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Associate Consultant, Organizational Excellence Consulting

Job Description

The Associate Consultant for Organizational Excellence Consulting will play a critical supporting role in advancing Virginia Tech’s mission and bold vision with a number of transformational initiatives already underway. The primary role of the Associate Consultant is to work closely with Senior and Managing Consultants to effectively deliver strategic results for clients.

Associate Consultants are the front lines of project management, research, analysis and presentation. The Associate Consultant supports consultants within the Organizational Excellence Consulting practice and assumes accountability for the delivery of high quality and timely consulting services to the client. They will assist in the development and implementation of comprehensive strategies and execution plans as needed for each client project. The Associate Consultant drafts client materials and deliverables, along with project management tools, under the direction of the lead consultant on each project.

The critical success factors for this position include the following: effectively organized, strong team focus, business acumen, critical thinking and problem solving, communication and influence, collaborative approach, adaptability and flexibility in thinking and management of work and relationships, managing multiple priorities simultaneously, initiative, relationship building, and strong written and oral communication abilities.

Essential Functions:
Primary responsibility for drafting project materials as needed for each client. This would include templates, schedules, reports and other materials.
Drafts and updates project management tools; timelines, Gantt charts, agendas, and other materials.
Participates in the collection and analysis of data.
Participates in the facilitation of project teams.
Assists with the creation of client-ready deliverables.

Skills Required:
Project management skills and experiences
Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
Professional business acumen
Effective problem-solver
Strong analytical skills and critical thinking
Ability to manage and accept ambiguity
Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills and capabilities
Ability to demonstrate curiosity and creativity

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in business, psychology, systems engineering or related field.
Experience actively supporting a project to completion.
Demonstrated problem-solving in ambiguous situations.
Ability to present information in an insightful and structured manner; both written and oral.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective and collaborative relationships.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience leading a project with successful completion.

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Salary Information

70,000.00 - 85,000.00

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Amanda Lucas at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: June 27, 2023
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