Cannon Design Education Strategist in Buffalo, New York
Blue Cottage of CannonDesign is conducting a search for Education Strategists to deliver services that bring the best of strategy, analytics and experience design to our clients. We are looking for stellar performers who want to be champions and partners within Blue Cottage of CannonDesign's Strategy team.
ABOUT OUR FIRM
Blue Cottage of CannonDesign is an industry-leading consulting firm. Our team works with organizational leaders to define their ideal future and plan processes, organizational strategies, equipment and facilities to create an ideal future, and our projects are anchored by any of the following services: strategic transformation, design thinking, space and functional programming, operational planning, change management, and transition and activation planning.
ABOUT THE ROLE
As a Strategist, your mission is three-fold: to wow our clients through fantastic work, build awesome teams and work culture, and continue to differentiate our service offering in the marketplace. You demonstrate an ability to our clients through their most complex decisions by facilitating evidence-based outcomes. You revel in insights gathered from both qualitative and quantitative data and can help organizations across multiple sectors visualize and articulate their education strategy and transformation journey. You will be involved in all aspects of planning, preparation, coordination, and execution of a project that delivers measurable value to the client and results in client satisfaction with the work product and adoration of the firm overall.
Successful consultants on our team will have a combination of creative and analytical abilities and interests. We are looking for an entrepreneurial colleague who demonstrates leadership, drive and values mentorship.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
Lead and deliver consulting services for strategy and experience design projects within the Higher Education sector, with the ability to translate learnings from across other sectors.
Create meaningful, long-term relationships with clients/users through excellence, integrity, and reliability.
Collaborate with clients to understand their needs, the issues they face, and the mindsets and behaviors that will support their transformative vision.
Lead and facilitate user groups, client work sessions and research activities to diagnose root challenges and distill qualitative and quantitative data into meaningful insights.
Partner with teams to effectively solve unstructured problems to deliver on design strategy, experience design, organizational culture, and change enablement.
Successfully deliver on multiple projects simultaneously, with a focus on excellence in service delivery and growing the team's capabilities.
Create work plans including project staffing, project approach, fee optimization, and resource requests.
Manage consulting engagements, review project performance, track project budget, and deliver to workplans.
Promote thought leadership on education strategy, real estate and capital planning, culture transformation and change management.
Play a meaningful role in firm leadership by enabling professional development, mentoring, team leadership, and recruiting.
Participate actively in sales pursuits and proposal development.
ABOUT YOUR QUALIFICATIONS
You are a quick study and have a degree in business or a design related field.
You have at least 3 years of experience immersed in education strategy and change.
You tend to favor both sides of your brain equally. People describe you as analytical and creative.
You are creative in approach, a critical thinker and are meticulous about your work product.
You are a wizard in qualitative facilitation and exhibit executive gravitas.
You are a pro in using PowerPoint, Excel, Tableau/Power BI, Adobe Creative Suite, Visio and virtual collaboration tools.
You are comfortable with regular travel for client work and internal meetings.
As a Federal Contractor, CannonDesign is required to comply with President Biden's Executive Order 14042. Therefore, as a condition of employment, all employees must provide proof of receipt of a full COVID-19 vaccination unless qualified for a valid medical or religious accommodation.
\*\*Please attach work samples when applying.\*\*
ABOUT WORKING HERE
We are a start-up culture in an established firm: nimble, energetic, innovative and fun.
We are relentless in our pursuit of client adoration (not simply satisfaction). Consistent delivery of the best service is what we are about.
We are committed to ensuring our practice is equitable for all employees, representative of the communities around us - and focused on the future of design. We advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts through the leadership of our DEI Council, Employee Resource Groups and other community advocacy initiatives.
We're about communication and transparency here. If you want to talk to someone about an idea you have, or a challenge that needs addressing, we're ready for you.
The salary range for this position is $65,000 to $85,000 annually. This salary range is the range we believe is the anticipated range of possible base compensation at the timing of the posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the anticipated salary range for the position. Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses. We offer a full benefit package including medical, dental and vision coverage and flexible spending account options and voluntary insurances. We have paid time off, flex-time summer hours, remote work options and a 401k plan and employee perk programs. For a general overview of our benefits, please visit our careers page at . Actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level.
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As a condition of employment, all employees are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required timeframes and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct.
CannonDesign recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.