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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.

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.

Managing Director, Client Engagement - Seattle, WA

The Position

The Managing Director, Client Engagement is a member of the senior leadership team and reports to the company’s President. S/he owns the sales, business development and account management processes, collaborates with the marketing and practice leadership functions in the development and deployment of sound marketing and thought leadership efforts, and engages in executing a successful sales cycle from prospect identification to account closure and ongoing client stewardship. The Managing Director will be one of the enterprise’s key brand ambassadors to prospects, clients and to the broader Waldron external community.

The primary focus of this role is proactive new client acquisition and the nurturing and maximization of opportunities from Waldron’s existing client portfolio. S/he optimizes our Salesforce CRM to support prospecting, account management, and opportunity pipeline reporting to pursue, engage, and build partnerships with decision-making executives in each of Waldron’s markets. Externally, s/he partners with decision-makers, whether in the C-Suite, division level leadership, or in HR, to understand their challenges and opportunities, then collaborates with clients and Waldron practice leaders to create solutions that meet each client’s individual needs. The role will manage directly other sales/business development resources in the company both locally and across the system as we grow.

Internally, the Managing Director, Client Engagement (MDCE) collaborates and consults with practice leadership for the Career Transition (CT) and Effective Organizations (EO) practices and their supporting expert teams to craft well-aligned projects, project implementations, and client and project management. For existing clients, the MDCE is a key partner to the delivery teams in client relationship management and in some cases will be the primary relationship owner.

S/he plays a crucial role in supporting a successful multi-market team, and collaboratively interacts with marketing, practice leadership team members, and local market Business Development team members to drive revenue and support our continued growth. The MDCE will have revenue production responsibility and accountability for CT and Coaching revenue growth, co-accountability with the EO practice leader for consulting revenues, and consultative responsibility with the search and EO practice leaders for search and social sector revenue and growth objectives.

The Managing Director Client Engagement stays abreast of Talent, culture, strategic “business” and sector matters in the marketplace to engage with, and create value for, clients and prospects by sharing (and contributing to) thought leadership. S/he will leverage this knowledge in the management of the CHO Group* (Chief HR Officer Group) (www.chogrouphr.com), and through involvement in other influential strategic “communities of practice”.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Our ideal Managing Director, Client Engagement will drive practice growth and client acquisition. We seek a candidate who is energized by building new client relationships, fearless and courageous in utilizing innovative business development strategies, contributes strategically and creatively to our marketing and brand positioning, and is a highly-regarded professional who engages with clients and colleagues alike with compassion and respect. To be successful in this role, the candidate must have significant consulting and/or organizational development experience, and have a strong history of successfully contributing to client acquisition and revenue production. We would prefer someone for the role who has strong existing knowledge of the talent management, organization development and talent acquisition professional fields; existing positive personal brand visibility among buyers and decision-makers in our markets of focus would be a bonus.

The successful candidate brings an entrepreneurial spirit to their work that aligns with our entrepreneurial culture, with the energy and commitment to move the organization forward through both diligence and measured patience. S/he must utilize collaborative and consultative approaches to business development, and be standout at external network activities. They must be energized by client and market interaction and exhibit this positive energy in their interactions both externally and internally. The candidate must project an impressive executive suite and boardroom presence, with the ability to hold the attention of a room and galvanize an audience into action. Their forthright and transparent warmth combined with professional credibility creates connection with people and with clients that surpasses the competition. They are humble by nature and deploy their humility as a pillar and building block upon which their effectiveness and sense of urgency rests. S/he is kind and exhibits strong empathy as another pillar, poised and self-assured as a professional with strong cultural competence.

Candidates need to synthesize new information quickly and be able to discern and communicate essential elements in compelling written and verbal form. An excellent communicator with superior interpersonal skills is required.

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

Qualifications

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred. The ideal candidate will bring a diverse background to include at least 5 years in consulting with corporate or social sector clients in a client-facing role.

To Apply

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 loribeth@waldronhr.com for consideration.


* CHO Group is a Waldron-sponsored professional membership group of senior strategic HR leaders in several markets that provides strategic business leaders in human resources with cutting-edge ideas, best practices on a range of subject matter, and wider perspectives to help leadership add bottom-line value where they work. The CHO Group is currently a four location group co-founded originally in the Seattle market by Waldron, and is the premier networking forum for senior strategic HR leaders and a key business development strategic and thought leadership investment.

Search Project Manager/Recruiter, Executive Search - San Francisco

The Position

As a key member of Waldron’s Executive Search team, the Recruiter plays an integral role in ensuring high-quality service is delivered to both internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate is a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced and goal-oriented environment. This position involves direct engagement with clients, candidates who are seeking executive-level positions, and Waldron staff. The role requires superb written and verbal communication, along with demonstrated project management skills and a strong orientation towards internal and external customer service. Displaying a proactive and collaborative workstyle, the Recruiter will anticipate needs, effectively tailor his/her communication style to various audiences and be comfortable managing up to senior staff within the company. An aptitude for systems, technology and research are also critical to undertaking the responsibilities of this position.

