• Washington, DC
  • Full Time
  • Mid Level

Position Overview

Censeo Consulting Group is a top management consulting firm with an award-winning culture. We strengthen the management practices of mission-driven organizations primarily in the federal government sector, and in the Washington, DC area. We have a unique, data-driven approach that delivers real change and sustainable results to our clients.  Our small-team staffing approach ensures that senior talent is involved with each project and that our more junior team members are able to engage with clients from the beginning. 

Position Description:

Associates are a core member of the project team.  Associates work closely with clients to understand their issues, create strategies for change, gain buy-in, and work together with their clients to realize results. They apply a broad range of creative problem-solving skills, combining technical and analytical rigor, to help solve their piece of the overall client problem. Some responsibilities include:

  • Working with consulting teams on all aspects of client engagements from scope definition to delivery
  • Contributing thought leadership by engaging in the development of recommendations
  • Contributing to written and verbal communication specific to the engagement
  • Working with small client teams to develop project deliverables

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BA/BS with a strong academic background
  • M.B.A. or master's degree in related field
  • 3+ years' experience in operations improvement, corporate strategy, or similar.
  • 1+ year of post-MBA management consultant experience strongly preferred.
  • Superior, creative problem-solving, analytical, and quantitative skills
  • Ability to work on projects with demanding deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Experience writing effective business communications and ability to share and synthesize knowledge

Position Particulars:

Travel minimum of 0-30%; can increase based on business needs
This is an exempt, full-time position

Essential Mental Functions


  • Ability to understand 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

Reasoning and Decision Making

  • Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the department’s credibility, operations, and services
  • Communication
  • Ability to compose correspondences, outlines, basic reports, presentations and to orally communicate technical information
  • Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, communicating orally with others accurately, loudly, and quickly
  • Ability to communicate with individuals utilizing a telephone; requires ability to hear and speak effectively on phone
  • 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  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

About Censeo:

Censeo Consulting Group, a management consulting firm, is an advisor and partner to management teams who lead some of the largest and most complex organizations in the world. Our key areas of expertise include operations improvement, acquisition strategy, organization effectiveness, and IT strategy with a strong Federal footprint. 

Censeo is rapidly growing and has been recognized for our unique approach, culture, and values:

  • 2020 Forbes Best Management Consulting Firms in America
  • 2019 Ivy Exec #7 Overall Boutique Consulting Firm and #6 Top Consulting Firms for Culture
  • 2018 Consulting Magazine Best Small Firms to Work For 
  • 2017 Vault #12 Best Boutique Consulting Firm
  • 2016 Forbes Best Management Consulting Firms in America
  • 2015 Washington Business Journal’s Philanthropy List

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.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with Censeo through its online applicant system, please contact Censeo’s recruiting team at [email protected]

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