Mid-Atlantic a 2020 Best Nonprofit To Work For

April 02, 2020

The USTA Mid-Atlantic Section is proud to announce that it has been selected for the “2020 Best Nonprofits To Work For” list. This is the second consecutive year the non-profit organization has made the list, which recognizes excellence in creating high-quality workplaces. The 12th annual study, published by The NonProfit Times in partnership with Best Companies Group, placed USTA Mid-Atlantic at #15, jumping 6 spots from last year.


“It gives me great pride that USTA Mid-Atlantic has been selected for such an honorable distinction among non-profit organizations across the country,” says Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro, chief executive officer for USTA Mid-Atlantic. “Our employees are our most valuable resource and because of that, we work really hard to listen and respond to their needs. Participating in the Best Nonprofits to Work For survey is a great way to gain different insights about our workplace that we may not otherwise get to learn from and help us continually improve.”

Best Nonprofits To Work For recognizes the 50 best employers in the non-profit industry. Non-profits from across the United States completed a survey process that consisted of questions from different categories such as workplace policies, philosophy, demographics and employee experience. 


A standout characteristic of the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section is the focus on creating an employee-centric work environment, helping employees be their best selves both professionally and personally through resources and benefits offered by the organization. Benefits such as an additional 14 hours of paid volunteer time encourage staff to pursue their interests and serve the greater Mid-Atlantic community. 


One feature employees often praise is the flexible and supportive work environment. Rachel Kros, senior manager youth competition  says, “the flexibility offered by USTA is unparalleled. It allows me to work day-to-day supporting the sport that has meant so much to my family, while still allowing the flexibility to spend meaningful time with my family.” 


Employees of USTA Mid-Atlantic are empowered to embrace and recognize one another for living the culture of the organization which centers on creating a supportive, innovative, inclusive and fun environment.  High value is placed on listening and respecting others. 


“I like the working environment that I have with the other staff members. I know that I can always lean on someone to listen to my problems and have them offer some guidance to help me achieve my goals. And vice versa,”  says Santosh Mohan, manager, recreation programs for USTA Mid-Atlantic. 


This year’s Best Nonprofits all received high survey scores across several categories including scoring over 90% in role satisfaction; work environment; pay and benefits and overall engagement.


Read more about the “Best Nonprofits to Work For” and see the full list of organizations honored in the NonProfit Times.     

Learn more about USTA Mid-Atlantic staff and culture.  

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