Consultant 2022 Start Date - San Francisco

Location: San Francisco
Job Code: 254


Are you passionate about solving society’s toughest problems?
Are you attracted to the analytical rigor of strategy consulting?
Are you looking for a team-based working environment where your colleagues would share your passion for social impact?

If you answered “yes” to all of these questions, we invite you to explore the Consultant role with The Bridgespan Group

About the Consultant Position

Consultants play an important role at Bridgespan, working to provide nonprofit and philanthropy clients with powerful data, analyses, and strategies that allow them to increase their impact. Consultants, as members of case teams, develop independent work plans and take ownership for significant portions of client work. To facilitate the development of strong client relationships, Consultants are often partnered with members of the client team. It is expected that Consultants will quickly assume team and client leadership responsibilities.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Plan and manage work modules that address core strategic issues for clients
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Gather data through interviews and secondary research
  • Generate creative, action-oriented insights and recommendations
  • Facilitate joint problem-solving sessions with mid-level and senior-level clients
  • Write and deliver high-impact presentations and plans
  • Work with clients to implement recommendations
  • Contribute to Bridgespan’s knowledge capture, creation and dissemination
  • Take on lead roles to support internal office culture and team building activities

The Bridgespan Group invests deeply in the training and development of each Consultant. While most of the training is on the job, Consultants attend formalized training sessions throughout their career at Bridgespan, beginning with an extensive orientation program. As the consultant progresses, there are training programs to develop specific and deeper consulting skills.  At critical junctures, Bridgespan consultants attend sessions with Bain staff at Bain & Company training events. Bridgespan is committed to helping each Consultant build the fundamentals of a successful consulting career through thoughtful and continuous training and learning opportunities focused on leadership and analytical skills.


  • MBA, MPP, MPA and at least three years pre-graduate school professional experience are required. We will also consider candidates with three years of experience in a leading strategy consulting firm.
  • Excellent analytical skills, creativity in problem solving, and a keen business sense demonstrated in a professional environment
  • Strong communicator—both verbal and written
  • Well-rounded interpersonal skills demonstrating the capacity to build strong senior client relationships, work effectively in a team environment, and facilitate joint problem solving with clients and a team
  • Self-motivated and willing to proactively take on leadership roles within project teams and the firm
  • Demonstrated passion and commitment to working in the social sector and on society’s most important challenges 

At Bridgespan, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion because we are passionate about helping our clients achieve breakthrough results. An organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and their beneficiaries will produce deeper relationships, engagement, and insights. 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 characteristics 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. We are also unable to support the OPT Training visa, as this visa will require eventual sponsorship from an employer.


The application deadline is Saturday, September 18, at 11:59pm ET. Note that a cover letter is a required part of your application. Please submit your resume AND cover letter in one combined PDF file. 

Important Recruiting Dates

  • We will be hosting recruiting webinars on August 25September 8 and September 15  at 3pm ET. Please register for the date that works best for you. 
  • Application review will begin on September 20th. 
  • Interview invitations will be sent no later than October 5th. 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 14 and 15
  • Final round interviews are scheduled for November 10,11and 12

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