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Strategic Planning Support Specialist (Consultant II)

Company: Corner Alliance
Location: Washington
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Do you enjoy meaningful work in an environment where you can make an impact, learn, and collaborate well with others who are just as passionate about their work as you are? Are you a self-starter and consider your strengths to be solving complex problems, building client and stakeholder relationships, proactive teamwork, analytical thinking, and project management? If so, we are looking for you!

Corner Alliance, a dynamic and growing consulting firm dedicated to an enriching employee experience, is looking for a Strategic Planning Support Specialist (Consultant II) with 4-7 years of experience to join our Washington, DC team.

If your strengths include: spearheading creative solutions, relationship building, stakeholder support, monitoring & evaluation, having an unflappable attitude when unexpected challenges arise, and active listening, then we are looking for you!

About the Role:

You will provide strategic planning support and help build an organizational development roadmap for one of our government clients operating in the cybersecurity sphere. The role is an opportunity for you to join an energetic consulting team and make a difference by increasing cybersecurity capabilities in the federal landscape in an age of increasing digital threats to our nation.

Key Responsibilities include (but not limited to):

  • Coordinate with a number of stakeholders to assess challenges and opportunities in the cybersecurity services landscape
  • Research and analyze best practices, legal frameworks, regulations, and standards to improve client operations
  • Develop monitoring and evaluation metrics for your products
  • Support program management by conducting research using various data sources, analyzing information, preparing meeting summaries and reports, developing trackers, etc.
  • Build professional relationships with clients and other external stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development of outreach and communication plans
  • Develop lessons learned documents and after-engagement reports
  • Provide advice regarding government operations strategic communications with special attention paid to the digital domain.
  • Support the planning, design, execution, and follow-up for small and large meetings with senior officials
  • Participate in business development efforts
  • Carry out Corner Alliance's Commitments to Deliver, Grow, and Thrive

    You will work as part of a dynamic team at our offices in Washington, DC.

  • You will interview, onboard, and work remotely due to COVID-19 until it is safe to return to the office*

    Required Experience/Skills:

    • Bachelor's Degree and 4-7 years of experience in strategic planning and program management support
    • Experience in roadmap development, organizational assessment, and/or business process improvement. Experience in cybersecurity a plus.
    • Ability to support high-quality strategy, process improvement, research reporting, analytics reports, and technology products or services
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to effectively interact with a diverse set of internal and external stakeholders
    • Ability to work in team environments to coordinate project schedules and action items, and deliver exceptional work under tight deadlines
    • Ability to support organizational development and change management initiatives
    • Ability to communicate at a high level across all delivery channels and platforms, including advisory, collaborative support, complex and logically concise technical reporting, and graphical presentation of complex concepts with clarity and insight
    • Experience analyzing data and writing reports outlining findings and making recommendations
    • Mature judgment when anticipating and solving problems
    • Ability to multitask, collaborate, be proactive, and be creative
    • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and SharePoint. Experience with Smartsheet or Advanced Excel a plus.
    • US citizenship or permanent resident status and the ability to pass public trust clearance or suitability
      Preferred Experience/Skills:

      • Master's degree
      • Previous experience in government, consulting, business writing, cybersecurity, and/or stakeholder outreach
      • Experience creating graphic content
        Don't think you have everything for this role but are still very interested? Please don't hold back from applying because you may not have it all. There's no such thing as a perfect candidate. You can learn and grow with us. So, please apply if you consider yourself to be detail-oriented, can re-prioritize in a fast-paced environment, have great client management and people management skills, can manage high-quality deliverables on time and this is a role that would make you excited to work every day.

        And the part about consulting? You also don't need to have a consulting background to apply - we have consultants here from many different backgrounds: non-profits, associations, government, private sector, and anything in between. We offer a 2-day orientation where we teach you the Corner Alliance Way of Consulting. What you do need are - transferable skills.

        Transferable Skills and Traits:

        • Coachable - receptive to feedback and swift on implementing suggestions
        • Unflappable - the capability to navigate unexpected challenges with grace and come up with thoughtful solutions; you fully embrace a 'we-will-figure-it-out' mindset in chaos
        • Resourceful - eager to learn more and develop skills you may not have; and ability to learn new systems quickly and a thirst to learn independently
        • Innovative - willing to challenge the status quo, push boundaries, and suggest improvements to existing processes
        • Excellent Writing Skills - ability to synthesize, be concise, use the active voice, proofread and edit
        • Analytical and Critical Thinking Skills - ability to collect and analyze relevant information, problem-solve, and make rational decisions
        • Prioritization Skills - the ability to sequence tasks in order of terms of importance; and willingness to pivot if more important tasks arise
        • Rapport Builder - having a natural ability to build candid, honest relationships with our clients and colleagues
          About Us:

          We are a dynamic and growing management consulting firm headquartered in downtown DC focused on creating an experience that feels a bit different for our clients. We have their backs, push them with new ideas, and start every solution with their stakeholders to create high-performing, high-results Federal Government programs. Corner Alliance is serious about our Commitments: to Deliver excellence, Grow the business and Thrive in a vibrant environment.

          Our Core Purpose is simple and meaningful: Help government do amazing things.

          Corner Alliance offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for full-time employees including 401k matching (4%), PTO (3 weeks to start, 4 weeks (2-5 years) and 5 weeks (5 years+), health, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, FSA accounts, 4 weeks of paid parental leave, 10 paid holidays (including your birthday off), fitness & cell phone reimbursements, monthly all-hands update meetings, annual in-person all-hands team building day and evening out, a semi-annual bonus program with check-ins for professional growth goals, a social team that coordinates monthly events, use of technology like Slack to keep us connected and collaborative, and overall, a company culture dedicated to highly engaged people.

          Be a part of our award-winning firm and the great things we are doing - we are a seven time Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company and Fastest Growing Company and a past winner of the Society of Human Resource Management When Work Works award for our amazing workplace culture.

          Corner Alliance, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other basis covered by applicable law.

          In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Corner Alliance please call or email .

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