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POST DATE 8/18/2016
END DATE 10/27/2016

The Advisory Board Company Washington, DC

Company
The Advisory Board Company
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
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AJE Ref #
575913355
Location
Washington, DC
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Title:
Associate Principal, EAB Corporate Strategy & New Ventures

Number:
JO-1603-8205

Location:
Washington, DC

Job Categories:
Corporate Strategy and New Ventures

Referral Category:
Corporate Strategy/NPD

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ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL
EAB Corporate Strategy & New Ventures *LI
The Advisory Board Company
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THE ROLE IN BRIEF:
Corporate Strategy & New Ventures is responsible for driving the firm s growth strategy by collaborating with individual business leaders and executives on growth initiatives, developing and launching new business lines, as well as sourcing and executing on acquisitions and investments. Serving as the growth engine of a high-growth company, the new venture teams work closely with the executive team, including the CEO, while enjoying unparalleled access to the executives at Advisory Board member institutions, including the leading higher education organizations in the United States. Entrepreneurial-minded candidates will find a challenging environment, a supportive organization and an opportunity to develop a broad skill-set while affecting meaningful change in one of the most critical industries in today s economy.

Associate Principals in the Corporate Strategy & New Ventures division will support the development and refinement of the company s overall growth strategy, expanding the firm s knowledge base in emerging terrains, and spearheading the research, development, and launch of multiple new products or partnership opportunities.

This opportunity is based in Washington, D.C.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Identify, scope and size new venture opportunities
- Analyze competitors and draft positioning collateral
- Conduct rigorous market testing by interviewing key industry executives
- Develop pro-formas and financial models
- Pitch new ventures or terrain explorations to senior leaders
- Evaluate and diligence investments and acquisitions
- Collaborate with development and product management teams on internal builds
- Support initial hiring, sales and implementation activities on new ventures
- Manage appropriate staff for each product development project

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor s Degree
- 5+ years of relevant experience

IDEAL QUALIFICATIONS:
- MBA or other advanced degree
- Experience in developing growth strategies for organization(s), particularly around new business lines
- Experience working in a team environment, as well as independently and autonomously
- Experience managing and coaching more junior team members
- Proven ability to communicate effectively with senior executives
- Experience conducting root-cause analysis
- Demonstrated experience meeting deadlines
- Experience with solution focused problem solving and thinking through problems creatively
- Willingness to take risks and act decisively with regard to new opportunities
- Experience working with clients in a consultative role -- comfort engaging senior level people in back-and-forth conversation, ability to be convincing when necessary, and ability to develop strong relationships through each interaction

ABOUT THE EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD:
EAB, a division of the Advisory Board Company is a high-growth research, consulting, and technology services group serving a network of hundreds of college and university members in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The higher education division launched in 2007 is one of the company s fastest growing businesses, with memberships and revenues increasing year over year. We provide provosts, deans, chief business officers, and other senior university leaders with best practice insights, data analytics platforms, and consulting services to drive transformational outcomes. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the overall company is a global technology and services firm, with more than 1,900 employees, six regional offices in the United States, as well as offices in the United Kingdom and India, serving our international members.

We are a workplace that
Values and celebrates diversity of experience, culture, and opinion
Is committed to creating an inclusive environment to enhance our collective experience
Promotes a supportive community through staff-led affinity groups, events, and education

BENEFITS:
Consistent with our belief that our employees are our most valuable resource, The Advisory Board Company offers a competitive benefits package.
- Medical, dental, and vision insurance, dependents eligible
- 401(k) retirement plan with company match
- 20+ days paid time off and 10+ paid company holidays
- Daytime leave policy for community service or fitness activities (up to 10 hours a month each)
- Wellness programs including gym discounts and incentives to promote healthy living
- Dynamic growth opportunities with merit-based promotion philosophy
- Benefits kick in day one, see the full details here

The Advisory Board Company is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability.