Melanie Worker Proposal 3/22/21- 5/31/21

This HR/People mover proposal is for Melanie (MMDHR Consulting), melaniedavis on Keybase. DXdao has expressed a need for HR and Recruiting expertise to help grow and scale the company . I have been in contact with @Tammy and @powers to fulfill this role.

As a strategic HR partner with DXdao, I plan to focus on talent management and employee engagement by strengthening its collaborative culture, fostering innovation and implementing and managing a scalable recruiting and onboarding process. In addition, I will be working with @Allyq on completing these initiatives over the next two months.


  • 3/22/21- 5/31/21
  • 2 week trial + 2 months

Proposed Scope of Contribution:

Worker Proposal Management 30%

  • Manage and assist workers through current worker proposal process

    • Ensure workers proposals are completed and submitted in two month cycles. (Proposal details are specified in the Contributors Guidelines)
  • Create alert /notification system for contributors for worker proposal submission (2 week notice?) Process should be scalable and manageable until further templates / fillable forms are created

  • Track all previous and ongoing worker proposal submissions

    • Create tracking process and scale
  • Goals and deliverables

    • Meet with all contributors to discuss/review proposal process (2 weeks)
    • Develop and implement alert system
    • Manage ongoing worker proposal process for current and new contributors
    • Ensure all outstanding worker proposals are executed by 5/1

Track DXD and REP payments 15%

  • Review past proposals and calculate all DXD rewards (those issued and unissued)

  • Track all contributors REP awards monthly

  • Goals and deliverables

    • Create spreadsheet with all contributor past and current payments and distributions to determine if all payments have been issued
    • Assist with ongoing management of payments and distributions
      • Identify bottlenecks and improve process

Standardize Operating Procedures - Contributor Hub 20%

  • Standardize Operating Procedures for the following and input them into the Contributor Hub

    • Onboarding process
      • Signing up for Keybase, Jitsi, Kraken, Metamask etc.
    • Proposal Management Alert System
    • DXD tracking process
    • REP monthly awards tracking process
  • Goals and deliverables

    • Create DXD tracking process and REP awards tracking process

Manage Onboarding Process 15%

  • Oversee all DXdao onboarding procedures for incoming contributors

    • Act as a consultant to incoming contributors
    • Serve as a liaison between incoming contributors and current squads
    • Assist with coordinating contributor orientation/ training sessions
  • Goals and deliverables

    • Standardize onboarding process and implement with incoming contributors

Talent Management - Recruiting Process development- 20 %

  • Assist with developing recruiting processes
    • Refine “interview” process
    • Develop contributor candidate review process


  • Level 4
  • Full time - 100%
  • Working for DXdao since 3/22/2021. 2.5 month proposal - 2 week trial and first 2 months
  • 2 week trial salary (Level 4 at 50%)
    • $1,750 (ETH) for 2 week trial
    • $1,250 (DXD) 50% vested after a 1-year cliff and the remaining $1,250 (DXD) after the first year on a linear schedule
    • 0.0417% REP
  • 2 months salary (Level 4 at 80%)
    • $5,600 (ETH) per month of work, 50% to be paid once the proposal gets approved and 50% on or after 5/30/2021 when the work agreement finishes
    • $2,000 (DXD) 50% vested after a 1-year cliff and the remaining $2,000 (DXD) after the first year on a linear schedule
    • 0.2666% REP for 2 months

Work Experience :

  • 10+ years HR and Recruiting Experience
  • Started and managed my own healthcare company that contracted healthcare workers to provide care to patients in their homes. Scope of work included: employee oversight, staffing, policy development and implementation, compensation and benefits, retention, training, employment laws and worker protection.
  • HR and Recruiting manager for a healthcare tech company. Managed all talent review and succession planning processes. Conducted interviews with talent to learn how their background and experience could inspire change and innovation for our telemedicine platform. Managed and facilitated the company’s onboarding program. Provided leadership, expertise and direction in internal communications, change management, and HR systems strategy.



Melanie has shown great initiative and has some great ideas to make processes run more smoothly. I’m excited to work with her to improve, and really, invent “HR for DAOs”


Agree with @Powers!

Very excited to work alongside @Melanie and @allyq; formalizing the “People Mover” Squad!


Upon the start of June, I will have completed my trial and first two months at DXdao. Below is my self-reflection on how I think I did over the past few months while contributing to the DXdao community.

  • What I did well

    • I think I did well at immediately owning the onboarding process by taking over and leading almost all communications with new contributors/candidates.
    • Worker proposal management will be an ongoing and evolving task, however I do think I did well at developing and implementing an alert/ notification system to ensure contributor worker proposals are submitted and up to date
    • All past and current DXD and REP allocations were tracked and delivered, thank you @allyq for all of your work on this. I feel satisfied with the outcome of that initiative.
    • All of the immediate Operating Procedures that needed to be revised and completed were done.
      • Alchemy Worker Proposal Submission
      • REP tracking
      • DXD Tracking
      • Worker Proposal Tracking
  • What I did okay

    • Although recruiting wasn’t a primary task on my worker proposal, I still think that I did “okay” in this area. I was able to work with @zett to bring on a front end dev to Swapr and have developed a few processes around improving the recruiting areas of DXdao.
    • Contributor engagement- I was able to meet and speak with every member of the community and am finding my place within DXdao, which was a goal of mine. I give myself an “okay” because it took me longer than 2 weeks to meet with @augustol :wink:
  • What I need to improve on

    • Even though I am pretty content with the influx of contributor worker proposals being submitted, at times errors are still being made during the Alchemy worker proposal submission process. I think I can improve on ensuring a more thorough review is completed of all worker proposal submissions to eliminate errors in this process for the future.
    • In addition, although the alert / notification is very useful, I do not think the structure is scalable as all alerts are being sent manually. I need to spend more time in the upcoming months developing a more scalable and automated solution.
    • I know there are so many areas of web3/DeFi/DAOs that I need to gain knowledge and expertise in. I would say that this is an area that will be a constant area of growth and improvement for me as our DAO and surrounding communities evolve.