Mar 1, 2017

Position Opportunity: Senior Strategy Consultant

Ian Symmonds & Associates (ISA) seeks an ambitious and highly skilled senior practitioner in the independent and/or higher education sectors to grow with our research and strategy consulting firm.

ISA is an innovative research and strategy firm for independent schools, colleges, universities, and non-profits.  Led by the innovative thinking of founder Ian Symmonds, ISA sets the consulting standard for the next generation of educational strategists.   Since our inception in 2003, we have served over 260 clients, representing 48 states and several countries and territories.  

The Senior Strategy Consultant will join a strong internal research team and innovative support structure to consult on strategy projects.  Guided by and partnering with company president Ian Symmonds, the Senior Strategy Consultant will collaborate, assist, and lead on consulting projects in the areas of strategic planning, strategy development, marketing, and identity.  This position requires extensive training, travel, and client-relationship learning, and will be compensated initially on a base salary during training, followed by a salary and per project basis after initial training.  Requirements for the position include the following:

  • Excellent writing, speaking, and facilitation skills. 
  • Five or more years of relevant experience in independent schools or private colleges.
  • Previous professional speaking and writing experience.
  • Ability to travel extensively and manage projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent technology skills, including the use of collaboration media, web-based services, and video conferencing tools.

Interested candidates only should send a letter of application, resume or CV, and any supporting professional documents to our president, Ian Symmonds, via email at 

ISA will not accept telephone inquiries for this position.  Qualified candidates may be scheduled for video conference interviews upon review of their completed application. 

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