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Career Development Specialist

Detroit, Michigan
Job Type
8 Sep 2022


As Career Development Specialist, you will support operations to deliver an excellent Career Development (CD) experience to our Consulting Team (CT) staff and CD stakeholders. Career Development encompasses the core performance management processes for our Consulting Team, including project-based downward feedback; upward feedback for team managers; twice-yearly holistic assessment by the Career Development Committee (CDC); the Feedback Foundations experience enabling a development-focused start for new Associates and Consultants; and enablement of CD Advisors and team leaders to deliver rich ongoing developmental conversations and experiences throughout the BCG journey.
Supporting the above translates into several buckets of day-to-day activities, including:
  • CDC meeting preparation and management, e.g.,
    • Communicate with CT and CD Advisors to ensure key pre-meeting tasks are completed in Workday
    • Manage pre-meeting logistics (coordinating space needs, sending invites, arranging technology setup, etc.)
    • Capture post-meeting outcomes and updates in Workday
    • At discretion of CD Manager, over time may take on expanded role in process management of an assigned CDC
  • Support of downward and upward feedback, e.g.,
    • Collaborate with Staffing and Talent team to ensure reviews in Workday accurately reflect case assignments and timelines
    • Coordinate with Talent team on timing of Feedback Foundations participants' transition to traditional evaluation
    • Leverage Workday reporting to perform targeted follow-up on outstanding reviews
  • Supporting and enabling local CD leadership (CD Chair, OC, CD Advisors, Talent Managers), e.g.,
    • Act as first line of response for CD Advisor questions on Workday
    • Prepare material for pre-meeting deep-dive discussions and post-meeting debriefs
    • Support recurring cadence of Talent team check-ins on timely topics
  • Communications to office/system CT staff, e.g.,
    • Act as first line of response for CT questions on Workday
    • Communicate CD Advisor assignments to new and newly promoted CT staff
    • Support CD Manager and CD Lead in preparation for onboarding sessions, trainings, cohort meetings, etc.
  • Other ongoing support, e.g.,
    • Support execution of local strategic initiatives
    • Support preparation for year-end bonus process
    • Engage in regular touchpoints with other CD BST throughout NAMR


  • Keeping yourself organized and on-track toward outcomes amidst a high volume of information and communication
  • Working fluently in details while keeping an eye toward the big picture
  • Writing clear and effective communications to a variety of stakeholders
  • Thinking ahead and taking initiative without requiring prompting
  • Staying flexible and shifting gears quickly as priorities change
  • Collaborating with others across functions
  • Embracing technology and adapting to new ways of working
  • Acting upon feedback to continue your own development
  • Maintaining utmost integrity around confidentiality and adherence to policies


  • BA/BS degree required with 3+ years related work experience (e.g., HR, talent, staffing, operations)
  • Prior experience at BCG or another professional services firm highly preferred
  • Experience in a People-related role highly preferred


You'll team closely with the People team leaders of the Great Lakes offices, including the Business Management Directors, Talent Team, and CD leadership, as well as a cadre of senior Consulting Team staff who serve as Career Development Advisors and are among BCG's most dedicated people developers. You'll also be part of a broader network of Career Development peers across North America, with whom you'll share learnings and best practices.


Candidates will be considered at the Specialist or Senior Specialist level, commensurate with experience.

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  • Job Reference: 707381811-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Boston Consulting Group
  • Location: Detroit, Michigan
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent