Consultant, Nonprofit Strategic Planning (Contract)

Posted by
Schultz & Williams
Philadelphia, PA
Published 15 days ago

Position: Consultant, Nonprofit Strategic Planning (Contract)

Location: Greater Philadelphia

Company Overview

Schultz & Williams is an established consulting firm that provides comprehensive services – including development, direct response fundraising, planning temporary staffing and marketing – to nonprofits of all types and sizes. Schultz & Williams is a national firm headquartered in Philadelphia. The Strategic Planning line of service provides comprehensive strategic and business planning, tailored to the specific goals of each client. Our approach to planning is to engage clients in a meaningful process of reaffirming an organization’s purpose and identity, visioning its future impact, mapping the course to get there, and uniting the players throughout the journey. We integrate the firm’s fundraising and marketing expertise to deliver holistic, actionable strategic plans with measurable results.

Overview of the Consultant’s role:

The Strategic Planning Consultant will be a contracted project team member of the S&W Strategic Planning team, led by the Director of Strategic Planning. The Consultant will work on select S&W strategic and organizational planning projects according to project opportunities and needs. This person will support the S&W project lead across a range of consulting activities from project design through delivery of the final projects. High-level professionalism and high-quality work are fundamental elements of this work. In sum, the Consultant is a thought partner and a “roll up the sleeves to dive into the work” team player.

Project Responsibilities could include:

  • Review, prepare and present information and reports to various audiences, including the internal S&W team and client stakeholders.
  • Conduct interviews for strategic planning projects.
  • Design surveys and analyze and summarize results.
  • Facilitate strategic planning meetings and workshops.
  • Conduct third-party research.
  • Draft client project reports.
  • Assist with strategizing and writing-up custom scopes of work for clients.
  • Participate in sales meetings.
  • Consistently meet deadlines.
  • Maintain the S&W brand at all times.

Candidate Experience and Skills Requirements:

  • At least 10 years of professional experience with several years in a mid to senior leadership role.
  •  At least two years of professional organization-wide strategic planning experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with organizations or individuals to address or manage diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.
  • Experience facilitating meeting discussions and focus groups.
  • Able to collect, analyze and synthesize information into clear, professional reports.
  • Demonstrated experience working with or for nonprofit organizations.
  • Excellent writer with experience writing project proposals and professional, compelling reports.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with S&W team members and other individuals of all backgrounds and professional level.
  • Very strong presenter.
  • Detailed oriented and highly organized.
  • Takes direction and feedback well.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing timelines and assigned tasks.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Fundraising experience is a plus.
  • Natural strategic thinker, collaborative spirit, and sense of humor desired.

S&W is committed to equitable practices in hiring and welcome different backgrounds and perspectives to our team including age, race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation.

Please submit cover letter and resume as a single PDF to Lauren Hansen-Flaschen, with the subject title Strategic Planning Consultant Application.

Contract consultants are generally paid between $70-$90/hour to start depending on experience and specializations.

Candidates invited to have a first-round interview will be asked to submit a relevant writing sample (this would not be an academic paper but a professional report/written product)

Position: Consultant, Nonprofit Strategic Planning (Contract)

Location: Greater Philadelphia

Company Overview

Schultz & Williams is an established consulting firm that provides comprehensive services – including development…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
Philadelphia, PA, USA

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