Consultant (Washington, DC) - Vera Solutions

Position Overview

The Consultant will lead Vera’s project consulting teams to design and configure operations/program monitoring, management, and evaluation systems for social impact organizations. Consultants manage client relationships and project delivery according to quality standards. They are involved throughout the entirety of a project’s lifecycle — gathering requirements, solution design, building and testing cloud-based data systems, providing training to system users, and supporting system implementation and rollout. Additionally, Consultants will support in lead generation and the sales process, and eventually lead sales. Consultants are leaders in the hub and will be expected to take on leadership responsibilities, including supporting internal learning and team management. As a Consultant, you’ll gain valuable experience with Salesforce – the world’s leading cloud-computing platform, currently used by more than 150,000 for-profit and 30,000 non-profit organizations worldwide. You will gain first-hand experience working with a diverse range of social sector clients while working in a global marketplace. You will join our team of passionate humans with diverse backgrounds and experiences, all dedicated to improving the way social impact organizations operate. We’re a self-motivated, creative group, and we emphasize collaboration, flexibility, and professionalism. Vera is a young, rapidly growing company; we encourage all team members to push their own boundaries and drive the company in new directions.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage projects and oversee project teams
  • Consult directly with clients; develop relationships and regularly communicate with active and prospective clients
  • Within the consulting team: develop and implement clear project plans, budgets, timelines, and development strategies for client engagements, oversee Vera’s project teams to ensure high quality delivery on-time and on-budget
  • Lead discovery and design workshops, including facilitation of external stakeholders, solution presentations, and prototype demonstrations
  • Contribute to business development including responding to RFPs, facilitating sales conversations, and scoping new projects
  • Contribute to Vera’s learning environment; manage, train, and coach junior staff
  • Remain informed on new technologies, methodologies, and tools relevant to non-profits and NGOs

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Bachelor’s degree — what you studied isn’t critical; what you’re passionate about is
  • 4+ years professional experience
  • Project management or consulting experience and aptitude
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and execute on project work plans, including effective management of budget and timelines
  • Strong organizational skills, including attention to detail and time management
  • Analytical and problem solving skills — do problems slow you down or drive you to seek solutions?
  • Strong aptitude for using technology and data
  • Demonstrated interest in social sector work
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and relational skills
  • Experience or interest working in a small, dynamic team

Desirable

  • Experience in a client-facing role
  • Understanding of SLDC methodologies (Agile, Waterfall)
  • Management experience
    Experience working with the Force.com platform
  • Fluency/proficiency in Spanish, French, or Portuguese

To apply, please use this link: https://www.verasolutions.org/consultant-dc/

Organization
Vera Solutions
Type
Full-Time
Job Posting Expires On
06/30/2019