About TCC Group
Formed in 1980, TCC Group provides strategic planning, program development, evaluation and management consulting services to foundations, nonprofit organizations, corporate community involvement programs, and government agencies. Its consulting staff includes individuals with wide-ranging expertise and experience in a diverse range of issues including education, arts and culture, community and economic development, human services, health care, children and family issues, and the environment.
From offices in New York City, Philadelphia, and San Francisco, the firm works with clients nationally and, increasingly, internationally. Services to our clients include strategic planning, organizational assessment and development, feasibility studies, program and organizational evaluation, board development, restructuring and repositioning, as well as grant program design, evaluation, and facilitation.
TCC Group offers its employees a competitive, well-balanced benefits program. Our program includes:
- Medical: Health, vision, and dental insurance coverage; FSA, DCA and HRA; life and disability insurance
- Retirement: 401k plan
- Transit and Parking: Pre-tax program
- Paid time off: Summer schedule, vacation, personal days, and holidays
TCC Group is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and minority candidates to apply.
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Senior Evaluation Consultant
About the Position
TCC is looking for a creative, driven and skilled Senior Evaluation Consultant. The Senior Evaluation Consultant's primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, designing, managing, and conducting evaluations for the firm's philanthropic, nonprofit, and corporate clients. The Senior Evaluation Consultant is a full-time employee. TCC has offices in New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Preference for this position is for New York, though qualified candidates for other offices will be considered.
The Senior Evaluation Consultant will work in a team-based environment that values self-motivation, creative risk-taking, informal learning and flexibility. TCC does formative and summative evaluations, with an emphasis on learning and applicability. The work products created and/or supervised by the Senior Evaluation Consultant would be expected to meet standards of the highest quality consistent with the firm's goals and our clients' needs. To learn more about the firm's philosophy and approach to evaluation, please see our web site and download the briefing papers "Learning as We Go: Making Evaluation Work for Everyone" and “The Sustainability Formula.”
- Designing and conducting summative and formative evaluations for nonprofit organizations, funders, and corporate social responsibility programs.
- Designing evaluation plans and systems with nonprofit organizations and funders, including facilitating Logic Model processes with key stakeholders.
- Participating in client engagements at all levels, frequently as a senior leader of a project team; developing project work plans and budgets; meeting with clients over the course of the project; leading and facilitating meetings with boards, staffs, other stakeholders and observers; conducting and documenting interviews and focus groups; compiling and analyzing information gleaned from diverse sources; preparing reports including writing, formatting and editing; and preparing and making presentations.
- Providing day-to-day project management. This includes maintaining regular contact with clients, monitoring project budgets and work plans, and supervising other Consultants, Analysts and affiliates.
- Providing support in management of the Evaluation Practice, including assisting the Director of Evaluation with management of marketing and sales activities, departmental professional development, practice workload and financial management.
- Participating in firm marketing and sales efforts including attending meetings with prospective clients, drafting proposals, assisting in preparation of firm marketing materials, designing and conducting workshops and/or webinars, presenting in conferences, writing briefing papers and working as part of a marketing team(s) in development and implementation of marketing strategies to engage new clients.
- Design evaluation plans and systems with nonprofit organizations, foundations, and corporate community programs, including developing logic models. Experience facilitating Logic Model development processes with key stakeholders a plus.
- Conduct literature reviews and create summary memos.
- Design quantitative and qualitative research tools for data collection, including the ability to conduct tests of reliability and validity for survey instruments.
- Collect data, including conducting and effectively documenting interviews and focus groups, and administering surveys and questionnaires.
- Do detailed and insightful analysis of quantitative (via SPSS) and qualitative data, and write evaluation reports and final products.
- Provide evaluation technical assistance and training to client organizations.
- Assist clients with organizational development issues as a component of evaluation and capacity building.
- Assist in management and quality control for the entire portfolio of evaluation projects.
- Intellectual curiosity, creativity and a strong desire and capacity to work in a diverse and challenging environment.
- Possess a master’s degree or greater and 5 to 7 years of evaluation experience.
- Commitment to developing user-oriented evaluation products.
- Experience in facilitating use of data to inform decision-making and build evaluation capacity for organizations. Knowledge of philanthropy and/or nonprofit operations and capacity a plus.
- Senior level project management experience (having been a principal investigator on a project or worked in a senior role on evaluation project teams).
- Demonstrated knowledge of evaluation/research design and methodology. Experience with federal grant evaluations and IRB processes a plus.
- Strong quantitative/statistical analysis skills, including inferential analysis, scale development and validation, etc. Experience with predictive analytics a plus.
- Strong qualitative data collection and analysis experience, including demonstrated ability to conduct interviews of people in leadership positions.
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks, complex projects and meet tight deadlines with an eye toward quality.
- Ability to present data and analytic findings in a professional, authoritative and understandable way.
- Ability to take initiative while establishing strong, collaborative interpersonal relationships with colleagues at all levels and from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.
- Humor/good natured, collegiality, and genuine support of other team members are important values for our evaluation team.
