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- "Great training and development of organizers, they give you all the tools you need and time to practice them" (in 4 reviews)
- "Long hours, often have to work nights and/or weekends" (in 3 reviews)
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★Jul 9, 2021 - Lead OrganizerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Today, I got an email from a community member who was at our action holding the police accountable for fair treatment of people with mental health illnesses. We demanded policy change and training and it was all implemented because of the work of the DART affiliate I organize with. The woman’s email explained how a severely mentally ill man was threatening police and they were able to safely call to have him transported to the hospital. This work saves lives. And, taking part in it gives my life meaning.
Each affiliate has their own pros and cons in the DART network but I’ve never worked anywhere more committed to growth and evaluation. I thing that growth and evaluation can be difficult, you will have to have difficult conversations in the community and within the organization, but the fruit of that work is very real.Continue reading
Wow, what a great reminder of why the work we do is so important. Things that are imporant are rarely easy, so we appreciate having dedicated team members like you who aren't afraid to lean into the hard questions and figure out how we can continually do better for our communities.
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★May 14, 2022 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The work has the capacity to be extremely meaningful, and engaging people of faith around the power dynamics in their communities and seeing long term change can be very rewarding. Pay and benefits are pretty good for the field, and other organizers within the network are smart, passionate, and bring joy to a difficult job.
Unattainable goals are used as accountability mechanisms and organizers are given so much to do that work-life balance is extremely difficult
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★Jul 7, 2021 - Associate Organizer in Lexington-Fayette, KYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Pay is good insurance a few great coworkers at other organizers
If you're Black or Queer RUN!!!! almost impossible standards, nominally encourage work life balance but expect your life to be your job, expect you to undergo abuse from your clients (specifically homophobic and racist people), do not respond well to criticism. I believe I was "laid off" because a week or two before I held the CEO accountable for what I believed to be a moral contradiction.Continue reading
We are sorry to hear that your experience organizing within the DART network was not positive. While our goal is to change oppressive systems, we are not ignorant of the fact that our team is operating in an oppressive world. We do not pretend that organizers will be working alongside people who agree with them 100% of the time, or who share 100% of their values. We do our best to set our organizers up for success while operating within that reality. Across the DART network we have both a Black Caucus as well as an LGBTQ+ Caucus run by organizers to share struggles, celebrate victories, and support one another. We take instances of discrimination and abuse incredibly seriously, and are continually working with our local organizers to better understand how we can meet their needs and push back against any form of oppressive behavior. We are proud of our strong culture of accountability, and value when our organizers speak honestly about their experiences. We can say with certainty that every employment decision is made based on organizer performance.
- Current Employee★★★★★Jun 3, 2021 - Assistant Director of Recruitment in Buena Vista, CORecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
- It's easy to feel powerless with all of the problems facing the world today; this organization gives me the chance to build power so that we can press for change starting at the local level. That is invaluable. - Working with inspiring colleagues -- both the organizing staff and the grassroots leaders have incredible stories and work hard to live out their values. - Continual growth -- not a day goes by where you aren't learning something new. This is due both the nature of grassroots organizing and the continual training from DART.
It can feel as if there is a lot at stake with this work, so there is stress that comes from that. But I'd take that any day over feeling like my work didn't matter!
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★Apr 15, 2021 - Community Organizer in Lexington-Fayette, KYRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
good start to begin organizing
hours can be long, tiring
We take preparing and training new staff very seriously, so we are glad to hear that you've found our network to be a good place to launch your organizing career. It's a tough but meaningful career path to be sure.
- Former Employee★★★★★Oct 27, 2020 - Associate Organizer in Tampa, FLRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Help people build power in their community work for social justice
Long hours Bureaucratic issues with central staffContinue reading
Happy to see that you found building power in the community for social justice to be such a meaningful role to play. We appreciate your feedback and continue to work with our Lead Organizers and DART training staff to make sure new Associate Organizers are encouraged to set good habits and work/life boundaries from the start.
- Former Employee★★★★★Apr 16, 2020 - Community Organizer in West Palm Beach, FLRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
very fulfilling role and nice coworkers
long work hours and weekends
We're glad you found meaning in the work and camaraderie with fellow organizers. It's a great group of people who get into this work.
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★Jan 27, 2020 - Lead OrganizerRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Working at two different DART affiliates has been a blessing to me. I get to live out my values each and every day and have built really meaningful relationships with community members as well as other organizers across the country. I have been a part of getting real results and see the world improving around me. I am really honored to be involved in this work.
Some campaigns take years to win so you'll want to go in knowing that you're going to take some hard hits along the way but that it's worth it.Continue reading
Thank you for sharing. We certainly plan to continue listening, and evolving.
- Current Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★Oct 7, 2019 - Lead Organizer in Saint Petersburg, FLRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
This job is incredibly fulfilling. To work with people day in and day out and see their growth and excitement when they realize they can change their community for the better is truly a privilege. I love getting to meet people of all different walks of life and help them connect with one another. I've worked in other non-profits before, and I always felt burned out and hopeless. But working for DART gives me so much hope that if people work together, we can change any injustice we're confronted with. I find it exciting to be part of issue campaigns where we're winning big things like $100 million for affordable housing, or state laws that give children second chances instead of arrest records. I also enjoy getting to work with other organizers and the supportive atmosphere and camaraderie . Fair compensation, with good benefits/healthcare/vacation package
When you first start, it can be hard to figure out a good work-life balance. It's a job where there is always more to do so you have to be disciplined about scheduling (and taking) your time off.
We are so glad to hear that you find the work of an organizer to be so rewarding, and that it is something to be invested in for the long haul. Thank you for providing some helpful advice and perspective for folks who might be new to the work.
- Current Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★Jan 19, 2019 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
A great opportunity to live out your values, lots of room for professional development
Long hours, often have to work nights and/or weekends
We are glad to know that you see room for growth and professional development in your career as an organizer. It seems there is always more to learn.
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DART Center has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5, based on over 37 reviews left anonymously by employees. 86% of employees would recommend working at DART Center to a friend and 94% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -1% over the last 12 months.
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