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Do you share our passion for helping people and organizations realize their full potential? Our consultants and associates work on projects with deep impact in our community. 

Whether it's helping a growing NGO rapidly build capacity and increase their impact, or helping an individual leader become more effective, the ripple effect of our work is exceptional. 

We work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment that offers ample opportunity for challenge, intellectual stimulation, and professional development. Our work requires a high degree of cultural competency and an exceptional level of communication and leadership skill. 

If you are interested in hearing about future openings at Waldron, please email us at loribeth@waldronhr.com

About Waldron

Waldron is a leading Western U.S. based for-benefit consulting firm serving clients in the private and social sectors. For over 30 years, Waldron has helped organizations and individuals realize their full potential and sharpen their competitive edge. Across our four practice areas — Retained Search, Leadership Consulting, Executive Coaching, and Career Transition — we design creative, flexible solutions that are executed with individualized attention and thoughtful client service resulting in measurable impact. We assist regional, national, and global clients with a full range of talent management services and are proud to be a Certified B Corporation™.  Waldron is in the midst of a significant expansion and has achieved unprecedented growth across the business for the past several years. 

Senior Consultant – Contract Career Transition Practice - Multiple Locations

Waldron’s passion is helping people and organizations realize their full potential and increase their impact. Across our Career Transition practice, we are known for our responsiveness, discretion, compassion, sound strategic counsel, and deep local connections. Our consultative approach helps business leaders resolve their critical talent development, alignment, and transition challenges. Our equity ownership of Career Partners International (CPI) allows us to seamlessly serve our clients on a global footprint. Waldron seeks a Senior Consultant for its Career Transition practice with the same commitment to helping people and organizations realize their full potential. Waldron is always seeking to identify high-potential team members; we accept contract Senior Consultants submissions for any of our locations on an ongoing basis.  Our offices that provide Career Transition services include Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, and Boise. 

The Position

The primary role is to provide one-on-one coaching and group services to professionals in career transition. A contracted Senior Consultant trains and coaches participants in preparing themselves for the job market including personal assessment, resume development, personal branding, networking and interviewing.

Key Responsibilities & Deliverables:

  • Supports job seeker clients in setting job search/transition objectives while developing realistic work plans to achieve results
  • Actively engages clients in services by monitoring their participation and progress against plans and proactively scheduling them for regular in-person meetings
  • Creates innovative and strategic business solutions for client job seekers; applies local market knowledge, business experience, information and analytical perspectives to improve and accelerate participants’ success
  • Provides career coaching at all levels with the objective of achieving tangible and timely outcomes with participants
  • Delivers engaging, impactful presentations, presenting concepts clearly and concisely; applies learning principles to seminar design/delivery and appropriately adjusts presentations to meet the needs of the audience
  • Leverages marketplace connections to make select and key introductions for clients
  • Directly responsible for developing materials to include: resumes, online profiles, bios and correspondence for job seeker clients
  • Provide ongoing client updates to Career Transition leadership both written and verbal including monthly reports

Ideal Candidate Profile

Our ideal Senior Consultant has a demonstrated ability to coach and provide effective, professional feedback and career transition/job search techniques and strategy to individuals and groups at all levels including senior business executives in career transition. S/he develops, delivers and facilitates impactful presentations to individuals and groups, engaging workshops and discussions; strong, active listening skills.

The successful Contract Senior Consultant recognizes problems and responds with a sense of urgency, using good judgment; makes timely, thoughtful, sometimes difficult decisions; seeks and accepts input from others; has effective influencing skills. S/he is comfortable working independently as well as in following policies and protocols; comfortable with ambiguity and change in an evolving business environment. S/he has strong written, verbal and non-verbal communication and interpersonal skills, and has demonstrated experience with job search best practices, report queries, project management and critical thinking skills.

Proficiency with PC and MAC platforms is desirable with expert use of Office including Word, PowerPoint and Excel and copyediting is essential.

Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, Human Resources, Adult Education, or similar 5+ years of experience in business management, consultant services, human resources, recruiting/placement, training & development and at least 2 years career coaching required, in an institutional customer-paid environment preferred.

To Be Considered

We are committed to hiring a diverse workforce. Please send cover letter and resume to Kate Lang, Vice President, Career Transition Services kate@waldronhr.com.

Research & Sourcing Associate - Executive Search - Seattle, WA or Portland, OR

Waldron assists regional, national, and global clients with a full range of talent management services and are proud to be a Certified B Corporation™. Across our three main practice areas — retained search, effective organizations, and career transition — we design creative, flexible solutions that are executed with individualized attention and thoughtful client service, resulting in measurable impact.

