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3 Consulting Job Description Samples for 2022

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Stephen Greet, Co-founder

September 5, 2022

If we were to take a guess, you’re here because you’re on the hunt for someone to help improve your business or organization, while gaining some sage wisdom. You’re probably thinking of hiring a consultant—and while it sounds like a bit of a catch-all, a consultant is basically someone who uses their skillset to help businesses solve problems, reach goals, and improve business performance. That said, most consultants aren’t so general, focusing on certain topics, industries, or clients, either as a freelancer or through a consulting firm. 

A superb consultant approaches each new client with a truly customized approach instead of using a “one size fits all” mentality to gain a deep understanding of your organization’s background, specific goals, and objectives. It’s a role that involves a wide breadth of both soft and hard skills and often comes with long hours and lots of traveling. 

That’s why it’s understandable to be worried about not finding the perfect consultant. Fret not! In this BeamJobs guide, we’ll cover all the essentials on how to craft the perfect consulting job description. First off: three sample job descriptions. 

Consultant Job Description Example

Job details: Northeast Bank is one of the nation’s most trusted consumer banks, providing tailored financial solutions to our customers across the Northeastern U.S. From savings accounts to home financing to small business loans, we help empower our customers to make the financial decisions that are best for them. 

As our corporate management team goes through internal restructuring, we’re on the lookout for an experienced Communications Consultant to temporarily lead our Change Management and Communications strategies from our Providence HQ for up to one year. In this role, you’ll be expected to consult on, develop, and lead the internal strategies while also collaborating with external partners (local government, PR agencies, etc.) to define the future of Northeast Bank’s brand narrative. You’ll report directly to our interim Head of Growth, Jolanda Reeves, and oversee the Marketing & Communications department. If effective and results-driven communication is the name of your game, keep reading!

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and execute internal communication initiatives and activities (e.g., referral programs), both internally and externally, to ensure employee satisfaction and protect our brand reputation
  • Take charge of the consultation process of various communication strategies (brand story, PR outreaches, social media strategies), overseeing the planning, researching, and developing of content
  • Provide final review and approval before any communication is released
  • Collaborate with regional Communications teams for overall alignment on messaging and strategy
  • Analyze, present, and act upon all communications decisions, presenting your findings to management for further input on executing best practices and efficiencies 
  • Assess and guide organizational impact and employee satisfaction through internal communication strategies
  • Work with external stakeholders and suppliers for PR and branding opportunities 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (Media, Communications, Marketing, PR, etc.)
  • 5+ years of Media Relations/Corporate Communications/etc. experience (3+ in consulting in the financial field)
  • Outstanding verbal and communication skills, with an emphasis on interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks with various deadlines
  • Visionary team player and proactive get-goer
  • High-level strategic thinker and planner
  • Project management experience
  • Strong and confident negotiation skills
  • Copywriting and copyediting experience preferred 

Benefits: 

  • $82–114K
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) with 6% company matching
  • 4 weeks PTO, 2 weeks sick leave, and parental leave
  • 2 days of remote work per week
  • $50 monthly credit for physical or mental wellness 
  • Performance-oriented, engaging culture with bonus schemes
  • Stipend for learning and development opportunities through an external partner

About the company: Hi, we’re Northeast, the bank that’s more than just a bank. We believe that it’s important to work closely and honestly with our customers as part of our commitment to help foster strong, tight-knit communities. From mortgages to credit cards, we aim to directly invest in our communities by setting each of our customers up for long-term financial success.

Northeast Bank was originally called Johnny Levy & Co. back in 1892, starting out as a simple banking operation servicing the town of Harrington, Delaware. As Johnny’s clients grew, he eventually moved to Providence to keep up with the demand. After three mergers, we’re now proud to call over 40 cities and towns across 8 states home.

Despite our booming success, we’ve always held fast to our original tenets of community-centered work, carrying that attitude not just with our customers, but in our own corporate locations. While we may have come a long way, some things never change. Want to discover the Northeast Bank difference? Stop by your nearest location and see for yourself.

Management Consultant Job Description Example

Job details: Felicity & Brianna Partners, or FAB Partners, is a Raleigh-based management consulting firm. We focus on consulting clients from underrepresented backgrounds—including women and those with disabilities—so they can reach high-impact results on par with the majority of society. From marketing to data, from private equity to philanthropy, we help customers from all sectors not just do better, but also be better.

