Associate Consultant: Social Impact | Net Impact

Associate Consultant: Social Impact

VIVA Social Impact Partners

Company and Role Overview

VIVA is a women-owned social impact consulting firm partnering with nonprofits, public agencies, philanthropic organizations, and impact-forward companies to provide transformative strategy, communications, and data & analytics services. We believe that effective partnership is essential to achieving impact and creating stronger communities. We work closely with our clients, leveraging a unique and highly effective integrated approach to strategy, communications, and data & analytics. Across these three service areas, our work focuses on collaboration, high quality, and meaningful outcomes.

This position works with broader VIVA project teams - across the portfolio of VIVA’s social impact projects - to provide consulting support and coordination. This position serves as a critical team member for VIVA’s complex consulting engagements, leveraging exceptional organizational and problem solving abilities, as well as effective team communication. The candidate for this position will be a generalist - able to support multiple projects for varying clients and focus areas, within the social impact and children, family, and community space.

Core Value: VIVA is looking for an Associate Consultant with demonstrated commitment to equity and social change.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serves as the project coordinator on client projects
  • Leads project team meetings, including developing the agenda with input from the team, and preparing all related meeting materials
  • Conducts research, including related analysis and synthesis to support projects
  • Drafts agendas and meeting materials for client meetings
  • Drafts and/or assists with the preparation of client reports and presentations
  • Supports qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis (e.g., interviews, focus groups)
  • Supports the development of project work plans with activities, assignments, timelines and deliverables including maintaining project management systems
  • Monitors the completion of all deliverables for assigned projects
  • Prepares client meeting notes
  • Serves as the logistical point of contact for meetings and events, including scheduling and travel arrangements
  • Other duties as assigned to support client projects and company operations

Job requirements
Education: Bachelor’s degree


  • 2+ years full-time post-degree experience in consulting, research, evaluation, advocacy, or directly-related position. Strongly prefer this experience in a professional services organization. A Master’s degree may be used to substitute one year of full-time work experience.
  • Must be able to provide examples of commitment to social impact through previous work or personal volunteer experience.


  • Strategic thinking/critical thinking
  • Ability to analyze information and identify possible solutions/approaches
  • Strong writing skills and ability to communicate complex ideas in writing and verbally
  • Effective public speaking
  • Comfortable leading groups in-person and remotely (ie. via phone and video conference)
  • Creativity

Technical Skills:

  • Proficiency in Excel
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with Google Cloud products (Google docs, Google Sheets, etc.)
  • Nice to have: experience with Salesforce

Core Values, Skills & Capacities

  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and social change
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service – internal/external
  • Taking initiative to create a solution when facing an expected or unexpected obstacle
  • Keeps calm and makes good decisions when under pressure
  • Excellent time management and efficient work style
  • Effective communication feedback loops within the VIVA team
  • Minimum supervision required to complete high quality work
  • Reliable
  • Conscious and supportive of team members including initiating assistance
  • Recognizes other team members’ strengths and seeks learning opportunities
  • Contributes to positive work environment

In order to fulfill the essential job functions and duties the Employee must:

  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis
  • Have a valid CA drivers license, and be in good standing with the DMV, with the ability to drive to and from business meetings
  • Have current automobile insurance coverage
  • Ability to lift at least twenty pounds of equipment into and out of a car to set up for meetings
  • Work from VIVA office, unless arrangements have been made to work from home or to attend in-person business meeting*
  • Ability to travel throughout California to conduct business

Salary Range: $55,000 - $70,000

* This position will be working remotely until restrictions related to COVID-19 are lifted. At that point, work will take place from the VIVA office in San Mateo, CA.