Website Training Resources for the Environmental Community
Job Title: Senior Associate, DEI
Reports to: Executive Director
Salary: Starts at $100,000 and is Negotiable + Generous Benefits
Classification: Exempt; 100% Full-Time Equivalency
Location: Flexible within Western North America, home office-based, with preference for Seattle Portland, Denver, or Tucson
Timeline: This job will be posted until filled
TREC’s Vision and Mission
TREC has a vision of leaders, organizations, and diverse coalitions working effectively for environmental protection, conservation, and sustainability in Western North America. TREC cultivates effectiveness by providing premier capacity-building services, delivered in-depth and over time.
TREC provides coaching, consulting, and training in leadership development, staff management, strategic planning, coalition and campaign management, fundraising, fiscal management, and board development. Through site visits, one-on-one consulting, coaching, and training, TREC partners with the organization’s leaders, staff, board, and other key stakeholders to enhance their strengths, shore up any weaknesses, and generally expand the group’s effectiveness and sustainability. TREC focuses our efforts on partnering with our clients to increase the effectiveness of leaders, build more inclusive teams and cultures, and expand the impact, engagement, and diversity of coalitions and collaborations.
TREC’s service engagements range from one or two months to several years. Each organization is unique, and therefore our approach is highly customized. By focusing our work entirely on the environmental community in North America, we understand the political and economic climate that leaders face. We also know that groups cannot work in isolation, and we support them in being effective collaborators and having the skills to work with diverse stakeholders. Most of our clients are grassroots organizations, working at the local and state/province-level, and some at a regional level. Because our work is grant-funded, our staff are not required to recruit new clients and bring in consulting fees. Our grant funding is stable, allowing our staff to focus on innovation and continually improving the services we provide.
TREC’s Approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
TREC has a deep responsibility to actively leverage our resources and capabilities to amplify diversity, inclusion, and equity in ourselves, in our operation, in our services, with our clients, and in our sector.
Foundational to TREC’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) framework is the assumption that systems change is driven by the behaviors and decisions of individuals and that those individuals make up the organizations that ultimately establish the system of conservation as a whole.
TREC centers DEI work on the understanding that individuals bring a myriad of identities and lived experiences. Sustainable equity work values all expressions of diversity that span race, gender, culture, values, and social identity groups. It also recognizes existing injustices, the harm caused by these injustices and commits to confronting oppressive systems that prevent positive systems change. To that end, TREC’s DEI services reflect a range of approaches from individual development and accountability to organizational culture change.
Senior Associate’s Job Scope
The Senior Associate, DEI leads TREC’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) programming as part of TREC’s Organizational Effectiveness Program. The scope of the position is two-fold:
Program Oversight and Staff Supervision
The Senior Associate provides vision and strategic direction of TREC’s client-facing DEI programming as a member of TREC’s Organizational Effectiveness team. The Senior Associate leads the evolution of TREC’s DEI client services strategy and develops and oversees TREC’s DEI training and consulting programs. Also, the Senior Associate provides support and supervision to the DEI Associate.
The Senior Associate develops and delivers DEI trainings and resources that are broadly available to TREC clients on a range of foundational DEI topics. Additionally, they provide in-depth consulting services to a handful of TREC clients, including assessments, training for board and staff teams, and supporting clients in designing and implementing DEI organizational development plans. Clients are identified in conjunction with the Executive Director and Organizational Effectiveness team. The Senior Associate determines and designs the scope of DEI services provided to each client based on organizational need, staff capacity, and change readiness. Services are delivered over the phone, online, and onsite. Some training and consulting services are co-delivered with other members of the Organizational Effectiveness team and/or the DEI Associate.
- Demonstrated experience building a multi-year DEI strategy and prioritizing initiatives that lead to results
- At least seven years of experience in creating and conducting successful training and/or consulting specifically in diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Proven skill and success in supervising, developing, and supporting staff
- Skill and will to initiate and engage in uncomfortable and challenging conversations, particularly those aimed at shifting biased behaviors and mindsets
- Ability to manage multiple projects and assignments, meet deadlines, and display initiative and innovation
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse colleague team and client base
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to convey complex information clearly to a variety of audiences (leaders, staff, boards, colleagues)
- Ability to succeed with remote supervision and to collaborate with a virtual team
- Once we are post-pandemic, willingness to travel around Western North America, including remote or sparsely populated places
To apply please submit your resume with cover letter to jobs_DEI@trec.org. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.
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 on the basis of 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 just being in full compliance with employment law. TREC actively cultivates 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.
People of color are encouraged to apply. TREC’s diversity, equity, and inclusion statement can be viewed on our website at https://www.trec.org/diversity-and-inclusion/
To apply for this job email your details to jobs_DEI@trec.org