trepwise is hiring! We are looking for an Associate to join our team this June. Read the details below to see if you might be a good fit for our team. The application deadline is end of day Wednesday, May 12th, 2021.

Company Overview:

trepwise is a growth consulting firm that powers organizations to maximize their potential. We partner with our clients to identify challenges and opportunities through entrepreneurial thinking and problem solving with a focus on people, planning, and process.

Working with hundreds of organizations across all sectors and industries, our team leverages innovative approaches to create sustained competitive advantage and impact for clients. We extract insights, design strategies, and support implementation to set clients on a pathway to organizational excellence. At trepwise, we believe that every organization can benefit from this approach, which we call entrepreneurial thinking.

Our vision is thriving communities where good ideas spread. Whether it is strengthening institutions that provide essential services to individuals and families, helping to build a robust economy with organizations that are hiring and paying well, or creating opportunities for individuals to access prosperity through starting and growing organizations – it all starts with good ideas.


Working at trepwise:

At trepwise, we believe that work shouldn’t suck. We work collaboratively, rigorously, and at a fast pace, but we also take the time to reflect, support, appreciate, and celebrate one another on a regular basis. Culture is at the center of everything we do, from supporting clients to define and implement strong cultures within their organizations, to creating ways to better live our values within our own team. Our team is curious and dedicated to honing our craft for the betterment of our clients and ourselves. Our vision and mission align and drive us forward, and we strive to consistently live up to our values: authenticity, community, agility, rigor, and innovation. We are dedicated to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we invest in opportunities for our team to explore and work to overcome individual and collective biases relating to race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, and ability. Some of the ways our culture comes to life include:

  • Quarterly and annual retreats to assess our strengths and opportunities, and to collectively set the strategy of the firm.
  • Discussions and trainings on how to move our firm along the path of becoming an anti-racist organization.
  • Routine wellness days with access to services like yoga, massage, etc.
  • Incredible benefits, such as unlimited vacation, a philanthropy allowance, and weekly one-on-one lunches.
  • Consistent opportunities for internal team coaching and external professional development.


Position Overview:

Each associate is an essential member of our team. Associates are responsible for simultaneously supporting many client engagements and working with multiple project leads to ensure successful outcomes, deliverables, and relationships with clients. A successful associate will enjoy variety, have an interest in navigating complex business/human challenges, and possess an endless love of learning. Associates must be able to approach projects with flexibility and manage competing priorities, as work can vary from helping a for-profit client develop a multi-year budget and growth plan to supporting a non-profit in setting impact goals and measuring its success. Our associates are instrumental in developing client deliverables and are occasionally required to work evenings and weekends.

Beyond these responsibilities, we aim to enhance our culture with each hire. We encourage individuals to apply who share passion for our vision, mission, and values and enjoy contributing ideas on how we can become stronger as a team.

trepwise provides consulting services in congruence with our three core approaches. Senior Associates function as generalists, and are expected to achieve mastery of our approach overtime:

  • Putting People FirstGrounded in Design Thinking methodology, we use a people-centered approach in all we do. Our discovery process allows us to gain insights from an organization’s customers, team members, partners, and leaders and develop strategies with those end-users in mind. We work closely with our client teams throughout the engagement to build a process and solutions that uniquely serve the needs of their people.
  • Designing for ClarityWe approach complex problems with intention and focus. From the start, we guide our clients in pinpointing the root of the problem, rather than just the symptoms. Throughout our engagements, we distill complex information into what’s most important, thereby informing client decisions and communications with their stakeholders.
  • Creating Lasting ChangeFocusing on implementation and results, we not only provide tools and plans for action, but also will coach our clients in the skills and confidence necessary to achieve meaningful goals. Through our inclusive process, we ensure all stakeholders feel invested in the change. The result is an organization with the strength to adapt to changing circumstances and successfully weather any storm that comes their way.


Essential Functions / Responsibilities:

  • Manage competing priorities, develop workplans, and keep projects on track.
  • Support the development and delivery of client agendas, meeting summaries, reports, memos, presentations, and other materials.
  • Use primary and secondary research and visualization tools to synthesize complex sets of quantitative and qualitative information to help solve client challenges.
  • Support trepwise Advisors in facilitating client meetings, retreats, and other events.
  • Build budgets and multi-year financial models and forecasts to inform for-profit and non-profit planning.
  • Support the general management of the firm, including business development and special projects. Contribute to discussions and work related to firm strategy and growth.


Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years’ experience OR 3-5 years’ work experience in business, non-profit management, or related field.
  • A combination of for-profit and non-profit work experience is preferred.
  • The demonstrated ability to collect information, identify opportunities for improvement, and frame strategic solutions to problems.
  • Experience presenting in a professional environment.


Start Date: June 2021



$45,000 – $60,000, commensurate with experience. trepwise also has a generous package of benefits, including maternity and paternity leave, and unlimited paid time off.


Application Instructions:

  • Please send a cover letter and resume to Yannique Joseph at with the following subject header: [trepwise Associate Application – Full Name]
  • The application deadline is end of day Wednesday, May 12th, 2021.
  • In your cover letter, provide integrated responses to the questions below:
  1. Why are you passionate about problem-solving for organizations and individuals? What type of support for organizations or individuals would excite you most?
  2. What do you think is the greatest strength you would bring to this role and why? What do you think is the greatest strength that you would bring to thetrepwise team and why?
  3. How do you hope this opportunity will help you grow personally and professionally?
  4. What are your salary requirements?

*No phone calls or follow-up emails, please. Every complete application will receive a response at the appropriate time.

*Only applications that follow all stated instructions will be considered.

trepwise is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, ability, age, or veteran status. We work hard to ensure diverse slates of candidates for openings at our company.

Palmer Mills

Palmer Mills

Senior Associate at trepwise
Palmer supports all facets of client engagements, as well as the growth of trepwise internally, managing the trepwork for good CSR program and supporting the firm's marketing, brand, and culture initiatives. When she's not at trepwise, you can find Palmer performing with Melange Dance Company or outside soaking up the New Orleans sun.
Palmer Mills