The Candidate Experience at Change.org
Our internal hiring system is designed to work with efficiency, engage transparently with our team and candidates, and help us scale with intention. Those actions, in turn, will help further our mission and keep Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at the forefront of our operations.
Step One: Resume review
The team here reviews the background of all candidates who apply, are referred or who we find via sourcing. We understand that a resume is not the end all be all! We prioritize candidates who have demonstrated the skills and abilities that align with the skills we need for our open roles.
Step Two: Structured Interviews
All the interviews we conduct-from initial screens to onsites-are structured. This means that we outlined our areas of evaluation and questions in advance to ensure each candidate is measured in an equitable manner. You’ll find that our interviews tend to be pretty in-depth and thorough. We are looking for candidates who are thoughtful, clear and direct with their answers and who can demonstrate an understanding of our mission and our product as well as having the core capabilities needed for success in the role.
Step Three: Offer
You can (and should) read more about our compensation philosophy below. In addition to how we handle compensation, we’ll also make it a point to share feedback at the time of our offer and make sure your questions are answered. We want to ensure you like us as much as we like you!
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Change.org is committed to building a multicultural organization that contributes to a more equitable world. Our work to embed and advance diversity, equity and inclusion is a foundational building block in enabling and driving the organization's mission. In order to create a world where no one is powerless, Change.org helps people pursue justice as they challenge and change the status quo. To make that a reality, we are focused on ensuring equitable representation of our users in our operations and creating the workplace conditions that empower our talented staff to perform at their highest levels in service of our mission.
What it’s like to work here
We trust everyone at Change.org to manage their time in the way that best suits their work and personal lives.
As a company, we foster healthy work/life balance, which means our working arrangements are flexible and we do not mind if you occasionally need to take a day or two to work from home. That being said, we have an amazing team, so you’ll likely want to be around them as much as possible.
All full-time employees receive unlimited PTO. We encourage people to use it and do not expect anyone to be on call or answering emails while taking PTO. In fact, we respect PTO so much that we'll discourage you from doing any work while you're off! We know taking time off is necessary, and the only way to return to work feeling rejuvenated is if you leave work at work. What’s more, the office environment is fairly flexible and it’s common for team members to head out to exercise during the day or take care of a personal errand at their leisure.
Our focus on work/life balance makes Change.org a great place for people with children, too. We support mothers and fathers who are going through the everyday ups and downs of parenting by letting them create their own schedule. As an exceptional added benefit, both moms and dads get 18 weeks paid parental leave when a baby joins the family. You’ll often see special appearances of our beloved Change.org kids (and dogs!) popping into the frame on video calls when meetings occur from home.
We Actively Practice Inclusion
Change.org’s goal is for our organization to reflect the beautiful and diverse world we inhabit.
We are constantly questioning systems that lead to oppression and working to disrupt them within our policies and practices. We see our work in fostering inclusivity as a constant process to improve ourselves, the places we work, and the world around us so that everyone can thrive. Additionally, our staff have consistently offered high ratings for personal support and safety through anonymous surveys. Here’s a look inside some of our efforts:
Robust onboarding experience rooted in fostering connection and inclusion
Employee Resource Groups (for cisgender women, transgender/non-binary, people of Black, Asian, Pacific Islander and Latinx heritage on our staff)
Racial equity and transgender inclusion training sessions for all staff
Leadership development for People of Color and transgender/non-binary staff
Pay equity on the basis of gender identity
A monthly stipend to support the wellbeing of staff, along with caregivers
We want to attract talented people who share our values and high standards. If this work speaks to you, we invite you to apply to our current openings!
We are Mission-Driven
Change.org is a certified Public Benefit Corporation. Our mission - to empower people everywhere to create the change they wish to see - is at the center of all that we do.
Our mission - to empower people everywhere to create the change they want to see - is the tie that binds Change.org staff. It is at the core of every action we take and decision we make. We empower by building tools that enable people's power to take root and grow. We ensure access to these tools globally and stay focused on expanding the reach of Change.org users over time. We offer an open platform, where (within the bounds of our community guidelines) people from all different backgrounds can champion the change they want to see in their communities, countries, and our global society.
Representation Matters To Us
At Change.org, we work to dismantle the systemic barriers that keep people apart.
We believe that our organization is best equipped to pursue our mission when our team reflects and represents the wide diversity of lived experiences and identities of society. With more than 200 staff from nine countries and a variety of backgrounds, we are drawn to individuals who are keen to foster greater understanding of perspectives and lived experiences that differ from their own.
Today, our team is approximately 57% cisgender women, 40% People of Color and 26% non-native English speakers, as an example. In order to achieve effective representation, we work to address under-representation and mitigate bias in our hiring processes. We’re also thoughtfully creating programs, practices and processes that enable everyone to live up to their potential, at every level, in every line of work and whoever they are.
How we compensate people ethically
Fighting systemic inequality can be difficult but it's imperative for companies to take responsibility for their part in the problem, especially when it comes to compensation. Learn how we pay our people ethically and equitably at Change.org.
Benefits & perks
Comprehensive healthcare options (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Short Term Disability, & Long Term Disability)
Company-sponsored Employee Assistance Programs
FSA and Commuter Benefits
Discounts through Perk Spot
Video visits for through Anthem, Kaiser, and One Medical
What it’s like to work at Change.org, as told by our team
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The History of Change.org
February 7, 2007
Change.org is created by Ben Rattray, with the support of founding chief technology officer Mark Dimas, Darren Haas, and Adam Cheyer.
Change.org has 100 employees with offices on four continents.
Change.org announced a $15 million round of investment led by Omidyar Network and grows to 170 staff members in 18 countries.
The petition demanding justice for George Floyd gets nearly 19 million signatures, making it the most signed petition in the history of Change.org.
Want to chat?
Whether you have questions about a particular job opening or how we work internally, we’d love to hear from you. Reach out to your recruiter via email anytime with your questions and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.