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The Project Lead in Beacon Economics’ Economic and Workforce Development Consulting Practice will identify, pursue, manage, execute, and scale the firm’s engagements related to economic and workforce development and will help develop the firm’s products and services as well as its client base within that space. Topically, the types of engagements this position might be required to manage may relate to industry sector strategies, economic development, workforce/talent development, and broader strategic planning. Beacon’s economic and workforce development portfolio falls within the firm’s Sustainable Growth and Development (SGD) vertical.
70% of the FTE of the Project Lead in Economic and Workforce Development will be spent on managing and leading a project portfolio, 15% on outbound client and relationship development related to the topical space, and 15% on broader firm and relevant vertical (SGD) strategy.
The Project Lead will own or co-own a portfolio of projects related to economic and/or workforce development. She or he will lead the identification of a client’s need and translation of it into a scope of services; operationalize and resource those engagements internally, collaborating with Research Associates, Director of Research, and Senior Management; manage the navigation of the engagement’s vision in cooperation with the Research Team and the Client; and oversee completion of the final deliverable set and delivery of it to the Client. In this capacity, tasks and responsibilities of the Project Lead in Economic and Workforce Development may include:
The Project Lead in Economic and Workforce Development may manage and contribute to engagements related primarily to other practice areas where there is need for oversight and/or substantive components of the scope related to economic/workforce development.
The Project Lead will identify new and outbound opportunities in economic/workforce development, focusing on the cultivation of longer-term client and partner relationships. This activity is expected to be cyclical, ramping up and down from the 15% benchmark as opportunities are identified and converted into project engagements. The Project Lead in Economic and Workforce Development will oscillate between outbound client development and project portfolio management; however, independent of that cycle, the Project Lead is expected to spend a minimum threshold of time (15%) on the maintenance of client relationships and the development of the firm’s presence in the relevant forums and gatherings related to economic/workforce development. In this capacity, tasks and responsibilities of the Project Lead in Economic and Workforce Development may include:
The Project Lead in Economic and Workforce Development will help lead the continued development of the respective vertical’s (SGD) products, services, and client base, researching, analyzing, building, and iterating research frameworks for core products. This may include creating the research process infrastructure needed for scalability, directing the creation of marketing collateral, value propositioning replicable engagements, developing business/pricing strategy, and identifying opportunities for thought leadership in the economic/workforce development space. The Project Lead in Economic and Workforce Development will also play a role more broadly in firm-wide strategy, monitoring his or her portfolio’s interaction with the firm’s other portfolios of work as well as firm-wide operational needs related to scale. In this capacity, tasks and responsibilities of the Project Lead in Economic and Workforce Development may include:
The Project Lead in Economic and Workforce Development reports directly to the Director of Research.
Qualifications & Desired Skills
Pay is commensurate with experience.
Los Angeles, California (near LAX).
Beacon Economics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, veteran status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.
** Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Rachel Amick at [email protected]