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 Raley joined CivicActions in 2010 as an Agile Project Manager and Quality Assurance guru and became Director of Professional Services in 2014. She excels at bringing balance, facilitating change, encouraging growth, and empowering people.

Elizabeth uses her Agile coaching and people skills to keep CivicActions’ team members present and productive, and her project management skills to help keep projects running transparently and smoothly. As the PM on a collaboration platform project for a large federal agency, she has led a team of 10+ engineers and user experience professionals through countless successful releases. Other projects that have benefited from Elizabeth’s enthusiasm and attention to quality include 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.

Elizabeth is also on the steering committee of Agile Government Leadership (AGL), which is a community-powered network of agile professionals working to bring an iterative, user-focused approach to government project management. There she works with other members of the committee organizing and strategizing, creating course content and reaching out to other leaders in the agile community to participate and share their knowledge in order to propagate agile in government.

Prior to working at CivicActions, Elizabeth spent five years at the software company Casting Networks as Director of Project Management. There she helped form the PM and QA group along with introducing and implementing Agile methodologies.

Speaking about Agile is always of interest to Elizabeth and she has been fortunate enough to do so at the California Technology Forum 2016, FedScoop’s Lowering the Cost of Government w/ IT Summit 2016, Drupal GladCamp 2014, the Community Media Drupal Summit 2012, and Drupalcon Chicago 2011. She also moderates a monthly webinar, AGL Live.

Elizabeth earned her BFA at Wayne State University and is also a certified ScrumMaster. She lives in Los Angeles and spends her free time practicing yoga, reading the funnier side of the internet or hanging out with her favorite people: her family.