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Leadership Transitions Project Associate


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’ changing strategies, business models, and operating environments.

The firm continues its rapid growth and currently has locations in Boston, Calgary, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Portland, Raleigh, St. Louis, San Diego, 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 to Leadership Transitions project teams. The Associate will provide a broad range of administrative functions, including project and systems administration, database support, client and candidate research, proposal preparation, and additional responsibilities that advance the effectiveness and efficiency of ACG’s Leadership Transitions practice. Reporting to the Leadership Transitions Manager, the Associate’s responsibilities will span the cycle of executive search and interim management projects providing operational support to ACG team members and project consultants.

Roles and Responsibilities

Active Project Support

  • Monitor and track executive search project tasks and timelines as outlined in the executive search process matrix.
  • Remain current on the status of all active projects and proactively communicate changes in timelines and anticipated deviations involving project team members and supervisor.
  • 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 Senior Vice President of Leadership Transition to ensure completion, review, and updating of project cost trackers and team assignments.
  • Attend, and facilitate as needed, weekly Leadership Transitions meetings and update status reports.
  • Embrace other active project support duties as needed.

Proposal Writing and Research

  • Ensure proposal request forms are complete, collect necessary proposal data, and support proposal tracking and deadlines.
  • 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.
  • Actively update and monitor current executive search and interim management references and other materials that support proposal preparation and tracking.
  • Maintain proposal files, reviewing and organizing sent proposals and updating associated reference materials.
  • Embrace other proposal writing and research duties as needed.

Database and Administrative Support

  • Ensure data accuracy in 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 by experience, availability, and geography, in collaboration with the Practice Leader.
  • 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 Transitions team members around procedures and methodologies, file management, communication processes, and informational resources.
  • Actively participate in regular virtual team and active projects meetings, training sessions, and annual in-person summits.
  • Follow firm methodologies, templates, project reporting, and brand guidelines.
  • Embrace other database and administrative support 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.


A minimum of three years of applicable experience is required. 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 $40,000 to $50,000 commensurate with experience, and benefits that include subsidized medical, dental, and vision insurance; paid time off; 401(k) employer match; tuition reimbursement; and others. This position is expected to be 100 percent 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 preferred), please click here or visit For questions or general inquiries about this job opportunity, please contact:

Lauren Foster, Leadership Transitions Manager

292 Newbury Street, Suite 315
Boston, MA 02115-2801
Tel       (888) 234.4236 Ext. 213


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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