In light of increased demand, we’re hiring three Management Consultants for our Philadelphia location, with an emphasis on Change Management in the digital sector. In this role, you’ll help with overseeing and executing key change initiatives for a diverse range of clients in the Philly metro region through your deep knowledge, expertise, and problem-solving strengths. Up your alley? Check out the rest of the job description to see if FAB is right for you!

Responsibilities: 

  • Help clients in the digital/technology space reach sustainable performance or improvement targets, using digital strategies, analytics, data transformation, etc. 
  • Develop and oversee the execution of communication and organizational change plans
  • Support teams with following through on strategies and plans, for example, by developing actionable milestones, KPIs, and frameworks, all while providing deadline support
  • Identify and work with process owners, internal and external stakeholders, and other decision-makers to communicate and collaborate on strategy and overall process
  • Support budget and resource management
  • Identify high-level risks and contingencies, and develop workarounds and best practices
  • Make data-driven decisions and report on findings and changes made to executives (will involve travel)

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Communications, Business, Digital Marketing, etc.) 
  • 4+ years in project or program management (strong focus on Change Management required, preferably in a digital/tech sector)
  • 2+ years consulting experience 
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • Ability to facilitate and lead group discussions with a keen understanding of interpersonal group dynamics
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to work longer hours
  • Skilled at influencing and coaching others
  • Solid empathy and storytelling skills a must! 
  • Strategic thinker and doer
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Change and Project Management certification preferred

Benefits:

  • $116–144K, plus bonus scheme
  • Flexible PTO and time off, including birthday and 4 mental health days
  • College loan repayment plan
  • 2 PTO days to use for volunteering
  • 401(k) match and full insurance benefits (including for family members)
  • Talented teammates and a company environment that invests in your skills (emerging leadership program, free lifelong learning courses)
  • WFH when possible (average 2-3x a week if not traveling)
  • Annual destination holiday with the entire FAB team

About the company: FAB Partners, Inc., is one of the country’s leading women-owned management consulting firms. Since 1973, we’ve been helping underserved communities forge their own path toward success and competitively grow with our strategy services. And it’s been nothing short of successful. 

We started out almost 50 years ago when Felicity Evans and Brianna Murray formed FAB, leaving their previous management consulting jobs. From the start, they wanted to focus on providing high-value consulting services to customers in need of a trajectory shift for their business, all while leading to deep impact. 

With a community-driven approach that fully supports charity and local neighborhood improvement endeavors, as well as corporate social responsibility in all aspects of our work, FAB aims to give back as much as possible, not only by investing in our customers but also in our employees. Come see who we are at FAB—we’d love to show you around!

IT Consultant Job Description Example

Job details: Change the Future (CTF) Group bridges the multiple gaps between the worlds of consulting, technology, and design, bringing them together under one roof to help send our customers out on an incredible digital growth journey. A fast-growing start-up, we work with some of the country’s biggest brands as we come up with game-changing solutions utilizing digital technology solutions like the Internet of Things, blockchain, and artificial intelligence. Goodbye, outdated technology and legacy software!

We’re currently looking for two new Technology Consultants in NYC to help our influx of new customers tackle the critical business and organizational challenges they face. You’ll be focusing on cybersecurity, and while there are a few key tasks we expect of you, this role is open to being shaped as you discover your strengths once you join CTF Group. If you believe the future is now, then this may be the job for you! 

Responsibilities: 

  • Take initiative and provide technical guidance to brands to help them meet their digital and cybersecurity growth targets and milestones, assisting with defining targets as needed
  • Define, monitor, and allocate budget and resources to ensure projects are met 
  • Own the analysis and improving of program initiatives, best practices, and risks, reporting on findings and implementations to customers and executives
  • Work cross-collaboratively with Finance, Marketing, and other teams to ensure results
  • Stay aware of the latest Big Data/technology industry trends
  • Evaluate processes and recommend new techniques to the CTF team
  • Coach junior consultants on an informal basis, when possible

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (Computer Science, Information Systems Engineering)
  • Jira software experience
  • 4-5 years of experience in IT/cybersecurity sector
  • Certified Ethical Hacker, CompTIA Security+ or other similar certifications preferred
  • JavaScript and/or Python knowledge
  • Technical project and product management experience
  • Familiarity with Agile, Scrum, Jira, Kanban, etc. implementation methodologies
  • Able to synthesize disparate knowledge sources to develop creative solutions, creating models, presentations, etc. to deliver the information 
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills

