Consultant / Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
GFOA - Research and Consulting Center
Location of position: 
Chicago, IL
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
Closing Date: 
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Job Description: 

The Research and Consulting Center’s consultant/manager positions are critical to supporting many of GFOA’s consulting projects, research initiatives, and membership programs. Consultant/Analysts will work as part of the GFOA team on projects related to budgeting, debt management, capital planning, economic development, treasury and investment management, business process improvement, and technology. Duties and responsibilities include working directly with GFOA’s consulting clients, coordinating training sessions, documenting public-sector best practices, conducting practitioner focused research, and writing for GFOA publications on current trends in public administration. Travel is required. Most Research and Consulting Center staff travel approximately 8-12 days per month.

The successful candidate must have a strong interest in improving public-sector financial management and helping find innovative solutions to problems faced by governments. The position requires knowledge of public-sector management; excellent writing, communication, analytic, and organizational skills; and the ability to work within a team, handle multiple priorities, and meet deadlines. Advanced degrees in public administration, public policy, or a related field, along with work experience in with a state or local government, are highly desirable. All Research and Consulting Center staff work from GFOA’s Chicago office.  

To apply, please visit GFOA's carrer page.