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Manager, Higher Education

Boulder, CO
  • Expired: March 29, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Consulting Manager, Higher Education

AArete is one of a kind when it comes to consulting firm culture.

As a Manager at AArete you set the pace on client projects.  You will be responsible for leading projects to success and managing a team of Analysts, Consultants and Senior Consultants.  Bring your AA-game to create an environment and team dynamic that motivates and inspires high performance to achieve exceptional project outcomes.

In this role, you will be the day to day point of contact gathering requirements, recommending solutions and thinking innovatively.  You’ll have an opportunity to make an impact by solving unique business challenges, both with client and internal projects. 

At AArete we’re successfully embracing working in a flexible environment. We have offices in many locations such as Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and DC.  Based on preference, AAretians have the opportunity to work remotely, visit nearby office or client location.

Why AArete?

We are fast growing strategy, operations and technology consulting firm, because of this the bar is set high at AArete. AArete is guided by our deeply embedded principles: Excellence, Passion, Loyalty to Clients, Stewardship, Family, Community, Sustainability, and Inclusion. We strive to continually improve our work environment to allow for high team member engagement and ability to be successful.  Join the company named in Vault’s Top 50 Firms to Work For, Crain's Chicago Business Fast 50 for a 3rd year, Inc 5000’s Fastest Growing Firms list for the 4th consecutive year, Consulting Magazine's Fastest Growing Firms for the 4th consecutive year and Forbes Magazine’s Best Consulting Firms in America list of 2021.

  • Exciting variety of clients and business challenges – from the largest firms in the world to mid-size tech growth companies to colleges and universities
  • Culture – collaborative, focused on career/professional development, plentiful opportunities, exciting, and fun!
  • Competitive Pay and Benefits – competitive salary, unlimited PTO, 401K match, Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Work you’ll do


  • Work closely with Vice Presidents, Managing Directors and Directors to set project strategy
  • Lead Teams and coach Team Members on client and internal projects
  • Draw from experience to help solve business challenges within the education industry
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and teammates to find creative solutions to business problems
  • Help our clients to achieve organizational effectiveness, implement new technologies and align resources and investments to achieve cost savings
  • Manage projects effectively by collaborating with both internal and client stakeholders
  • Communicate deliverables to stakeholders
  • Support solution implementation



  • 6+ years of consulting experience with a strong background in higher education
  • Experience discovering and implementing profitability improvement solutions
  • Experience with business strategy, operations and performance improvement, procurement, payables, sourcing, supplier management, spend analysis, contract management
  • Experience with full cycle implementations and change management concepts
  • Direct client interaction, including possible travel to client location
  • High self-motivation, accountability and encouragement toward others
  • Strong Project/Process management; Balance and prioritize competing responsibilities
  • Creative and innovative
  • Advanced skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Cultural flexibility/adaptability





Boulder, CO
80303 USA



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