Associate

DM Group

About the organization

OVERVIEW

The District Management Group (www.dmgroupk12.com) (“DMGroup”) partners with public school district leaders to help them improve student outcomes, operational efficiency, and resource allocation. School districts face a myriad of challenges – stagnant achievement results, budget crises, federal and state mandates, increasing accountability measures – and they need practical solutions that can be implemented quickly to get results.

The District Management Group was founded in 2004 with the goal of providing public school system leaders with superior strategic insights and practical solutions to the most common and pressing management challenges by combining educational and management best practices. DMGroup has become the trusted advisor to school district leaders across the country, helping them tackle their most important issues and achieve measurable results. DMGroup believes that leadership and management matter in our public school system.

Duties

We are recruiting Associates to join our consulting team in our Boston office. The position offers an opportunity to focus on the most strategic, high impact issues that school systems face and to work directly with respected leaders in K-12 public education. The role also presents a rich developmental opportunity, including coaching from seasoned leaders with experience in running school systems, founding companies, and working at top-tier private sector consulting firms.

The Associate role has a wide, evolving range of responsibilities, with opportunities for rapid advancement based on demonstrated success. Typical responsibilities include:

Helping to develop and manage multi-year strategies for our client school districts by collecting data, conducting analysis, developing key recommendations, and presenting the findings to clients.
Supporting successful implementation of strategy while working across multiple client school districts through effective project management and regular communication.
Ensuring that clients fully understand solutions presented, demonstrating patience, empathy, and an appreciation for organizational dynamics and the barriers to change.
Conducting primary and secondary research to expand our library of district case studies, best practices and rigorous analytical frameworks designed specifically for school districts.
Providing feedback and ideas to our software solutions team as they develop technology products to embed reform.

Qualifications

Qualifications & Experience

Key Attributes: Above all else, we look for two key qualities in our team members. The first is superior analytical strength. We seek individuals who possess the curiosity and force of intellect to take complex problems, conduct rigorous analyses, and present solutions in simple and concise terms. The second quality is a passion for service. We seek to hire individuals who derive genuine pleasure from providing a level of service far beyond what is required, and who care deeply about improving our nations’ schools

Skills & Experience: Candidates for the Associate position are preferred to have 1 - 3 years of relevant work experience (consulting, finance or work in a school ideally) and a record of outstanding academic achievement and extracurricular leadership. Candidates should possess excellent problem-solving and brainstorming skills, comfort with quantitative and statistical analysis, superior interpersonal skills and experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

Candidates should be able to work both independently as well as collaboratively in a team and be able to present oneself and one's ideas with clarity, confidence and composure.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we encourage applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or physical ability.

Please submit your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in DMGroup with your salary requirements.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please apply here: https://www.indeed.com/job/associate-consulting-f5edeb26a37f4f7f

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