SullivanCotter partners with health care and other not-for-profit organizations to understand what drives performance and improve outcomes through the development and implementation of integrated workforce strategies. Using our time-tested methodologies and industry-leading research and information, we provide data-driven insights, expertise, and solutions to help organizations align business strategy and performance objectives – enabling our clients to deliver on their mission, vision, and values.

This role is with the Not-for-Profit practice within SullivanCotter, which serves clients in private and community foundations, research institutes, policy and advocacy organizations, social justice, higher education and others.

  • We are motivated first and foremost by helping our clients succeed. Every team member in the Not-for-Profit practice is laser-focused on providing exceptionally responsive and high-quality client experiences.
  • We don’t do cookie-cutter – we thrive on developing creative, customized solutions. We also don’t do boring.
  • We’re committed to giving you the time, flexibility, and autonomy to do the best work of your career.
  • You’ll be joining us at an exciting time in our exponential growth serving mission-based clients furthering social justice and other cause areas.
  • While part of a team, you’ll work autonomously for the most part and we trust you to get work done when/where you can be productive. We are committed to a remote, agile workforce.
  • You value equity, you model inclusivity and bring diversity of thought and experience to our team and the firm.


As a Senior Consultant in the Not-for-Profit Practice at SullivanCotter, you will enthusiastically:

  • Oversee teams conducting compensation analyses and position benchmarking for executives and/or staff, design and evaluate total compensation programs, and develop creative solutions for many of our clients.
  • Manage complex projects within established budgets and regularly monitor the success of the client experience, introducing appropriate interventions or activities to keep timeline, quality, and deliverables on track.
  • Draft prospective client proposals, comprehensive work plans, presentations and reports to address client needs.
  • Oversee the development of junior associates, and review their work for technical accuracy, quality, completeness and timeliness.
  • Serve as the emerging subject matter expert on client teams, proactively sharing knowledge, use of tools, processes and methodologies established by the firm and effectively guide junior associates in complex research, data collection and analytics.
  • Manage team productivity for full associate resource utilization, including prioritizing work and demonstrating effective delegation of project tasks, as appropriate, to analysts and consultants based on skill sets, efficiency, available time and project deadlines.
  • Effectively keep the principal leader apprised of project status, including delays or potential problems, holding yourself and team members accountable for client deadlines and deliverables.
  • Act as a key client liaison and build client relationships through attendance at client meetings and anticipating client needs and questions.
  • Assist with the expansion of client services to grow client relationships, and identify prospective project opportunities.
  • Participate in and contribute to the successful marketing and prospective activities to assist in growing our practice.
  • Develop and implement tools, work product templates, processes and methodologies that will improve productivity and quality.
  • Lead and participate in workflow and client delivery meetings with a spirit of collaboration.
  • Lead special projects in pursuit of practice development and growth.

We find people who generally fit this profile have a high degree of success in this role:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Seven or more years of either executive and/or staff compensation consulting experience or seven years or more of related compensation analytical experience involving data evaluation, financial modeling and presentation design.
  • Solid technical knowledge and experience working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Passion serving organizations making the world a better place; past experience working with these clients is a plus.
  • Role model problem-solving and critical-thinking skills and the ability to:
    • Visualize and articulate a higher level of complex problems and concepts, recognize patterns in complex sets of data, and develop practical models.
    • Analyze and interpret data using advanced modeling techniques.
    • Anticipate challenges, identify alternate solutions, and drive the removal of obstacles impeding project/team progress.
    • Apply statistical methods to analyze and resolve complex business and technical problems.
  • Excellent people and articulation skills, including the ability to:
    • Foster an open and effective channel of communication with clients and across teams and provide constructive feedback that helps junior associates develop skills and experiences.
    • Make clear and convincing presentations while successfully tailoring communications to the audience.
    • Effectively present facts, analysis, and conclusions/solutions in a way that demonstrates command of content, factors in perspectives and interests of the audience.
    • Write concise project communications, documents, and presentations with appropriate level of technical detail and complexity.
  • Excellent project management, organizational skills, and ability to manage and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.


You will be at your best in this role when you:

  • Exhibit high levels of enthusiasm and passion for serving the not-for-profit sector, and appreciate the mission-based work of our clients.
  • Proactively cultivate a diverse, inclusive and equitable workforce.
  • Exude strong professional presence and demeanor.
  • Self-start and successfully assist with complex project deliverables in a very driven and evolving organization.
  • Commit to the criticality of attention to detail and appreciation for visual communication of ideas.
  • Work effectively with ambiguity.
  • Willingly contribute to project success regardless of type of task (i.e., “roll up the sleeves approach” to teamwork).
  • Demonstrate selfless collaboration.
  • Are intellectually curious; proactively demonstrate a passion for continuous learning, and a desire for diversity in thought, experience and ideas.
  • Commit to delivering work on time with the highest level of quality.
  • Self-reflect and actively participate in your own development, as well as the development of others.
  • Communicate openly and directly with team members.
  • Have a sense of humor and be yourself.


  • Competitive Salary and Performance Bonus Incentive plan.
  • Medical and Dental benefits coverage at no premium cost for employees.
  • Flexible Spending Account.
  • 401(k) and Profit-Sharing retirement plan.
  • Education and Professional Accreditation Sponsorship.
  • Generous PTO.
  • Life and AD&D insurance.
  • Short- and Long-Term Disability.
  • Maternity and Parental Leave.
  • Bereavement Leave.

Reflected below is the base salary range offered for this position. Actual salaries may vary depending on factors including but not limited to academic achievements, skills and experience. The range listed is just one component of the compensation package offered to candidates.

  • $119,111 – $161,150

SullivanCotter is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law or marital status.

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