Project Manager

Project Managers lead Kitamba projects – from initial scope definition, to execution, to final product delivery. Additionally, Project Managers lead partner 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 partners 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

About You

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:

  • Undergraduate degree required; MBA or similar advanced degree highly desired

  • 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

  • Ability to think strategically, anticipate future consequences and trends and incorporate them into a project

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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)

  • 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.

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