Consultant – Business Analyst/User Researcher

Company Details

AVP, Inc.

AVP is looking for talented, diverse, energetic, and creative folks to join our fantastic team of consultants.

At AVP, we partner with amazing organizations to help maximize the value of their data and information assets. We untangle complex data management challenges and enable organizations to protect, manage, and leverage their assets through our consulting services, software products, and custom software development services. We holistically straddle human, business, and technology aspects of each challenge, apply proven and rigorous approaches, and collaboratively partner with customers to innovate and overcome. We love solving big, complex, difficult problems that have a huge positive impact on people and organizations. Take a look at our portfolio and you’ll see what we mean.

We are deeply committed to creating a more equitable and inclusive world. We pursue our values through our work, ensuring that accurate and authentic data is available and used to create breakthrough solutions and solve knotty problems. We also stand firmly committed against systemic racism and all other forms of oppression; and hold ourselves accountable for taking actions that reflect our values. With these values firmly in place, we invite potential team members who share our commitments and reflect a diverse array of lived perspectives and experiences.

Our consultants guide organizations through strategic, tactical, and operational changes that will enable them to utilize assets to deliver impact. We work on all kinds of challenges, from strategic planning and roadmapping, to system selection and implementation, and everything in between. Read more about our consulting services . Although each client and challenge is unique, we use consistent approaches that allow our clients to make immediate progress toward their vision.

What you’ll do
As a consultant with AVP, each day will be different, but rewarding.

  • You will work with incredibly diverse organizations, from media and entertainment companies to financial organizations, hospitals to university libraries, tech companies to governments.
  • You will work hand in hand and under the leadership of our incredible team of Senior Consultants for each project.
  • You may be engaged to work with clients on short-term projects, such as assessing the current state and planning a roadmap for the future, or long-term projects, such as helping manage the configuration, launch and roll-out of an enterprise digital asset management system.
  • You will gather a ton of information. You will interview stakeholders and users. You’ll craft and facilitate workshops. You will listen, observe, read, and probably spend a lot of time looking at datasets.
  • You will synthesize a lot of qualitative and quantitative data to identify insights
  • You will create and deliver recommendations, which could take the form of reports, presentations, training sessions, or another form appropriate to the situation.
  • You will share your knowledge with the world by creating blog posts, white papers, webinars, presentations, and online courses
  • You will always be looking for ways that we can improve, sharing your suggestions with the team, training and mentoring others, and creating internal documentation

A little about you

  • You apply perspectives from different disciplines to problem solving and solution building
  • You have a background in Business Analysis, Organizational Design, Service Design, Product Management, Information Science, Data Governance, UX Research, and/or Consulting
  • You are a strong collaborator and an independent thinker
  • You bring diverse identities and experiences. You are culturally competent.
  • You are curious, always eager to dig a little deeper to figure out the why and how
  • You are a strong interviewer, skilled at drawing out stories and details from stakeholders and users
  • You are analytical and creative
  • You see connections between seemingly unconnected things
  • You can synthesize findings to create meaningful insights, and share those in a succinct but clear way
  • You write well
  • You can make a compelling and clear slide deck, and present it well too
  • You are able to translate human needs into technical solutions
  • You apply perspectives from different disciplines to problem solving and solution building
  • You are always learning and improving
  • You really care about the details
  • You are willing to travel occasionally

Bonus Point:

  • You have experience in Digital Asset Management, having either worked as a DAM Manager (preferably in a corporate environment) or with a DAM vendor. You are familiar with what it takes to operate a successful Digital Asset Management system.

What we offer
We work really hard to make working at AVP an amazing experience. We have a team full of truly exceptional people—the kind you’ll be excited to work with. Here’s how we operate:
Live Where You Want
We’re a distributed team, so you can live and work wherever you want. At this point, most people are used to working remotely, but we’ve been doing it for years. We do have offices in Brooklyn, and Madison, WI—if you live in one of those areas, our crews there would love to have you. The rest of us are scattered around.
Work/Life Balance
We strive to make your workload manageable.
Take Vacation
We want you to take vacation. It’s important to get out and do something. We’ll look forward to seeing pictures of your vacation on Slack and hearing about your adventures at the weekly standup after you return. Even if you just need a break to sit on the couch for a week (we all know this feeling these days).
AVP Retreats
We get the whole team together two times a year to catch up, hang out, and plan for the future. In normal times, we go to places like the mountains of Wyoming, the coastline of Florida (in the winter), and the cheese curds of Madison (at all times of year). We take advantage of working together, have strategy and planning sessions, bring in guest speakers and coaches, and do really fun things. The highlight is always hanging out together and having a blast.
Up Your Game
We’re serious about helping you improve your craft. We’ll support your attendance at conferences, online courses, and workshops, buy books and subscriptions. We have a culture of continuous improvement and we love to see our people growing (and teaching us what they learn!).
Salary
The starting salary range for this position is $80,000-$110,000 based on experience. We support remote workers, and full-time remote candidates located within the United States are encouraged to apply.
Benefits
You’ll be a W2 employee with fantastic benefits including medical, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, 401k, profit sharing, and more. AVP pays 80% of medical and dental insurance, and 100% of vision insurance. We also contribute 3% to your 401k whether you choose to throw any money in there or not. It vests immediately.
Be Yourself
At AVP we are committed to growing a representative team offering diverse perspectives from different age groups, abilities, races, ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, genders, gender identities, religious beliefs, and other lived experiences. AVP continually strives to promote a culture in which all employees feel included and where all voices are heard and appreciated. Whoever you are, wherever you call home, we want you to feel free to be your authentic self at work; and we want you to know that you will be authentically valued at AVP.
How to Apply
If you have a prepared resume, attach it in PDF form. If you don’t have a resume because you aren’t even sure you’re looking to change jobs, that’s fine! An informal list of your work and education history are all we’re looking for. A LinkedIn profile would work too.
Attach a PDF of your cover letter. In your cover letter:

  • Introduce yourself and explain why this position is of interest to you, and you would be a great fit. Optionally, please include links to relevant past work and anything else that makes you look good, and describe your role in that work.
  • Include answers to the following prompt: In your own words describe what it takes to implement, deploy, and operate a successful client project.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $80,000.00 – $110,000.00 per year

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