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Head of Washington, D.C. Office

Head of Washington, D.C. Office

About this opportunity

Steward Redqueen is looking for a new leader to expand its practice in Washington, D.C. This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurially minded consultant.

A boutique consultancy in the impact and sustainability space, Steward Redqueen serves a variety of client types, such as development finance institutions, impact investors, private equity funds, venture capital funds, and multi-national corporations.

The work will challenge you to apply your intellect and business acumen in a dynamic management consulting environment, contributing to achieving our mission to make business work for society. This includes projects ranging from measuring economic impact of food delivery to creating climate strategies and net-zero pathways for banks to guiding investors as they integrate gender-lens investing requirements into their processes.

Although only two years old, our D.C. office has quickly grown, acquiring new and large clients, and deepening our relationships with existing US clients who Steward Redqueen has worked with for over a decade. Your job will be to continue this success and build upon it by bringing your own network, skills, character, and energy to the company. You will have the chance to guide the D.C. office’s growth strategy and direction in a way that leverages your unique abilities and competitive advantages. You will work in close collaboration with our teams in Amsterdam and Singapore and maintain clients both in the US and abroad.

About our ideal candidate

The ideal candidate has a few essential characteristics, which we have listed and described below.

However, because the opportunity is one where you have significant room to shape the business, the new leader’s background and focus are flexible. We are open to applicants from any background with a clear vision and who feel confident they are strong candidates for this role.

  • Seasoned professional in consulting, finance, tech, policy, or international development – a background relevant to the work that we do that enables you to quickly understand our services and deliver them to our clients just as well, if not better, than we have done to date;
  • Proven experience generating revenues by acquiring new clients and/or projects – able to point to instances where you developed new business through acquisition, responding to opportunities in a market, or by transforming leads into tangible business;
  • Strong knowledge of the topics and themes of impact and sustainability – knowledge in topics such as economics, impact measurement, sustainable development, impact investing, monitoring & evaluation, ESG policies, women’s economic empowerment, climate change, etc.;
  • Cross-culturally minded and comfortable working across international teams– enjoys working with colleagues who come from a variety of countries and cultures, who are of various ages, and have different education backgrounds and perspectives;
  • Ambitious, hungry to build a business that delivers high-quality products and services – has an entrepreneurial mind set, hunger to build upon an established foundation, and eagerness and excitement to take up the mantle of building the business further;
  • Has roots in the United States and ideally Washington, D.C. or New York – has roots in the US and cities where we operate that ground the individual and show long-term commitment (must be a US citizen);
  • Is a team player – as part of the global Steward Redqueen organization you embrace our values and actively collaborate with your international colleagues.

About our offer

We are offering candidates the following:

  • Growth: a unique chance to have the growth opportunity that comes with building a business accompanied by the security of salaried employment and the experience of a seasoned team behind you;
  • Balance: an emphasis on work life balance that prioritizes your health and wellbeing by giving 20 paid days off, 13 Federal holidays, unlimited sick days, and special circumstance-specific paid days off for moving, marriage, bereavement, or other life events;
  • Culture: a culture that appreciates intellectual capacity, lively debate, delivering high-quality work, and that is mission-driven, focusing on applying one’s skills to help the private sector contribute to the global sustainability agenda;
  • Travel: a chance to travel between offices for company events and meetings, as well as to clients around the US and the rest of the world, including emerging markets;
  • Earnings: a competitive salary and benefits package that will be commensurate with experience and negotiable prior to contract signing, including a fixed salary component, variable performance-based pay component, and timeline for acquiring equity in the US business you are building.

About our process

Interested candidates should send their resumes and a 1-2 page cover letter explaining who they are and what their vision is for growing the office to: recruitment@stewardredqueen.com

The position will stay open until it is filled. Our goal is to bring someone onboard in Fall 2023.

Due to the volume of applicants, we will only respond to those we are interested in speaking with further.

Candidates should expect several rounds of interviews with senior staff at Steward Redqueen and potentially be willing to travel in person to Amsterdam for final interviews.