I don’t know where to post this but I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about working for NACA. I’ve always wanted to help people and I truly believe I could do great things but before I consider this more I was hoping maybe someone at NACA could give their honest opinion about the company.
How’s your insurance? How many holidays do you have off? Any sick days? How much vacation time? Other things one should know before going into NACA you would have liked to know?
How about the voice of experience? I’ve been here for nearly twelve years now.
I could pretty easily write a book about what it’s like to work here. The first thing I will say, and Bruce Marks would readily agree, is working for NACA isn’t for everyone. It takes dedication to NACA’s mission of economic justice and helping to improve the lives of others.
NACA’s mission is expanding right now, just like the demand for our services. We are aggressively expanding our community advocacy efforts and are hiring community organizers across the country. This is in addition to Housing Counselors, Mortgage Consultants, Admins and more nationwide as well.
In just about any position in NACA, you’ll put in average ten-hour days five, six and sometimes even seven days a week. It’s a mission, it’s demanding, but you would be surprised how many of us have been here ten to twelve years and even more. You really do make a difference in people’s lives here.
Benefits? You get ten paid holidays per year. Medical, dental and vision. Short and long term disability. AD&D insurance, with options for additional coverage. Excellent 401k with match. Vacation, sick days and personal days are lumped together as PTO (Personal Time Off), and unused days roll over to the following year and continue to accumulate. (I know somebody who has nearly six months of PTO accrued!)
It’s a heavy workload, no matter what you do at NACA. When is it ever NOT a heavy workload in the non-profit sector? When an organization is mission driven such as we are, it’s always a big job to do. But it’s those times when all your work pays off and somebody’s future is more secure because of you that keep you going.
The best thing you can do right now is to go to the jobs page on our website at http://www.naca.com/jobs and look through the positions available. You can also fill out an application online there as well.
I hope that answers a lot of your questions. Best of luck to you whether you join us here at NACA or your career path takes you elsewhere.