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Career Development Manager

Washington, Washington DC
Job Type
8 Sep 2022


As Career Development Manager, you are the critical thinker who orchestrates the operations to deliver an excellent Career Development (CD) experience to our CT staff and CD stakeholders. In this role you will act as:

  • Trusted thought-partner to our CD Chairs and office leadership, equipping them with the information they need to set priorities and lead rich discussions with the Career Development Committee (CDC).
  • Standard-bearer for our CD Advisors, ensuring they do thorough diligence and synthesis of their advisees' performance and craft robust development plans.
  • Close collaborator with our Talent Managers, ensuring their holistic understanding of individual circumstances factors into CD processes.
  • Subject-matter expert and source of truth for CT staff and CD stakeholders on CD policies, processes, and precedents.
  • Owner for execution of CD priorities and operations
  • Ally to the NAMR CD team in operationalizing regional strategic initiatives and innovations within your system.

The leadership roles above translate into several buckets of day-to-day activities, including:

  • CDC meeting preparation and management, e.g.,

  • Setting agendas and overseeing meeting readiness via Workday
  • Facilitating and actively engaging in CDC meetings, e.g., pressure testing and calibrating, ensuring best practices and consistent decisions
  • Capturing key themes and recognizing patterns across cohorts and meetings
  • Management of downward and upward feedback, e.g.,

  • Owning and driving performance against standards of timeliness and quality
  • Acting as source of truth on review process-related questions
  • Supporting and enabling local CD leadership (CD Chair, BMSD, CD Advisors, Talent Managers), e.g.,

  • Leading pre-meeting deep-dive discussions and post-meeting debriefs
  • Facilitating recurring cadence of check-ins with the Talent Management team on timely topics
  • Overseeing assignment of CD Advisors to new and newly promoted CT staff
  • Partnering with Talent Managers to ensure thoughtful review calibration
  • Communications to WAS CT staff, e.g.,

  • Leading onboarding sessions, trainings, and cohort meetings
  • Acting as messenger for key CD communications to CT (regional updates, etc.)
  • Other ongoing support, e.g.,

  • Leading local strategic initiatives. Set vision and lead projects for areas of improvement / enhancement in our WC Career Development approach
  • Supporting year-end bonus process
  • Partnering with HR to ensure tenure is correct for CT members
  • Sharing best practices with peers throughout NAMR on regular regional CD touchpoints


  • Thinking critically and applying guiding principles to highly nuanced situations
  • Projecting ahead to second- and third-order implications of decisions
  • Engendering trust and respect from highly senior stakeholders
  • Sharing your point of view and influencing stakeholders
  • Writing clear and compelling communications
  • Working fluently in details while keeping an eye toward the big picture
  • Staying flexible and shifting gears quickly as priorities change
  • Embracing technology and adapting to new ways of working
  • Motivating and developing others to unlock their potential
  • Acting upon feedback to continue your own development
  • Maintaining utmost integrity around confidentiality and adherence to policies


  • BA/BS degree required with 7+ years related work experience
  • Prior experience at BCG or another management consulting firm highly preferred
  • Experience in a People-related role highly preferred


BCG's HR team works to attract, develop, excite, deploy, and retain the best people in the market. Those in human resources jobs manage the life cycle of all BCG employees-from hiring top talent and developing their skills to rewarding their contributions and supporting career progression and mobility.


Candidates should be aware that BCG currently maintains a policy requiring all US & Canada based employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Newly hired employees must be fully vaccinated prior to their employment start date. BCG is an equal opportunity employer and will provide a reasonable accommodation to those unable to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons where it is not an undue hardship to the company to do so as provided under applicable federal, state, provincial and local law.

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  • Job Reference: 706648599-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Boston Consulting Group
  • Location: Washington, Washington DC
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Administration
  • Job Type: Permanent