Manager

Position Location: Washington, DC or Charlottesville, VA, or within 2-hour travel radius from either  |  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; ability to manage projects for multiple clients simultaneously; and a passion for social sector work. We offer competitive pay and benefits and an immersive start-up company feel. Our Managers should expect exciting responsibilities almost immediately, such as creating client-facing work and actively engaging in project management and delivery, as well as management of team members and taking on key roles in the sales process and practice development. The Manager will be a leader in executing new projects.

Primary Responsibilities Include:
  • Ownership of project management by managing team members and directly communicating with client stakeholders to ensure effective delivery and execution of project work
  • Developing and refining research and analysis approaches, including data analysis and techniques for competitive and market analysis, statistical models, descriptive analysis, and/or financial models
  • Generating insights and recommendations from primary and secondary data analysis from higher education clients and external sources to fulfill project goals
  • Preparing graphics and developing and refining presentations for client deliverables; proficiency working in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
  • Actively contributing and often leading internal and external (client) meetings; superior public speaking skills desired
  • 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:
  • Bachelor’s degree required, with preference to degrees, certificates, or minors earned in business, economics, finance, accounting, analytics, statistics, higher education, or a related field
  • 7+ years of experience in consulting, higher education administration, banking, corporate finance, or other analytical field, at least three of which are focused in higher education
  • Expert proficiency with Microsoft Office suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Ability to teach analysis and techniques to others, and examine others’ work critically including identifying and correcting errors
  • Writing, presentation, and interviewing skills that have been refined through client-facing experience
  • Demonstrated aptitude, ability, motivation and interest in de-constructing complex problems into logical, addressable pieces of research and analysis and performing strategic assessments and work process redesign
  • Ability to collect, analyze, and interpret large amounts of data from diverse sources
  • Exceptional attention to detail for conducting initial reviews of client deliverables
  • Ability to work as a team as well as independently when needed
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree preferred, with preference to degrees, certificates, or minors earned in business, economics, finance, accounting, analytics, statistics, higher education, or a related field
  • Knowledge of inferential statistics and financial modeling a plus
  • Experience with survey design and software (e.g., Qualtrics) a plus
  • Certification in project management a plus

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.