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215.320.3200

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31 Saint James Ave, Suite 720
Boston, MA 02116
617.576.1166

Careers

We are looking for Senior Consultants who are excited to help build our firm and who have the experience to sell, lead and manage work both independently and in teams. We are particularly interested in individuals who bring experience to develop opportunities, lead consulting projects, and make significant contributions to one or more of our primary markets, including healthcare, family enterprises and owner-led businesses, and education:

Healthcare—The Healthcare Senior Consultant will bring experience consulting to or working in healthcare and can get “up to speed” quickly when working with clients. They will demonstrate the capacity to develop effective and collegial consulting relationships with clients, and work respectfully and productively with people at all levels of the organization. Senior Consultants are comfortable with the complexities and dynamics of business and enterprise performance, including but not limited to general management, financial management, strategy, culture, operations, and/or marketing and communications. Senior Consultants have a track record of developing new business and demonstrate the ability to prospect clients, explore organizational needs, develop tailored project designs, lead sales calls, and write winning proposals.

Senior Consultants will be active in translating ideas from client work and their own experience into opportunities to write and present, building on CFAR’s foundation of thought leadership. The full job description for our Healthcare Senior Consultant can be found here.

Family Enterprises and Owner-led BusinessesThe Family Enterprises and Owner-Led Businesses Senior Consultant will bring relevant expertise applicable to the field and can get “up to speed” quickly when working with clients. They will demonstrate the capacity to develop effective and collegial consulting relationships with clients, and work respectfully and productively with people at all levels of the organization. Senior Consultants are comfortable with the complexities and dynamics of business and enterprise performance, including but not limited to general management, financial management, strategy, culture, operations, family dynamics, and/or marketing and communications. Senior Consultants have a track record of developing new business and demonstrate the ability to prospect clients, explore organizational needs, develop tailored project designs, lead sales calls, and write winning proposals. The full job description for our Family Enterprises and Owner-Led Businesses Senior Consultant position can be found here.

EducationThe Higher Education Senior Consultant candidate will bring significant experience, expertise, and a breadth of relationships in this sector. They have the capacity to develop effective and collegial consulting relationships with clients, and work respectfully and productively with people at multiple levels of the organization—academic and administrative leaders, board members, faculty, and regulators. They are comfortable with the culture and structure of educational institutions and research enterprises, aware of trends and challenges in this sector, and how to advance change and partner with leaders in these organizations. The full job description for our Higher Education Senior Consultant position can be found here.

What’s the job?

First and foremost, Senior Consultants are seasoned professionals with a passion for helping CFAR make an impact in our markets as we build our growing business. In this role, you will make significant contributions to business development, cultivate client relationships, and work collaboratively with CFAR Principals and other members of the CFAR team to deliver exceptional services.

Senior Consultants bring expertise applicable to multiple industries and can get “up to speed” quickly when working with clients. They demonstrate the capacity to develop effective and collegial consulting relationships with clients, and work respectfully and productively with people at all levels of the organization. Senior Consultants are comfortable with the complexities and dynamics of business and enterprise performance, including but not limited to general management, financial management, strategy, culture, operations, and/or marketing and communications. Senior Consultants have a track record of developing new business and demonstrate the ability to prospect clients, explore organizational needs, develop tailored project designs, lead sales calls, and write winning proposals.

Senior Consultants will be active in translating ideas from client work and their own experience into opportunities to write and present, building on CFAR’s foundation of thought leadership.

This role also holds the potential to “fast-track” to ownership as a Principal of the firm.

What kinds of candidates are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals who have the experience to sell, lead, and manage work, both independently and within teams.

