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Associate Consultant - Social Impact Firm

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Associate Consultant

Position Summary

This position works with broader VIVA project teams - across the portfolio of VIVA’s social impact projects - to provide consulting support and coordination. This position serves as a critical team member for VIVA’s complex consulting engagements, leveraging exceptional organizational and problem solving abilities, as well as effective team communication. The candidate for this position will be a generalist - able to support multiple projects for varying clients and focus areas, within the social impact and children, family, and community space.


Key Responsibilities

  • Serves as the project coordinator on client projects
  • Leads project team meetings, including developing the agenda with input from the team, and preparing all related meeting materials
  • Conducts research, including related analysis and synthesis to support projects
  • Drafts agendas and meeting materials for client meetings
  • Drafts and/or assists with the preparation of client reports and presentations 
  • Supports qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis (e.g., interviews, focus groups)
  • Supports the development of project work plans with activities, assignments, timelines and deliverables including maintaining project management systems
  • Monitors the completion of all deliverables for assigned projects
  • Prepares client meeting notes
  • Serves as the logistical point of contact for meetings and events, including scheduling and travel arrangements 
  • Other duties as assigned to support client projects and company operations


Required

Education: Bachelor’s degree required

Experience:

  •  2+ years full-time post-degree experience in consulting, research, evaluation, advocacy, or directly-related position. Strongly prefer this experience in a professional services organization. A Master’s degree may be used to substitute one year of full-time work experience.
  • Must be able to provide examples of commitment to social impact through previous work or personal volunteer experience.

Skills:

  • Strategic thinking/critical thinking
  • Ability to analyze information and identify possible solutions/approaches 
  • Strong writing skills and ability to communicate complex ideas in writing and verbally
  • Effective public speaking
  • Comfortable leading groups in-person and remotely (ie. via phone and video conference)
  • Creativity

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Google Cloud products (Google docs, Google Sheets, etc.)
  • Nice to have: experience with Salesforce

Core Values, Skills & Capacities

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and social change
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service – internal/external
  • Taking initiative to create a solution when facing an expected or unexpected obstacle
  • Keeps calm and makes good decisions when under pressure
  • Excellent time management and efficient work style
  • Effective communication feedback loops within the VIVA team
  • Minimum supervision required to complete high quality work
  • Reliable 
  • Conscious and supportive of team members including initiating assistance 
  • Recognizes other team members’ strengths and seeks learning opportunities
  • Contributes to positive work environment 


In order to fulfill the essential job functions and duties the Employee must:

  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis
  • Have a valid CA drivers license, and be in good standing with the DMV, with the ability to drive to and from business meetings
  • Have current automobile insurance coverage
  • Ability to lift at least twenty pounds of equipment into and out of a car to set up for meetings 
  • Work from VIVA office, unless arrangements have been made to work from home or to attend in-person business meeting*
  • Ability to travel throughout California to conduct business


* This position will be working remotely until restrictions related to COVID-19 are lifted. At that point, work will take place from the VIVA office in San Mateo, CA.

Associate Consultant

Position Summary

This position works with broader VIVA project teams - across the portfolio of VIVA’s social impact projects - to provide consulting support and coordination. This position serves as a critical team…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 6, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$55,000 - $70,000Depends on Experience

Benefits

Matching retirement

Health insurance

Paid vacation and paid holidays

Awesome team!

Matching retirement

Health insurance

Paid vacation and paid holidays

Awesome team!

Level of Language Proficiency

English required: read, write, speak

English required: read, write, speak

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Mateo, CA
Associated Location
155 Bovet Road, San Mateo, CA 94402, United States
Suite 750

How to Apply

Application and instructions can be found on the job link. Please do not contact staff. Thank you

Application and instructions can be found on the job link. Please do not contact staff. Thank you

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