Art & Science Group, a consulting firm specializing in institutional strategy and market research for colleges, universities, and schools, seeks a creative and strategic thinker to join the firm as a managing associate. Managing associates at Art & Science Group engage with dynamic higher education leaders and campus communities to help their institutions innovate and thrive during one of the most challenging times in American higher education. The managing associate plays a critical role in informing strategic decisions that will shape the nature of the student academic, co-curricular, and social experience as well as how the institution engages with current students, alumni, and other key constituencies. It is exciting and fulfilling work, having a major influence over the strategic innovations that institutions make to thrive and secure their future.
The ideal candidate will have: experience in higher education or related field (ideally including some exposure to institutional strategy); a passion for problem-solving; facility interpreting data and thinking critically; exceptional written and oral communication skills; and strong organizational and time management abilities. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree strongly preferred. Exposure to college or independent/boarding school admissions is a plus. Personal qualities desired include a strong commitment to and passion for the work we do as a firm, good listening skills, grace under pressure, and a positive style that motivates others. This is not a research position, but capability and confidence in interpreting, summarizing, and presenting quantitative and qualitative findings are required. Qualified candidates must flourish in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment and have demonstrated experience managing multiple projects simultaneously that require great attention to detail and deadlines. When conditions allow, this position will require frequent seasonal travel.
- Work closely with the firm’s principals and senior vice president, consult on education-sector client projects that focus on developing market-informed strategy covering a range of institutional challenges including strategic planning, positioning, student recruitment, retention, advancement, and communications.
- Develop and write compelling proposals, including helping to frame client challenge and research approach, developing budgets, and ensuring timely delivery of a proposal that addresses needs of the prospective client.
- In close collaboration with principals, take lead role in project work. This includes contribution to the development of study designs and research questions; interpretation of findings and development of recommendations that address client goals; and effective presentation of findings and conclusions to senior leadership, board of trustees, faculty, and other stakeholders at client institutions.
- Manage all aspects of project work and client interaction. These include day-to-day management of project schedules and client billings as well as development and maintenance of strong relationships with clients in order to provide an excellent client experience.
Art & Science Group is committed to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Women, Black people and other people of color, people who are LGBTQ, and people with other protected characteristics who are currently under-represented at Art & Science Group are encouraged to apply. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, genetic information, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
This full-time position will initially be remote. Computer and software will be provided. Once conditions allow for it, in-person in our Baltimore, Maryland office is preferred; however, remote or hybrid will be considered. Travel is unlikely to be required in the immediate future, although frequent travel will be required when conditions permit. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Nanci Tessier, Senior Vice President, at Tessier@artsci.com. Please use “Managing Associate” as the subject. No phone calls, please.
To learn more about Art & Science Group, visit www.artsci.com