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Associate, Organizational Development Program

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Job Title: Associate, Organizational Development Program
Reports to: Organizational Development Co-Director
SALARY: $70,000-$85,000 + Generous Benefits

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. Travel is primarily for client meetings, trainings, and staff meetings and includes overnight stays.
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.
TIMELINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We hope to fill the position as soon as possible.

The Associate is a pivotal member of the Organizational Development Program. The Associate 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 the organizational needs identified, the Associate 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 currently seeks two Associates; this job description outlines the core responsibilities for both Associates and then lists optional experience that will not be required of both Associate hires. The Associate delivers services via virtual coaching and consulting, webinars and online learning modules, and on-site training and consultation.

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.

All TREC staff actively promote our values in the workplace:

  • 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


Organizational Development (OD) Client Work (65%):

  • Conduct periodic organizational health reviews using TREC’s tool
  • Develop capacity building plans to address issues identified in the assessment process
  • Consult with Executive Directors, other staff, and Board members to improve organizational effectiveness
  • Maintain notes on service delivery in the client database
  • Design and facilitate meetings and retreats both virtually and in person
  • Integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion in all OD consulting engagements

Online Training and Tools Preparation and Delivery (20%)

  • Prepare and deliver online webinars on organizational management topics
  • Prepare and deliver customized online/in-person trainings to staff and Boards of client organizations as requested
  • Create tutorials and written resources for TREC’s Resource Library

DEI Learning/Professional Development (5%):

  • Personal learning around bias, power, and privilege
  • Organizational Development 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

Other Duties:

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • Experience designing and facilitating workshops, both in-person and virtually
  • Some knowledge and understanding of nonprofit organizational development areas, which could include Board development, fundraising, strategic planning, leadership transitions, program development and evaluation, 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 implement 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


  • If not based in Western U.S., then significant experience living or working any place west of the Rockies, from the Sonoran Desert to Canada and 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


Since TREC is hiring two Associates, you do not need to have any of this optional experience to be considered as a candidate. However, having one or more of these items will strengthen your application.

  • Coaching certification, or willingness to acquire coaching certification with TREC’s support
  • Experience providing evaluation systems development capacity-building to nonprofits
  • Experience providing custom consulting and designing and facilitating workshops on HR systems, policies, and DEI related issues
  • SHRM certified in HR, or willingness to acquire SHRM certification with TREC’s support

Other requirements: Full COVID-19 vaccination required

To apply, please send a cover letter and your resume to jobs@trec.orgApplications without cover letters will not be reviewed.

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