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Schaffer&Combs jobs
San Francisco, California
Company Name:
Impact Area:
Organizational Development
Company Type:
Certified B Corporation
Management Consulting Services

State / Province:
San Francisco


Schaffer&Combs Fellowship

About Schaffer&Combs:

Schaffer&Combs (“S&C”) supports the growth of purpose-driven organizations with strategic services. Headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Durham, North Carolina, and Los Angeles, California, our agile, high impact consultancy works intelligently and diligently to deliver time-sensitive, ultra-tailored solutions to our clients on the national and global stage. Our clients are nonprofit organizations, for-profit companies, philanthropies, foundations, industry associations, and government agencies, based locally in the Bay Area and globally across four continents. Some of our key services include: strategic planning, executive search, organizational design, implementation and tactical execution, and impact management. A 2016 and 2017 “Best for the World” honoree, S&C is a certified B Corporation, and is proud to use business as a force for good.

Job Description:

As a Schaffer&Combs Fellow, your time will be split between client-facing projects and working with the S&C Operations Team to help the firm improve its internal processes. Working as a member of a project team, you will support project management and perform data-driven analysis to develop insightful recommendations and draft and refine client-facing deliverables. Fellows take on significant responsibility in project teams and have the opportunity to attend and contribute to client-facing meetings. Having direct contact with the client is a highlight and key growth opportunity for Fellows. Equally as crucial is Fellows’ assistance with internal initiatives, including drafting proposals, supporting business development efforts, and helping with office administration.

Schaffer&Combs Fellows are high achievers with entrepreneurial spirits, who have demonstrated both academic and workplace excellence, in fields related to S&C’s work. The Fellowship is a unique opportunity for early-career professionals to enter the niche sector that is purpose-driven consulting.

Scope of Fellowship:

Client Support (50-70%)
Perform quantitative and qualitative analysis
Gather data through interviews and secondary research
Coordinate high-intensity outreach campaigns across multiple executive search engagements
Generate creative, action-oriented insights and recommendations
Support joint problem-solving with clients
Draft high-impact presentations and plans
Assist with project management including scheduling, follow-up, and meeting preparation
Prepare for and participate in client calls/meetings, stakeholder interviews, etc.

Operations & Internal Activities (30-50%)
Work with the S&C Operations Team with ongoing support, and to increase efficiency of functions and processes at Schaffer&Combs
Assist with ongoing internal initiatives and firm-wide meetings, including: scheduling, taking minutes, physical and digital filing
Assist with the invoicing process and bank deposits
Business development work, including: assisting the management team with prospect research, scheduling of meetings, and tracking of outgoing communication to client prospects
Support in the management of S&C social media and external communications
Contribute to development of S&C through personal skills and interests - i.e., brand and communications, operations, business development, etc.

1-4 years of professional experience in a role requiring analytical problem solving
Solutions-oriented problem solver with a startup mentality and ability to shift between liaising with clients to managing internal initiatives while maintaining excellence across all responsibilities
Passion for the social sector and commitment to working on challenging problems
Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Google Drive products
Demonstrated excellence in interpersonal, oral, and written communication
Strong organizational, project and time management skills with demonstrated attention to detail
Self-starter who is comfortable in a close-knit team-oriented setting
Accountable, detail-oriented, team player who displays transparency, professionalism, and humility
Must be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship

Work directly with the S&C team, which include various levels of experience, backgrounds, and roles
Opportunity to pursue projects and clients that are of particular interest to each Fellow
Exposure to a broad variety of social change sectors, models, entities, and leaders
Professional development workshops led by Executive Team, Directors, Managers and Associates
Flexible work schedule with office hours at the WeWork California Street location in San Francisco’s Financial District (and access to membership benefits during fellowship)
Access to future full-time opportunities with Schaffer&Combs or its clients

Compensation: 30-40 hours per week, paid Fellowship

Tentative start date: Early January
Duration of Fellowship: 3 months
Rolling application; please apply as soon as possible
Please have your own laptop to use for the duration of the Fellowship

How to Apply
Please use the following form to submit your application materials (i.e., resume and cover letter) to be considered for the S&C Fellowship: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SC_Fellowship

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