Managing Consultant


AACRAO offers competitive compensation, an excellent benefits and retirement package, and a convenient location in Washington, D.C.

AACRAO is a non-profit, voluntary, professional association of more than 11,000 higher education professionals representing approximately 2,600 institutions in more than 40 countries. Its commitment to the professional development of its members includes best practice guidance on admissions strategies to meet institutional diversity objectives, delivery of academic programs in innovative ways to meet the needs of a changing student body, and exemplary approaches to student retention and completion.

AACRAO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

About the Job



The Managing Consultant provides direct consulting services to client institutions, develops and executes training programs for consultants and develops and assists with partnerships with companies and agencies under the direction of the Associate Executive Director.


  • Solicits new clients and follows-up on inquiries from prospective clients received through the AACRAO Office or other channels.

  • Creates proposals for work and associated budget drafts for review and completion by the Associate Director, Consulting. and the Associate Executive Director, Consulting and SEM (AED).

  • Provides direct consulting services to client institutions, companies and agencies, as assigned by the AED.

  • Creates and edits consulting project reports.

  • Provides expert content in the form of publications, presentations, workshops, seminars, online courses, and social media.

Business and Partnership Development

  • Works with limited supervision and/or in collaboration with other AACRAO leaders to investigate and develop partnerships that result in consulting or other revenue-producing projects and activities for AACRAO and AACRAO Consulting.

  • Provides expert content to partnership discussions, reports, and other requests/needs of the association.

Training and Development

  • Reviews pool of potential consultants with AED and AACRAO Consulting Management Team.

  • Develops and implements training programs and related materials for new and existing consultants.

  • Works with companies and agencies to coordinate product training for AACRAO Consultants.

  • Manages the work of consultants assigned to areas of responsibility by the AED.

  • Additional tasks/projects as assigned.

About You


  • BA/BBA/BS degree required; graduate degree preferred

  • At least 7-10 years supervisory experience in a higher education setting.

  • Demonstrated success in higher education consulting.

  • At least 15 years’ experience in higher education enrollment with a regionally accredited college or university or its international equivalent.

The ideal candidate:

  • Exemplary and proven consulting, customer service and communication skills.

  • Ability to design, develop and implement training programs with limited supervision.

  • Expert knowledge of Strategic Enrollment Management and the higher education sector.

  • Ability to autonomously exercise good judgment in identification of critical tasks, setting of priorities and serving the needs of the association., including the ability to work successfully in a remote working environment.

  • Team player with the ability to interact appropriately with all internal and external colleagues.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft suite and other current technologies to help improve efficiency and productivity.

How to Apply

Using the form below, interested applicants must submit:

  • a resume,
  • a cover letter,
  • three writing samples,
  • the names and contact information for three professional references (one of which should be a supervisor).
Upload all components as one pdf
  • Accepting applications until the position is filled. Applications reviewed every Friday. No phone calls or emails.
  • Although currently working remotely, the AACRAO office is located in downtown Washington, D.C.
  • DC-Metro area candidates preferred however accepting applications for remote employment for the right candidate.


Application Form

How did you learn about this position?

AACRAO Staff referral, if applicable:

Upload your cover letter. (PDF Preferred)
Upload your resume. (PDF Preferred)
Upload your report sample. (PDF Preferred)

Application review will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls or emails.