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Guidehouse State and Local Government - Associate Director in New York, New York


Guidehouse is a leading global provider of consulting services to the public and commercial markets with broad capabilities in management, technology, and risk consulting. We help clients address their toughest challenges and navigate significant regulatory pressures with a focus on transformational change, business resiliency, and technology-driven innovation. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and digital services, we create scalable, innovative solutions that prepare our clients for future growth and success. The company has more than 10,000 professionals in over 50 locations globally. Guidehouse is a Veritas Capital portfolio company, led by seasoned professionals with proven and diverse expertise in traditional and emerging technologies, markets, and agenda-setting issues driving national and global economies. For more information, please visit:



  • Deep State and Local Government knowledge with demonstrated ability to identify business opportunities, lead project engagements, attract new business, and build lasting professional relationships with senior client executives.

  • Over seven years of experience developing, bidding, and winning public sector management consulting services with progressively increasing level of leadership responsibility.

  • 8+ years of related work experience in Program Management with an ability to identify and execute strategic priorities and process improvements

  • Demonstrated history of meeting and exceeding multi-million dollar business development and managed revenue targets

  • Demonstrated leadership experience in managing teams, providing feedback, mentoring, and coaching team members.

  • Serve as point person in client communications and manage developer/client interactions

  • Provide leadership and mentoring to team members on project development and client management skills

  • Manage client relationship and expectations throughout project lifecycle

  • Communicate project status to all stakeholders (internal and external), work to resolve issues and problems, proactively identify project risks and make recommendations for resolution to ensure project success

  • Prepare roadmap reports for projects to both team members and clientele

  • Ability to interact with all levels of personnel from technical to executive management, and to influence stakeholders in order to get things done.

  • Strong leadership interpersonal skills.

  • Exceptional communication skills.

  • Bachelor's Degree at minimum.

    Qualifications - Desired

  • MBA, MPA or other Master’s degree in Public Policy, Government, Political/Social Science, Information Systems, Operational Research, Management, International Development, Economics, Urban Science and/or related fields.

    Additional Requirements - Required

  • Interest and passion for the role of government and responsibilities of the public sector.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Experience working with teams

  • Ability to define, lead, and manage multiple tasks within a workstream as part of a larger engagement. Proficiency in core management consulting skills:

  • Baseline assessments and secondary research.

  • Stakeholder interviews.

  • Business modelling and analysis.

  • Business Process Improvement

  • Hypothesizing solutions frameworks.

  • Synthesizing multiple inputs into coherent insights.

  • Competencies include:

  • Critical thinking skills.

  • Outstanding attention to detail.

  • Solid verbal communication and narrative development skills, with the ability to summarize and convey key insights from analyses to senior audiences.

  • High degree of comfort working in unstructured situations and ability to maintain poise, maturity and work well under pressure.

  • Ability to be self-directed and responsive.

  • Collegial team player who can work within a small, motivated team of diverse consulting professionals.

Additional Requirements

The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

  • Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive bonus

  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

  • 401(k) Retirement Plan

  • Basic Life & Supplemental Life

  • Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

  • Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

  • Skills Development & Certifications

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

  • Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program