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Watson Consulting Group

College Intern

Employment type
Part-Time
Posted
about 1 month ago
Location
Remote / Los Angeles
Description

Watson Consulting Group (WCG) is a mission-driven for-profit consulting firm focused on organizational change, leadership initiatives, and systems realignment for the benefit of vulnerable communities. WCG clients are leaders within government, philanthropy, and nonprofit organizations that face complex challenges and seek impactful solutions.
WCG positions client's projects for organizational success by developing strategies that meet needs within dynamic sectors. The role of WCG is to support county-wide system operations alongside nonprofit providers, primarily through working within the field of coaching and leadership development in the affordable housing sector, with a focus on emergent techniques of service delivery built through an equity lens.  WCG clients are leaders tasked to drive action within the sector and must meet demand for continuous performance improvement, responsible strategy, demonstrable value, and a total commitment to people. Understanding these drivers for change and embracing a design philosophy that maximizes output requires a deep understanding of our client's priorities and the environments in which they operate. WCG helps clients to achieve efficiency and effectiveness in achieving their desired outcomes. By recognizing the value of change founded in equitable access to quality supportive services and the strength of evidence-based policy and practice, our Project Operations Consultants focus on facilitating and assisting sustainable solutions supported by best-practice research and community building while prioritizing investment in equity and inclusion.

About the Position
Under the direct supervision of the Principal, Intern will report to and work closely with the Principal to handle assigned duties for the WCG team. This person will handle supportive administrative duties for the Principal in all efforts. This position will experience first-hand how ethical nonprofit consulting can be achieved. Lisa Watson, Principal, is well-known as a community leader who believes in supporting young leadership. This position will also be responsible for support with other substantive and creative duties including tasks to complete reports or other work product based on client’s deliverables. This is a position in a small team that has room for growth for a committed individual. 
 
The ideal candidate is a confident self-starter and team player with extraordinarily strong written communication skills who is comfortable working in an organization where initiative, fresh ideas, and work ethic are valued and rewarded.

Responsibilities

  • Compose and type correspondences 
  • Make and calendar appointments 
  • Conduct research on specific topics and prepare information for assigned special projects
  • Use various software, including word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to prepare reports and/or special projects 
  • Compose meeting agendas, take minutes, and assign and assign follow-up tasks
  • Support planning of events including making flyers, arranging food, sites, etc. 
  • Provide support on Zoom: breakout rooms, jam boards, etc. 

 

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior
  • Engage diversity and difference in Practice 
  • Advance human rights and social, and economic justice
  • Work on social justice issues related to Native American and Alaskan Natives rights
  • Serve on a team addressing housing, homelessness, and child welfare
  • Engage In practice-informed research and research-informed practice 
  • Engage in policy practice 
  • Engage with individuals, government agencies, organizations, and communities

 

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • Strong analytical skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Extraordinarily strong written and verbal communication skills with technical writing skills
  • Good time-management habits, ability to multi-task and work independently and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to communicate thoughts and ideas in an accessible manner
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision 
  • Strong interpersonal skills 

 

WCG Approach 
Watson Consulting Group (WCG) is a mission-driven for-profit consulting firm that works with government, philanthropy, and nonprofit organizations that have complex organizational change needs, leadership initiatives, or systems realignment work that benefits vulnerable communities. WCG is committed to making a social impact and supporting organizations in their pursuit to create a more just and equitable world. We approach our work based on three key values: integrity, transparency, and equity. By leveraging data and asking the right questions, we gather quality insights to help clients meet their project goals. We customize all our work with the belief that there are many best practices, but each organization and community is unique. Finally, we believe less talk and more action assists you in discovering solutions to your challenges. 

Contract Term

  • Part-time quarterly position, estimated 13-15 hours per week 
  • Monthly Stipend: $800 (alternatively, can be for credit for enrolled students) 
  • Hybrid work model between home and office in Pasadena area 
  • Ability to travel a plus, Intern may support with meetings in various parts of Los Angeles County (this expectation will increase as safety conditions regarding COVID-19 are increasingly met) 
To apply

Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: [email protected]
Letters may be addressed to Lisa Watson, Principal.