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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.

If you are interested in hearing about future openings at Waldron, please email our Managing Director of Talent, Loribeth Dalton at loribethd@waldronhr.com.

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™.

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 kate@waldronhr.com.

Search Associate / Recruiting Coordinator - San Francisco, CA

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. They will know how to move with urgency when prioritizing and completing tasks, with the demonstrated ability to deliver results. They 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.

The candidate will be joining Waldron’s growing location in San Francisco and must be comfortable in an evolving work environment. 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 Jenn Raley Miller, Search Director, at jennr@waldronhr.com for consideration.

Career Transition Service Operations Manager - Seattle, WA

The Position

Our passion is helping people and organizations realize their full potential and increase their impact. We are seeking a new team member to join us by supporting the evolving Career Transition practice as the Service Operations Manager. The purpose of this role is to provide oversight to every aspect of the client lifecycle, ensuring high-quality service is delivered with individualized attention to all Waldron clients.

This is done in a variety of ways, which includes direct communication and contact with professional, manager, and executive levels clients, consultants, partner organizations, and Waldron staff. This role is integral in continuing the advancement of our best practices and processes, quality of services, and innovative products. As Waldron scales to meet the disruptive and agile talent trends informing the marketplace while also achieving our market growth goals, the CT Service Operations Manager supports Waldron CT leaders and consultants by providing and updating information and materials and acts as a resource for the team to be most effective. Additionally, the CT Service Operations Manager is the primary point of contact for Career Partners International (CPI) partner firms, located throughout the United States and internationally, and many HR contacts at our client companies.

Key responsibilities include: managing the referral process and database, developing and editing company reports, maintaining up to date training materials and process documentation, invoicing, Key Performance Indicators (KPI) tracking and reporting, and interacting regularly with individuals being referred to us for services.

Ideal Candidate Profile

The ideal CT Service Operations Manager is passionate about logistics and details, procedurally minded, and dedicated to supporting a team to reach its shared goals. S/he must thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced work environment while successfully meeting deadlines and effectively juggling multiple projects and stakeholder priorities simultaneously. S/he enjoys synthesizing data to create internal and external reports for the purpose of tracking the progress and effectiveness of the CT practice. It is also critical that s/he is very socially adept and has appropriately strong presence, projecting strength, competence, and confidence to establish creditability with internal and external clients. The successful candidate must be comfortable with ambiguity and have the ability to make sound decisions using informed judgement. The skills needed are comprised of the ability to assess risk and impact around decision making and taking action vs escalation to the Managing Director.

In addition to experience, success in this role includes recognizing problems and responding with a sense of urgency; using good judgment; following processes, making timely, thoughtful, sometimes difficult decisions; seeking and accepting input from others; and s/he has effective influencing skills. S/he has strong written, verbal, and non-verbal communication and interpersonal skills and appreciates process but does not require “black and white” rules to adhere to them.

The ideal candidate has at least 5 years of experience in operationally-based project management and at least 5 years of experience in customer service, preferably in customer facing roles. S/he also has experience working in an office setting, is comfortable with MAC platforms, and is proficient in MS Office programs, especially advanced Excel. S/he has a proven and repeatable track record of success in environments that require nimbleness, systems thinking, empathy, and levity, and s/he knows evolving is key to remaining relevant.

This role is located in our Seattle office, full time exempt status, Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm. Waldron has an exceptional flexible work arrangement policy that this position will be able to take advantage of occassionally.

Responsibility Breakdown

Referral Management: Direct management and oversight of client referrals (inbound and outbound) and processes for all of our offices and global partners.

Market/Revenue Growth: Contribute to our market and revenue growth, through outreach and webinars, to individuals offered our services as part of a separation package.

KPI Reporting: Creation of reports used to track/monitor various business metrics, including: program usage, engagement, and satisfaction.

Monthly Reports: Management of monthly reports lifecycle including: inventory creation, reminders, ensuring 100% compliance and adherence to best practices, editing, and exporting, and packaging for delivery to client company HR leaders.

Systems and Process Management/Training: Ownership of all operational and administrative processes, policies, and best practices. Full accountability for ongoing usage by consultants and staff. Includes process improvement, database knowledge and management, ongoing training, and process documentation.

Administrative: Ongoing administrative tasks including scheduling, staff meetings, database setup/cleanup, event organization, maintaining up to date reference materials, etc.

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 Loribeth Dalton, Managing Director, Talent, at loribethd@waldronhr.com for consideration.

Executive Search Intern - Seattle, WA

The Position

In this Executive Search Intern role, Waldron is offering an excellent training opportunity for someone who is interested in contributing to the success of a fast-paced, entrepreneurial organization. We are passionate about our work of identifying key leaders for the social sector and need someone to help us achieve our goals. This is a great opportunity to make an impact in the organization and community, learn about a dynamic business, and grow professionally.

