Associate - North America

Centre for Public Impact

  • Salary: $53,000 plus benefits, 401(k) matching, paid parental leave, year end shut-down days, summer hours, flexible holidays
  • Location: Remote U.S.
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 21st Jan 2022 EST

Job Description

The Centre for Public Impact (CPI) is a global non-profit foundation, launched by Boston Consulting Group, with a vision to reimagine government to work for everyone.  The CPI team in North America works with public servants and changemakers to develop breakthrough ideas and bring them to life. We make governments more empathetic, human, and collaborative so they can address pressing challenges and create a better future for all. We do this by being:

  • a place where leaders and influencers come together to share insights

  • a trusted expert voice and source of insight on public impact 

  • a source of practical tools and advice on how to deliver outcomes for citizens

  • an executing partner to organizations seeking to drive public impact and social innovation

At CPI, we envision a world where the relationship between the public and the government is restored, resulting in policies that are truly designed to meet the needs of the public. In our role as a Learning Partner, we collaborate with local governments and their partners to create a new paradigm of public sector innovation that taps into the expertise of residents and frontline staff to address pressing societal challenges.

To that end, we are seeking an associate who is an entrepreneurial self-starter with passion for Public Sector/Social Impact and particular interest in cities. The Associate will play a key role during a pivotal period for our organization’s growth. 

Core Responsibilities:

Program Delivery 

  • Work collaboratively alongside a team to contribute to one or more project workstreams developing tools and coaching consistent with the goals of the overall project

  • Maintain open and ongoing communication with Senior Associates and Managers on team in regards to activities, progress, and roadblocks to ensure effective and efficient project delivery

  • Create and maintain project databases, surveys, shared inboxes, and other administrative functions as necessary to ensure excellent customer service for philanthropic partners, key stakeholders, and challenge participants

Program Management 

  • Draft communications and presentations for senior and executive level stakeholders

  • Work in collaboration with key stakeholders at delivery partner vendors as needed to support successful execution of the program

  • Own the creation of work products within a designated workstream. This may include developing PowerPoint decks, Excel spreadsheets, developing databases, or programmatic training materials 

  • In partnership with the Program Managers and Senior Associates, contribute to the strategy, design and execution of key project milestones

  • In partnership with the Program Manager, identify, track, and report on overall success metrics for each phase of the project 

CPI Strategy and Operations

  • Partner with team members to support the development of a strategic operating plan

  • Support partnership development efforts for future programs to drive organizational growth

Thought Leadership

  • Develop and publish thought leadership that promotes key insights from our research and programs

  • Support efforts in identifying platforms to help increase the visibility of CPI and share our work with a wider audience

Position Requirements, Skills, and Core Competencies:

We are seeking a high-potential, impact-minded team member with:

  • At least 1-2 years of relevant professional experience, in either an impact, policy, consulting, or service-oriented environment

  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant field (e.g., Public policy, economics, government, social entrepreneurship, human-centered design or similar) or equivalent work experience

  • Demonstrable knowledge of and passion for public impact

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience interacting effectively with colleagues from diverse backgrounds

  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively and manage internal and external relationships

We are a rapidly growing organization and offer ample opportunities for growth and personal development. To thrive at CPI, you will be:

  • intellectually curious and excited by innovative approaches to big challenges

  • entrepreneurially minded, with a passion for building an organization

  • a proactive self-starter, comfortable with ambiguity

  • energized by tackling tough challenges in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment

  • a believer in the positive potential of government to catalyze impact  

  • a culture builder in fostering diversity, inclusion and human equity across a team

  • humble, empathetic, and good-humored

CPI North America offers comprehensive benefits to its employees including 401(k) matching, paid parental leave, year-end shutdown days, summer hours and flexible holidays in our remote-first environment. We have an office in Washington, D.C., but we are open to qualified candidates anywhere in the United States.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Sat 22nd Jan 2022


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application