Employer: District Management Group
OVERVIEWThe 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. By helping strengthen and increase the managerial capacity of the people leading school districts, DMGroup contributes to the systematic performance improvement of the American public education system. DMGroup offers a broad range of services and products to school district members, including: 1) Membership services such as publications, conferences, and professional development sessions, 2) Project-based consulting services, and 3) Annual subscription-based technology solutions. Through this combination of services, DMGroup works hand-in-hand with districts to produce tangible, sustainable outcomes. DMGroup is based in Boston with more than 40 employees and is experiencing rapid growth. Today, DMGroup member school districts serve more than 4.5 million students across 34 states. The District Management Group prides itself on its high rate of client satisfaction and success and having a talented team that is passionate about its mission. To learn more about DMGroup, please visit www.dmgroupk12.com. THE OPPORTUNITYWe are recruiting Senior 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. METRICS FOR SUCCESS A successful first year in this role for the new Senior Associate will include:· Developing and managing 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 in our client districts.· Mentoring junior colleagues to help them build skills and knowledge of DMGroup practices and the education sector.· Working collaboratively with internal staff to ensure the continued growth and effectiveness of DMGroup’s programs, including our membership network and events, research and publications, software, and consulting. QUALIFICATIONSIn general, Senior Associates have 3 – 5 years of relevant work experience (consulting, finance or work in a school ideally) and a record of outstanding academic achievement and extracurricular leadership in addition to a graduate degree. Our ideal Senior Associate candidate will also have:· 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. 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.· 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.· Experience working collaboratively. 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.