A successful Search Intern at Waldron will be organized, detail-oriented, and have strong time management skills, as this person will be required to handle multiple tasks simultaneously with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness. Flexibility and the ability to pivot and work on multiple projects at once is crucial. It is also critical that you are team-oriented: friendly, mature, flexible, and not afraid to ask questions. You are approachable, professional, and diligent, sharing work with and accepting work from other team members to achieve maximum efficiency throughout the Search practice. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are a must, with a top priority in maintaining and promoting a positive can-do attitude with clients and peers. We appreciate colleagues who bring creativity and resourcefulness in fulfilling client and project needs.

Strong research skills are integral to this role. You will be using online databases and web resources to research a wide array of information on top social sector organizations and trends in the United States. You will also partner with project teams in sourcing potential candidates and building prospect lists. You will play a key administrative and coordination support role to ensure the Search practice runs smoothly. Other potential projects include background research on new clients; developing visibility strategies and posting position profiles; database maintenance; and helping the team with special projects to ensure our processes and internal resources remain consistent and organized.

As a client-facing organization, we strive for all staff to bring a strong customer service orientation to their work and the team. You must be comfortable with Apple products (MAC OS and applications), and proficient inMicrosoft Office. Some experience with a CRM database and graphics software is desirable.

To Be Considered

We are committed to hiring a diverse workforce. The length of the internship is to be determined, desired hours are between 20-40 per week, and compensation is $15 per hour. Please send your resume and a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest to Heather Mohler, Engagement Manager, at heatherm@waldronhr.com.

Career Transition – Senior Associate

The Position

Waldron seeks a Career Transition Senior Associate to support its growing Career Transition practice. This role provides direct service to the practice as it continues to evolve its best practices and processes, quality services and innovative products. This role is critical to providing support as we scale to meet our market growth goals and it is a key team member in providing tactical support as we innovate to meet the disruptive and agile talent trends informing the marketplace. This position requires direct contact with consultants and internal Waldron staff and stakeholders in achieving our strategic goals and industry service delivery expectations. The position demands excellent verbal and written communication, research, writing, editing, querying, data entry and organization skills as well as attention to detail and process.

This role plays a key role in our referral engagement and management processes that drive revenue, market growth and supports hundred’s of individuals who use our services during their job search. The Career Transition Senior Associate responsibilities include support to Key Performance Indicator (KPI) metric reporting, query generation to support client outreach/engagement, research for clients and leadership and event/workshop support. S/he may participate in the production of marketing materials, contracts, and proposals for the Career Transition practice.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Our ideal Career Transition Senior Associate is highly motivated by being part of a practice and team whose purpose is to provide real-time support and solutions to organizations/companies and their employees when there is a need for career transition services. S/he has a proven and repeatable track record of success in environments with constant and diverse workload with assignments from different stakeholders. S/he is able to quickly move from task to task, utilizing strong interpersonal, customer service and outstanding organizational and time management skills. S/he must be adept at proactive communication to carefully balance the workload priorities to meet the diverse project and practice needs.

S/he is comfortable working collaboratively, as well as independently and appreciates priorities and deadlines being driven based on projects and external client needs. S/he loves to manage lots of details and is most engaged when her/his day is varied based on competing needs and priorities. Our ideal candidate thrives in a high energy, engaged and intense work environment. It is critical that s/he is socially adept and projects competence and confidence and establishes creditability in person, via email, video conference platforms and phone interactions. S/he must have demonstrated ability to enjoy deadlines and juggle multiple projects and stakeholder priorities.

Experience in an office setting and strong customer service skills are critical to the role. Experience with event coordination and a keen interest in data/business intelligence is desirable. S/he must be comfortable with MAC platforms and proficient in MS Office programs. Experience with query databases and customer relationship management (CRM) platforms/systems is required. College degree preferred and 2 - 4 years of experience in a professional environment is required.

This is an ideal role for someone who wants to be actively part of a purpose-driven organization in a role that provides stability and interesting work while s/he prioritizes developing core business skills that are a foundation for successful professional careers in any sector.

Waldron values differences and believes they make us a stronger organization. We are committed to attracting and retaining qualified talent from diverse backgrounds and creating a work environment that values every individual for his or her distinctive skills, experiences, and perspectives.

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 three practice areas — Career Transition, Retained Search, and Effective Organizations— 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. Waldron values inclusion, diversity, and social responsibility. We demonstrate these attributes not only in our service delivery across practice areas, but also internally as part of our overall corporate identity.

To Be Considered

We are committed to hiring a diverse workforce. Please send cover letter and resume to: loribethd@waldronhr.com