MGT Consulting Group
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Full Time

Consultant/Senior Consultant

Education Solutions Group                                                             

JOB SUMMARY

Our national, public sector consulting firm is seeking a Consultant or Senior Consultant for our Education Solutions Group.  The team member will serve as a project manager and as a work stream leader in terms of design and execution of data analysis/analytics around student and socioeconomic data, including contributing to the group's subject matter expertise in Geographic Information System (GIS) within the field of Education. The role will include working closely with senior leadership and colleagues within the group while managing client deliverables and proposal development efforts.

Position to be remote based with preference for candidates located near a major airport.

MAJOR DUTIES

  • Leads or assists in the management of projects, including monitoring budget and schedule performance, conformity of project delivery to contracted work plan, managing team communication, and managing risks and issues
  • Oversees large scale collections of multi-faceted data
  • Identifies, analyzes, and interprets data trends or patterns in complex sets of data using statistical methods (such as descriptive statistics, cross-tabulations, etc.) leveraging appropriate software or technology as needed
  • Prepares clear and meaningful analyses of data
  • Communicates and presents results of projects to client stakeholders
  • Travels on-site for oral presentations throughout the bidding process, project delivery and concluding recommendations
  • Ensure projects are completed on time, within budget, and beyond client expectations
  • Assist in proposal development efforts and writing
  • Perform other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED BY THE POSITION

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative research and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Experience working and building relationships with client executives and with external stakeholders
  • Ability to manage, prioritize, and multi-task on multiple projects
  • Ability to work independently, as well as be a team player
  • Attention to detail with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible to and adapt to the dynamic nature of multiple concurrent consulting engagements
  • Ability to travel between 25-50% of the time, depending on the sales cycle and client needs

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors degree in statistics, economics, education or other related field supporting primary responsibilities
  • Three (3) or more years leading or managing projects or leading major project workstreams
  • Ability to learn new technologies, skills, and software platforms/extensions quickly with minimal oversight
  • Three (3) or more years of experience with geographic information systems (GIS), including design, maintenance, and reporting
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of cartographic, demographic, and statistical methods and standards
  • Knowledge of enrollment forecasting, school redistricting, and facility planning
  • Experience designing and reporting performance metrics through dashboards or similar utilities such as Tableau.
  • Project management certification(s) such as PMP
  • Proficiency with project management planning software such as Microsoft Project

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS

Position will report to  the Vice President of Client Services within the Education Solutions Group

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • The work is fast-paced and in a deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to handle stress related to handling multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table
  • The employee occasionally lifts light objects, such as contract files, laptop
  • 25-50% travel requirement (as an average), with direct client interaction required on a project-by-project basis
    • Travel demands vary based on client-organizations' needs and locations; may require overnight

 

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