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Do you share our passion for helping people and organizations realize their full potential?

Whether it's helping a growing philanthropy rapidly build capacity and increase their impact, or helping an individual leader become more effective...we are proud of the ripple effect on the local, national, and global communities.

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.

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About Waldron

Waldron is a leading for-benefit consulting firm serving clients in the private and social sectors. For over 35 years, Waldron has helped organizations and individuals realize their full potential and sharpen their competitive edge. Across our three 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. We assist regional, national, and global clients with a full range of talent management services and are proud to be a Certified B Corporation™.

Search Associate - Seattle, WA

About Waldron

Waldron's retained executive search practice exclusively recruits senior leadership talent for private and corporate philanthropies, NGOs, nonprofits, and social enterprises both internationally and across the United States. We are a certified B Corps, a dedicated partner to the social sector, and have demonstrated success identifying key leaders and board members who drive mission, culture, and impact. Waldron has a full-time team of 15 search professionals in three offices who represent diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, lived and professional experience. Our team approach allows clients to benefit from our collective knowledge, experience and networks.

The Associate Role

As an essential member of Waldron’s Search team, you play an integral role in ensuring high-quality service is delivered to Waldron clients. The Associate is a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, highly entrepreneurial, and goal-oriented environment. You are seeking an opportunity to develop and refine your project management skills, engage in team work and gain an in-depth understanding of the social sector landscape locally, nationally and internationally.

Key responsibilities include:


Collaborate with the search team to develop research strategies to identify candidates for a portfolio of searches, conduct internet research to identify additional potential candidates and sources; and organize data and research findings.


Manage processes related to visibility and outreach to candidates, such as crafting position postings for external websites (including LinkedIn), writing email and social media messages, managing internal processes for outreach to potential candidates, and ensuring data integrity of our database to reflect all candidate interaction.


Provide general operational and administrative support to individual searches, such as setting up searches in databases, preparing digital and paper materials for clients and candidates, and tracking analytics.

Administrative Support:

Administrative tasks include scheduling interviews, meetings, and travel with clients and candidates; event organization; preparing presentation materials; and documenting processes and activities.

Special projects and other duties as assigned.

Ideal Candidate

Our ideal Associate has a successful track record of being an effective team player and enjoys using data and technology to solve problems. You are organized and excel at managing and prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy, urgency, and flexibility in the face of changing project needs.

An excellent communicator with superior interpersonal skills, you are comfortable interacting with clients and candidates via email, phone, and in-person to discuss the particulars of a search. You are friendly, proactive, approachable, professional, diligent, detail-oriented, and know how to set a high personal performance bar and meet it.


One year of relevant professional experience is required. Waldron hires people who are passionate about the objective of placing the right candidate in the right role and about supporting the mission-driven work of the organizations we serve.


The selected candidate will join Waldron’s Seattle office and must have the agility to thrive in an evolving work environment as well as to collaborate with colleagues in our Portland and San Francisco offices.

To Be Considered

Waldron is committed to a diverse workforce and to creating an environment where all team members can thrive and succeed. If you are interested in joining us, please send your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in the role to for consideration to Waldron’s Candidate Portal.

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, Managing Director, Career Transition Services