Ripple Effect Communications, Inc. (Ripple Effect) is an equal opportunity employer with a standing policy of nondiscrimination. This means that all qualified persons are accorded an equal opportunity for employment or promotion and are expected to take equal responsibility for our work without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, genetics, ancestry, physical handicap, mental condition, marital status, sexual preference, gender, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state, or federal law.
As part of the recruitment and employment process, Ripple Effect:
As part of the background check process, you may be subject to a “consumer report” and/or an “investigative consumer report” each of which may include information about your criminal history, social security verification, motor vehicle records (“driving records”), and your education or employment history, and/or other background checks. The reports may include information about your character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and/or mode of living, and can involve personal interviews with sources such as your neighbors, friends, or associates. Please be advised that the nature and scope of the most common form of investigative consumer report is an investigation into your education and/or employment history. You have the right to certain information about these reports. Upon your request, in writing and within a reasonable time, we must disclose whether we have run a consumer report on you and the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report. Upon your request, we must provide you a copy of your report.
Ripple Effect is committed to the security and privacy of the information provided in this employment application and other information provided during the recruitment process. Therefore, this form is hosted on a secured server and data is encrypted through an SSL (https) connection. Pre-employment assessment materials and results will be considered confidential and safeguarded in the same fashion as employment applications. To learn more about how Ripple Effect will use your information, visit our informed consent policy.
I certify that the information contained in this application is correct to the best of my knowledge, and I understand that any misstatement or omission of information is grounds for ending the hiring process or dismissal. I authorize verification of information provided on this application; and authorize the references listed above to give you all pertinent information concerning my previous employment; and release all parties from liability for any damage that may result from furnishing that information.
In consideration of my employment, I agree to conform to the rules and regulations of Ripple Effect. I further agree that Ripple Effect is an at-will employer, and either I or Ripple Effect may terminate my employment with or without cause and with or without prior notice, at any time.
I acknowledge receipt of the Disclosure Regarding Background Investigation (page 1 of the online form) and A Summary of Your Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (separate document) and certify that I have read and understand both of those documents. I hereby authorize the obtaining of “consumer reports” and/or “investigative consumer reports” by Ripple Effect, or its designated agent, at any time after receipt of this authorization and, if I am hired, throughout my employment, if applicable. To this end, I hereby authorize, without reservation, any law enforcement agency, administrator, state or federal agency, institution, school or university (public or private), information service bureau, employer, or insurance company to furnish any and all background information requested by another outside organization acting on behalf of Ripple Effect, and/or Ripple Effect itself. I agree that a facsimile (“fax”), electronic or photographic copy of this Authorization shall be as valid as the original.
I understand and agree that I may be required to take medical tests prior to employment, including a drug and alcohol screening test, and other tests required for certain positions. I hereby give my voluntary consent for a blood and/or urine sample to be collected from me and submitted for testing. I also consent to the release of the test results to the Company for its use. I understand that adverse test results may preclude my employment.
I understand that if I am offered employment by Ripple Effect, I will be required to sign an Arbitration Agreement that governs any disputes I may have with Ripple Effect, and a Non-Compete Agreement.
Finally, I understand that no representative of Ripple Effect, other than a company officer, has the authority to enter into any agreement for employment for any specified period of time, or to otherwise alter the foregoing.
A career is a personal, yet shared journey that lasts over the course of a lifetime. We know that people move on to pursue their next career challenges, and that’s why we’re open and supportive when it happens. While it’s sad to lose great people, we consider it an opportunity to stay connected and grow our network of alumni and friends. If you’re interested in returning, or want to refer a stellar candidate, please reach out and contact our HR department.
Knowing if that move is right for you and gaining the experience necessary to get a job in an “alternative” science career can be difficult. We understand this struggle and may have an opportunity for you!
We offer a volunteer fellowship program for science professionals who are interested in transitioning away from the bench. Each fellowship is tailored to the interest, background, and available time of the fellow. Fellowship opportunities may include work in public policy, program management, research and evaluation, or communications. If you’re interested in applying, please send us a resume and your best cover letter explaining your availability and why you’re interested in the fellowship.
Use the LinkedIn plugin below to search your network, reach out, and connect! Our people play vital roles in helping identify and refer candidates who may be great Ripplers in the future. Search our current openings, and feel free to contact our Human Resources department for more information.
Because we deal with constantly-evolving challenges, we value people who are constantly training, re-training, adapting to workforce trends, and learning from successes—as well as mistakes. If you’re an experienced professional with excellent judgment and a proven ability to get things done, you could be a great fit. Search our current openings and read up on our total rewards benefits package.
We offer a variety of scientific opportunities to work in public policy, program management, research and evaluation, communications, or graphic design. We also offer internships for students interested in office and workforce management, including opportunities in logistics, recruiting, and retention. If you’re interested in applying, please send us a resume and your best cover letter explaining why you’re interested in the internship.
“Public comment” refers to the process of soliciting feedback from the public or membership on official reports, regulations, guidelines or programs. Public comments generally take one of two forms: Rulemaking — formal public consultation; Request for Information — informal public consultation. Comments are analyzed, synthesized, and disseminated to assist with decision-making.
Public consultations give voice to stakeholders and provide organizations with more detailed scientific, economic or industry expertise needed to develop the most effective processes, policies and guidelines.
Our five step process to facilitate the solicitation, receipt and analysis of public comments includes:
Why did you start Ripple Effect?
What is a hobby of yours?
What is a funny quirk about you that people might not know?
Advice to someone wanting to start their own business?
How did you join Ripple Effect?
What do you do in your free time?
What are you proudest of in your career?
Who is your biggest role model?
How did you get involved in finance?
What is an interest you have outside of work?
Advice for professionals wanting to enter the finance field?
Why is communications so important for a business’s success?
What are some of your hobbies?
Fun fact about you?
What are you proudest of?
What does your day-to-day job involve?
Why is science policy so important to Ripple’s business?
What is a fun fact about you?
What advice do you have for those following in your footsteps?
What does it mean to be the Director of Scientific Workforce?
What’s the biggest challenge you face in your role?
Advice to young professionals?
Tell us about your career path. What were you doing before Ripple Effect?
What’s a hobby of yours?
Why is Research and Evaluation so important to what Ripple Effect does?
Advice you would give a young professional?
Tell us about your career path. How did you get here?
What motivates you?
What are some of your hobbies?
Advice for future professionals entering your field?