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Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Location Washington, D.C.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  

Are you interested in working for a management consulting firm in Washington, D.C. that believes in, inspires, and outfits people to have meaningful lives and to make extraordinary contributions to causes that matter? Do you possess a strong work ethic, the ability to collaborate well with a team, work independently with minimal guidance, and remain flexible in a fast-paced, ambiguous, and changing environment? Then come join us! The Clearing has been recognized as one of DC's 'Best Places To Work' and one of the 'Most Engaged Workplaces.'


As a Consultant, you will manage small projects or project tasks to deadlines, to include managing resources (i.e., time, budget, people) with limited supervision. We hire for the company, not for specific projects. As such, Consultants will have diverse experiences and opportunities to work on cross-functional projects and collaborate with talented team members throughout the company to develop a breadth of experience and expertise. Specific responsibilities may vary and include:

  • Facilitate and manage client meetings to achieve identified, desired outcomes

  • Design and manage the production of client-ready deliverables, demonstrating the ability to determine and prioritize activities, and manage resources to complete tasks

  • Conduct analysis of data (quantitative and qualitative) to identify gaps and make recommendations

  • Present research findings (e.g., Excel charts, PowerPoint presentations)

  • Manage project lanes or small projects to completion by scoping tasks and managing resources to complete such tasks on time, within budget, and to specifications

  • Develop and maintain general institutional knowledge of clients; their culture, organization, and issues

  • Provide logistical support (e.g., travel, scheduling, knowledge capture)

  • Support the development of proposals; sometimes serving as a proposal coordinator

  • Support the professional training and development of junior team members when required

Examples of projects include:

  • Strategy development and planning

  • Culture, Workplace, and IT transformations

  • Strategic communications

  • Data analytics

  • Change management

Position Requirements


The list below captures some key competencies that our Consultants are expected to possess and demonstrate. These competencies serve as a foundation for how Consultants at The Clearing interact with, support, and develop themselves, others, our work / projects, the business, and our solution areas.

  • Advanced Responsibility Management: Demonstrate the ability to manage increasingly complex assignments and take on additional roles and responsibilities; able to juggle multiple tasks/client deliverables at once

  • Advance Client Relationship: Develop meaningful and trusted professional relationships with clients; serve as POC for one or more clients in a lane or project

  • Feedback Foundations (Giving): Develop an understanding of and adapt personal feedback styles to effectively deliver individual and team feedback using their style preferences

  • Content Upgrades & Feedback: Provide content review and feedback using past experiences, expertise, and understanding of client environment, keeping perspective on intended client outcomes

  • Continuous Improvement Identification: Actively look for business process improvements within company and articulate proposed changes

  • Self Awareness: Understand personal strengths and weaknesses, beliefs, emotions, triggers, and motivators to know how they affect the team and client; regulate emotions, self-manage, and self-motivate

  • Inclusiveness: Listen actively with the intent of bringing in and representing various points of view, including dissenting or conflicting views; lead groups to mediation/resolution on thorny topics


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Minimum of four years of professional work experience

  • Proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet, presentation creation tools, and internet research tools. Familiarity with Google Suite a plus

  • Willingness and ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. Security Clearance and/or a positive suitability determination (required for select projects)

  • Willingness and ability to travel to client sites in the surrounding DC and Baltimore metro areas; occasional travel outside of these regions could be expected (5%)

  • Desired Skills, Experiences and Certifications: Prior consulting experience at a services firm, or client-facing environment, PMP and/orProsci certification, change management, strategic communication, program management, or organizational design experience


While performing duties of this job, an employee may be required to perform any, or all of the following: Attend meetings in and out of the office, travel (sometimes extensively); Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand; Communicate effectively (both orally and in writing); Ability to effectively use computers and other electronic and standard office equipment; Occasionally exerting up to 10 pounds to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Work is primarily sedentary and involves sitting for several hours at a time. Occasionally walking, climbing stairs, and standing occur in this role. Additionally, this job requires certain mental demands, including the ability to use judgement, withstand moderate amounts of stress and maintain attention to detail. The Clearing is committed to partnering with all candidates and employees to ensure reasonable accommodations are made to meet these requirements.

EOE Statement The Clearing is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. In addition to federal legal requirements, The Clearing complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. These protections extend to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting and hiring practices, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training and career development programs.  
About the Organization The Clearing is a management consulting firm that helps leaders identify underlying causes of organizational obstacles, resolve highly complex challenges, prioritize the fewest, most important initiatives to tackle regardless of conflicting needs and make informed decisions in the context of an agreed-upon mission, vision, and strategy.

We help create peak performance organizations through strategy, organizational development, leadership training, and change management. Our experienced consultants bring a powerful blend of analytic and creative skills from diverse fields, including change management, finance, engineering, communications, education, policy, design, and corporate leadership.

To be considered for hire, all individuals applying for positions with The Clearing are subject to a background investigation, conducted in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. For positions requiring access to classified information, U.S. citizenship is required. Individuals will also be subject to an additional government background investigation, and continued employment eligibility is contingent upon the ability to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.  

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