Associate Principal/Principal

Associate Principal/Principal

Redstone Strategy Group

Flexible Location, USA   |   July 20, 2021

About Redstone Strategy Group

Founded in 2003, Redstone Strategy Group (Redstone) is a social sector consulting firm and advisor to philanthropies, nonprofit organizations, family offices, companies, and governments worldwide.  Redstone works with clients, communities, experts, and stakeholders to solve complex social problems and answer tough questions on poverty reduction, food security, education, health, climate, and the environment.

Redstone is guided by three core values:

  • To help leading organizations solve the world’s most urgent social problems.
  • To build a firm that develops committed, caring, and skilled professionals.
  • To advance the field of philanthropy and social change.

With a strong belief in diverse, equitable, and inclusive teams, Redstone partners with clients to assess, design, and execute on individualized strategies that make real progress on social change. Redstone is deeply committed to advancing the field of philanthropy and the social sector through partnerships, policy and politics, service delivery, impact investing and venture building, grantmaking, and research.

Redstone’s work is far-reaching and impactful.  For example, in New York City, Redstone facilitated a collaboration of the city’s top food assistance providers to help bring 10 million pounds of new food to neighborhoods where it’s needed most. Redstone launched an initiative to support full degree programs that eliminate textbook costs to students at 38 community colleges across the US. In Brazil, the firm assisted the Linden Trust for Conservation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to permanently preserve over 60 million hectares of critical Amazon habitat. Redstone also helped the International Planned Parenthood Federation double the number of annual services provided, reaching 137 million people, including some of the planet’s most disadvantaged and marginalized citizens.

Our Culture

We strive to provide an environment where individuals can achieve significant client impact, continue to grow professionally, and have a sustainable workstyle.

We are committed to:

  • Delivering extremely high-quality work that has real impact on the world, meets clients where they are, and is delivered on time.
  • Envisioning bold changes to society that enable historically marginalized communities to thrive.
  • Connecting innovative strategies and approaches to our work, and in doing so elevate the leadership of people with lived experiences who are working to dismantle unjust societal structures and build a new, brighter future.
  • Communicating transparently about our needs and values and working together to resolve instances where those needs or values are in conflict.
  • Establishing and maintaining sustainable workstyles.

For more information on Redstone, please read more here.

The Opportunity

Redstone is seeking an Associate Principal or Principal to join its dynamic and mission-driven team.

Partnering closely with clients, an Associate Principal (AP) will develop innovative, high-impact solutions to social issues, developing into a Principal longer-term. An AP is responsible for managing 2-3 projects at a time, leading relationships with current clients, and originating 1-2 new client relationships per year as they become more senior.  APs are on the firm’s Leadership Team, take on responsibility for key internal priorities (e.g., people and culture topics, communications, strategy, etc.)  and provide coaching for other team members (Associates, Project Managers, etc.) to play productive roles on client teams and develop in their careers.

A Principal will be responsible for originating and leading a client portfolio of high-impact projects. The Principal will exemplify leadership and will inspire trust and confidence across a diverse range of constituents. The Principal will be a member of the Firm’s Leadership Team and Management Committee and contribute to the strategic direction of the firm with other senior leaders, as well as growing and nurturing the talent and capacity of staff.

Both roles will be key contributors to advancing Redstone’s capacity and high-impact consulting practice. As an external leader, they will be responsible for cultivating and stewarding relationships, clientele development, knowledge leadership, and project management.  In addition, they will be committed to enhancing the professional development of staff and act as a mentor and coach to a team of skilled and high-performing individuals.

They will bring deep experience at the nexus of philanthropy, the social sector, professional services, and impact venture development, or a willingness to dive into these areas. Ideally, the candidate will add to the firm’s existing topical and functional capabilities (public health, conservation, climate, global development, economic mobility, or education). In addition, Redstone is looking to grow their practice in the areas of social justice, economic opportunity, and strengthening democracy.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion strengthen Redstone’s work and team by encouraging creativity, collaboration, and openness. Redstone seeks to build a firm that realizes their ideals and fulfills their ambitions for change. The AP or Principal must demonstrate a commitment to engaging with voices that reflect the full spectrum of the communities that Redstone supports and serves. With a highly focused equity lens, they will be a champion of and exhibit an abiding passion and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion values in both client and internal work.

