CivicActions Values Diversity

CivicActions team

We’re hiring at CivicActions.

For the past few years we’ve been focused on bringing more diversity to our unique and talented company. For us, the culture of our company is the main reason most of us work here. It’s a culture of openness and balance and we’re a bunch of fun, loving and passionate people.

When we add new people to our team, we talk a lot about the culture of the company. We look for people who will not only enjoy the culture that exists now, but who will also add to the culture. We look for diversity in our candidates because it elevates all of us; diversity brings broader ranges of ideas and experiences that have direct impact on us as individuals and on our company.

We are people first – not “professionals” or “engineers” or “managers.” We are people. And as people we have the basic desire to connect and learn from each other. Diversity is important because we spend our entire lives learning and growing, and we know from experience that the best way to do that is to surround ourselves with different ideas, opinions, and experiences. The people we work with and the people we serve are a big part of that pool of knowledge that will not only shape us, but will also shape the work we do and our contributions to the world.

We look forward to seeing how our company culture will grow and change with each new member we add to our team.

If you’re looking for a meaningful and diverse workplace, we welcome you to join our team!

2017-03-31T06:19:53+00:00 Categories: Culture|

About the Author:

Elizabeth joined CivicActions in 2010 as an Agile Project Manager, leading teams of developers and designers through successful digital projects for nonproft and government clients. Her impeccable attention to quality and enthusiasm for human connection propelled her to become Director of Professional Services in 2014. In this role, she oversees hiring, business development, team leadership, client relationships, and thousands of small details per day — all while helping team members remain present and productive.

Elizabeth excels at facilitating change, encouraging growth, and empowering people. She brings an aura of confidence and balance to even the most complicated projects, inspiring her teams to problem-solve and collaborate until victory is achieved. She has served on a myriad of projects for CivicActions clients such as the Department of Defense, the City of Los Angeles, C2ES, Denver Public Library, EatFresh (San Francisco Human Services Agency), FosterClub, GlobalMDP Program (Columbia University), Netpop, and SACNAS.

As a certified ScrumMaster, Elizabeth is passionate about spreading the positive impact of agile project management in public sector organizations. She helped establish and expand Agile Government Leadership (AGL), a community powered network of agile professionals working to increase user-centered, iterative processes in government. She collaborates with the AGL working group to provide resources, arrange partnerships, host events, and facilitate conversation so agencies can be empowered to start using agile methods. Elizabeth has also moderated and spoken at a number of events across the country on the topic of agile government.

Before joining CivicActions, Elizabeth served as Director of Project Management for the software company Casting Networks, where she helped form the PM and QA groups, along with introducing and implementing agile methodologies.

Elizabeth holds a BFA from Wayne State University and lives in the Bay Area with her husband and young daughter. She appreciates the flexibility of working full time from home, hanging out with her kiddo during lunch breaks, and practicing yoga for mental balance and physical health. Elizabeth also enjoys reading the funnier side of the internet or getting outside with her family — being in California, this means the beach and the mountains.