2017 - Associate

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 06-20-2017

Partner Organization: Community Wealth Partners

Fellowship Role: Associate

Organization Overview:
Community Wealth Partners helps nonprofits and foundations accelerate progress on their missions and solve social problems at the magnitude they exist. Our clients, who are our partners, are not satisfied with incremental change; they are driven by the belief that social problems, including poverty and hunger, can be solved. Our people share that belief and are motivated by the opportunity to tackle complex issues every day through capacity building, strategy consulting and implementation support, and community collaboration engagements. Our team works intensely and has lots of fun. As the for-profit consulting arm of the national nonprofit, Share Our Strength, we bring the successful practices of one of the nation’s leading anti-hunger and anti- poverty organizations to hundreds of change agents nationwide.
Typically, as an Associate you will support 2-3 projects at a time, conducting research and analysis and working collaboratively with Consultants and Directors to create innovative solutions  to the big challenges clients are asking us to help them solve. You will work on varying issue areas and engagement types like strategic planning, implementation support, leadership  development and community collaboration. In addition to project work, you will participate in  training and cross-project learnings and contribute to how we evolve and codify our shared understanding of clients’ needs and solutions. In a typical month, you will have brown bag lunch
conversation with subject matter experts, share examples on how we live our values, and
celebrate a client’s big announcement.
Why we partner with this organization:
Community Wealth Partners has been a ProInspire partner since 2014, with two Fellows staying at the organization beyond their Fellowship year. The organization is widely regarded as a leading management consulting firm in the social impact sector, and works with leading organizations around organizational sustainability and transformational change. ProInspire leadership have worked with Community Wealth Partners consultants through various initiatives. In addition, ProInspire has had Fellows at CWP and Share Our Strength, parent organization to CWP. The Fellow who works at CWP will have the opportunity to interact with leading nonprofits, gain experience with tools and methodologies around creating impact, and do smart work that matters.

ProInspire Fellow Role Overview:
The Associate is a critical member of the client project team, working to ensure that the project’s objectives are successfully achieved. The position plays an integral role on client project teams by coordinating and executing research and analysis, taking succinct client-interview notes, developing client deliverables and helping to manage project budgets, profitability, logistical planning, communication and overall project performance. The Associate helps develop solutions for a broad spectrum of client issues, such as marketing, operations, finance, management & personnel. The Associate also contributes to carrying out firm-wide responsibilities and/or administrative tasks, as needed.
  • Conducting primary and secondary market research and analysis as part of project teams 

  • Developing key findings and insights from research for project teams and clients 

  • Collaborating with project leads to manage projects and develop client deliverables 

  • project team members with development of client deliverables 

  • Managing administrative and logistical tasks associated with client projects 

  • Collaborating with project leads in client management 

  • management team in the sales process by conducting research on 
prospective clients and contributing to the proposal development process 

  • Managing and completing other firm responsibilities and administrative tasks as needed 

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 2-3 years related professional work experience

  • Excellent primary and secondary research skills

  • Excellent writing, public speaking, and presentation skills

  • Proficient in working with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Ability to take ownership of projects

  • Ability to handle multiple projects at once

  • Collegial and collaborative in working with co-workers

  • Demonstrated commitment to social change

  • Optimistic, energetic and passionate
Salary and Benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience. Community Wealth Partners offers a comprehensive benefits package, including life insurance, health and dental insurance, long-term disability, short- term disability, 401K, commuter benefits and flexible spending accounts. Additionally, Community Wealth Partners generously offers three weeks paid vacation, 40 hours of paid community service of choice, plus sick days and personal days.
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