Senior Associate (Consultant)

Centre for Public Impact

  • Salary: $62,000-$84,000
  • Location: Remotely but anticipate being based in Washington DC in Fall 2021
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 4th Jun 2021 EDT

Job Description

ROLE: Senior Associate

TERM LENGTH: Through March 2022

LOCATION: Remote work necessary; organization is based in Washington, D.C., USA

WHEN: Start in May or June 2021




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. Through our City Innovation work, 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 a self-starter with several years of experience to work with a major philanthropic organization to design and support the management of a forthcoming international city innovation project. This is a contractor role that will last for approximately 9 months starting in 2021, with the strong possibility to convert to full time employment status following the completion of the contract term.


1.     Support Program Execution  

  • In consultation with the Program Manager manage and execute one or more workstream(s) of the project. This includes supporting the oversight of day-to-day activities of Associates.

  • In consultation with the Program Manager, maintain open and ongoing communication with philanthropic partner team members and other stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient program delivery

  • In consultation with the Program Manager, liaise with project participants, developing tools and coaching consistent with the goals of the program

2.     Program Management 

  • In consultation with the Program Manager, provide day-to-day management and oversight project in close coordination with our philanthropic partner

  • Contribute inputs to status reports on progress as required by the philanthropic partner 

  • Develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders at philanthropic partner, including communicating with and presenting to senior and executive level stakeholders

  • On behalf of our philanthropic partner, manage key vendor relationships needed to support successful execution of the program

  • Provide day-to-day oversight of workstream operations to ensure that the program operates within the approved budget and deadlines

  • In partnership with the Program Manager, contribute to the strategy, design, and execution of key project milestones for participants 

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

  • Ensure project participants feel uniquely valued and receive excellent customer service on behalf of our philanthropic partner


We are seeking a high-energy, impact-minded individual with:

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

  • Demonstrated technical mastery of Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel, in either a consulting environment or comparable situation

  • Exceptional project management skills, with demonstrated ability to self-manage and deliver high-quality output on-time while effectively managing up

·       University degree with demonstrated high academic achievement in a relevant field (e.g., Public policy, economics, government, social entrepreneurship or similar). 

·       Demonstrable knowledge of and passion for public impact and social innovation, particularly at the local level 

·       Excellent managerial and interpersonal skills

·       Strong analytical problem-solving skills

·       Ability to communicate effectively and manage senior-level stakeholder relationships

We are a young and 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, human-centered approaches to big challenges

  • entrepreneurially minded, with a passion for continuous learning

  • 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  

  • committed to the value of mentorship and collaboration

  • humble, empathetic, and good-humored 

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be blind 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 blind review

Applications closed Sat 5th Jun 2021


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be blind 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 blind review

Start your de-biased application