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Independent Consultant (Remote/Virtual)

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Baton Rouge, LA, USA

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About the Role

We're seeking a contracted, remote Independent Consultant with extensive experience in grant writing, project management, strategic planning, data analysis, and nonprofit administration, among other areas. The role involves analyzing client operations, conducting research, identifying strengths and weaknesses, preparing reports, and developing improvement strategies. Excellent interpersonal, time management, and analytical skills are required, along with proficiency in tools like Asana, Zoom, and Google Meet. The role allows flexibility, requiring 5-20 hours a week with potential for future travel. Relevant experience and certifications are preferred.


We are seeking an experienced Independent Consultant to help our clients improve their operations and reach their strategic goals. The ideal candidate will have a solid background and working knowledge in more than one of the following areas:

  • grant writing and grants management

  • project management

  • strategic planning

  • data analysis

  • evaluation

  • nonprofit administration

  • organizational development

  • organizational operations

  • training

  • facilitation


  1. Analyze and understand the existing operations and models of client organizations.

  2. Conduct research through interviews, policy review, and examination of financial statements and budgets.

  3. Identify organizational strengths and weaknesses and compare them to competitors.

  4. Prepare and present detailed reports to various stakeholders.

  5. Collaborate with managers and stakeholders to develop improvement strategies.

  6. Travel to clients as needed to discuss requirements and negotiate contract terms.

  7. Gather ideas for improvement from different staff members and experts.

  8. Schedule meetings and training sessions with staff as required.

  9. Attend industry conferences, workshops, seminars, and networking events to stay informed about developments in the field.

  10. Manage projects effectively, ensuring timely and successful delivery.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  1. Several years of relevant experience in consultancy or a related field.

  2. Excellent interpersonal and client engagement skills.

  3. High attention to detail and analytical skills.

  4. Strong time management and project delivery skills.

  5. Entrepreneurial mindset and adaptability.

  6. Tact and diplomacy in communications.

  7. Proficiency in Asana, Zoom, Google Meet, and Email communications.

  8. Relevant license or certification is a plus.

Work Schedule & Location: The candidate should be comfortable working remotely and have the flexibility to work between 5-20 hours a week. Some travel may be required in the future but will be discussed in advance.

Additional Information: We are looking for a professional who is open to learning, and able to navigate complex situations with integrity. This role requires the ability to work in a virtual setting, independently, and in a highly collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to our core values and an ability to understand and navigate the unique dynamics of our clients.

About the Company

Founded in 2017 by a visionary first-generation business owner, our company brings unparalleled expertise and passion for driving meaningful change across various sectors. With a strong background in working with diverse industries, our founder's primary objective is to improve impact and outcomes for organizations and their stakeholders.

As a remote-first consulting firm, we have adapted a hybrid work model to cater to our clients' unique needs, ensuring seamless collaboration and tailored solutions. Our core values of collaboration, excellence, and innovation are deeply ingrained in our company culture, enabling us to foster creative problem-solving and deliver exceptional results.

Our institutional strategy focuses on partnering with businesses and nonprofits, government agencies, and corporations to enhance their organizational capacity and growth. By leveraging our cross-sector experience, we are able to provide comprehensive support, transforming challenges into opportunities and helping our clients thrive in an ever-evolving business landscape.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Actions speak louder than words

S. Daniels Consulting is a Black-woman-owned consulting firm, certified Woman-Owned Small Business with the US Small Business Administration and certified Women’s Business Enterprise. S. Daniels Consulting is headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which is a small metropolitan city that boasts a diverse population regarding race, education, and socio-economic status. Our consulting firm prioritizes working with diverse subcontractors, specifically, individuals and firms operating in rural areas, localities with limited access to opportunities, and/or are operated by people of color. In addition, S. Daniels Consulting engages with a diverse spectrum of clients, particularly, social entrepreneurs, business owners, and nonprofit founders who reside in or provide services to historically excluded areas, neighborhoods, and marginalized communities and individuals.

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