What is it like to work at CompassPoint?
Working at CompassPoint is a chance to reimagine what leadership in service of positive social change can be.
Our communities demand and deserve an approach to leadership development that centers liberation and confronts oppression directly—and we want to work with people who are passionate about answering that call.
If you're excited about the possibilities of questioning and breaking down traditional ideas of leadership and management to build more equitable ways of being, CompassPoint might be the right team for you!
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Our Vision and Values
Working at CompassPoint right now also means being a champion for change. In the last two years, we've made strides to create a new collective vision and new set of values. We want to grow our team with leaders who will boldly step into our vision and values with us:
How we work
We work with leaders, nonprofit organizations, and movement networks that see themselves as vehicles for social change.
We believe that a liberated future free of oppression begins with our own personal liberation and practicing equity with each other—and we strive to build systems that reflect that belief.
Our racial justice stance pushes us to center emerging leaders of color and white allies who are curious, willing, and eager to dismantle racism.
We are agile, bold, and creative in our program designs and work in deep collaboration on project teams. We value transparency, honest feedback, and healthy relationships as the starting point for everything we do.
Our current structure
Our leadership structure is flexible and evolving. As we grow, we are looking for team members who are eager to play an active role in evolving that structure with us.
Our structure feels and looks different from traditional top-down management. We lean in the direction of self-management principles where everyone has increased ownership of their work.
Our approach to collective leadership reflects our respect for individual autonomy (empowering everyone to have agency and make decisions from their roles) while also centering belonging (being united in purpose, vision, and a sense of community).
Being a part of the CompassPoint community means being just as comfortable following as you are leading.
Working in circles
Right now, our structure consists of several “circles”: Management and Operations, Business Project Development, Employee Relationships, Cohort Leadership Programs and Public Training Program.
We are not a fully Holacratic organization, but some of our organizing principles—especially the idea of working in "circles" and fluidity of roles—are inspired by Holacracy. Circle leadership is not necessarily tied to a title or positional power.
The executive leadership team (structured as a Co-Directorship) holds the big picture for the organization, coordinating and facilitating work across circles, aligning us toward a common vision, and ensuring that CompassPoint is values-driven, sustainable, and ultimately impactful.