About Public Profit
Public Profit, a woman-owned consultancy that helps mission-driven organizations use information to improve practice and deepen impact, seeks an accomplished professional to join its growing team as Consultant. The Consultant will bring experience in evaluation, capacity building, and strategy, and will manage a portfolio of five to seven consulting engagements.
Founded in 2007 by Corey Newhouse, Public Profit has evolved greatly from its beginnings working with education and youth development programs and staff training initiatives. Today, with a growing team of 11 staff members, Public Profit supports nonprofits, philanthropies, and municipal entities of all sizes across the country in tackling complex problems. Core services include evaluation, strategic program design, training and capacity building, and data visualization. Increasingly, the firm’s portfolio has included more developmental, emergent, and strategy-focused work, meaning project teams collaborate more closely with both a broad range of project stakeholders and key decision-makers of client organizations. This also means the work has broadened, expanding into philanthropic strategy and performance, public health and health equity, workforce development, and other human services.
The team operates in a matrixed fashion, with individual staff working on several projects at once in different team configurations. Projects are assigned in a range of ways, balancing overall team bandwidth with individual interests and expertise.
Embedded throughout Public Profit is a set of core values that reflect its vision for client work: being smart and approachable, caring, being versatile, acting with integrity, and making the work fun. Committed to equity, inclusion, and organizational belonging, the team believes in the power of elevating diverse perspectives using community-based and human-centered approaches – with listening at the core of this approach. We understand that mistakes will be made in pursuit of more equitable and just outcomes and will own the responsibility for taking corrective actions as we continue to reflect on their practices as a firm and how they show up in the field.
With curiosity and humility, Public Profit is looking for a Consultant who shares these values and who will contribute to our team’s continued learning. We are looking for someone who will bring a diverse perspective to our team and to our work with our clients.
Ideal candidates will have 3-5 years of experience in a similar capacity working in the mission-driven sector, preferably with experience in evaluation and learning, capacity building, and strategy with nonprofits and private philanthropies. Prior experience in consulting a plus. Ideal candidates bring experience in at least one area of community change (e.g., e.g. education, youth services, health equity, housing and economic development, early childhood development, systems change, racial equity, or community capacity building). This prior experience can be program design and implementation or research and evaluation experience.
Candidates should have strong project management skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to convey complex technical issues to a broad and diverse audience.
The Consultant Role
Reporting to Jessica Manta-Meyer, Managing Director of the Oakland Office, the Consultant will be responsible for the overall direction and implementation of client-facing engagements in evaluation, strategic program design, evaluation capacity building, and data management. The Consultant will be responsible for serving as client lead for a dedicated portfolio of five to seven clients, holding and executing the overall vision for the engagement, working closely with colleagues to delegate and complete tasks.
The successful candidate will have high standards for their work, align with Public Profit’s culture of openness and collaboration, and be committed to advancing social equity through community capacity building and learning.
Essential Functions & Duties
Public Profit staff are located throughout California’s Bay Area and in Eugene, OR. Public Profit has a hybrid model in which team members work from our office in downtown Oakland at least two days per week.
All Public Profit staff are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to beginning employment.
The base salary for this position is $75,000. Fitting with its commitment to equity and a team culture that values each member as a key contributor, Public Profit also provides annual profit sharing to every employee. We are committed to supporting our team’s work-life balance. Benefits include, but are not limited to:
Public Profit has a hybrid model in which team members work from our office in downtown Oakland at least two days per week.