.
There is a certain degree of resistance to inter-departmental interaction, but that seems to be changing somewhat. The age and history of any institution like Vera means there will be a certain resistance to change from some long-term staff members, but overall, leadership is very forward-thinking and eager to embrace new techniques that are proven to be successful.
Advice to Management
Continue to embrace the reforming zeal of new staff members who are eager and equipped to improve existing systems.
I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Vera Institute Of Justice (Washington, DC) in October 2016.
Two interview process - the first was a 30 minute Skype interview with the Director of the Center and the Associate Director. My interview process after the first interview was a bit different because I received a competing offer - the timeline was crunched a bit. I was also interviewing having worked with the Director on another project where my current employer was partnered with Vera. The second interview was supposed to be about two weeks later, but due to competing offer, I had second interview and an offer within 72 hours of my first interview.
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