Consultant, Government Sector

Location: Washington, DC area

Job Description

If crowdsourcing can be used to alert drivers to traffic delays as soon as they happen (Waze), help you pick a restaurant for dinner (Yelp), and launch and finance new companies (Crowdfunding), consider the power of crowdsourcing for making predictions.

For the last seven years, organizations as varied as the U.S. and European Intelligence Communities, global investment banks, biopharmaceutical companies, and large manufacturers have used Cultivate Labs’ technology solutions to tap the collective intelligence of their employees, partners, and external ecosystems to make predictions they then use to guide key strategic and operational decisions.

We’re growing as a company and are looking to hire someone to work on our growing portfolio of work with governments in the U.S. and abroad. Here’s more about the role:

Consultant, Government Sector

Our Professional Services team provides consulting support for clients who have decided to implement our technology solutions and methodology. We guide our clients in the implementation of their new crowdsourced forecasting program through discovery and assessment, strategic and change management planning, program launch and execution, data analysis, and ongoing evaluation.

As a consultant in our government sector practice, your primary responsibilities will be to:

  • Assist in developing business strategies to solve complex client challenges that deal with - but are not limited to - subject matter research, recruitment, engagement and retention, and internal advocacy of program value proposition;
  • Lead efforts to recruit client teams on both public-facing and internal projects through direct and email outreach, sponsorships/promotions, and social media ad campaigns;
  • Lead community management activities to ensure clients are actively participating on our technology platform and participating in program activities;
  • Assist in developing content for client platforms, e.g., working with client to develop forecast questions
  • Design and implement education and engagement tactics for clients utilizing change management best-practices, e.g., writing blogs and educational materials, proposing incentives and rewards, organizing talks by thought leaders, and other events;
  • Perform basic data analysis and generate executive summary level reports and presentations; and
  • Work closely with project team to develop and manage project plans that adhere to scope, timelines, and budget.

Current or former government employees or contractors who have active or recently expired U.S. Government security clearances are encouraged to apply.

This position will report to the Director of our Government Practice.

Skill Requirements

  • 2+ years of experience in management consulting, IT business transformation consulting, or similar;
  • Excellent business acumen, problem-solving, and analytical skills to evaluate challenges and present recommendations in an organized and easy-to-understand manner;
  • Strong written and verbal communication, able to author diverse array of deliverables including executive level summaries, proposals, white papers, blog posts, etc.;
  • Ability to research and gain a working understanding of a broad array of policy topics, from AI’s impact on future employment to the future of the U.S. - China relationship;
  • Strong quantitative background: experience in performing basic data analysis in Excel, R, or other statistical packages, and comfort working with basic statistical concepts.


We offer all our employees:

  • A competitive salary;
  • Participation in our profit sharing plan which includes end of year profit bonus and 401k bonus;
  • Health care plan;
  • 401k with 4% match;
  • Annual workstation and technology budget;
  • Annual training / conference budget;
  • Maternity and paternity leave;
  • Liberal vacation policy

We are currently fully remote and are located in Chicago, Washington, DC, Denver, Cincinnati, and New York City. We have no plans to return to an office.

For this role, you must be located in the Washington, DC area and may need to visit a Government, FFRDC, or UARC facility from time to time.

Citizenship Requirement

Because our software is used in classified settings in the U.S. Government, all engineering employees must be U.S. Citizens.

Our Hiring Process

We want to be as transparent as possible with our hiring process. Here’s how we’ll interact with you:

  • Step 1: Send us an email with your resume, link(s) to any public projects, and/or Github account;
  • Step 2: If we are interested in following up, we will respond within 3 days to schedule a telephone background interview to tell you more about the company and ask you general questions about your experience;
  • Step 3: We will invite you to a remote session to pair program, and a second session to meet one of our non-developers to chat about the company and allow you to ask questions about their experience working here;
  • Step 4: We will ask for references and conduct a background check;
  • Step 5: We will extend you an offer letter. If you accept in principle, we will prepare a formal employee agreement to sign
  • Step 6: We celebrate your arrival