Associate, Internal Management Consulting (Prestigious University)

Washington, DC

Posted: 02/25/2019 Employment Type: Direct Hire Job Category: Operations Job Number: 104
Job Description and Synthesis

Our client, a prestigious higher education institution in Washington D.C., is seeking an experienced full time associated for their operational strategy team. An Associate this exciting internal business consulting team will be responsible for managing all aspects of initiatives sponsored by senior leadership and intended to increase efficiency, improve university-wide processes and practices, and result in optimal service delivery to university constituents. 

Due to the breadth and variety of assignments received by the internal business consulting team, our Associates must be excited by the challenge of learning new areas of higher education, enjoy working independently, be willing to quickly self-educate in order to lead new initiatives and have a passion for education and service.

Specific Requirements
  • Analyze and document business processes and recommend improvements
  • Develop business cases and provide expert financial analysis
  • Manage the approval process for recommended initiatives
  • Develop detailed project plans for implementation
  • Serve as project manager through completion

Key Requirements
  • Bachelor’ s degree, Master’ s preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of proven experience in any combination of business process analysis, engineering and improvement, project management & team leadership, particularly leading matrix teams and financial analysis and business case development
  • Solid analytical skills with the ability to think strategically
  • Strong time management, organizational, planning and multitasking skills; ability to manage multiple simultaneous complex projects
  • Ability to independently manage a dynamic portfolio initiatives
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong MS Excel, process mapping, presentation and word processor skills
  • Knowledge of higher-education administration processes, practices and systems a plus
  • Experience in data analysis, bench-marking research, managing cross-functional matrix teams, exploring creative solutions, leading change management efforts and fostering collaboration

process improvement, management consulting, operational strategy

Spencer Knibbe
Managing Partner

Spencer is the Founder and Managing Partner of MBK Search, LLC - an executive search firm that specializes in the governance, risk, compliance, and cybersecurity market space. Prior to founding MBK, Spencer was Head of Operational Risk at Bridgewater Associates. Before moving to Bridgewater, Spencer was the Head of Risk for ICAP, Plc covering the Americas Region. He started his career in venture capital as an investment associate.

Spencer graduated from Harvard University in 2001 and resides in Ridgefield, CT with his wife and two sons.

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