Business & Consulting Principal

  • Job posted by National Association of County and City Health Officials

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $145,840.00
Maximum: $145,841.00
Details: $145840 - $145841 / Yearly Salary




Dist. Columbia
United States




The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing approximately 2,800 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for full-time Business and Consulting Principal.


The business and consulting principal, working under the general direction of the Chief of Programs, involves frequent collaboration with fellow staff, partner organizations, health departments, and clients. And, as requested by the Executive Director, has interactions with NACCHOs board members. The work of this position requires the exercise of discretion, sound independent judgment, a high level of accountability, and the ability to maintain the trust of other members of the Executive and Management Teams.

The Business and consulting principal is responsible for leading the team during client consulting projects, creating the structure for the growth and development of NACCHO consulting, developing marketing relationships to secure new business, helping write proposals to close new business and helping develop more junior staff. On an engagement level, a Principal would be responsible for a variety of tasks including: recognizing core problems, identifying and prioritizing opportunities, developing recommendations, implementing solutions, and selling additional work. Principals are given the opportunity to both develop and improve their skills across a diverse set of consulting environments. The Principal is also responsible for the analysis, design, scheduling, construction and delivery of solutions to meet client expectations. The principal consultant oversees the day-to-day operations of NACCHOs consulting services and business development. In some cases, the principal consultant will lead several client consulting projects.

Unit Specific Information

NACCHO client consulting teams tend to be small but have high impact. A typical consulting engagement team is composed of 1-3 professionals, so all members of the team have opportunities to interact with the senior management at the client and in some cases with the clients financial institutions and/or private equity sponsor. Additionally, this role focuses on unrestricted revenue generation through internal and external partnerships, sales, and new idea generation.


  • Provide vision, oversight and process for NACCHOs consulting services and business development.
  • Direct and oversee program management functions for NACCHO consulting services.
  • Serve as principal point of contact for requests and inquiries regarding issues related to NACCHO consulting. This will include connecting clients to the NACCHO subject matter expert and supporting NACCHO staff to deliver consulting services.
    • Contribute to long-term NACCHO consulting project planning and business development, including identifying future activities and searching for and engaging with clients to purchase NACCHO products.
    • Ensure collaboration across NACCHO consulting to maximize programs operational effectiveness and value added.
    • Serve as resource to consulting staff to ensure timely, high quality deliverables.
      • Provide overall supervision and mentoring of staff to ensure completion of consulting activities and professional growth and development.
      • Oversee project work plans and ensures the timely completion of project objectives and activities.
      • Ensure fiscal requirements of projects related to consulting are met.
        • Oversee the development of consulting scopes of work.
        • Generate new business.
        • Represent NACCHO at national, state, and local meetings, conferences, and other public events on issues related to their unit, as needed.
        • Liaise with other national organizations, industry, and federal, state, and local partners, as appropriate.
        • Supervise the Consulting Specialist.
        • Other duties as needed.
  • Oversee the consulting specialist consulting budget management in collaboration with Chief of Programs and NACCHO fiscal staff.

Unit/Program Specific Duties

  • Managing and mentoring the team of consultants assigned to project;
  • Executing and completing assigned projects within the time, scope and budget negotiated with the client;
  • Evaluating existing systems and procedures and making recommendations for improvement; and
  • Providing direction and order for NACCHO consulting services, which includes internal protocols.
  • Engage with new clients and execute contracts in new markets.

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  • Masters degree in relevant professional field with a minimum of 8 years relevant work experience
  • Experience with another management consulting, especially in a non-profit membership organization is a plus
  • Extraordinary business and people management skills with the ability to not only identify opportunities but also enroll others to deliver the desired results
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively work with a client team composed of both NACCHO & client individuals.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to develop and deliver effective presentations.
  • Ability to prioritize work among competing interests
  • Strong competency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to travel regularly (6-12 times per year).
  • Must be authorized to work in U.S. (permanent residency with permanent work



  • Knowledge of public health issues at the local, state, and/or federal level.
  • Strong understanding of business planning and models.
    • Knowledge of public health and scientific concepts.
    • Knowledge of association or membership organization environments.
    • Advanced consulting contract development and management skills
    • Advanced budget management skills
    • Strong meeting facilitation skills
    • Strong research and organizational skills
    • Excellent writing skills
    • Excellent analytical skills
    • Strong attention to detail
    • Excellent partnership skills both internal (ex. membership and meetings) and external


  • Excellent oral & interpersonal communication skills


  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
  • Ability to provide effective coaching and constructive feedback to enhance the job performance of others.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with diverse groups and interact effectively with co-workers, NACCHO members, partner agencies, funders, and other external stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information in a professional manner.


Full-time, Exempt, TERM: This position is considered Fiscal Year term, however it is a mission critical role. NACCHO will continually strive to maintain funding for all positions.

HIRING SALARY RANGE: $145,840; salary commensurate with experience

SELECTION PROCESS: We only accept applications that follow the electronic process. No phone calls please. This position is subject to background screening. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, one writing sample with salary requirements to: PN-318 Business and Consulting Principal, using the following link:

NACCHO offers generous benefits plan including but not limited to 13 days of sick leave annual leave allowable accumulation up to 225 hours, and paid vacation leave, as well as other types of leave. NACCHO benefits include a generous health, dental, and vision plan, 5 percent of base salary contribution to 403(b) plan, (not a matching contribution); paid short and long term disability plan and paid term life insurance. NACCHO also offers discounted gym membership.

At NACCHO, our commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action seeks to ensure a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We respect and value work force diversity among all employees and all those with whom we do business.


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Master's degree

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