Benefits:

  • $86–116K, plus bonus
  • Unlimited PTO and sick days
  • Stock options, 401(k) matching, and people-first insurance
  • Engaging start-up consulting culture that invests in your lifelong learning and career progression
  • Work from home with flexible hours when possible
  • Yearly European destination trips 
  • Commuting costs covered (free unlimited MetroCard)

About the company: Hey there, we’re CTF Group, and we believe the future is today. We help clients tackle their businesses’ biggest problems, no matter the complexity or challenge. With our deep knowledge and cross-functional expertise, we meet our customers at the crossroads of technology and design to provide radical solutions. 

CTF Group was started by Thelma Courtland and James Evans, who ran a small freelancing consultancy while finishing up their Master’s. By the time they graduated 6 months later, they worked full-time for CTF, hiring 3 new employees to keep up with the demand. Two funding rounds later, we’re now a team of 24 located in downtown NYC. 

CTF’s success isn’t only because of our future-first approach—we are who we are because of our employees, an incredibly skilled bunch that ignites creativity and inspires the companies we work with. If our mission inspires you to achieve the impossible, then what are you waiting for? Step into the future with CTF Group today! 

Write a Consulting Job Description Worth More Than Two Cents 

Imagine you’re the CEO of a company that just hired a consultant to provide insights on your new expansion strategy. When they begin with their presentation, it’s nothing but painful: they’re clearly unprepared, nervous, and unable to substantially answer any questions you might have. It’s obvious they haven’t done their homework.

In the same way you’d expect the consultant to come with their best foot forward, so should your job description for your new consultant provide the best possible first impression of your organization. And while you might think that’s a piece of cake, our research shows quite the opposite!

In fact, we’ve seen consultant job descriptions so vague you can’t tell what sector or vertical applicants would be working for, while others displayed such terrible formatting, that they looked more like coding assignments than job descriptions! Don’t want to end up in our “Hall of Fame?" No worries, because our guide is here to make sure your job description lands with the right audience and drives action. 

Counsel yourself on who you need on your team and why

Just like all great stories have a character with a clear motivation, you need to get to the root of your problem if you want your target audience to quickly understand if they’re a good fit for the role. Is your consulting firm expanding? Are you undergoing internal restructuring and need an outside perspective? Too many clients under your belt? By providing some clarity, candidates can determine whether or not to apply. 

There’s more: to make sure your consulting job description lands with the right people, it should reflect the values that you want your future hires to have, just like your organization. But how? 

If you’re searching for a great consultant, chances are high that you’ll want someone who’s a creative thinker, has excellent cross-collaboration skills and also has a strong work ethic. But what are you writing in your job description that underscores that you value these abilities?  

  • If you need a consultant who has a creative approach, do you mention the importance creativity plays in your job description? Is your creative approach clearly emphasized as a key differentiator for your company? 
  • If you’re looking for someone who's great at cross-collaboration, have you included some of the different departments it’s expected the consultant will work with? Do you stress great interpersonal and communication skills? 
  • When looking for someone with a dedicated work ethic, are you transparent that there may be longer hours or a lot of travel involved? Do you provide above-adequate compensation in exchange? 

By taking just a couple of minutes to bring across your organization’s mission, vision, and perspective, you’ll be able to bang out a consultant job description that truly connects. 

Review, revise, repeat for a richly-developed job description 

Before you publish that job description, it’s absolutely important to edit, edit, edit! Chances are high that your first draft is far too long, so we’d recommend keeping it to around 500-600 words max. After trimming the fat, closely check it for spelling, grammar, and punctuation, and fix any typos you might see. Beyond the nitty-gritty, make sure it flows smoothly and is a pleasant read. 

After you’ve checked the consulting description a few times, take a break and have another pair or two of eyes critically look at it, like someone from HR or maybe another consultant. Once they’re done, make sure there are no formatting issues and you’re ready to publish! Now all that’s left to do is wait for the consulting resumes to roll in!

Get the Writing Gears Turning by Outlining Your Consulting Job Description 

Feeling a bit confused about how to structure your job description and putting it off until it’s too late? Our handy outline will make it a piece of cake!

