Assistant Vice President, Consulting Resources

Location: Chicago, IL

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor


This newly created position of Assistant Vice President, Consulting Resources, is based at the firm's headquarters in Chicago and will report to the firm’s President. This leader will manage a team of more than 12 associates who make up the consulting resources team and will be responsible for optimizing capacity and workflow while ensuring the consistent, best-in-class quality of work for which GG+A is renown. 

Key Responsibilities

▪ Partner with firm leadership to foster an environment of openness, collaboration, service and excellence.
▪ Demonstrate effective leadership by developing a high performance team and delivering best-in-class client service and work product.
▪ Develop and steward relationships with Practice Area Leaders (PALs), firm leadership and other internal clients to maximize deployment opportunities for the consulting resources team.
▪ Proactively share utilization insights and best practices with firm leadership and PALs to enable consistent, optimized and quality workflow across the entire firm.

Workflow and Quality Management
▪ Ensure delivery of superior work product from the consulting resources team; provide reports, memos and client deliverables on time with the highest quality.
▪ Partner with PALs to proactively identify engagement resource needs; ensure understanding of the engagement by validating requirements.
▪ Report work quality and utilization metrics to firm leadership, identifying challenges and suggesting solutions.
▪ Develop protocol for current or projected team assignments based on capacity and alignment with strengths and professional goals while meeting the needs of the firm.
▪ Create best in class workflow mapping to coordinate work, ensure quality, monitor performance and guarantee timely delivery.
▪ Serve as a partner and resource to PALs related to resource management and work quality.
▪ Maintain proficiency in all utilization and capacity tools and relevant firm technology resources.                 

Team Management
▪ Create and maintain a high performance, energized work environment that reflects the firm’s values.
▪ Hire, develop, retain and promote a high performance consulting team that delivers unmatched quality and service.
▪ Assist with firm hiring to ensure staffing projections and skill distribution mix are based on revenue targets and engagement projections.
▪ Proactively share insights related to engagement resource staffing trends, forecasts and solutions.
▪ Maintain a deep knowledge of the skills of each consulting resource team member, as well as skills needed for each project for efficient and effective deployment.
▪ Communicate with consulting resources team to set clear expectations for current and projected engagements.
▪ Design and execute an effective performance management program that identifies team members’ strengths and provides career pathing.
▪ Maintain knowledge of relevant and available training programs for consulting resources team; assess training needs for each consultant and arrange for appropriate individual or group training to support consultants, in alignment with firm goals.

Core Competencies & Minimum Qualifications

▪ Demonstrated success managing teams to perform at a high level
▪ Experience in nonprofit fundraising and/or higher education leadership strongly preferred 
▪ Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to organize and plan effectively to meet business goals
▪ Excellent utilization and capacity management skills; knowledge of utilization technologies and workflow mapping methods and tactics
▪ Strong conflict resolutions skills, including the ability to negotiate and influence others
▪ Skilled strategic and analytical thinker; ability to exercise sound judgment and critical thinking
▪ Excellent organizational and project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
▪ Demonstrated emotional intelligence and intuition
▪ Superb interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

About GG+A

GG+A has built a high-performance culture across all of its products and services. It is client-centric and committed to responding swiftly to client needs and requirements. It is a challenging environment that seeks intelligent, energetic, self-motivated individuals who are achievement-oriented and have high integrity.  The firm’s strategy is to continue to grow, serving a widening global constituency of nonprofits, especially in the sectors of higher education, academic healthcare, independent schools, arts and culture, and selected institutions in human services, and national and global charities. 

The primary mission of GG+A is to assist its clients in the substantial improvement and acceleration of their fundraising programs.  It seeks to align those programs with the institution’s core mission and ensure their sustainability.

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