Our corporate culture is dedicated to being People-First. Truthful. Motivated. Impactful. Fun and Friendly.
If these core values are things you believe in too, Vanguard may be a great next step in your career.
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Why Our Staff Stay
We believe in putting our health and wellness first. That’s why our generous benefits package includes many options for health plans with medical, dental, vision and life insurance — as well as short- and long-term disability insurance. Paid time off for vacations and family leave (birth/adoption leave), as well as sick time — including mental health days — are also included.
We work in a team-based, hybrid work environment with the option to work remotely full-time — because we want you to stay motivated and thrive, wherever you do your best work! If you do join us on K Street, we offer a $120 monthly commuting stipend through the WMATA SmartBenefits program to get you there.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
DEI is a lens through which we evaluate our own workplace culture, policies and practices as well as the work we want to do in the world. We value equity and representation, encourage diverse ideas and experiences exchange, and are always exploring new ways to be more inclusive and develop deeper understanding.
It’s standard among companies to give out bonuses at the end of the year (and we do that too!), but we believe in acknowledging moments of greatness in real time. We created our 5-1-1 Awards (5 core values, 1 mission, 1 team) — to recognize when staff members embody our corporate culture through our core values in the work they do. In addition to a small monetary prize, staff get recognition at the monthly staff meeting.
We are all looking to grow in new directions and enhance our impact as professional communicators. That’s why we regularly invite speakers to conduct internal trainings for our staff that supplement our knowledge and keep our skills sharp. We also encourage staff to attend industry trainings and pay for membership in professional organizations so they can learn and grow in their careers. Staff have leadership roles in many such organizations, including:
- Public Relations Society of America National Capital Chapter
- Washington Women in Public Relations
- National Press Club
When profitability makes it possible, Vanguard “spreads the wealth” via our profit-sharing 401(k) plan. Though it can fluctuate, the goal is to contribute 5% of an employee’s salary each year, regardless of what the staff member contributes themselves. We also offer bonuses when staff help us bring in new business or recruit new team members.