- Proven record of having contributed to new project development (e.g., proposals, sales calls, etc.).
- Strong written and oral communication skills.
- Strong research and analytical skills.
- Ability to travel.
- Proficient with computers, and experience with Windows 2007, Microsoft Office 2007 (especially Excel), and statistical analysis software (preferably SPSS, though Stata or R is also acceptable).
Commensurate with experience along with strong benefits package.
About the Position
The Analyst is a full-time employee who will support the Philanthropic Services and Nonprofit Services teams with research and analysis. Strong writing and analytical skills are a must. The Analyst will gather, analyze, and synthesize large amounts of information and help frame findings in a way that facilitates executive-level decision-making for our clients. We are looking for someone who is self-directed but also works well in team settings, and who can juggle work on multiple projects simultaneously.
We work with a broad range of nonprofits and philanthropic entities to help them address fundamental questions about their mission, vision, impact, capacity, and how they can best use their resources to address increasingly complex social problems. The foci of our work in Philanthropic Services and Nonprofit Services are strategy design and capacity building. We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable and curious about the social sector and passionate about helping our clients maximize their social impact.
Participating in client engagements under the supervision of the project manager, an analyst’s primary client is their TCC consulting team. Duties include but are not limited to:
- Compiling background information from published and on-line sources, surveys, and interviews, and drafting results of research.
- Providing business development support through prospect research.
- Assisting in survey design and analysis of survey data, both quantitatively and qualitatively.
- Analyzing and summarizing groups of interview notes.
- Reviewing grant proposals, including conducting basic financial analysis of organizational and programmatic budgets, and summarizing proposal highlights and any red flags.
- Assisting with preparation of reports, correspondence, proposals, and PowerPoint presentations by formatting, proofreading, and copy-editing.
- Providing day-to-day project management support, including assisting with coordination of work of project teams across multiple offices and managing project budgets.
- Assisting with logistics coordination, especially for grantee convenings.
- Serving as back-up to the work of Consultants as required.
- Undergraduate degree essential
- At least two years of professional experience required
- Experience working in a nonprofit, foundation, government agency or corporate giving program strongly preferred
- Strong writing, analytical, and research skills
- Demonstrated track record synthesizing large amounts of information into accessible formats
- Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work on multiple teams and take direction from multiple project manager
- Exceptional organizational and time management skills, strong attention to detail, ability to work independently, problem-solving orientation
- Intellectual curiosity
- Intermediate to advanced skills in using Microsoft Professional Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Internet search engines and databases
Commensurate with experience; competitive benefits package.
Nonprofit Consultant - New York
TCC is currently seeking an exceptional and versatile full-time Consultant to provide Nonprofit strategy and capacity-building services in our New York City office.
Contributing to client engagements, under the supervision of a Director or Senior Consultant, including:
- Providing day-to-day project management
- Developing and monitoring project work plans and budgets
- Reviewing and summarizing client background materials
- Developing data collection tools (e.g. surveys; interview and focus group guides)
- Conducting, analyzing, and synthesizing confidential interviews
- Conducting financial analyses and working with clients to develop financial projections in the context of strategic and business plans
- Analyzing and making meaning of a broad range of quantitative and qualitative data
- Planning and facilitating meetings with boards, staffs and other stakeholders
- Providing coaching to nonprofit leaders and facilitating peer exchanges
- Writing and editing client agendas, meeting notes, reports, presentations, etc.
- Preparing and making presentations to clients
- Building client relations, including email and telephone communication, and in-person meetings
- Supervising the project work of analysts, administrative assistants, and affiliates
Supporting business development efforts, including:
- Researching, identifying prospective clients, and following up on leads
- Helping teams prepare for and participating in sales meetings with prospective clients
- Drafting proposals, including proposed budgets and workplans
- Representing the firm at conferences and meetings
- General reading on issues and events in the firm’s practice areas
- Graduate degree in a relevant field required (MPA, MBA, preferred).
- A minimum of five years of relevant work experience in the nonprofit sector
- Experience in strategy, program design and/or capacity building (organizational development) for nonprofits
- Experience working in diverse communities and across social, economic and cultural differences
- Consulting experience preferred
- Some supervisory experience
Skills and Attributes
- Intellectual curiosity, creativity, and a strong desire and capacity for diversity in professional challenges
- Passion and commitment to helping organizations achieve greater social impact (through goal clarity and results-oriented strategy) Strong analytical mind and able to hold the big ideas while focusing on the details
- Strong research skills
- Ability to manage and prioritize work in a fast-paced environment
- Exceptional organizational skills, strong attention to detail, time management skills, and ability to manage client relationships
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to work well both as a member of a team and independently
- Ability to lead teams and facilitate groups where appropriate
- Ability to delegate work efficiently
- Strong capacity to be self-reflective and self-aware and commitment to personal and professional growth
- Intermediate to advanced skills in using Microsoft Professional Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint), Internet search engines and databases. Familiarity with SurveyMonkey and SPSS preferred.
Commensurate with experience.