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MDA Leadership Consulting

Job Summary


MDA Leadership Consulting


Minneapolis, MN, United States

Education Level


Work Experience

5-10 Years



Job Category

Industry, Gov., Consulting

Senior Consultant

About the Organization

For over 30 years, MDA Leadership has helped organizations select the right leaders, grow leadership capabilities, and improve organizational performance.  Our client teams partner with regional, national, and global organizations to deliver solutions that meet or exceed client expectations.  We pride ourselves in hiring subject matter experts with strong business acumen who have the keen ability to understand our clients' business challenges and drive excellent solutions. MDA consultants possess a wide variety of backgrounds, advanced degrees, and real-world experiences—but most of all they share a passion for great leadership.

About the Job

MDA provides assessment services to organizations for purposes of employment selection, high-potential talent identification, and leadership development.  The Senior Consultant will serve in a team-based role providing technical and practical psychology skills internally and with external clients.  MDA is looking for a versatile Senior Consultant with experience in assessment, competency modeling/job analysis and the design of HR/Talent tools and processes. The Senior Consultant must possess strong relationship building skills and a passion for developing business. 


The Senior Consultant is expected to contribute in the following ways:

  • Conduct behavioral interviews and draw accurate insights based on an integration of multiple assessment tools (e.g., personality, motives, cognitive aptitude, business simulation exercises, 360)
  • Provide powerful, insightful assessment feedback to clients and participants, both orally and in writing; clearly explaining what the results mean in the context of the client organization and situation
  • Deliver high-quality project work (e.g., job analysis/role profiling, competency design, research projects) independently and as part of a team
  • Build strong partnerships with clients and develop an in-depth understanding of their organizational cultures, values, systems, business strategies, and talent needs and goals
  • Work effectively as a team member to meet and exceed client needs
  • Communicate effectively and openly with internal and external clients and behave in accordance with MDA’s values
  • Do whatever it takes to get the job done, which in a small business means doing more with less and helping out wherever help is needed


Key skills and competencies:

  • Knowledge of assessment and fundamental I/O psychology concepts (e.g., job analysis, basic psychometrics, basic research design, and assessment center design)
  • Sound analytical and conceptual thinking ability
  • Proven communication skills (both oral and written) and the ability to build effective relationships at all levels of an organization
  • Excellent project management skills (budgeting, project planning, resource allocation, meeting client deadlines, foreseeing possible conflicts in deadlines or time, etc.)
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Flexibility and capacity to shift gears in response to changing demands
  • High integrity and personal ethics
  • Ability to translate psychological and technical concepts into practical, client-centered applications
  • Passion for the work and for helping our clients build stronger leaders  


Measures of performance:

  • Monthly and annual productivity goals (as set in conjunction with MDA management)
  • Personal/professional development goals
  • Contribution to excellence in MDA’s internal systems or service offerings

Job Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, HR or other related field with a focus on assessment highly desired
  • Prior applied experience in I/O Psychology or assessment preferable
  • Previous 5-7 years of experience performing similar role within professional services, consulting or corporate business environment required

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