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Public Sector, Education - Experienced Consultants

Location: Washington DC, DC, United States
Date Posted: May 30, 2023

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Public Sector Services is seeking experienced consultants with Education Expertise

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management, performance improvement and corporate advisory services, and Public Sector Services. With approximately 3,000 professionals based in locations across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, our firm excels in problem-solving and value creation. Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex business issues and maximize value.

A&M is regularly recognized by leading publications as a premier consulting firm, including placement in the top 25 of the “Vault Consulting 50” in each of the last five years. Moreover, we were recognized each year between 2009 and 2013 by the Turnaround Management Association for our achievement of outstanding results in restructuring organizations.

Job Description

Since 2003, Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Services (PSS) has helped government, education, and non-profit clients identify new ways to overcome challenges and implement sustainable change — pioneering a progressive, pragmatic, and forward-looking approach based on our experience applying operational and financial improvement principles in the private sector to address the unique challenges facing public sector organizations. Working directly with management, PSS helps stabilize financial and operational performance by developing and implementing comprehensive profitability, operational, and organizational plans.

Our Public Sector professionals:

  • Stabilize core operations
  • Develop business plans
  • Develop and review financial projections and budgets
  • Develop and review cost reduction and revenue enhancement initiatives
  • Develop and implement cash management guidelines and controls
  • Develop and implement communications processes with key constituencies
  • Support public sector leaders in managing transformation and crises
  • Assess processes and design improvement strategies
  • Assist in implementation of operational or financial restructuring 


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree in Education, Education Policy, Public Administration, Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or other related field is preferred but not required.
  • 5+ years of work experience in education, public administration, and/or consulting or corporate positions with a financial or accounting focus
  • Experience in federal, state and local government and understanding of public sector entity financial management and operational issues
  • Ability to understand complex financial statements and demonstrate strong financial modeling experience
  • Able to identify key operational performance drivers and flexible to support clients with a broad array of issues
  • Experience leading a large public sector organization Communicate effectively in written and verbal form, to all levels of client personnel
  • Ability to demonstrate existing network of education industry contacts with a successful track record of industry leadership and/or business development
  • Able to lead complex client engagement with limited oversight, and supervise consulting colleagues and client employees
  • Strong understanding of the current and emerging trends and challenges impacting education institutions and the ability to support institutions in problem-solving related to these challenges.
  • Willing to travel up to 100% based on client needs

The following are the annual base salary ranges, commensurate with experience: Consultant: $90,000-$115,000; Senior Consultant: $110,000-$135,000; Manager: $135,000-$165,000; Director: $150,000-$205,000; Senior Director: $175,000-$245,000. In addition, A&M offers a discretionary bonus program which is based on a number of factors, including individual and firm performance.  Please ask your recruiter for details.


Diversity & Inclusion

A&M’s entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work—guided by A&M’s core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity—are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity, and we foster inclusiveness, encouraging everyone to bring their whole self to work each day. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal’s practice to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor or any other characteristics in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters are engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening and in alignment with our Inclusive Diversity values. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.

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