Entry-Level and Mid-Level Consultant

Public Impact - Chapel Hill, North Carolina - Full time

Role: Work involves contributing to Public Impact client projects in multiple ways, such as: conducting research; helping to advise state policymakers; producing field-leading written products in education policy and management; making client presentations; helping educators implement Opportunity Culture and school turnaround models; helping schools, foundations, and others design new programs and policies and organize stakeholders; and participating in and eventually leading project teams.

Consultants should expect to:

  • Consult with educators and other leaders to design and implement nation-leading reforms.
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Write and edit compelling publications.
  • Present Public Impact’s work accurately and influentially, in writing and speaking.
  • Produce excellent technical work that impacts the field positively.
  • Participate in and later lead collaborative, diverse client/colleague project teams of increasing size and complexity

Qualifications for Entry-Level and Mid-level:

  • Experience with one or more of the following is ideal: teaching; coaching or developing other adults; quantitative analysis; education and/or policy research and writing; organizational change management.
  • Entry-level: graduate degree, ideally in policy, law, management or education leadership, and 2–3 years of highly relevant experience (education, policy or consulting) or bachelor’s degree and several more years of exceptional, very relevant work.
  • Mid-level: graduate degree, ideally in policy, law, management or education leadership, and 4 or more years of highly relevant experience plus project management experience relevant for consulting.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate in teams with diverse members.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and implement small to medium projects, with a bias for impact.
  • Track record of starting or effecting change.
  • Eager to give and receive feedback to produce outstanding work.
  • Demonstrated ability to influence a wide variety of people and engage with others positively.
  • Delighted to juggle multiple, demanding projects.
  • Able to interpret research with level-headed, critical eye and grasp major concepts in field.
  • Able to communicate complex ideas simply. Excellent writing.

Location: Office in Chapel Hill, N.C., area with local work-from-home flexibility. Some travel nationwide.

Pay: Competitive with nonprofits and position readiness.        

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Public Impact

Public Impact is a national education policy and management consulting firm based in Chapel Hill, N.C. Our mission is to improve education dramatically for all students, especially low-income students, students of color, and other students whose needs historically have not been well met.

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