Consultant - University Business Consulting (UBC)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
Jul 21, 2021
Jul 22, 2021
Full Time
Consultant - University Business Consulting (UBC)

The George Mason University Business Services Division invites applications for a Consultant. 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 Business Services. UBC was created to assist Mason schools, business units, and leadership in identifying and capitalizing on opportunities for bold innovation, planned and structured growth, and increased effectiveness and efficiency, all in pursuit of the University's overarching strategic goals.

About the Position: Reporting to the Consulting Director for UBC, the Consultant supports projects and programs (or sub-projects/programs) that directly support the goals of George Mason University and the UBC Office. Projects will include, but may not be limited to, business and strategic planning, business process redesign and implementation, policy redesign, implementing new initiatives, and/or conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis on business functions at the University. Projects may also include support to academic schools across campus. The Consultant will be responsible for leading and designing parts or phases of the projects.

Responsibilities: * Performs core consulting-style functions. This is expected to include, but not be limited to, gathering data, as well as developing thoughtful, detail-oriented, and high-quality qualitative and quantitative analyses. Includes creating written documents, flow charts, presentations, and/or spreadsheets. * Assists UBC Managers, Directors, and leadership with work, as needed. Conducts benchmarking research, both internal and external. Provides written and verbal updates to UBC leadership. Performs related responsibilities as required. * Develops near-final deliverables for UBC working groups, steering committees, and other key stakeholders across campus, as necessary. * May supervise more junior UBC staff on project work, as appropriate and available. * Represents UBC projects and the UBC office within the GMU community. Interfaces with GMU schools and business units regarding UBC initiatives. * Demonstrates positive working relationships with co-workers and effectively handles conflict situations. Maintains and communicates enthusiasm, commitment and energy.

Required Qualifications: * An undergraduate degree and significant experience (four to seven years preferred) in Management Consulting, Strategic Business Solutions, Business Process Improvement Design and Implementation, Project Management, or equivalent combination of education and experience; * Experience working at a consulting firm or on consulting projects; * Advanced problem solving and analytical (qualitative and quantitative) skills; * Experience working with clients.

Preferred Qualifications: * A Master's degree is preferred, such as MBA, MPA, or other professional degree with a focus on business analytics or process improvement.

"For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information."

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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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