Our retained executive search practice is a dedicated partner to the social sector, identifying leaders who will make transformative contributions to private and corporate philanthropies, NGOs, nonprofits, and other social enterprise organizations with whom we work. We have earned a strong reputation for success in carrying out searches for key leaders and board members to help organizations fulfill their mission and mandate. We are known for our subject matter expertise, discretion, judgment, care, sound strategic counsel, and our extensive network in the social sector.

Waldron seeks a Research and Sourcing Associate for our Executive Search practice with the same commitment and passion we bring to our work.

The Position

Waldron is recruiting a Research & Sourcing Associate for its executive search practice who is interested in contributing to the success of a fast-pace, entrepreneurial organization. We are passionate about our work in the social sector and this is an exciting opportunity to not only make an impact in our own organization, but also in the broader community in which we work.

This role will provide support throughout the search process; backgrounding, identifying and sourcing prospective candidates, and database management will all be important aspects of the job. As a key member of the search team, the Research & Sourcing Associate will uncover target industry leaders utilizing Boolean search, database scrubbing, use of Waldron’s existing networks, event lists, social media, sourcing tools, and industry research. The Research & Sourcing Associate will partner with members of the search team to design and develop candidate generation plans designed to reach highly accomplished and diverse candidates in an efficient manner. The position will handle multiple projects with an eye towards helping our search team deliver our services on time while exceeding our clients’ expectations.

Candidate Requirements

The Associate must be a diligent worker who enjoys the process of sourcing and recruiting. The search team works across offices in Seattle, San Francisco and Portland, so the Associate must be proactive about communicating with the various members of the search team. The ability to deftly move between projects and juggle multiple priorities at once will serve candidates well. A knowledge or interest in the social sector is highly desired.

We seek candidates who are analytical and creative about the research and sourcing process, and can work diligently to find new ways to reach candidates.  We seek a service-oriented, positive, driven, and committed personality who can work independently towards clear targets and have an organized and structured approach.

A college degree and one to four years of experience is required. The Research & Sourcing Associate must be proficient with Microsoft Office, Salesforce, or another CRM system, preferably in a Mac environment.  One to three years of sourcing, recruiting, or corporate or donor research related experience is needed for success in this position. Demonstrated skill in advanced research techniques via social media and internet sourcing is required.

For Consideration

We are committed to hiring a diverse workforce. To be considered, please submit your resume and cover letter to Loribeth Dalton, VP Talent loribeth@waldronhr.com.

Finance Manager/Controller - Seattle, WA

Based in Seattle, Waldron is a consulting firm with primary clients from both private and social sectors. For more than 35 years, Waldron has helped organizations and individuals realize their full potential. We assist regional, national, and global clients with a full range of talent management services and are proud to be a Certified B Corporation™.  Waldron has offices in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, and Phoenix. Right now, our organization needs a proactive, stable, and forward looking finance head to complement our expanding multi-site business.

The Position

The Finance Manager/Controller will be interested in contributing to the success of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization. We are passionate about our work and need someone to help us achieve our goals. The Finance Manager/Controller provides support for all members of the Waldron team in all areas related to accounting, including, but not limited to, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and financial reporting. She/he must quickly and effectively articulate financial issues in a clear and concise manner as well as be adept interacting with many different functional people on different levels of the organization.

Essential Duties

Financial Management

  • Financial management and accounting for a growing professional services business. 
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Develop and utilize forward-looking, predictive models, and financial analyses to provide insight into the organizations’ operations and business strategy including evaluation of possible growth and expansion opportunities.
  • Create and refine processes to drive operational efficiencies, provide the analytics to identify potential trends, risks and opportunities for improvements making recommendations on areas where Waldron can improve financial and operational performance.
  • Ongoing expense management and active tracking; reporting to principals on variances to policy or approved practice.
  • Timely client and project invoicing.
  • Accounts receivable and payable management.
  • Financial and variance analysis.
  • Cash management.
  • Timely and accurate presentation of internal and external financial reporting.
  • Budgeting & forecasting.
  • Liaise with external tax professionals regarding federal tax filing.

Administration

  • Contracts administration.
  • Records retention and data integrity maintenance.
  • Liaise with insurance agents to evaluate and maintain annual coverage.
  • Financial and administrative support for practice area leadership.
  • Selected vendor/supplier management.
  • Conduct analysis and make recommendations on technology systems investment and costs.

