Art & Science Group, a consulting firm specializing in higher education strategy and market research, seeks a creative and strategic thinker to join the firm as a managing associate. The ideal candidate will have: experience in higher education or related field, including some exposure to institutional strategy; professional ambition as well as team spirit; facility analyzing data and thinking critically; exceptional written and oral communication skills; and strong organizational and time management abilities. A bachelor's degree is required, an advanced degree strongly preferred. Exposure to college admissions is a plus. Personal qualities desired include a strong work ethic, good listening skills, and a positive style that motivates others. This is not a research position, but capability and confidence in interpreting and summarizing quantitative findings are required. Qualified candidates must flourish in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment and have demonstrated experience managing simultaneously multiple projects that require great attention to detail and deadlines. This position requires frequent travel.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the firm’s principals, consult on education-sector client projects that focus on developing market-informed strategy covering a range of institutional challenges including strategic planning, student recruitment, advancement, positioning and communications.
  • Manage all aspects of project work and client interaction. These include day-to-day management of project schedules and client billings as well as development and maintenance of strong relationships with clients in order to provide an excellent client experience.
  • Work closely with principals and take lead role in project work. This includes contribution to the development of study designs and research instruments; interpretation of findings and development recommendations that address client goals; and effective presentation of findings and conclusions to senior leaders and other stakeholders at client institutions.
  • Develop and write compelling proposals, including helping to frame client challenge and research approach, developing budgets, and ensuring timely delivery of a proposal that addresses needs of the prospective client.


To Apply

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample to Stacy Williams, director of client relations and communications, at Please use “Managing Associate” as the subject. No phone calls please.

Art & Science Group values a diverse workplace and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply. 

About Art & Science Group

Art & Science Group offers market-informed strategy to higher education, independent schools and the non-profit sector. Since our founding in 1994, we have provided our clients with strategic market research and recommendations, built on a foundation of both creative thinking and empirical rigor — art and science. We work in a variety of arenas, leveraging a foundation of market data, analysis and inventive ideas, to guide and advance our institution’s strategic interests and critical investments. Our firm is dedicated to helping each institution position itself in ways that positively affect the decisions of its key constituents — whether to apply, matriculate, give and so on — in an institution’s favor. We provide a customized and collaborative approach for each client, with recommendations rooted in sophisticated research and thorough analysis. Our experienced consultants and researchers produce the highest quality findings and recommendations on the market.