Job details: First things first—introduce readers to your organization. Avoid writing three paragraphs about who you are; instead, give them a quick teaser in a few sentences. Let them know why you’re hiring and a little bit about the role (like who they’ll work with and where). Remember, the goal here is to draw them in and keep them reading! 

What you’ll be doing/Roles/Responsibilities/Requirements: This might seem like a no-brainer, but several job descriptions completely skip this section, or simply provide a generic line about solving clients’ problems. While there is some overlap in most consulting roles, this section should clearly highlight what’s specific to the role, as this is what your new consultant will be doing day-to-day!

Examples:

  • Identify and work with process owners, internal and external stakeholders, and other decision-makers to communicate and collaborate on strategy and overall process
  • Stay aware of the latest Big Data/technology industry trends
  • Assess and guide organizational impact and employee satisfaction through internal communication strategies

Qualifications: Potential candidates check qualifications to see if they should apply, based on their experience. That’s why it’s important to avoid being far too selective and asking for every possible hard or soft skill you can spitball. Stick to what candidates should already have from day one since there’s a lot they can pick up on the job. 

Examples:

  • 5+ years of Media Relations/Corporate Communications/etc. experience (3+ in consulting in the financial field)
  • Copywriting and copyediting experience preferred 
  • Solid empathy and storytelling skills a must! 

Benefits: Your employees deserve to be adequately compensated for their hard work, so use this section to help draw in potential candidates (without overpromising and then not delivering!) Pro tip: don’t just say you offer a “good salary;” provide a range so that readers can determine if they should apply or not. Plus, list other non-financial benefits you offer, as this can help you stand out in a tight labor market.

About the company: Finally, offer a sneak peek into your company. While you should provide a tiny bit of history, try to keep it short and let them know a bit about your journey to the present, your values, and maybe a little about what working at your organization is like. Remember, if they’re interested, they can always find out more on your corporate website or social media!

Functions and responsibilities inside the consulting world  

Consulting is a broad field of work and involves juggling different hats to be truly successful. After all, gaining deep insights into a company and then providing solutions to its challenges is a pretty tall order! And while it’s often a mentally challenging role, it’s also very rewarding for those who enjoy the job!

To wrap up this guide, let’s take a quick look at some potential functions you can include in your consultant job description.

Communicator 

  • Top-level executives and managers generally approach a consulting firm with complex problems and expect to receive clear feedback and advice to implement and solve their challenges. Coming to a solution can be time-and-labor-intensive, but it’s up to a great consultant to effectively communicate and present the findings. Whether it’s done in a virtual meeting, face-to-face, or through slide decks, one thing is certain—communication is key!
  • Analyze, present, and act upon all communications decisions, presenting your findings to management for further input on executing best practices and efficiencies  
  • This role requires excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to clearly synthesize and distill complex/technical information to executives.

Relationship Manager

  • Consultants often work for and between multiple people: their own consulting agency, their clients, and various stakeholders on both sides. Conflicts may arise between parties, or a consultant may simply need to work tirelessly to keep everyone placated, often while dealing with external partners as well. 
    • Identify and work with process owners, internal and external stakeholders, and other decision-makers to communicate and collaborate on strategy and overall process
    • The role requires outstanding people management skills, negotiation tactics, and strong verbal communication expertise.

Data Analyst 

  • To determine the best solution for a client, it’s likely that consultants will need to collect and analyze both qualitative and quantitative data. From analyzing employee data to drive internal change, to making program workflow recommendations based on data management, to creating dashboards, a strong consultant will be comfortable with data-driven decision-making. 
    • Take ownership of analyzing and improving on program initiatives, best practices, and risks, reporting on findings and implementations to customers and executives
    • The role requires critical thinking skills, familiarity with Power BI, Microsoft Excel, and Tableau, and excellent data storytelling skills.

Project Manager

  • Organizations hiring a consultant expect results to complex problems, which tend to require juggling multiple projects simultaneously. A great consultant might not be involved in the nitty-gritty but will need to oversee the planning, advising, and execution of projects, often across different departments.
    • Develop and oversee the execution of communication and organizational change plans
    • Support teams with following through on strategies and plans, for example, by developing actionable milestones, KPIs, and frameworks, while providing deadline support
    • This role requires strong planning and organizational skills, the ability to work under pressure (both individually and on a team), and great communication skills.