George Mason University's, University Business Consulting invites applications for the Consultant position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About University Business Consulting (UBC):
University Business Consulting (UBC) is a management consulting practice located in the Division of Operations & Business Services at George Mason University (Mason). UBC was created to assist Mason executive, academic, and business leadership in identifying and capitalizing on opportunities for bold innovation, turning data into insights, and achieving increased effectiveness & efficiency, all in pursuit of the University's overarching strategic goals.
About the Position:
The Consultant for University Business Consulting (UBC), reporting to the UBC Director, aids projects and programs that directly support the goals of Mason and the strategic goals of the UBC Office. Projects may include business and strategic planning, data analysis and visualization, financial modeling and budgeting, business process redesign and implementation, policy redesign, implementing new initiatives, and/or conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis on business functions at the university.
The Consultant's responsibilities include executing project work, performing various analyses and creating visualizations, participating in stakeholder engagements, and producing business process reengineering work;
The successful candidate performs core consulting-style functions. This is expected to include, but is not limited to, gathering data, developing thoughtful, detail-oriented, and high-quality quantitative and qualitative analyses, such as financial modeling. This position encompasses the creation of mostly error free, clear, and compelling written documents, flow charts, data visualizations, presentations, and/or spreadsheets, and conducts both internal and external benchmarking research. The Consultant is involved in gathering data in a thorough and timely manner, storing and annotating the information for future use, as well as documenting methodology. The consultant's proficiency includes creating models to analyze gathered data through analyses that are complete, data-based, and logical, with data sources clearly referenced and assumptions/caveats clearly and concisely stated. Successful candidates also have the ability to develop core analytical capabilities or model libraries, using advanced statistical and quantitative techniques. Tasks will include employing financial models to develop solutions to financial problems or to assess the financial or capital impact of projects;
The consultant assists UBC Directors, Managers, and team members with assigned work, as needed and may lead small projects or sub-tasks of larger projects. In addition, the candidate shows responsiveness to requests for work from UBC leadership and a willingness and ability to complete other duties to support UBC leadership. Responsibilities include providing regular, concise updates to leadership that clearly identify progress, issues, and proposes next steps;
The successful candidate develops near-final deliverables on agreed upon timelines for UBC working groups, steering committees, and other key stakeholders across campus, as necessary, as well as produces deliverables that directly answer client questions, incorporates feedback, and addresses client needs; and
Another expectation of the successful candidate is to represent UBC projects and the UBC office with an appropriate level of professionalism at all times in interactions with GMU schools and business units regarding UBC initiatives. Coordinates with UBC leadership regarding communication to GMU schools and business units.
Undergraduate degree in management consulting, strategic business solutions, data analytics, business process improvement design and implementation, project management, or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Progressive (typically two to five years) experience working at a consulting firm or on consulting projects is required. Similar project work at other organizations will be considered for substitution;
Financial modeling, data analysis, and/or budgeting experience;
Demonstrated ability to find insight and meaningful conclusions in analyses and project work;
Performs independent research and initial analyses with limited oversight from management;
Advanced problem solving and analytical (qualitative and quantitative) skills;
Experience supporting clients;
Exceptional written and oral communication skills are essential; and
Advanced proficiency with MS Office applications is critical, particularly Microsoft Excel (e.g. pivot tables, advanced formulas), Microsoft Word (e.g. creating templates and tables in Word), and Microsoft PowerPoint (e.g. advanced presentation creation skills including importing data, animation, etc.)
Master's degree is preferred, such as MBA, MPA, or other professional degree with a focus on business analytics or process improvement;
Experience designing process flows, writing policies and procedures, and interviewing stakeholders;
Experience with data visualization techniques/software, such as PowerBI, Tableau, or other dashboarding software;
Higher education, healthcare, or not-for-profit experience; and
Ability to take direction from leadership on projects and also self-direct work streams as needed to move projects forward on tight timelines.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Mason was initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
George Mason University has 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students. Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars. 80% of our students are employed within six months of graduation. Nearly two-thirds of the 140,000 Mason alumni live and work in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia’s largest public research university, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. To that end, we have 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of study.
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Mason’s main campus is in Fairfax, Virginia, just 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital is easily accessible by car or public transportation.
At Mason, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a beautiful wooded residential campus and outstanding college experience, as well as numerous internship and recreational opportunities that only a world-class urban setting like D.C. can offer.
You can intern with National Geographic or the Justice Department, visit the numerous museums with your Art History classmates, take a selfie in front of Lincoln Memorial, catch a Nationals baseball game, kayak along the Potomac, or check out the many neighborhoods where you’ll discover lots of great shopping, places to eat, art galleries, music venues, and much more. You can attend events and hear nationally recognized speakers. You’ll run out of time before you run out of things to do.
There’s more to explore. Students participate in a field trip to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., organized by the Office of International Programs and Services.
In just a short drive, you can be hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains or walking the boardwalk in either Ocean City, Maryland, or Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Our closest airports are Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport, and Mason is easily accessible by public transportation. Free shuttle buses help you get to the nearest Metro station in Vienna, Virginia, just a short distance from our Fairfax Campus. The Arlington Campus is within walking distance of the Virginia Square-GMU stop on the Orange Line.
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We will invest in recruiting, retaining, and developing talented and diverse faculty and academic and professional staff. We will create a vibrant campus life in which all members can grow and thrive.
Diversity is one of our core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.
We bring together a multitude of people and ideas in everything that we do. Our culture of inclusion, our multidisciplinary approach, and our global perspective makes us more effective educators and scholars.
While at Mason, you’ll be making your own decisions and forming your own view of the world. Engaging with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, and staff, will enrich this experience. You will learn from them, and they will learn from you.
We have a variety of communities here, and you're sure to find a group of people who are like you. The great thing is you'll also be embraced by communities of people who are not like you. At Mason, you'll be in a place where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds will:
• Widen your outlook of the world,
• Show you how to work and collaborate with people of differing views,
• Expose you to new perspectives from people with disparate life experiences, and
• Give you the social skills to interact with all kinds of people.
Diversity also enhances learning and creative thinking by prompting the study of new material and the awareness of fresh viewpoints. The power of many perspectives will boost your capacity to explore original ideas and solutions. Seeing issues in a new way heightens your creativity and problem-solving abilities.
Another benefit: As our nation becomes more diverse, students who learn in a diverse environment will be more competitive in an increasingly global economy. You’ll enhance your critical thinking skills and improve your ability to develop nuanced solutions to real-world problems.
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