Huron Consulting Group Resource Management Associate, ES&A Practice in Chicago, Illinois

The Opportunity:

Some equations prove quite simple: Join a high-growth company and you will enjoy abundant opportunities to shape the industry in unique, concrete ways. Huron’s corporate team members collaborate with the business to extend their wealth of knowledge and expertise across a vast arena: Human Resources, Marketing, Finance, Technology, Legal, and Facilities. From strategy to execution they partner with the business to solve today’s business challenges and plan for our future. It’s a vital evolutionary circle…one that explains why we profoundly value our corporate team—and why we seek out only the most committed individuals.

If you’re aiming to maximize your potential, Huron will put a roadmap in your capable hands and say, simply, drive. You already possess the passion and expertise to achieve greatness. Now let us help get you there.

Real-world visibility. Top-notch opportunities. First-rate recognition.

Let’s get to work - together.

Position Summary:

The Resource Management (RM) Associate is responsible for a broad range of activities required to support resource management of all consulting staff across Huron ES&A. The RM Associate will determine and utilize the experience, history, and capabilities of the talent within the practice to ensure that we consistently provide the best possible teams to produce optimal results for our clients. This is a hybrid role, centralizing and managing the project staffing process, people management, and the performance management system. The RM Associate is expected to operate with independence and initiative and to work interactively and collaboratively with the RM team, field leadership and Learning and Organization Development (L&OD) to fulfill the objectives of the role.

Position Details:

  • Maintain staffing software/reporting and coordinate with other areas to ensure data is updated appropriately for assigned areas

  • Manage overall capacity model update process and ensure consistency of methodology across solution groups

  • Lead enhancements to current capacity modeling process and ensure consistency across solution groups - Assist with capacity model projections; work with RMBP to maintain a comprehensive log of all primary assignment changes (demand) as well as resource changes (terms, leaves, hires, etc.); summarize capacity models into working documents

  • Meet with each new hire class to communicate staffing process, conduct staffing software training and understand interest and assignment preferences

  • Serve as primary lead between RM and internal teams involved in new hire onboarding processes (Solution Advancement, L&OD, etc.)

  • Serve as mentor to the RM Analyst to help develop and ensure appropriate leverage across the RM team - Coordinate overall staffing assignments for newly hired analysts for assigned areas; understand project demand for new hires and match with resource availability, background and experience.

  • Work with Recruiting to understand confirmed hires and how that tracks with current targets

  • Establish and maintain credibility with practice/solution and internal teams in order to facilitate ongoing relationships and service delivery efforts

  • Develop and maintain understanding of solution group offerings to ensure better matching of skill sets and project needs

  • Assist with managing primary staffing assignments for assigned areas

  • Maintain discretion at all times with confidential and sensitive information

  • Work with OA leadership and field leadership to configure teams to conduct opportunity assessments; work with RMBP to support overall process and make initial recommendations for assigned areas and eventually own this process

  • Run weekly staffing calls to discuss open needs and placement of consultants on billable engagements

  • Work with SPS leadership and field leadership to configure teams to conduct performance reviews; work with RMBP to support overall process and make initial recommendations for assigned areas and eventually own this process

  • Facilitate overall staffing assignments and serve as lead RM for assigned focus areas

  • Analyze near term and long term capacity for assigned focus areas and communicate to leadership for planning purposes

  • Effectively team and communicate with HR, Operations, Recruiting, L&OD and other Resource Managers across the company

  • Coordinate activities of unassigned field consulting resources during periods between permanent project assignments; work with RMBP to support overall process and make initial recommendations and eventually own this process for assigned areas

  • Support internal RM process improvement efforts as needed (e.g., methodology development, SharePoint development)

  • Participate in components of performance management process with HR to help ensure consistent understanding of development needs of employees


  • Strong performance in achieving a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent specializing in human resource management, business administration or other analytical discipline

  • 2-5 years in consulting or human resource management in a professional services organization or other relevant industry

  • Exceptional client service skills and ability to proactively work with leadership to address challenges

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to learn quickly, work independently and meet deadlines

  • Ability to evaluate competing demands and arrive at a solution

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to lead and manage initiatives

  • Understanding of Change Management principles

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Excel. High degree of comfort using computer software including CRM systems (Salesforce) and other Microsoft business products (SharePoint, Word, PowerPoint, Office).

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

About Huron:

At Huron, we’re redefining what a consulting organization can be. We go beyond advice to deliver results that last. We inherit our client’s challenges as if they were our own. We help them transform for the future. We advocate. We make a difference. And we intelligently, passionately, relentlessly do great work…together.

Are you the kind of person who stands ready to jump in, roll up your sleeves and transform ideas into action? Then come discover Huron.

Whether you have years of experience or come right out of college, we invite you to explore our many opportunities. Find out how you can use your talents and develop your skills to make an impact immediately. Learn about how our culture and values provide you with the kind of environment that invites new ideas and innovation. Come see how we collaborate with each other in a culture of learning, coaching, diversity and inclusion. And hear about our unwavering commitment to make a difference in partnership with our clients, shareholders, communities and colleagues.

Huron Consulting Group offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage to employees and dependents; a 401(k) plan with a generous employer match; an employee stock purchase plan; a generous Paid Time Off policy; and paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Our Wellness Program supports employee total well-being by providing free annual health screenings and coaching, bank at work, and on-site workshops, as well as ongoing programs recognizing major events in the lives of our employees throughout the year. All benefits and programs are subject to applicable eligibility requirements.

The Company is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity in recruitment, employment, compensation, benefits, promotions, transfers, education and all other terms of employment. Huron will not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, Vietnam era of veteran status, physical or mental disability, creed, citizen status or any other status protected by federal, state of local law. We endeavor to maintain a drug-free workplace.



Job ID: 4189
Category: Corporate - Operations
Opportunity Type: Experienced
Country: United States
State: IL
City: Chicago
Job Type: Full-time Salary