  • Senior Consultants will have an extensive network related to one or more of CFAR’s market areas, including healthcare, family enterprises and owner-led businesses, and higher education.
  • Ideal candidates may have worked as a strategist, organizational leader, or an operator in one of these areas, or as a solo practitioner or consultant with another firm—coming to us with an ability to quickly bring in business or to bring your own practice into CFAR.
  • We seek candidates with outstanding intellectual abilities and analytic rigor; a solid, practical sense of how to work with, provide guidance to, and support for clients in complex organizational environments; and an attunement to human behavior.
    • The last is particularly important, as our work demands a keen ability to distinguish between and interpret both what is explicitly stated and the tacit dynamics at play in any given situation, which we find can often point to a deeper issue at play.
  • Successful candidates will be well-rounded individuals, with 15 or more years of work experience, graduate degrees in relevant fields (e.g., business, psychology, international relations, or the social sciences), and exposure to finance and economics.
  • Senior Consultants must be highly motivated and detail-oriented professionals, with the ability to multi-task across a number of different projects. Comfort with ambiguity is a must.
  • We value our ability to contribute to the ongoing dialogue related to the issues our clients confront, and seek individuals who are skilled at writing and speaking for both client and broader audiences.
  • Above all, we are looking for dynamic people who can exhibit presence, confidence, and humility in the face of complicated client problems.

How we work together internally is just as important to us as how we work with our clients, and we strive to find individuals who fit our culture and share our values. These are people who display a natural curiosity and a commitment to putting good ideas to work, have a demonstrated record of leadership within and outside the workplace, enjoy working in an entrepreneurial environment, and are fun to be around.

Our goal is to hire people whom we can imagine will one day become principal owners of the firm. Compensation will be dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case, and will include a combination of base salary, competitive benefits, time off, and performance-based bonus and incentives.

Our Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Aspirations

As a firm, we will not accept discrimination against any human being based on their race, ethnicity, gender identities/expressions, sexual orientations, physical/developmental ability, or religious beliefs. We are committed as a firm to fighting against the implicit and explicit biases that harm the communities where we live and work.

We know that better is both possible and necessary, including in our own firm. We at CFAR are committed to making a difference—by working with leaders, organizations, and communities to create space for dialogue and connection. Through our deeply held belief that differences are a virtue, not a liability, we believe we can help to create the impactful outcomes we seek.

Leaders have an important role in our collective next chapter to demonstrate values and build cultures that embrace differences, learning, hope, and commitment to change.

While the world around us continues to feel uncertain and divided, we see more that connects us while acknowledging our own work to do. CFAR stands firmly in our commitment to clients and to each other, to do better, to appreciate our starting place, and to bring compassion and dedication to issues of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion, wherever they show up in our lives.

Other details:

Location: Flexible. Our current work environment is hybrid. We seek individuals who could work from our Philadelphia or Boston offices.

Travel: You should expect to spend anywhere from 10% to 30% of your time traveling to client sites. This percentage is not fixed and will vary over time. In any given month, it may be lower or higher depending on the location of your clients.

Compensation: The compensation package will be dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case, and will include a combination of base salary, competitive benefits, time off and performance-based bonus and incentives.

Visas: CFAR is not providing visa sponsorship for this position.

We are looking for seasoned professionals to join our firm as a Senior Manager. This is a senior consulting role, ideal for individuals who are excited about contributing to the thought leadership and development of our firm, and who have the experience to lead and manage work, both independently and in teams.

Click here to read the full job description for the Senior Manager position.

What’s the job?

Senior Managers work collaboratively with senior executives to design and deliver high-quality support, facilitation, coaching, and unique CFAR tools, and deliverables. Senior Managers develop and manage a CFAR team that works collaboratively and efficiently and creates opportunities for development within the team.

Senior Managers bring functional area expertise that can be applied in multiple industries and can get “up to speed” quickly when working with new clients. They have the capacity to develop an effective and collegial consulting relationship with new clients and work effectively with people at all levels of the organization. An effective Senior Manager has the interpersonal and influence skills necessary to develop productive working relationships with clients. Senior Managers are comfortable with the complexities and dynamics of business and enterprise performance, including but not limited to, general management, financial management, operations and/or marketing arenas. Senior Managers also are comfortable developing new business and have the ability to prospect clients, explore organizational needs, develop tailored project designs that meet unique client needs, lead sales calls, and write proposals.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals with seven to 10+ years of work experience and an advanced degree, who are excited at the prospect of contributing to the thought leadership and development of our firm and have the experience to lead and manage work independently and in teams.

