Associate Consultant: Boston 2018 start date


Associate Consultants (ACs) are a vital part of the Bridgespan Group's core consulting strength, working as members of case teams to provide nonprofit clients with powerful data and analyses that identify solutions to their greatest challenges – thus enhancing organizations' abilities to drive social change.

Responsibilities and Duties:

Each AC's responsibilities will vary from case to case depending on the needs of the client, which grants ACs exposure to many different types of analysis.

Typical AC case responsibilities include:

  • Conducting qualitative research and analysis through interviews with nonprofit client staff, client beneficiaries, and experts in the field
  • Conducting quantitative research and analysis of the nonprofit marketplace
  • Conducting financial analysis, including forward-looking financial projections
  • Preparing clear and compelling presentation materials
  • Presenting analysis and findings

The Bridgespan Group invests heavily in the training and development of each Associate Consultant. While most of the training is on the job, ACs attend formalized training throughout their time with the Bridgespan Group, starting with an extensive orientation program. This is followed by a 10 day off-site program attended by both Bain and Bridgespan ACs from around the world. Bridgespan helps each Associate Consultant build the fundamentals of a successful career: cracking tough problems, communicating solutions with clients and teams, and collaborating with senior Consultants and Managers.


Associate Consultant applicants must have:

  • Strong academic backgrounds
  • Analytical skills
  • High motivation level
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong commitment to teamwork
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to the nonprofit sector

Bridgespan is committed to providing equal opportunities. We serve diverse organizations, and are committed to non-discrimination. Bridgespan will not discriminate against any employee with respect to any term or condition of employment, including but not limited to less favorable treatment, exclusion from employment or employment opportunities (including hiring, assignment, performance assessment and promotion) on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, gender (including pregnancy), gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, expression, veteran's status or other protected characteristic or status. We actively partner with organizations representing minority concerns and interests to build high-performing teams that mirror the communities we serve.

All company sponsored programs including training, job, social and recreational activities are required to be nondiscriminatory and all human resource practices are monitored to ensure equal opportunity.

Please note: At this time the Bridgespan Group will not sponsor any visas aside from the E3 visa (E3 for Australian citizens). We are also unable to support the OPT Training visa, as this visa will require eventual sponsorship from an employer.

The application deadline is September 24th at 11:59 p.m. ET.


Interview invitations will be sent no later than October 9th. Case interview preparation materials are available on the Applicant Toolkit page of our website. We suggest you start preparing for the case interview in advance of the interview invitations.

First round interviews are scheduled for October 19th and 20th.

Final rounds are scheduled on November 10th and 13th.

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