Statement of Intent
Democracy Works is committed to diversity and inclusion in everything we do and we aspire to have a team that represents those we serve. We believe it's crucial to invest in a hiring process that includes underrepresented groups, including Latinx, Black, AAPI, and Indigenous candidates.
We have institutionalized practices that drive us toward this goal. Our first applicant exercise for most positions is an anonymized skill evaluation, which lets us get to know candidates by their work and reduce our implicit biases. We also work with institutions that serve and are staffed by underrepresented groups, which ensures we are building a stronger and more diverse applicant pool. And our staff prioritizes review and consideration of the latest research to inform new hiring processes across our organization.
Our hope is to find the best potential employee that's the right fit for our culture, so in addition to adapting our application process, we are also remote work-friendly. This allows us to find and employ the best possible candidates and guarantees that we don’t miss out on someone great simply because of location. To make sure our remote staff doesn’t feel isolated, we foster a culture that promotes inclusivity and is sensitive to the realities of working outside of Brooklyn.