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Senior Associate Management Consultant - Election Security

Company: Lafayette Group Inc.
Location: Arlington
Posted on: February 11, 2024

Job Description:

Join our team of high-end strategy and management consultants and professionals who have served on the front lines of homeland security, law enforcement, criminal justice, emergency management, and the military. Have an immediate impact and grow your career quickly at the same time!

Job Summary: the Senior Associate Management Consultant will lead strategic planning, stakeholder outreach, product development, and project management tasks in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Election Security and Resilience (ESR) Subdivision. This program helps election infrastructure stakeholders understand and manage risks to elections in the United States. The position will require working closely with Federal clients to understand program challenges and opportunities, identify and execute tasks, coordinate and collaborate with other team members, lead a variety of strategic, operational, and technical analysis, and produce required deliverables.

Job Responsibilities:

Lead and manage projects through their entire lifecycle, including initiating new projects based on client mission and needs, developing project plans and timeline, managing review cycles, and producing final deliverables.
Maintain project planning documents such as project charters, standard operating procedures, deliverable trackers, roadmaps, and schedules.
Manage and perform qualitative and quantitative research to understand emerging risks to election infrastructure and make data-driven recommendations to Federal clients based on analysis.
Contribute to technical writing activities including memos, briefs, reports, fact sheets, talking points, and whitepapers.
Build and maintain strong relationships with mid- to senior-level clients and stakeholders.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree
3-5 years of relevant professional experience in client-facing management consulting and/or working with government agencies
Ability to work effectively with subject matter experts and translate technical information into products for non-technical audiences
Excellent oral and written communication skills and experience designing/developing deliverables in a variety of formats
Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills
Demonstrated experience building and maintaining relationships with clients and stakeholders
Strong attention to detail and commitment to quality assurance
Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and able to manage deadlines and project plans for multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to interact and network effectively with all levels of staff, including senior leadership
Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and learn quickly
Ability to attain a U.S. Government public trust and/or security clearance

Desired Qualifications:

Prior experience in election security, critical infrastructure security, foreign influence operations, or disinformation strongly preferred
Prior experience with graphic design and/or data analytics
Existing security clearance or current DHS or CISA Entry on Duty (EOD) status

Federal Contracts: This position involves working on federal contracts that require all workers on the contract to be U.S. Citizens. Additionally, some contracts may require the ability to obtain a security clearance.

Salary Range: $70K - $85K

Keywords: Lafayette Group Inc., Arlington , Senior Associate Management Consultant - Election Security, Executive , Arlington, Virginia

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