Senior Associate

Centre for Public Impact

  • Salary: $62,000-$84,000
  • Location: Remotely but anticipate being based in Washington DC in Fall 2021
  • Closing: 11:59pm, 21st May 2021 EDT

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 insight

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

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

  • 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 Government 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 on a government innovation project.


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 efficient program delivery

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


Program Management 

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

  • Contribute inputs to status reports on progress to internal and external auditors 

  • Develop and foster relationships with key stakeholders with our partners, including communicating with and presenting to senior and executive level stakeholders

  • 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 


Thought Leadership  

  • Distill lessons learned from project work into higher level thought leadership that connects to CPI’s mission to reimagine government



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

  • At least 4 years of relevant professional experience, in either an impact, policy, or service-oriented environment, or a consulting environment

  • Exceptional project management skills 

  • 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 and a track record of developing people

  • 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:

  • intellectual 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 22nd May 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