People Practices

  • Maintain personnel records.
  • Liaise with benefits agents to evaluate and administer company-wide benefit plans.
  • Administer payroll for 35 full time employees using Paylocity and process 1099s.
  • Monitor compliance with relevant labor laws.

This individual will manage a department of two accounting professionals and is expected to be hands-on and comfortably wearing many hats. This individual must have the potential to build and manage the department as the company grows, therefore good leadership, interpersonal skills, and teamwork are a must. This person will be trusted to be highly discreet with sensitive client and owner/partner information. This position will be responsible for the timely completion and accuracy of month-end financial processes and financial reporting deliverables; she/he will ensure appropriate controls are in place to assure the integrity and availability of all key reporting data.

Candidate Profile

We are seeking an adaptable candidate with excellent interpersonal skills, who has integrity and enjoys working in a collaborative environment. She/he must have professional written and verbal communication skills, demonstrate resourcefulness in setting priorities, managing time, and mastering details. This individual is comfortable with respectful conflict, and both gives and accepts accountability with ease. We seek someone who is accurate, honest and values our positive, inclusive purpose-driven culture. An independent self-starter who is proactive with follow-up and timely with deliverables will be successful in this professional environment.

Requirements

  • BA required from accredited university or college, BS in Accounting preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of accounting experience, ideally in a similar role working for an entrepreneur-owned, closely-held professional services firm. Former public accounting experience would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of Mac operating systems is highly desired.
  • Must be proficient in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office applications.

For Consideration

We are committed to hiring a diverse workforce. Please send a cover letter and resume to Loribeth Dalton, VP Talent loribeth@waldronhr.com.

Digital Marketing Specialist - Seattle, WA

For nearly 30 years, Waldron has been helping organizations and individuals realize their full potential and sharpen their competitive edge. Across our three main practice areas — retained search, leadership and organization development, and career transition — we design flexible, creative solutions that are executed with individualized attention and thoughtful client service, resulting in measurable impact. We assist regional, national and global clients in the acquisition, development, succession and transition of key human resources through a full range of talent management services.  To learn more about Waldron, please visit our website.

The Position

Waldron is currently looking for a Digital Marketing Specialist who enjoys working with the cutting edge of marketing automation technology. The ideal candidate will be skilled in end-to-end planning and executing marketing campaigns and web strategies. Your campaign management abilities will be complemented by a proficiency with email marketing, website management, digital and traditional advertising, and demand generation. The ability to translate website analytics into actionable insights and draw conclusions from market research is ideal. Our top candidate will bring to the table effective written and verbal communication skills, technical expertise, and attention to detail. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Marketing Automation
  • Demand Generation
  • Produce marketing communications content (case studies, thought leadership/white paper blogs, website material)
  • Facilitate and ensure consistent application of branding on all materials
  • Publish standardized presentations, proposals, talking points
  • Website content management and administration
  • Create and maintain marketing communications calendar
  • Manage all Waldron’s social media platforms

Ideal Candidate Profile

Waldron is seeking a Digital Marketing Specialist to proactively expand and build our direct digital marketing systems. This position will work in collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications and other Waldron staff to increase the size of our digital footprint by producing brilliant content, attracting and converting site traffic, and nurturing leads into customers.

This position is entrepreneurial, self-driven and innovative, leaving plenty of room for your creative ideas to shine. As the ideal candidate, you will be both enormously creative and highly structured. You are curious and analytical. You are obsessed with data and creating processes that can scale, but also empathetic and intuitive. You are familiar with content marketing strategies, with customer acquisition and lead nurturing. You are highly organized and capable of juggling many projects at once.

The Digital Marketing Specialist will be able to work independently, but is eager to collaborate with co-workers and actively participate as a member of one or more inter-departmental project teams.

Candidates will ideally have a diverse professional background, are highly capable and will provide strong expertise in all aspects of marketing operations gained through 3 – 5 years of marketing communications experience. Experience supporting senior leaders in a professional services environment, particularly in a PR, marketing or communications firm supporting non-profit or social sector clients, would be advantageous.

Waldron values inclusion, diversity, and social responsibility, and we demonstrate these attributes not only in our search and consulting practices, but also externally as part of our overall corporate identity. Our team members serve on various boards and committees; we advocate active participation and inclusion among our staff. The successful candidate will mirror these values and activities and likely has a history of volunteer service to the community.

