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Associate, Organizational Development Program

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Remote within US, preference for Western US


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$75,000-$85,000 + Generous Benefits

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Apr 4, 2022

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Job Title: Associate, Organizational Development Program
Reports to: Organizational Development Co-Director
Salary: $75,000-$85,000 + Generous Benefits


Classification: Exempt, 100% Full Time Equivalent (FTE). All employees are expected to work regular hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain or Pacific Time (MT/PST). This position sometimes requires evening and weekend work.


Location: Remote within United States, with preference for Western United States, with regular (up to 20% time) travel. This role expects communication with staff and supervisor via phone, video conferencing, email, and internal communication systems, and adherence to TREC’s remote work policies and procedures.


Timeline: Applications submitted before April 30, 2022 will be prioritized, and applications accepted until the position is filled. We hope to fill this position as soon as possible.


TREC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our programs and employment are open to all. We value diversity and do not permit any discrimination against applicants, employees, or volunteers based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or disability, or any other status protected by applicable law or statute in any of our policies or programs.


At TREC, our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goes beyond being in full compliance with employment law. We actively cultivate a culture that fully embraces difference, with the commitment that everyone is a valued member of our team and is treated with respect and dignity. We intentionally work to foster a culture of inclusion with openness, honesty, visibility, creativity, and trust as core values.


Black, Indigenous, and other people of color are encouraged to apply. TREC’s diversity, equity, and inclusion statement can be viewed on our website at


TREC’s vision is leaders, organizations, and diverse networks collaborating to support the well-being and interconnectedness of Western North America’s lands, peoples, and animals. TREC’s mission is to amplify the innate capacity of individuals, organizations, and networks by providing inclusive, responsive, holistic, and in-depth capacity-building services.


We provide in-depth capacity building services to clients in multiple service areas, often over several years. We work to amplify diversity, equity, and inclusion in our organization, our services, with our clients, and in our sector. At TREC, we don’t believe there is only one “best practice.” We offer workshops on “better practices,” and consulting and coaching based on our experience. We look to identify how white dominant culture has been embedded in capacity building practices, nonprofit organizations, and the conservation movement, and we continually work to dismantle its oppressive impacts. We strive to identify and amplify diverse approaches, perspectives, and experiences. We view clients as partners, and we are in service to their needs. We listen to their aspirations, and we support them to live into their mission and meet their goals. In our work with clients, we support their innate wisdom, capacity, and passion. We take a whole-system approach in our capacity building and believe that sustained, positive transformation will entail change at all levels.


TREC’s Values, Competencies, and Behaviors

  • Self-Awareness and Learning/Growth Mindset
  • Accountability, Respect
  • Collaboration, Interdependence, Collectivism
  • Inclusiveness, Justice, Anti-racist stance
  • Effective Communication
  • Creative and Strategic Thinking
  • System and Power Awareness
  • Joy, Well-being of the collective

Job Scope:
The Associate is a pivotal member of the Organizational Development Program who works with the Organizational Development Program team to develop, implement, and evaluate organizational development services. The Associate conducts organizational assessments and uses those assessments to develop capacity building plans for the organizations. Based on organizational needs identified through an assessment process, this person works with a team from TREC to provide direct services to organizations including consulting and training for human resource management, fundraising, engagement strategies, financial management, human resource management, and/or strategic and campaign planning.

TREC is specifically seeking an Associate with human resource management expertise and proven ability to consult and train on diversity, equity, and inclusion matters. The Associate delivers services via virtual coaching and consulting, webinars and online learning modules, and on-site training and consultation.


Detail of Job Responsibilities: SEE FULL JOB DESCRIPTION HERE

Organizational Development (OD) Client Work (20%):

  • Conduct periodic organizational health reviews using TREC’s Organizational Ecology framework
  • Develop Capacity Building Plans to address issues identified in the assessment process
  • Field service requests from client organizations and coordinate service delivery with TREC consultants
  • Consult with Executive Directors, other staff, and Boards, to improve organizational effectiveness
  • Maintain notes on service delivery in the client database

Human Resource and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Consulting (45%):

  • Review clients, HR systems and policies and provide feedback and offer tools and templates
  • Offer and deliver customized consulting for key leaders and organizations on HR systems
  • Integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all HR systems and policies

Online Training Prep and Delivery (10%)

  • Prepare and deliver online trainings to staff and boards of client organizations as requested by client leads
  • Prepare and deliver web-based training for fee-for-service clients on human resources and management topics

Online Tools and Tutorials and Resource Development (10%):

  • Prepare and deliver webinars on fundraising, HR, and management topics
  • Create tutorials on fundraising, HR, and management topics
  • Create written resources for TREC’s Resource Library

DEI Learning/Professional Development (5%):

  • Personal learning around bias, power, and privilege
  • HR skill development

Staff Meetings and Communication with Full Team (10%):

  • Attend monthly staff meetings and monthly DEI meetings
  • Attend 3 or more overall planning meetings per year
  • Contribute to team sharing of resources, ideas, and feedback


  • SHRM certified in HR, or willingness to acquire SHRM certification with TREC’s support
  • Experience providing custom consulting and designing and facilitating workshops on HR systems, policies, and DEI related issues
  • Experience designing and facilitating workshops, both in-person and virtually
  • Some knowledge and understanding of other nonprofit organizational development areas, which could include Board development, fundraising, strategic planning, leadership transitions, DEI processes, coalition building, and campaigns
  • Ability to manage and track multiple projects and assignments, meet deadlines, and display initiative and innovation
  • Ability to convey information clearly in both oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated commitment and willingness to create equitable workplaces and implementing inclusive practices and policies while working with a diverse colleague team and clients
  • Ability to succeed with remote supervision and to collaborate with a virtual team

Other Relevant Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience working remotely or with a virtual team
  • If not based in Western U.S., then significant experience living or working any place west of the Rockies, from the Sonoran Desert up through Alaska.
  • Willingness and ability to travel around Western North America, including remote or sparsely populated places, to meet with clients and attend TREC staff and board meetings

To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to Applications without cover letters will not be reviewed.

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