Position Location: Washington, DC  |  Position Type: Full Time/Regular

Kennedy & Company is looking for experienced candidates in providing consulting services specifically for not-for-profit colleges and universities. Ideal candidates will have strong analysis and communication skills and a passion for social sector work. We offer competitive pay and benefits and an immersive start-up company feel. Our Associates should expect exciting responsibilities almost immediately, such as creating client-facing work and actively engaging in project management and delivery, as well as taking on key roles in the sales process and practice development.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
  • Developing and refining presentations, financial models, and reports for review by Kennedy & Company leadership
  • Assisting in project management by communicating with client stakeholders to ensure effective delivery and execution of project work
  • Actively contributing and often leading internal and external (client) meetings; superior public speaking skills desired
  • Analyzing primary and secondary data from higher education clients and external sources to fulfill project goals
  • Preparing graphics and presentations for client deliverables; proficiency working in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Maintaining respectful and productive working relationships with clients and responding to basic client inquiries and needs
  • Working to continually broaden industry and practice knowledge and keep updated on relevant news articles and trends in the higher education market
  • Developing and maintaining respectful, productive, and enjoyable working relationships with the Kennedy & Company team
  • Assisting the team with new business development efforts including RFP searches, proposal writing, client outreach, and participation in sales pitches
Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a business or higher education-related field of study with five years of practical experience in higher education administration, consulting, banking, corporate finance, and/or another analytical field; OR a Master’s degree in a business or higher education-related field with three years of practical experience in higher education administration, consulting, banking, corporate finance, and/or another analytical field
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Ability to collect, validate, analyze, and derive large amounts of data from diverse sources
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail for conducting initial reviews of client deliverables
  • Strong aptitude, ability, motivation and interest in performing strategic assessments, analysis, and work process redesign
  • Ability to work as a team as well as independently when needed
  • Sense of curiosity and self-motivation to learn and grow
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with survey software (e.g., Survey Monkey, Qualtrics)
  • Presentation, interviewing, and facilitation skills that have been refined through client-facing experience
  • Advanced knowledge of SPSS or other statistical analysis tools

Our ideal candidate will be one that is interested and well-equipped with the technical and analytical skills required to work in the consulting industry but who is also looking to be a part of a small, close-knit team of motivated individuals. Candidates must be open to a flexible working environment and a startup feel. Position may require up to 30% travel – based on client locations.

If you are interested please complete the form on the Join Our Team page and upload your resume.