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BUILDING A CULTURE THAT REFLECTS OUR VALUES
Why work at Inatai?
At Inatai Foundation, we’re driven by our mission and values and the communities we serve. We understand that we cannot serve in our best roles as a foundation without creating a culture that supports our team’s growth and learning. Inatai provides various opportunities for our team to connect, vision, and experience joy through our all-team retreats, lunch-and-learn sessions, and professional development programs.
HR Director Dion Asberry, Admin Associate LaHoma Thomas, Accounting Manager Willa Gubner, and HR Manager Mitchell Chen participate in a small-group discussion during an all-team retreat in Winthrop.
Building a diverse and inclusive team
Cultivating a team that embodies the diverse experiences of our communities is essential to our values and our work. We strongly and sincerely encourage applications from people of color; immigrant, bilingual, and multicultural individuals; d/Deaf people and people with disabilities; members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and gender non-conforming people; and people with other diverse backgrounds and lived experiences. As a statewide organization, we also believe in geographic equity and have staff located throughout all areas of the state.
Invested in people’s growth and success
As a foundation employee, in addition to advancing the aspirations of communities across the state, you will receive an equitable and competitive salary and an excellent benefits package that includes fully paid medical/dental/vision coverage for employees and dependent children (and partial coverage for partners and spouses), a 10-percent retirement contribution, generous and flexible paid time off, paid family and medical leave, a transit pass (where available), and support for your ongoing professional development.
Program Associate Trevor Iwata volunteer to read from a booklet during an all-team retreat in Winthrop.
There are no open opportunities at this time.
If you want to know about future openings, please tell us more about yourself through our candidate interest form. (We only collect the data that you provide, and we do not share this information with anyone outside of the Foundation.)
Due to the number of inquiries we receive, we are unable to respond to requests for informational interviews. We also want to ensure that all candidates have a similar level of access to information when preparing their application materials.
Open Job Listing
We post a new opportunity and call for applications.
We invite 8-10 candidates to advance for the next step in the process.
Phone or videoconference call
Our Human Resources team chats with candidates and makes recommendations to the Search Committee.
Search Committee Interview
The Search Committee, which is typically made up of a cross-department team, interviews and recommends 2-3 finalists. Finalists complete a work assignment and share their results during a meeting with the hiring manager.
Hiring manager meets one-on-one with up to two finalists. President & CEO and Vice President of Operations and Administration meet for 30 minutes with selected candidates.
We offer a comprehensive set of benefits to regular (non-temporary) employees who work a minimum of 24 hours per week. In general, benefits coverage starts on the first of the month following the date of hire. If an employee starts on the first of the month, then coverage begins immediately.
Understand how our team identifies
Our numerous identities and experiences inform and strengthen our work.
“At Inatai, I get to work with a diverse group of people who represent the communities we serve in Washington. I appreciate the level of care they put into going into communities to them and creating real and genuine relationships.”
– Gabriela Ramos, Program Associate
“We are forever learners, and our team approaches this with an open heart and open mind. We have a culture of building and learning in the truest sense. Every single person has such a unique and interesting background. Because we are active participants in authentically showing up, it makes working and learning authentic and fun.”
– Myle Tang, Policy & Advocacy Manager
“There are many things I enjoy about working at Inatai, but two are top of mind. I really enjoy visiting with Inatai grant recipients to learn from them and appreciate why we do what we do. Second, the family feeling every internal meeting has, whether is via zoom or in-person. In fact, there’s been so many times I’ve found myself smiling at the end of a meeting.”
– Rubén Peralta, Program Officer
“Being at Inatai is a commitment to having an open mind and open heart and to know that the work is a learning journey. Every day I learn from my brilliant and passionate colleagues, from their expertise in their work and through their dedication and work in their own communities. We get the honor of learning from our communities, leaders, and people across Washington state, who generously share with us about their histories, their heartaches, their joys, and their hopes and dreams.”
– Ann Ngo, Technology and Operations Manager