Training Manager

Training Manager

Washington State

Position Description

About us

Inatai Foundation is a growing 501(c)(4) philanthropic organization committed to working with communities to shift the balance of power to ensure racial justice and equity across Washington and beyond. We are hiring a Training Manager to join our expanding team.

Cultivating a staff team that embodies the diverse experiences of Washington communities is essential to these aspirations. We strongly and sincerely encourage applications from people of color; immigrant, bilingual, and multicultural individuals; d/Deaf people and people with disabilities; members of LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming communities; and people with other diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

To learn more about our work, our approaches, and our values, please visit our website.

Position summary

The Training Manager reports to the Portfolio Director of Leadership and leads coordination and project management for the Foundation’s leadership development and training programs. This includes organizing, coordinating, and co-facilitating the training components of the Foundation’s Managers and Associates Programs and working in partnership with the Portfolio Director to develop and initiate future internal and external executive leadership programming.

This is a full-time, exempt position that can be located in Grays Harbor, Kitsap, Cowlitz, Lewis, Clallam, Cowlitz, Douglas, Klickitat, Kittias, Jefferson, Okanogan, Whitman, Asotin, or Chelan counties. Priority will be given to candidates who both live in and have a deep connection to communities in these areas. We currently have offices in Seattle and Pasco. Employees not connected to an office will work remotely.

Some early morning, evening, and weekend hours will be required, and regular statewide and regional travel should be expected. All employees participate in our offsite retreats, which often require travel and overnight stays.

Primary responsibilities

  • Organize, schedule, and coordinate orientations, community building retreats, and monthly learning sessions for the Managers and Associates programs
  • Identify speakers and coordinate travel, speaking dates/times, stipends (if applicable), and manage thank you notes/letters
  • Coordinate all details related to training locations and communication between the Leadership department and location staff
  • Arrange lodging, transportation, and catering for all participants, team members, and guests
  • Work in partnership with the Portfolio Director and Events Manager to track budget items related to training events and activities
  • Coordinate communication between the Leadership department, Events team, and location staff
  • In partnership with the Program Associate, identify and coordinate all AV, supply, and meeting management needs for all leadership development trainings
  • Support training participant’s needs throughout the training program
  • Lead or facilitate designated current and/or future Leadership trainings
  • Work in partnership with the Portfolio Director to implement current and future components for leadership development programs
  • Research models of relevant leadership training modules
  • Design and implement future Leadership activities and training events for the Foundation
  • Partner with the HR team to design and implement future culture building activities and training events for the foundation
  • Contribute one’s own ideas, perspectives, and lived experiences to the emerging culture of the Foundation
  • Assume other responsibilities and explore new opportunities that arise with the evolving needs and aspirations of the Foundation


  • A deep commitment to equity and social justice, and strong alignment with our organizational values
  • Ability to authentically connect the Foundation’s mission and aspirations with one’s own personal experiences
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally, and geographically diverse people and communities
  • At least five years of experience coordinating and managing projects in a professional setting, including but not limited to nonprofit, business, university, or government environments
  • Strong skills in training facilitation
  • Strong ability to lead event coordination efforts
  • Excellent writing skills, including with memos, reports, and digital communication
  • Ability to coordinate multiple priorities and remain focused on details
  • Ability to work well in a team environment with a willingness to communicate ideas and suggestions
  • Ability to take direction and feedback, and adapt quickly to evolving priorities
  • Ability to build quick credibility and ongoing trust with employees
  • Ability to manage through change with grace and kindness
  • Knowledge of, or a strong desire to learn about, the needs of communities across the state who are most impacted by structural inequities
  • An understanding of the foundational role that racism, ableism, sexism, and other forms of bias and oppression play in perpetuating inequity
  • Experience with various equity, justice, and power-building strategies, including a demonstrated ability to connect with these issues on a personal and organizational level
  • Humility and curiosity, and an understanding of how these qualities are connected to success in this role
  • Demonstrated capacity for self-reflection
  • Strong verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills combined with the ability to listen deeply and authentically
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint) and Adobe (Acrobat DC) and ability to adapt to new technologies
  • Willingness to take part in occasional meetings and events outside of core business hours
  • Enthusiasm for traveling throughout Washington and engaging with communities that may be different from your own (travel is estimated at 50% for this position)


In addition to a positive and flexible work culture, we attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary ranges are set according to an explicit compensation policy, and relevant data are reviewed when setting ranges for each position. The salary range for this position is $98,000 to $120,000. A compensation enhancement is provided to employees with indigenous or advanced language proficiency in more than one language that they utilize to advance the Foundation’s work across Washington.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes fully paid medical/dental/vision coverage for employees and dependent children (and partial coverage for partners and spouses), a 10% retirement contribution, generous and flexible paid time off (29 days annually, 5 paid holidays, and an office closure between 12/25 and 1/1), paid family and medical leave (12 to 18 weeks), a transit pass (where available), and support for ongoing professional development.

To apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your specific interests through our online application portal. Priority will be given to applications submitted by Sunday, May 7. You will receive an automatic acknowledgment of your application once you submit your materials, and you can expect updates from the Foundation every two to three weeks once the priority deadline has passed.

We are committed to creating conditions where all candidates are able to fully express their talents and potential and invite you to let us know if there are any accommodations that we can provide to support you in your pursuit of this role.

Thank you for your interest in joining
Inatai Foundation!