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Project Support Specialist

Company: Corner Alliance
Location: Boulder
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Do you enjoy meaningful work in an environment where you can make an impact, learn, and collaborate with others who are just as passionate about their work as you are? Are you a self-starter and consider your strengths to be solving complex problems, building client and stakeholder relationships, proactive teamwork, analytical thinking, and project management? If so, we are looking for you! -
Corner Alliance is a dynamic, growing consulting firm that devotes itself to providing an enriching employee experience while meeting project deliverables. We are looking to add a Project Support Specialist with 1-6 years of experience to join our Boulder, Colorado team that will add to our culture and fully embrace our commitments to deliver, grow and thrive . The successful candidate will have strengths that include critical-thinking, creativity, proactivity, planning, implementation, writing, and organization. During your tenure with us, you will work on various projects across Federal agencies. Those who have fulfilling careers here get involved across the company, helping the organization grow and supporting a thriving work environment. Whether you're a Consultant or in Operations, you will work in meaningful ways to create results for the government.
About the Role:
You will provide strategic planning, business process improvement, project planning, stakeholder engagement, and digital communications support for one of our research and development (R&D) government clients. The role is an opportunity for you to join an energetic consulting team and make a difference by increasing capabilities in the federal landscape. -
Key Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Quickly establish, develop, and foster positive rapport with federal government clients in a professional, creative environment

  • Effectively and independently develop deliverables; ability to get started with little direction and take the lead -

  • Continue to craft a personal brand and nurture established and new relationships with stakeholders, supervisor, and team members

  • Collaborate with a dedicated and diverse consulting team and encourage creative solutions -

  • Push and guide team members to hit goals set by project manager and meet deadlines

  • Create an approachable environment and assist with trainings necessary for team member development

  • Support strategic program and project management initiatives as directed by the Project Manager such as developing program charters, SOPs, project plans, project dashboards, and impact assessment dashboards.

  • Support stakeholder engagement initiatives such as meeting design and facilitation, event planning and execution, webinars, and virtual / in-person engagement events. -

  • Support strategic and digital communications initiatives -

  • Conduct legislative and policy analysis as needed

  • Identify efficiencies or tools to improve existing or new organizational processes

  • Evolve into a subject matter expert and master required skills -

  • Spearhead 'action planning' and implement new, creative initiatives -

  • Carry out our Commitments to Deliver, Grow, and Thrive

    Location: -
    You will work as part of a dynamic team at the client site in Boulder, Colorado. -
    Required Experience/Skills:

    • Bachelor's Degree and 1-6 years of experience in project/program support -

    • Previous experience with strategic planning, project planning, business process improvement, stakeholder engagement, strategic communications, and/or legislative and policy analysis -

    • Direct experience working on a daily basis to advise senior level clients

    • Creative thinker with the ability to translate complex information into manageable pieces

    • Receptive to all forms of feedback from clients and colleagues, and proactive to make changes

    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

    • Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality assurance

    • Skilled in problem solving with a flexible approach towards stakeholders -

    • Demonstrates an unflappable attitude even when faced with changes or adversity

    • US citizenship or permanent resident with the ability to pass a government public-trust clearance or suitability

      Preferred Experience/Skills:

      • Previous experience in consulting, business writing, meeting preparation and facilitation, and/or stakeholder outreach

        Don't think you have everything for this role but are still very interested? Please don't hold back from applying because you may not have it all. There's no such thing as a perfect candidate. You can learn and grow with us.
        And the part about consulting? You also don't need to have a consulting background to apply - we have consultants here from many different backgrounds: non-profits, associations, government, private sector and anything in between. We offer a 2 day orientation where we teach you the Corner Alliance Way of Consulting. What you do need are: transferable skills.
        Transferable Skills and Traits :

        • Coachable - receptive to feedback and swift on implementing suggestions

        • Unflappable - capability to navigate unexpected challenges with grace and come up with thoughtful solutions; you fully embrace a 'we-will-figure-it-out' mindset in chaos -

        • Resourceful - eager to learn more and develop skills you may not have; and ability to learn new systems quickly and a thirst to learn independently -

        • Innovative - willing to challenge the status quo, push boundaries, and suggest improvements to existing processes

        • Excellent Writing Skills - ability to synthesize, be concise, use the active voice, proofread and edit

        • Analytical and Critical Thinking Skills - ability to collect and analyze relevant information, problem-solve, and make rational decisions

        • Prioritization Skills - -ability to sequence tasks in order of terms of importance; and - willingness to pivot if more important tasks arise

        • Rapport Builder - having a natural ability to build candid, honest relationships with our clients and colleagues

          About Us:
          We are a dynamic and growing management consulting firm headquartered in downtown DC focused on creating an experience that feels a bit different for our clients. We have their backs, push them with new ideas, and start every solution with their stakeholders to create high-performing, high-results Federal Government programs. Corner Alliance is serious about our Commitments: to Deliver excellence, Grow the business and Thrive in a vibrant environment.
          Our Core Purpose is simple and meaningful: We work with government to create results. -
          Corner Alliance offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package for full time employees including 401k matching (4%), PTO (3 weeks (0-2 years), 4 weeks (2-5 years) and 5 weeks (5 years+)), health, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, FSA accounts, 4 weeks of paid parental leave, 11 paid holidays (including your birthday off), fitness & cell phone reimbursements, bimonthly all hands update meetings, annual in-person all hands team building day and evening out, regular check-ins for professional growth goals, semi-monthly one on one performance manager meetings, a social team that coordinates monthly events, use of technology like Slack to keep us connected and collaborative, and overall, a company culture dedicated to a highly engaged team.
          Be a part of our award-winning firm and the great things we are doing - we are a recurrent Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company honoree and a past Winner of the Society of Human Resource Management When Work Works award for our amazing workplace culture.
          Corner Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, or any other basis covered by applicable law.
          In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with Corner Alliance please call (202) 754-8120 or email -
          Corner Alliance participates in the E-verify program and will provide the Federal Government with Form I-9 information to confirm work authorization in the U.S.
          *Salary Estimate: $65,000.00 - $90,000.00 annually
          *The estimate displayed represents the typical salary range of candidates hired. Factors that may be used to determine your actual salary may include your specific skills, how many years of experience you have, and comparison to other employees already in this role.
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