  • We seek candidates with outstanding intellectual abilities and analytic rigor, a solid, practical sense of how to work with and provide project management for clients in complex organizational environments, and an attunement to human behavior. The last is particularly important, as our work demands a keen ability to interpret what is “explicitly” stated in any given situation versus the “tacit” dynamics at play that may suggest something else is happening.
  • Successful candidates are well-rounded individuals, with seven to 10+ years of work experience and an advanced degree in relevant fields—such as business, psychology, healthcare administration, or the social sciences—in addition to exposure to finance and economics.
  • Senior Managers must be highly motivated and detail-oriented professionals with the ability to multi-task across multiple different projects. Comfort with ambiguity is a must.
  • Above all, we are looking for dynamic people who can exhibit presence, confidence, and humility in the face of complicated client problems.
  • Senior Managers will have a growing network of relationships, ideally related to one or more of CFAR’s market areas, including healthcare, family enterprises and owner-led businesses, and higher education.

Our Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Aspirations

As a firm, we will not accept discrimination against any human being based on their race, ethnicity, gender identities/expressions, sexual orientations, physical/developmental ability, or religious beliefs. We are committed as a firm to fighting against the implicit and explicit biases that harm the communities where we live and work.

We know that better is both possible and necessary, including in our own firm. We at CFAR are committed to making a difference—by working with leaders, organizations, and communities to create space for dialogue and connection. Through our deeply held belief that differences are a virtue, not a liability, we believe we can help to create the impactful outcomes we seek.

Leaders have an important role in our collective next chapter to demonstrate values and build cultures that embrace differences, learning, hope, and commitment to change.

While the world around us continues to feel uncertain and divided, we see more that connects us while acknowledging our own work to do. CFAR stands firmly in our commitment to clients and to each other, to do better, to appreciate our starting place, and to bring compassion and dedication to issues of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion, wherever they show up in our lives.

Other details:

Location: Our current work environment is hybrid. We seek individuals who could work from our Philadelphia or Boston offices.

Travel: You can expect to spend anywhere from 10% to 50% of your time traveling to client sites. This percentage is not fixed and will vary over time. In any given month, it may be lower or higher depending on the location of your clients.

Compensation: The starting salary for the Senior Manager role ranges between $120,000 and $135,000, based on experience. This salary is complemented by competitive benefits, time off, and the potential for a performance-based bonus.

Visas: CFAR is not providing visa sponsorship for this position.

How to apply:

If you believe you have the skills, qualifications, and passion to contribute to our growing firm, please send a cover letter and résumé to recruiting@cfar.com.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2023. We look forward to hearing from you!

We are looking for individuals with an advanced degree, outstanding intellectual abilities, analytic rigor and project management and interpersonal skills who are excited to help grow the firm and eventually lead and sell work on their own.

 Click here to read the full job description for the Manager position.

What’s the job?

Managers work in a dynamic and challenging environment. Managers collaborate closely with Analysts, Associates, Senior Managers, and Principals in small, high-performance teams focused on client problems. Managers analyze qualitative and quantitative data, manage complex tasks, lead and facilitate work sessions for our clients, and present analyses with recommendations to the client.

CFAR leverages the deep expertise of its consultants. For this reason, we fast-track the development of our Managers. One or two years into their tenure, Managers can expect to rapidly take on greater responsibilities, begin selling work, and collaborate with colleagues to develop the proprietary tools and methods we use to meet our clients’ needs. Managers work directly with clients. The position is seen as the entry point on a path to Principal, those who own the firm.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for individuals who are both excited at the prospect of developing themselves as successful consulting professionals and interested in helping us grow our business.

  • Successful candidates have outstanding intellectual abilities and analytic rigor; a solid, practical sense of how to work with and provide project management for clients in complex organizational environments; and an attunement to human behavior. The last is particularly important, as our work demands a keen ability to interpret what is “explicitly” stated in any situation versus the “tacit” dynamics at play that may suggest something else is happening.
  • We seek well-rounded individuals, with five or more years of work experience and an advanced degree(s) in relevant fields—such as business, healthcare administration, anthropology, organizational psychology or other social sciences—as well as exposure to finance and economics.
  • Managers must demonstrate an ability to think critically and translate their ideas into clear writing and presentations that can be shared with clients. Experience with survey design, statistical analysis and financial analysis is preferred.
  • Managers must be highly motivated and detail-oriented professionals with the ability to multi-task across multiple different projects. Comfort with ambiguity is a must.
  • We value our ability to contribute to the ongoing dialogue related to the issues our clients confront, and seek individuals who are skilled at writing and speaking for both client and broader audiences.
  • We aspire to be a firm where each of us feels motivated by our purpose, collaborates to achieve our strategy and goals, grows professionally, and personally contributes at our highest potential. To best deliver on our aims, we seek to be rich in diversity of all kinds and focus on practicing inclusion.
  • Above all, we are looking for dynamic people who can exhibit presence, confidence, and humility in the face of complicated client problems.

