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We are actively recruiting for the following positions:
Founded in 2012, Kitamba, Inc. is a social impact consulting and products firm dedicated to improving educational opportunities for all children, in all communities, with a mission to dramatically improve learning outcomes for students around the world. We believe that great schools and high-quality education have the potential to be life-changing, especially for students in underserved communities.
We partner with leaders in government, philanthropy, and the private sector to co-design and co-implement solutions that meet their unique needs, drawing on our experience in the education sector to produce long-lasting change. In addition to providing clients with services focused on strategy and execution, we also build data, finance, and instructional products for the education sector.
Our team is committed to:
Working shoulder-to-shoulder with our clients to create lasting impact for districts and students
Valuing and promoting diversity of perspectives and experiences
Constant learning and improvement
Kitamba values a diverse range of educational and career experiences. Our current team members have backgrounds ranging from law and business to education policy and instructional experience.
Business Analysts play important roles on our projects: performing research and analyses, engaging with clients, and supporting the project team. We have a wide breadth of projects and we try to match our analysts’ skills and interests to specific projects whenever possible. Typically, business analysts will:
Conduct research and data analysis to generate meaningful insights
Share analyses and insights both in writing and verbally for variable audiences
Support the project team by managing work plans, preparing meeting materials, and following up on next steps from meetings
Demonstrate initiative and independent problem-solving
Effectively manage time and schedule
Develop knowledge of client issues, needs, and context
Make frequent use of Excel, Google Sheets, Google Docs, Word, and PowerPoint.
In case it is helpful as a reference point, this role has similar responsibilities to a Business Analyst at McKinsey, Associate at BCG, or Associate Consultant at Bain. Travel varies by project but on average you can expect to travel once or twice a month.
We’d love to hear from you if you have:
BA/BS with strong academic background
An ability to focus on solutions and to follow through
Analytic and writing skills and experience with spreadsheet and presentation software
Effective communication skills with an ability to share and synthesize knowledge
An ability to think strategically and anticipate future opportunities and challenges
A commitment to staying organized
An ability to navigate ambiguity comfortably and meet frequent deadlines
An ability to connect with people both on an individual level and in groups
A sense of humor and ability to work in a dynamic environment
A willingness to work in New York City metro area, Seattle, Bay Area, or Washington, D.C..
We’d be especially excited if you’ve worked in the education sector. If you have any prior experience using R or GIS software, please don’t forget to mention it.
We are a proud Equal Opportunity employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability.
To Apply: Email a resume and cover letter to email@example.com
Project Managers lead Kitamba projects – from initial scope definition, to execution, to final product delivery. Additionally, Project Managers lead client interactions and often manage one or more Kitamba Business Analysts staffed to their projects. This role is similar to an Engagement Manager at McKinsey or a Consultant at Bain. Project Managers must demonstrate the ability to:
Plan, execute, and adapt a diverse array of projects in dynamic environments
Incorporate input from multiple stakeholders to mobilize groups toward common and ambitious goals
Work effectively with multiple groups of clients to deliver high quality products
Self-motivate and demonstrate capacity to prioritize, ensuring time is spent on highest leverage actions
Conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis to generate meaningful insights
Communicate efficiently: break down large and complex analyses into actionable recommendations while reserving the ability to drill deeper as needed
Manage Business Analysts: lead their contribution to projects and ensure they develop new skills and professional capacities
The candidate should demonstrate a passion for breaking new ground and innovating to drive institutional change in the education sector. The candidate should have proven experience managing people and projects, preferably in the private sector or in high-impact public sector organizations. The successful candidate will most likely have had management experience and a minimum of 2-3 years of demonstrated operating experience and leadership. The requirements for this position are:
Education: Undergraduate degree required; MBA or similar advanced degree highly desired
Results: A proven track record of exceeding goals and a bottom-line orientation; evidence of the ability to consistently make good decisions through a combination of analysis, wisdom, experience, and judgment; problem solving, project management, and creative resourcefulness
Strategic Vision and Agility: Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends and incorporate them into a project
Leadership and Organization: Capacity for managing and leading people; ability to connect with people both on an individual level and in large groups; capacity to enforce accountability, develop and empower top notch leaders from the bottom up, cultivate entrepreneurship, and learn the strengths and weaknesses of the team so as to put people in a position to succeed
Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard and looks for challenges; able to act and react as necessary, even if limited information is available; not afraid to take charge of a situation; can overcome resistance to leadership and take unpopular stands when necessary
Strong Interpersonal Skills: Sense of humor and ability to work in a dynamic environment a significant plus and an interest in working with an innovative company seeking to build a next generation consulting model (see this link for more information)
Compensation: This is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated professional to assume a pivotal role in the evolution of a fast-growing, highly respected organization. We are seeking an individual of outstanding quality. Kitamba is prepared to offer a compensation package commensurate with your experience.
Location: New York City metro area or Washington, D.C.