About Common Impact
Common Impact is a nationally-recognized nonprofit that works to build a society in which
individuals and businesses invest their unique talents towards a shared purpose: strengthening
the local communities in which we live and work. We connect corporate employees to nonprofit
organizations to tackle the greatest challenges our communities face.
We break down barriers that exist between sectors and industries to create meaningful
partnerships between companies, social sector organizations, and the people that drive them.
The common purpose of these connections: to deliver real value to each partner through
innovations in community engagement and, ultimately, to address deeply rooted and complex
With a deep understanding of both mission-focused and business goals, Common Impact
enables growing nonprofits to achieve even greater results in our communities, while
simultaneously engaging corporate employees in dynamic and challenging opportunities that
develop their skills and unlock successful, purpose-driven careers.
Founded in 2000, Common Impact has partnered with Fortune 500 companies and hundreds of
the country’s leading nonprofit organizations to create this transformational change. Learn more
about our services and impact, the companies we work with, and our nonprofit partners.
Over the past twenty years, Common Impact has built a leading model to connect talented
professionals from global companies to high-potential local nonprofits through skills-based
volunteerism. As corporate engagement and investment in social challenges deepens, Common
Impact is expanding and evolving to meet the new demands of the social impact space. In 2018,
Common Impact embarked on a three-year strategic plan to vastly increase the scope of its
impact through targeted partnerships and the identification and execution of critical social sector
projects where corporate talent can play a transformational role.
As Common Impact expands its work, we seek a Senior Consultant who can support the growth
our strategy consulting practice. This role is a critical client-facing one with the opportunity to
partner with Common Impact’s program team, nonprofit clients across mission areas, and Fortune
500 partners. Common Impact’s strategy consulting consists of corporate and nonprofit advisory
work including skills based volunteering program design, capacity consulting, and corporate
social responsibility consulting.
The Senior Consultant role is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned professional to join a high
performing consulting team and shape and innovate on solutions for Common Impact’s corporate
and nonprofit clients. The Senior Consultant will report to the Chief Program Officer and lead
Common Impact’s more complex, strategic work with clients, and mentor more junior members of
the consulting team. In addition, this position is designed to support the evolution and growth of
Common Impact’s services by identifying industry needs and trends, and incorporating them into
Common Impact’s work both internally through program growth and refinement and externally
through field building initiatives.
Leading Strategic Consulting Engagements and Piloting Services: The Senior Consultant will
lead Common Impact’s more complex client engagements including corporate social
responsibility program strategy and design, business strategy skills-based volunteer projects,
program management of new implementation models, and direct consulting to our nonprofit
and corporate clients. In some cases, the Senior Consultant will be leading the first iteration of a
new service that Common Impact is piloting, and will be tasked with building the infrastructure
for our services in addition to executing them.
Leading Client Skills-Based Volunteering Programs: As a member of the Consulting Team, the
Senior Consultant will manage select client accounts, including consulting on client’s skills
based volunteering goals, designing solutions, managing the implementation of the client’s
skills-based volunteering program, and honing the client’s program to meet their goals. The
Senior Consultant will be expected to consider Common Impact’s business interests while
managing program work, identifying areas for new business growth within current programs,
and ensuring that program work is executed as efficiently and effectively as possible to ensure
strong financial performance of the account.
Scoping Skills-Based Volunteer Projects: The Senior Consultant will lead some of Common
Impact’s nonprofit client selection processes, particularly related to new models and business
strategy projects. They will support SBV scoping and support the identification of projects that
would align with a newer more complex model and/or a resource for nonprofits to directly
access SBV independently.
Program Refinement and Training: The Senior Consultant will be expected to observe and share
the trends and themes from Common Impact’s work, with a specific focus on identifying team
and client training needs for Common Impact to be able to evolve it programs to meet these
themes and trends. In this role, and in partnership with Common Impact’s leadership team,
the Senior Consultant will identify areas for program evolution and refinement as well
as ways to use Common Impact’s systems to share knowledge across the consulting team and
to improve our training services for our nonprofit and corporate clients.
-An ability to bring clarity and solutions to challenges with a high level of ambiguity and
-An ability to synthesize large amounts of data quickly, draw conclusions, and define solutions
-An ability to deliver consistently high-quality, meaningful consultation to our corporate and
nonprofit clients by following Common Impact’s model and understanding where to move “off
script” or break from process when it best suits our clients’ needs
-Experience training, managing and mentoring teams of professionals
-Demonstrated results in a client services, program management and / or consulting role
-An excellent problem solver and critical thinker who can synthesize information, ask insightful
questions, and spot trends quickly
-An independent worker who thrives in an entrepreneurial environment and can juggle a wide
range of simultaneous projects and competing priorities
-A superior written and oral communicator who can translate complex concepts into
understanding and action
-Comfort understanding and discussing topics in a variety of service areas, including
technology, marketing, financial management, and human resources
-An ability to interact effectively and professionally with a wide range of individuals and organizations
-An ability to inspire and engage others with Common Impact’s mission and work
-Committed to working with diverse, cross-sector communities
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $70,000 – $85,000 annually and commensurate with
experience. Common Impact offers competitive benefits, including 3 weeks of vacation, 10
holidays, the final week of the year off, and 12 sick days; a 401k plan and 2% match; paid
parental leave; and medical and dental coverage.
How to Apply
Common Impact is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community
and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ancestry, national origin, color, religion, gender,
age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
To apply for this position, please submit your resume, and response to the prompt included
below to email@example.com with “Senior Consultant – Last Name, First Name” in the
subject line. Your cover letter should address the following:
1. How do you practice the concept of innovation? What changes are you looking to see in
the social impact sector and how does this role fit into that vision?
2. How do you like to learn? What are some of the ways you have taught yourself to expand
your sector knowledge?
3. An example of client work that required out-of-the-box strategies for success.
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