Business Analyst

Business Analysts play important roles on our projects: performing research and analyses, engaging with partners, 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 partner 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.

About You

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

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.

Location: New York City metro area, Seattle, or Washington, D.C.

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 resumes@kitamba.com