2021-22 FELLOWSHIP

Associate Consultant

Join our innovative, global team using technology to transform the way the social sector engages with data. We run on passion, blending diverse skill sets and experiences with a collective mission to help social impact organizations tackle challenges and achieve greater impact globally. We’re a self-motivated, creative group that encourages all staff to push their own boundaries and drive the company in exciting new directions. As a social enterprise and certified B Corporation, we reinvest a majority of our profits in our growth and continued pursuit of our mission and vision.

Position Overview

 

As an Associate Consultant, you’ll gain first-hand experience implementing program monitoring, management, and evaluation systems that unlock transparency, accountability, and data-informed decision-making for organizations around the world.

You will be a key member of our consulting team – designing, configuring, and implementing customized systems centered on Salesforce, the world’s leading cloud-computing platform. Associate Consultants play crucial roles across the full project cycle – from determining the initial needs of the client and translating those needs into technical specifications, building customized data systems, integrating products, testing systems, and training users.

You’ll join as part of the 2021-22 Fellowship cohort, providing you with a support network to ensure accelerated growth, ongoing learning opportunities, leadership development, and mentorship from leaders within Vera. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to research new technologies, support directors in the sales process, and build relationships with our clients.

Qualifications and Experience

 
Essential
  • Bachelor’s degree — what you studied isn’t critical; what you’re passionate about is
  • 3+ years professional experience, especially in consulting, international development, or technology (most fellows have 1-10 years of work experience)
  • 1+ years experience working with Salesforce and the Force.com platform, or other cloud-based relational databases
  • 1+ years experience in consulting/professional services
  • Curiosity and problem-solving skills 
  • Exceptional work ethic – eager to hit the ground running and contribute to team’s success
  • Ability to work remotely (from the office and/or clients at times)
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of trust and self discipline
  • Strong aptitude for technology and data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication (English) and relational skills
  • Demonstrated interest in the social sector 
  • Collaborative spirit – excited to work on diverse teams
 
Desirable
  • Project management professional certifications
  • Salesforce Certifications
  • Project management experience
  • Advanced degree in relevant area

Onboarding & Training

The 2021-22 Fellowship will kick off in mid-May with a comprehensive virtual onboarding and training program. Through a mix of dynamic sessions, technical trainings, and team-building activities, you will gain a holistic understanding of Vera’s work, meet with teammates around the globe, and work in groups to apply your learnings through an intensive case study exercise. 

Compensation & Benefits

This is a full-time position with access to all company benefits. We take care of our employees and their families, by offering competitive benefits, such as:

Heath Care

Vera covers 100% of medical, dental, and visual plan premiums.

Student Loans

To help employees with outstanding student loans, Vera offers a Student Loan Benefit.

Paid Time Off

38 days of paid leave each year, including local and company-wide holidays and a December break.

Child Care

In addition to robust paid parental leave, Vera assists with the costs of child care.

Getaway Benefit

An annual stipend to spend on travel and physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

Phantom Equity

All staff participate in Vera’s phantom equity plan.

Retirement

Vera offers a retirement plan and contribution matching to all of its staff.

Sick Leave

We do not cap sick leave. If you’re sick, we hope you get better!

How to Apply

Complete an online application (attaching CV). The deadline for submission is March 8th, 2021 at 11:59pm EST. Please contact jobs@verasolutions.org with any additional questions.

What makes Vera such a great place to work?

Our Values

In everything we do, we’re guided by our core values: Excellence, Sustainability, Teamwork, Leadership, and Impact

Our Mission

As a certified B Corporation, we meet the highestsocial and environmental standards in pursuit of our mission.

Our Global Team

Our wonderfully diverse team spans 5 continents and speaks more than 15 different languages.

Growth Opportunities

We are invested in and committed to making training, learning, and development one of Vera’s signature strengths.

Diversity & Inclusion

We value our culture of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We bring our full selves to work and position each other to thrive.

Rising Leaders Program

We run an annual leadership development initiative for emerging leaders at Vera.