Compensation Plan

Help Organic Seed Alliance learn how to attract and retain talented employees with a compensation plan that is in keeping with marketplace trends and financially feasible.
Organic Seed Alliance
Port Townsend, WA, USA
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Organic Seed Alliance
Port Townsend, WA, USA


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Posted February 28th

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What We Need
  • Review of job descriptions, pay structure, internal value, competitive market data, non-monetary rewards and benefits
  • Recommendations for updating staff compensation and incentive plans
Additional Details

We are a small but growing organization that needs an equitable and transparent salary structure for the many roles on our team. We have employees in multiple states with varying costs of living and need a plan that is fair to everyone. We are also working to ensure that the many attributes, skills and experience individual staff members bring to the team are valued.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have updated job descriptions for most positions, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a recently updated employee handbook, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,866 , allowing us to invest in professional development trainings requested by our staff to foster a culture of excellence and care for our team.

As a key organizational priority, we want to model equity and inclusion to our constituents and must start by ensuring equity in our workplace. We also want to attract and retain diverse and enthusiastic staff members to support the growth of our programs and our organizational development.

Project Plan

Prep: Current Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with an overview of current job descriptions, pay structures and compensation policies
Milestone 1: Research & Analysis
  • Professional connects with Volunteer Manager for a brainstorming session
  • Professional analyzes current job descriptions, pay structure, non-monetary rewards and benefits
  • Professional gathers information about competitive market data and internal value of positions
Milestone 2: Recommendations
  • Professional proposes recommendations for job descriptions, pay structures, compensation policies, and incentive plans
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback to Professional’s proposals
Milestone 3: Compensation Plan
  • Professional delivers a compensation plan with updated job descriptions, pay structures, non-monetary rewards and other incentives
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About The Org

Organic Seed Alliance
Posted by
Cara L.

Executive Director

Our Mission

Organic Seed Alliance advances ethical seed solutions to meet food and farming needs in a changing world. We deliver our mission through on-farm plant breeding research, farmer training and policy advocacy.


Catherine was a great communicator and delivered a professional salary structure for us. She applied her skills gracefully to a small organization with niche roles. She followed up regularly and kept the project on schedule. Thank you, Catherine!
Cara L.
Cara L.

Executive Director

Compensation Plan Project

Cara was clear in her requests for this project, and provided prompt information to the questions I had relating to the work. I really enjoyed working with Cara on this project!
Catherine H.
Catherine H.


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