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Engagement Manager

Censeo Consulting Group is a top management consulting firm with an award-winning culture.  We strengthen the management practices of mission-driven organizations in the government, nonprofit, and education sectors so they can better serve the social good. We have a unique, data-driven approach that delivers real change and sustainable results to our clients.

Position Description:

Engagement Managers are project managers and emerging firm leaders. They own the client problem and are responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the project team. In addition, they are also responsible for mentoring business analysts and associates on their teams. Some responsibilities include:

  • Takes ownership of small project(s) or large portion of bigger project(s) defined within a specific account
  • Structures analyses and identifies key insights; responsible for all analyses of assigned team / workstream; sanity checks all output
  • Seen as expert on small project(s) or large portion of bigger project(s) and other related projects/associated clients
  • Owns and maintains hypothesis development process and guides team through required analyses
  • Understands industry context, client and team issues and how they relate to the problem
  • Consistently derives sound business insights from analysis of complex issues
  • Recommends actionable solutions for work stream(s) and provides input to the recommendations of the entire case, or significant subset
  • Shows mastery of the full Censeo toolkit. Identifies and proficiently applies the relevant analytical tools for the case; guides case-team in application
  • Interprets output into meaningful insight, across case and toolkit
  • Able to leverage own as well as existing Censeo expertise
  • Responsible for the majority of client communications
  • Leads client meetings, asking insightful questions to help facilitate project progress
  • Delivers clear, professional, and confident presentations to client
  • Structures significant and comprehensive presentations; uses tight storylines and compelling displays
  • Defines and allocates work within and across workstreams; understands and develops leadership styles that will work for the team
  • Sets team deadlines based on overall workstream scope / timeline
  • Initiates business development actions in coordination with account managers; takes lead on sections of new business proposals
  • Coaches others on project teams on opportunities for improvement; provides regular project-based feedback to team members
  • Uses feedback mechanisms to drive optimal performance for self and workstream; writes compelling, factual and actionable performance reviews
  • Leads portions of internal firm building activities, including but not limited to: proposal development, training, mentoring and recruiting

Qualifications and Experience:

  • >= 5 years of experience in operations improvement, corporate strategy, or similar
  • 3-5 years of experience at a consulting firm preferred
  • Master’s degree in related field or MBA preferred
  • Superior creative problem-solving, analytical and quantitative skills
  • Ability to manage multiple, simultaneous projects with demanding deadlines
  • Provides a positive example and is seen as a role model and mentor for staff
  • Experience in writing consulting-ready communications
  • Effective communication skills with an ability to synthesize and share knowledge
  • Ability to work with senior-level leadership
  • Experience leading portions of proposals development process

Position Particulars:

  • Travel minimum of 0-10%; can increase based on business needs
  • This is an exempt, full-time position

Work Requirements:

Essential Mental Functions


  • Ability to understand and appreciate opposing points of view on highly complex issues and to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints


  • Ability to organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology
  • Ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule on short-term and long-term basis
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules of others on short-term and long-term basis

Reasoning and Decision Making

  • Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on Censeo’s and the client’s credibility, operations, and services


  • Ability to compose letters, outlines, memoranda, and basic reports and/or to orally communicate technical information
  • Ability to communicate with individuals utilizing a telephone; requires ability to hear and speak effectively on phone
  • Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, communicating orally with others accurately, loudly, and quickly
  • Ability to make informal presentations, inside and/or outside the organization. Speaking before groups
  • Ability to compose materials such as detailed reports, work-related manuals, publications of limited scope or impact, etc., and/or to make presentations outside the immediate work area
  • Ability to formulate complex and comprehensive materials such as legal documents, authoritative reports, official publications of major scope and impact, etc., and/or to make formal presentations


  • Ability to compute, analyze, and interpret numerical data for reporting purposes
  • Ability to compute, analyze, and interpret complex statistical data and/or to develop forecasts and computer models

Essential Physical Functions

  • Sitting: Particularly for sustained periods of time
  • Light Carrying: Physically transporting items weighing less than 15 pounds from one location to another

Censeo is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law.


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