Diversity, equity, and inclusion are the cornerstones of Third Way’s Culture. Our employees are our most valuable assets. The creativity and collaboration of our employees enable us to produce our best work. We foster an environment of support, openness, and acceptance.
Third Way is fully committed to promoting a culture of results and respect where every employee will have opportunities to contribute, develop, and grow professionally.
We understand what it means to bring different voices together to work towards a common goal. Third Way celebrates, supports, and promotes diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging and encourages all qualified applicants to apply to join our team. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, lawful alien status, age, marital status, parental status, or protected veteran status and will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of a disability. All employment selections are determined on the basis of qualifications and program needs.
A Day in the Life at Third Way
Third Way’s top priority is our employees and their experience. We listen to and learn from our employees to build a community of shared values.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging
Third Way is committed to fostering an environment where diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) are fully integrated into our culture. Our strategy is to understand and embrace the complexities of DEIB within our workforce to help inform our approach to communication and engagement. We strongly believe this will guide how we operationalize our DEIB efforts and ongoing initiatives.
Third Way’s drive towards diversity encourages us to recruit with intention and purpose and allows us to celebrate the differences within our workplace, including identity-focused characteristics, such as race, gender, disability and age.
Third Way’s commitment to equity presents opportunities to recognize and treat one another fairly, respectfully, and with dignity.
Third Way’s approach for inclusivity combines our drive for a diverse workforce with our commitment to equity into our workplace culture builds a healthy and sustainable environment where everyone feels a sense of belonging.
Third Way's intentionality towards belonging is to ensure we ask for and value feedback, we acknowledge and respect cultural differences, we offer opportunities for full engagement, and we provide growth and development opportunities for all employees.
Third Way’s DEIB strategy is intertwines in our policies, our practices, our communication, and our daily engagement to afforded us countless opportunities to learn and demonstrate our personal, professional, ethical and legal responsibilities to honor one another's differences, treat everyone fairly, and ensure everyone feels a sense of purpose and belonging.
Annual Staff Retreats
Every summer, Third Way staff gathers for a two-day retreat outside of DC. We create space to relax, learn about our colleagues as people, and discover new ways to actualize Third Way's mission and objectives.
We want all new employees to understand that they belong at Third Way. The Buddy Program connects New Employees with a Third Way Buddy to support the new employee’s transition into Third Way. The Buddy is a primary access point for entry into Third Way’s office culture, social network, contextual background, and unique language. New employees and their buddies are paired for the new employee’s first 90 days and during that time, there is lots to do: coffees, lunches, chats with colleagues around the office, and more!
Employee Referral Bonus
Third Way recognizes our employees are our best recruitment partners. Third Way offers bonus referral awards for the successful hire of your referred candidate. Award amounts vary based on job opportunity; terms and conditions apply.
Third Way's Learning and Organizational Development Program focuses entirely on our staff's professional development. Regardless of your title and experience, you'll have internal and external opportunities to grow into your role, our organization, and the larger DC policy space.
Flexible and Hybrid Work Schedules
Third Way knows that flexibility increases talent acquisition and retention, employee engagement, job satisfaction, and overall higher productivity. That is why we offer our staff schedules to work remotely and in-office while ensuring every employee enjoys a balanced hybrid work experience that offers community, collaboration, belonging, as well as flexibility.
Health and Wellness
Third Way’s health and wellness program is more than just physical fitness. We provide information, trainings, and activities for physical, financial, social, and mental wellness through programming that focuses on different aspects of wellness each quarter.