Leadership Transitions Project Associate


Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Arts Consulting Group (ACG) is the leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, revenue enhancement, strategic planning & community engagement, facilities & program planning, and other capacity building services for the arts and culture industry. Founded in 1997, ACG is a full-service firm that effectively works with a wide range of nonprofit organizations, universities, government agencies, and for-profit entities that operate in the creative industries. The firm takes a contemporary approach to client challenges and opportunities focused on growing institutions, advancing arts and culture, and enhancing communities. ACG senior team members have leadership experience in every type of artistic and cultural discipline, and they seamlessly adapt to clients’ rapidly changing strategies, business models, and operating environments.

ACG’s commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Success (IDEAS) means that team members work closely with each client to understand the intersectionality of programs, audiences, educational activities, governance, and management with a clear focuson the communities these organizations seek to serve. Each client is unique and therefore these areas require careful discussion and consensus within the organization to ensure clarity at the launch of and throughout any consulting process. ACG is also actively engaged in ongoing collective internal growth and team improvement around IDEAS principles with formal training and research focused on broader societal understanding and learning.

The firm continues its rapid growth and currently has locations in Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, New Orleans, New York, Portland, Raleigh, San Diego, Seattle, San Francisco, Tampa, Toronto, Vancouver, and Washington, DC. ACG employees and consultants are embedded in communities throughout North America to invigorate clients so that they can achieve the delicate balance between cultural impacts and business sustainability.

Position Summary

The Leadership Transitions Project Associate (Associate) will be a highly organized, detail-oriented, and effective team member who works closely with and provides operational and administrative support on Leadership Transitions projects. The Associate will provide a broad range of administrative functions, including proposal preparation, project and systems administration, database support, client and candidate research, and additional responsibilities that advance the effectiveness and efficiency of ACG’s Leadership Transitions practice. Reporting to the Leadership Transitions Project Manager, the Associate’s responsibilities will span across the cycle of executive search and interim management projects, providing operational support to ACG team members and project consultants.

Roles and Responsibilities

Proposal Writing and Research

  • Track and meet proposal deadlines, ensure proposal request forms are complete, and collect necessary proposal data.
  • Research, write, and prepare executive search and interim management proposals that meet client prospect expectations and deadlines under the guidance of the Leadership Transitions Manager.
  • Update and monitor current executive search and interim management references and other materials that support proposal preparation and tracking.
  • Maintain proposal files; reviewing and filing sent proposals and updating associated referenced materials.
  • Embrace other proposal writing and research duties as needed.

Active Project Support

  • Monitor and track executive search project tasks and timelines as outlined in the search process matrix.
  • Remain current on the status of all active projects and proactively communicate changes in timeline and anticipated deviations involving project team members and supervisors.
  • Report on project management metrics and support the maintenance of the overall resume and placed candidate database.
  • Monitor incoming search activity and emails daily and categorize applicant materials in a timely manner.
  • Support the completion of candidate web and social media research as needed.
  • Generate links to online surveys and questionnaires for distribution by the project leads.
  • Coordinate with the SVP of Leadership Transition to ensure the completion, review, and updating of project cost trackers and team assignments.
  • Attend (and facilitate as needed) weekly executive search meetings.
  • Embrace other active project support duties as needed.

Database and Administrative Support

  • Ensure accurate data when creating new records, merging, and updating existing records on an ongoing basis.
  • Advise and support project team members on effective database usage, tagging, and structure.
  • Maintain database of active interim management project consultants, in collaboration with the Practice Leader, by experience and availability.
  • Regularly update current database entries to include industry-available information on candidates and consultants.
  • Track and regularly report on career progression of placed executive search candidates.
  • Assist with the onboarding of Leadership Transition team members around procedures and methodologies, file management, communications processes, and informational resources.
  • Participate in regular virtual team meetings, active projects meetings, training sessions, and annual in-person summits.
  • Follow firm methodologies, templates, and project reporting guidelines.
  • Embrace other database and administrative duties as needed.

Traits and Characteristics

The successful Associate will be a motivated self-starter, with the ability to work independently and with sound judgment to prioritize tasks and achieve desired outcomes. This individual will be organized and detail-oriented with highly evolved planning and systemization abilities. The Associate must be adept at simultaneously implementing multiple projects with efficiency and accuracy. A flexible and adaptive team player, this individual will communicate effectively, respond to immediate requests and critical deadlines, and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment while supporting the mission, vision, and values of ACG.


An associate’s degree or equivalent experience is required with a minimum of three to five years of applicable experience. Exceptional written and organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects with a high degree of speed, accuracy, and autonomy are required. Excellent computer skills, including Office 365 (web and desktop applications of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint), web and social media research expertise, and the ability to quickly become proficient in executive search software (Crelate), are necessary.

Compensation and Benefits

ACG offers a competitive compensation package, with an expected salary range of $45,000 to $56,250 commensurate with experience, and benefits that include subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible paid time off; 401(k) employer match; tuition reimbursement, and others. This position is expected to be 100%remote, based in the United States or Canada, with in-person firm meetings and events that will require occasional travel.

Applications and Inquiries

To submit a cover letter and resume outlining specific experience and demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions only), please click here or visit artsconsulting.com/employment. For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, please contact:

Wyona Lynch McWhite, Senior Vice President
Arts Consulting Group 25th Anniversary
292 Newbury Street, Suite 315
Boston, MA 02115-2801
Tel       (888) 234.4236 Ext. 225
Email    LTProjectAssociate@ArtsConsulting.com

Arts Consulting Group welcomes all qualified applicants and highly values
inclusion, diversity, equity, and access, which are embedded in the uniqueness of
the vibrant creative industries and the culture of the firm.

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