Management Advisor Position
Management Partners is seeking an aspiring local government professional to work in our western regional office based in San Jose, California. The ideal candidate seeks broad experience in a wide range of local government settings. Under the direction of a project manager, typical assignments may include:
- Gathering data from publicly available sources, as well as direct contact with clients
- Designing and administering surveys and other data gathering tools
- Conducting complex analytical research, including comparative analyses, best practice research, budget analysis and strategies and service delivery studies
- Collaborating with project team to prepare analysis, recommendations and implementation plans for clients, including written reports and visual presentations
The ideal candidate possesses genuine curiosity about local governments and is willing to ask questions but also able to work independently while researching new topics. This position will operate in a multi-task environment and coordinate many assignments simultaneously, so at a minimum the applicant should be able to effectively plan, organize and prioritize competing responsibilities so that work is completed in a timely and accurate manner. We are looking for someone who is creative and eager to explore new analytical tools and presentation techniques.
Applicants should have strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, and internet navigation. Experience with PowerPoint, SurveyMonkey and Visio is preferred. Familiarity with local government organizations (cities and counties) is desirable, as is experience working in local government.
Bachelor’s degree required with a master’s degree in public administration or related field preferred. Experience with local government is a plus. Must be energetic, adaptable, have good writing, analytical, and computer skills, and be willing to travel to serve clients and support projects throughout the western region. Salary DOQ. EOE/AA.
Apply immediately by sending resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Management Partners
Management Partners is a professional management consulting firm that helps local governments increase their effectiveness by analyzing operations and recommending improvements. Founded in 1994, our staff includes managers with practical experience in public service in a variety of program areas. Our client list includes large cities and counties, small cities, counties, villages, towns, townships and special districts throughout the United States. We offer many benefits to professionals who wish to move into executive and management positions within local government, including exposure to different operating environments across local government jurisdictions; opportunity to work alongside experienced local government practitioners to directly support projects aimed at improving local government operations; collaboration with experts on multiple projects at a time that are focused on different service areas; and experience identifying operational challenges and proposing solutions based on quantitative and qualitative evidence, as well as documented best practices.