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Your Opportunity to Make a Positive Difference in Local Communities




Your opportunity to make a positive difference in local communities 


Consero Solutions empowers local agencies to enrich communities and protect the environment by providing a suite of services, including project development and management, policy analysis, strategic planning, funding research, grant writing and management, public outreach, organizational evaluation and improvement, and state and federal advocacy. Trained in policy analysis, government administration, and community development, we focus exclusively on assisting local agencies. We measure success based on accomplishment of specific priorities, such as construction of a project, completion of a plan to guide future work, or approval of a budget. We provide a supportive, flexible office environment while cultivating a reputation for exceptional work.

We are hiring!

Now Open: Associate Consultant

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the President, the Associate Consultant assists senior staff in the consistent and effective achievement of Consero Solutions’ work to empower local organizations to enrich communities and protect the environment. The Associate Consultant will assist senior staff with client projects, including project development and management, policy analysis, community engagement, funding research and strategy, and state and federal advocacy. Consero’s clients include cities, counties, special districts, and non-governmental organizations.


This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about public policy to work on important projects shaping our local communities and environment in California. The ideal candidate is an organized, energetic team player who enjoys challenging and rewarding work, continuous learning, and a fast-paced work environment. Since Consero will invest significantly in the Associate Consultant’s career growth by providing extensive coaching and learning opportunities, Consero is looking for a candidate who is willing to grow with the organization for the next few years.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The Associate Consultant applies an innovative approach to an array of project tasks to ensure Consero helps clients achieve public policy goals and implement high-quality, inclusive community projects. The specific duties of the Associate Consultant include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist with client projects managed by senior staff, including conducting client research, planning public outreach events, and completing other tasks

  • Assist with project development and management, including attending meetings, writing detailed meeting summaries, and following up on action items

  • Help ensure clients and  team members move forward with key deliverables to achieve project goals on time and on budget

  • Complete templates and first drafts of client documents, including in fields and issue areas that may be novel or technical

  • Draft, edit, and format reports, policy memos, funding proposals, and outreach and marketing materials

  • Assist with funding research, grant writing, and grant management, including coordinating grant writing teams, drafting and editing applications, and completing grant reimbursements and reports

  • Assist with developing and scheduling social media posts and content calendars across social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn

  • Help maintain and update Consero’s website

  • Draft and circulate a quarterly newsletter for Consero

  • Review and generate correspondence, including maintenance of hard copy and electronic files

  • Assist with other duties as assigned, including administrative and office duties when needed

Qualifications Requirements

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent experience or combination of education and experience (for every year of education, two years of professional experience) in a related field

  • A valid California driver’s license and appropriate insurance for personal vehicle

Desired Competencies and Characteristics

  • A positive, proactive attitude and commitment to Consero’s mission

  • Experience organizing and prioritizing tasks, ideally in the context of project management or consulting services

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail and ability to effectively adhere to disciplined project management processes

  • Research and analytical skills to effectively synthesize complex information

  • Ability to learn quickly and appetite for extensive training

  • Ability to work effectively independently and collaborate with others

  • Ability to meet deadlines in a demanding, client-oriented environment

  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced, quickly-changing environment with occasional unusual situations

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive staff and client information

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Harvest, Slack, Asana or other project management software, and Canva or other graphic design software

  • Experience or familiarity with consulting, including practices such as time-tracking

  • Experience or familiarity with public affairs, including implementing communication strategies

Compensation & Benefits

  • Pay (Hourly):  $28.85 to $38.46 per hour (commensurate with education, experience and skill)

  • Benefits: 20 days/160 hours PTO accrued per year, health, vision, dental, and life insurance, and Vanguard IRA match

Working Conditions/Hazards

  • This is a hybrid position, with the amount of on-site versus remote work determined by the President depending on operational needs, but generally at least three days per week in the office

  • Work is generally performed during normal work hours, Monday through Friday, between 8am and 6pm. However, work duties may require availability outside of normal work hours, including occasional evening and weekend work, and occasional overtime hours.

  • Potentially significant off-site travel in California is required to meet with clients

  • Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 consistent with the employee handbook

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be frequently required to stand; walk; sit; drive; use hands and fingers to handle, carry, and type; reach with hands and arms; talk; hear

  • The employee is occasionally required to climb stairs; stoop or kneel. The employee may occasionally need to lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision (e.g. reading and computer work) and distance vision (e.g. driving) and ability to adjust focus

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities

Application Process & Timeline

  • To apply: Please submit your resume and letter of interest to with the subject "Associate Consultant."

  • Timeline: Open until filled.

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