Redstone has offices in Boulder, Colorado; the San Francisco Bay Area, California; and New York, New York. The location for this position is flexible with some travel required. Travel will depend on client needs with the ability to be planned in advance. We estimate travel to be around 2-8 days a month depending upon where the candidate and their clients are located.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate for this role will be an entrepreneurial and thoughtful problem-solver who is dedicated to tackling some of the more pressing challenges of the social sector. They will be a thought leader for teams, a trusted advisor to clients, and see the potential for impact through helping clients achieve their visions. They will not shy away from challenging conversations, both within the firm and with clients, and have a desire to build a portfolio of high-impact work and a distinctive and leverageable area of knowledge.

While no one candidate will possess every quality outlined for this position, a successful candidate will bring many of the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:

Passion for the Mission and Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

They will have a demonstrated passion and commitment to working with individuals, organizations, and institutions in philanthropy and the social sector. They will enjoy working in a nimble environment, while navigating the complexity of consulting with a wide variety of clients. They will roll up their sleeves along with their colleagues to solve problems and deliver the highest levels of quality client service. They will be an individual of integrity and ethics with a demonstrated commitment to quality standards. They will contribute to an environment where racial and ethnic diversity, cultural heritage, and lived experience is centered and woven throughout the work. They will be a leader and thought partner with a strong belief that Redstone’s values make the firm more effective and allow the firm to provide more informed and diverse solutions to clients.

Collaborator and Key Partner

They will be experienced in collaborating within a team and amongst key partners.  They will have a proven track record of working with individuals and organizations to help them achieve greater impact. They will have a consultative and participatory style, working in close partnership and leading clients to actualize goals. They will be an active and engaged listener and strategist and will participate and facilitate a culture of feedback internally at the firm. They will help foster a strong organizational culture where openness to learning, candor, and accountability are embraced and celebrated.

A Strong Relationship Builder and Communicator

They will bring a proven record of engagement to the role and be a natural ambassador for Redstone. They will be innovative, curious, and experienced in establishing strong working relationships to further a client’s goals. They will have the ability to form genuine relationships and bring outstanding communication abilities, both verbal and written. They will substantively contribute to the development of written content, articles, and analytic reports.  They will enthusiastically represent the organization to existing and potential clients.

In addition, strong candidates will offer:

  • Prior experience as a senior leader with a philanthropic organization, nonprofit enterprise, consulting firm, or public sector agency.
  • Experience building and facilitating partnerships, coalitions, and initiatives.
  • Experience developing and executing comprehensive strategies to build on existing networks and pursue new funding avenues.
  • Ability to inspire trust, to guide and facilitate complex discussions, and to move from ideas to action.
  • Experience developing new knowledge frameworks, analytical tools, and insights to guide engagement with client interests in a diverse range of fields.
  • Experience managing/leading teams, including mentoring and coaching more junior team members
  • Commitment to collaboration and the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Eligible to work in the US without sponsorship; ability to travel throughout the US and globally, as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience required.
Compensation & Benefits

Compensation includes a base salary that starts at $167,500 for early Associate Principals (higher for experienced Associate Principals and Principals) and includes the potential for a substantial year-end bonus based on individual and firm performance. Redstone also has a generous benefits package, including fully paid employee coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long-term disability, 15 vacation days per year, 6 sick and safe days per year, 14 paid holidays per year, paid parental leave, donation matching, contributions to individual 401k plans, and other programs for religious observance, worker’s compensation, bereavement, jury duty, and voting.

Contact

Alicia Salerno of Koya Partners, the executive search firm that specializes in mission-driven search, has been exclusively retained for this engagement.  To express your interest in this role please submit your materials here. Inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

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Redstone Strategy Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we encourage individuals of all backgrounds and identities to apply. Our work gives us the opportunity to serve those across the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, and levels of physical ability, and we believe our team should mirror this diversity. Redstone does not discriminate against any employee or applicant due to age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

About Koya Partners

Koya Partners, a part of Diversified Search Group, is a leading executive search and strategic advising firm dedicated to connecting exceptionally talented people with mission-driven clients. Our founding philosophy—The Right Person in the Right Place Can Change the World—guides our work as we partner with nonprofits & NGOs, institutions of higher education, responsible businesses, and social enterprises in local communities and around the world.

At Koya, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, support it, and thrive on it for the benefit of our team, our clients, and the communities we serve.

Koya is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to creating an environment and team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, styles, and experiences.  We encourage all to apply because we believe a diversity of voices leads to better discussions, decisions, and outcomes for everyone.  Koya does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

For more information about Koya Partners, visit www.koyapartners.com.