How we work together internally is just as important to us as how we work with our clients, and we strive to find individuals who fit our culture and share our values. These are people who display a natural curiosity, have a demonstrated record of leadership within and outside the workplace, enjoy working in an entrepreneurial environment, and are fun to be around.

Our Race, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Aspirations

As a firm, we will not accept discrimination against any human being based on their race, ethnicity, gender identities/expressions, sexual orientations, physical/developmental ability, or religious beliefs. We are committed as a firm to fighting against the implicit and explicit biases that harm the communities where we live and work.

We know that better is both possible and necessary, including in our own firm. We at CFAR are committed to making a difference—by working with leaders, organizations, and communities to create space for dialogue and connection. Through our deeply held belief that differences are a virtue, not a liability, we believe we can help to create the impactful outcomes we seek.

Leaders have an important role in our collective next chapter to demonstrate values and build cultures that embrace differences, learning, hope, and commitment to change.

While the world around us continues to feel uncertain and divided, we see more that connects us while acknowledging our own work to do. CFAR stands firmly in our commitment to clients and to each other, to do better, to appreciate our starting place, and to bring compassion and dedication to issues of race, diversity, equity, and inclusion, wherever they show up in our lives.

Other details:

Location: Our current work environment is hybrid. We seek individuals who could work from our Philadelphia or Boston offices.

Travel: You can expect to spend anywhere from 10% to 50% of your time traveling to client sites. This percentage is not fixed and will vary over time. In any given month, it may be lower or higher depending on the location of your clients.

Compensation: The starting salary for the Manager role ranges between $95,000 and $110,000, based on experience. This salary is complemented by competitive benefits and time off, as well as the potential for a performance-based bonus.

Visas: CFAR is not providing visa sponsorship for this position.

How to apply:

If you believe you have the skills, qualifications, and passion to contribute to our growing firm, please send a cover letter and résumé to recruiting@cfar.com.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2023. We look forward to hearing from you!

We look for intellectually curious recent college graduates who are eager to gain exposure to different organizations and leadership challenges, while contributing to multiple client engagements on teams led by our senior consultants.

Deadline for applications: There are no current openings for the analyst position. We anticipate the next opening to be in 2024 and invite you to apply at that time.

Click HERE to read the full job description for our Philadelphia location.

Click HERE to read the full job description for our Boston location.

What’s the job?

Our Analyst position is a two-year, full-time position with the possibility of promotion to Associate, which is a one-year position. Analysts play a critical role on our project teams with senior consultants and clients. They coordinate projects and conduct background research, interviews, and quantitative and qualitative analysis—among other things. This two-year consulting position offers a glimpse of how things work in many different kinds of organizations, and insight into many of the major business issues facing leaders today.

We want intellectually curious, self-starters who can write clearly, think critically, and analyze qualitative and quantitative data. Analysts need to be able to organize themselves and others in a relatively unstructured environment. We are looking for recent college graduates or for people who are in their first job and looking for a new challenge. All majors are welcome; our analysts have come with degrees in economics, psychology, sociology, business, and English.

Other details:

Location: Greater Boston or Greater Philadelphia area. CFAR is currently hybrid with two days required in-office.

Salary Range: $55,000-$58,000. Salary is commensurate with professional experience, plus benefits including health insurance.

Travel: You can expect to spend anywhere from 10% to 30% of your time traveling to client sites. This percentage is not fixed, and will vary over time. In any given month, it may be lower or higher depending on the location of your clients.

Visas: CFAR is not providing visa sponsorship for this position.

How to Apply: To apply for an Analyst position, please send, in PDF form, résumé, cover letter, and one to two writing samples (between three and 20 pages each) to analyst-recruiting@cfar.com.

Start Date: Philadelphia (January 2023) and Boston (June 2023)

Deadline for applications: Wednesday, November 30 at 12PM ET