Job Description: Associate Consultant Philanthropy
About TCC Group
TCC Group collaborates with leaders to solve complex social problems. As a mission-driven consulting firm and certified B Corporation, TCC Group partners with foundations, nonprofits, and companies to propel positive social change through strategy, capacity building, initiative design, strategic communication, management, and evaluation. We design and implement solutions for social impact by immersing ourselves in interconnected communities and systems, co-creating innovative and effective processes, and applying and sharing our experience with the field.
TCC Group is built on the commitment and experience of our people. We are a diverse group of inspired problem-solvers—committed to collaborative learning and our collective contribution to building an effective social sector. People come here to make an impact, and we seek engaged, driven, and inspired individuals to join our team.
At TCC Group you have the opportunity to develop new skills, gain new experiences, and grow as we learn from each other. You will put your expertise, energy, and creativity to work in the service of doing good.
About TCC Group’s Philanthropy Practice
TCC Group’s Philanthropy Practice line works with independent, public, community, and family foundations investing on a local, regional, national, and global scale. We prioritize working with foundations committed to advancing equity and social change. Our funder partners invest in a wide array of issues (including education and early childhood, civic engagement and community power building, health equity, comprehensive immigration reform and refugee rights, human rights, LGBTQ rights, women’s rights, economic justice, and more). They support different approaches (direct service, advocacy, community organizing, civic engagement, research, policy), using a variety of tools – grantmaking, collaboration, convening, and capacity building – to advance their aims. As consultants on both time-limited projects and longer-term efforts, our foundation partners engage us to guide, strengthen, and support their work in order to enhance their effectiveness and impact.
The Philanthropy practice line’s work falls into two overall service areas: strategy and foundation management. Broadly put, the strategy services we are called on to provide typically include strategic planning, program strategy development and implementation, field landscape analysis, qualitative reports, design and facilitation of funder collaboration, initiative development, funder learning and evaluation, and foundation start-up, governance, and organizational design. Foundation management services include hosting, managing, and supporting back office and programmatic services for unstaffed foundations, on whose behalf we grant roughly $25 million/year.
Our team is highly strategic, relationship-focused, and driven by the priorities of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Many of us have served as program officers and directors of progressive foundations and/or funder collaboratives. We bring a commitment to progressive social change, strong analytic chops, keen listening skills, knowledge of foundation and nonprofit practices, enthusiasm for teamwork, and an appetite for using our best social and emotional skills to help foundation clients critically reflect and learn, embrace change, and strengthen their work.
About the Position
TCC is currently seeking an energetic self-starter to join our Philanthropy team as an Associate Consultant. The new team member will support management of diverse foundation projects as described above. We are looking for an individual who is able to take initiative yet comfortable working closely with supervisors and in team settings; enjoy partnering with diverse staff and clients; can juggle work on multiple projects simultaneously; and is stimulated by working within a fast-paced, dynamic environment. As this is client-centered work, strong communication skills and a demonstrated track record of successful relationship management is highly desirable. Knowledge of philanthropy and prior consulting experience are strongly preferable; commitment to TCC Group and Philanthropy team values is essential.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
As our client engagements are dynamic, different skills and tasks are required depending on the projects to which Associate Consultants are tasked at any given time. This said, typical duties and responsibilities include:
Data Collection and Analysis:
Facilitation and Presentation:
Ongoing Cross-Team and Cross-Organization Collaboration:
Education and Experience:
Desired Skills and Background
Location: NYC – Midtown
Employment Type: Full-time
Salary: Commensurate with experience; competitive benefits package.
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Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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TCC Group is an equal opportunity employer. Each position at the firm is filled by the best qualified applicant available. The firm does not discriminate against employees or applicants on any legally protected basis, including, but not limited to, race, color, creed, religion, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, veteran's status, age, or disability which does not interfere with an individual's ability to perform the essential functions of his or her job position with or without reasonable accommodation. The firm will provide equal opportunities in hiring, promotions, wages, benefits and other privileges, terms and conditions of employment. It is our policy to encourage promotion from among present employees, subject to the application of the best-qualified employee.