TO APPLY

Please address a cover letter and resume to: Loribeth Dalton at loribethd@waldronhr.com

Administrative Assistant - San Francisco, CA

The Position

As an indispensable support to Waldron’s San Francisco office, the Administrative Assistant plays an integral role in ensuring high-quality service is delivered to Waldron’s Executive Search clients. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, highly entrepreneurial, and goal-oriented environment. This position requires direct contact with candidates who are seeking executive-level positions, clients, and Waldron staff. The following skills are essential to the role: demonstrated ability to manage multiple calendars (experience using Outlook mail and calendar preferred), strong written and verbal communication skills, a relational orientation toward customer service, the ability to understand and anticipate tasks in the context of a bigger picture and process, and project and time management skills.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Correspondence and Scheduling: Correspondence with candidates and clients in support of four (4) internal colleagues. Provide support to meeting logistics (phone, video, and in-person, including occasional travel logistics as needed).
  • Data Maintenance: Ensure Salesforce database is updated to reflect candidate correspondence and scheduling.
  • Office admin tasks as assigned, including inventory, ordering, maintaining basic office cleanliness, etc.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Our ideal Administrative Assistant will gravitate toward a desire to support a small, but growing team of colleagues along with a natural talent for providing exceptional, relationship-building customer service to external stakeholders. S/he will know how to move with urgency when prioritizing and completing tasks, with the demonstrated ability to deliver results. S/he will be an enthusiastic champion of our clients' needs and demonstrate a commitment to taking a hands-on approach to the work.

A strong commitment to accuracy and timeliness is essential. Candidates must be friendly, proactive, approachable, flexible, professional, diligent, detail-oriented, and know how to set a high personal performance bar and meet it.

The ideal candidate will be joining Waldron’s growing office in San Francisco and must be comfortable in an evolving work environment. A minimum of one year of relevant experience in a professional setting is required; a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience is expected. The successful candidate must be passionate about helping the organizations we serve build strong teams to carry out their vital missions.

To Be Considered 

We are committed to hiring a diverse workforce. Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the role to Vice President of Talent, Loribeth Dalton, at loribethd@waldronhr.com for consideration.

Search Associate / Recruiting Coordinator - San Francisco, CA or Seattle, WA

The Position

As a key member of Waldron’s Search team, the Associate plays an integral role in ensuring high-quality service is delivered to Waldron clients. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, highly entrepreneurial, and goal-oriented environment.  A demonstrated ability to use the internet, databases, and other technology-based tools to gather data and to communicate with networks and individuals, and to solve process and technical/system challenges, is essential. This position requires direct contact with clients, candidates who are seeking executive-level positions, and Waldron staff. The following skills are essential to the role: a superior research aptitude using a variety of internet and social media techniques, ability to effectively manage processes, databases, and software functionality to achieve objectives, excellent project and time management, strong written and verbal communication skills, and solutions-based critical thinking.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Research: Work with the Retained Search team in developing research strategies to identify candidates for positions, including constructing company target lists and researching candidate profiles; creating source lists based on the approved position description; conducting internet research to identify additional potential candidates and sources; and organizing data and research findings into reports.
  • Visibility and Outreach: Manage processes related to visibility and outreach to candidates, such as posting to external websites (including LinkedIn), managing internal processes for outreach to potential candidates, and ensuring data integrity of Salesforce database to reflect all candidate interaction.
  • Search Operations: Provide general operational and administrative support to individual searches, such as setup of searches in various databases, preparation of electronic and paper materials for clients and candidates, etc.
  • Administrative Support: Administrative tasks as needed including correspondence and scheduling, event organization, documenting processes, updating materials, etc.
  • Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Our ideal Associate will have a strong affinity for collaboration; a successful track record of being an effective team player, and enjoy using data and technology to solve problems. S/he will know how to move with urgency when prioritizing and completing tasks, with the demonstrated ability to deliver results. S/he will be an enthusiastic champion of our clients' needs and demonstrate a commitment to taking a hands-on approach to the work.

The ability to manage multiple search projects simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness, while demonstrating flexibility in the face of changing project needs, is essential. An excellent communicator with superior interpersonal skills, the ideal candidate must be comfortable interacting with experienced professionals via email, phone, and in-person to discuss the particulars of a search. Candidates must be friendly, proactive, approachable, flexible, professional, diligent, detail-oriented, and know how to set a high personal performance bar and meet it.

A bachelor's degree and one year of relevant professional experience are required. The successful candidate must be passionate about the objective of placing the right candidate in the right role, while supporting the mission-driven work of the organizations we serve.

To Be Considered

We are committed to hiring a diverse workforce. Please send your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the role to Vice President of Talent and Administration, Loribeth Dalton, at loribethd@waldronhr.com for consideration.