Key Responsibilities

Project Management

  • Draft and monitor search timeline, forecasting milestones and ensuring execution against deadline-driven goals
  • Manage up, across, and down to other team members, ensuring searches are progressing according to the timeline
  • Anticipate team, client, and candidate needs, providing required information and support
  • Provide timely, professional administrative support and communication, sending and responding to emails and phone calls
  • Manage data in the applicant tracking system, ensuring accurate records and notes
  • Coordinate and schedule meeting logistics and interviews

Relationship Management

  • Play a consultative role with all relevant stakeholders, generating ideas, resources and strategic perspectives to move searches forward to completion
  • Partner closely with the Search Lead to support and staff that individual, while also serving as a thought partner
  • Build relationships with both clients and candidates, serving as a trusted source of information and support throughout the search process
  • Train and mentor Waldron Search Associates and Senior Associates, as appropriate

Recruitment

  • Translate position profiles into research and sourcing strategies to identify prospective candidates and referral sources
  • Conduct outreach calls and interviews, assessing potential fit between candidates and position requirements
  • Write and deliver candidate evaluations to Search Leads and clients, when appropriate

Ideal Candidate

Our ideal Recruiter is an enthusiastic champion of our clients’ missions and demonstrates a commitment to the social sector. The selected candidate will be a natural collaborator with well-honed project management skills, with a keen understanding of how to move with urgency without sacrificing details. 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 will be comfortable interacting with experienced professionals via email, phone, and in-person to discuss the particulars of a search.

Leading with a sense of humility and a team-oriented attitude, the incoming Recruiter will bring strong customer service skills and a natural inclination towards thorough follow up and follow through. The selected candidate will be an individual who is adept at understanding and navigating nuanced environments that require critical thinking and an ability to synthesize information.

A bachelor's degree and/or five to seven years of relevant professional experience are required. While recruitment experience is not required, the successful candidate must be passionate about the objective of placing the right candidate in the right role.

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.

To Be Considered

Please send a cover letter and resume to Loribeth Dalton, Managing Director, Talent at loribethd@waldronhr.com.

Career Transition – Senior Consultant & Service Quality Director

The Position

Our passion is helping people and organizations realize their full potential and increase their impact. We are seeking to add to our team by hiring a Senior Consultant & Service Quality Director to our Career Transition practice who is committed to helping people and organizations, and our team of Career Transition Consultants, realize their full potential.

Across our Career Transition practice, we are known for our responsiveness, discretion, compassion, sound strategic counsel, and deep local connections. Our consultative approach helps our clients reach their goals by securing their next job in an organization where they can continue their professional growth.

Key Responsibilities of this role include:

  • Coaching and guiding job seekers on a strategic job search while providing tactical assistance with all phases of a job search including: assessments, marketing collateral, networking, interviewing, navigating salary conversations and onboarding into a new role and organization.
  • Partnering with the Managing Director to provide oversight of service quality, program delivery and content quality; ensuring best practices and standards are consistently utilized across the practice.
  • Coaching, onboarding, training and mentoring our contract career transition consultant team.
  • Contribute to our market and revenue growth, through outreach, to individuals offered our services as part of a separation package.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Our ideal candidate 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/outplacement services. S/he has a proven and repeatable track record of success in environments that know evolving is key to relevancy, that require nimbleness, systems thinking, empathy, and levity.

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

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 credibility in person, via email, video conference platforms and phone interactions.

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; 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.

S/he must be comfortable with MAC platforms and proficient in MS Office programs. College degree and over 10 years of experience in a professional environment required, and at least 3 years providing career transition/management coaching is preferred.

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.

To Be Considered:

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

Senior Associate, Executive Search - Seattle, WA

The Position

As a key member of Waldron’s Search team, the Senior Associate plays an integral role in ensuring high-quality service is delivered to both internal and external stakeholders. The successful candidate is a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced and goal-oriented environment. This position involves direct contact with clients, candidates who are seeking executive-level positions, and Waldron staff. The role requires superb written and verbal communication, with a strong orientation towards customer service and project management. Displaying a proactive workstyle, the Senior Associate will anticipate needs, effectively tailor his/her communication style to various audiences and be comfortable managing up to senior staff within the company to ensure timelines and milestones are met. An aptitude for systems, technology and research are also critical to undertaking the responsibilities of this position.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project Management (30%)
    • Oversee and hold stakeholders accountable to search timeline, adjusting and being flexible as needed.
    • Anticipate needs of the internal team and clients to ensure alignment, clarity and timeliness.
  • Research Support (20%)
    • Propose and implement research and outreach strategies in partnership with Search Directors, Marketing and the Research team.
    • Conduct research and source prospective candidates.
    • Organize, summarize and report out on research/outreach trends and findings. Use this information to iterate on ongoing search tactics.
  • Outreach and Interviewing (20%)
    • Build positive relationships with clients and candidates through various forms of communication.
    • Synthesize information from clients to help write position profiles, conduct outreach calls and answer questions about the position.
    • Sit in on and, as appropriate, conduct outreach calls, interviews and reference checks.
  • Administrative Support (30%)
    • Respond immediately to emails and ensure superb communication with clients and candidates.
    • Provide support to meeting logistics (scheduling, facilitation and occasional travel logistics, as needed).
    • Ensure data integrity in Salesforce and other systems.

Ideal Candidate Profile

Our ideal Senior Associate has a strong affinity for collaboration, a successful track record of being an effective team player, and understands the key components of project management. S/he knows how to move with urgency when prioritizing and completing tasks, with the demonstrated ability to deliver results against multiple and competing deadlines. S/he is an enthusiastic champion of our clients' needs and demonstrates 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/or two to three years 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:

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.

Please send a cover letter and resume to Loribeth Dalton, Managing Director, Talent at loribethd@waldronhr.com.

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.