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Public Sector State & Local Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal Holdings, LLC

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: New York, New York

Job Description:

About Alvarez & Marsal

Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) is a leading independent global professional services firm, specializing in providing turnaround management and performance improvement for corporations and government entities. With approximately 5,000 professionals based in locations across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, our firm excels in problem-solving and value creation. Drawing on a strong operational heritage and hands-on approach, our professionals work closely with organizations and stakeholders to help tackle complex issues.

A&M is regularly recognized by leading publications as a premier consulting firm, including placement in the top 25 of the "Vault Consulting 50" for many years. Moreover, we have received in each of the last twelve years Turnaround Management Association Awards for our achievement of outstanding results.

A&M's Public Sector Services Practice

Since 2003, Alvarez & Marsal Public Sector Services (PSS) has helped government, education, and non-profit clients. Applying our operational and financial improvement principles to address the unique challenges facing public sector organizations, PSS works collaboratively with management to stabilize performance through a hands-on, results-driven approach.

Job Description

PSS has three service lines:

  • Education: including K-12 and Higher Education

  • Health and Human Services (HHS)

  • State and Local (S&L)

A&M's S&L service line includes all state and local clients that are not otherwise served by the Education or HHS service lines . The target market generally consists of states and medium-to-large municipalities (and agencies within each) that are experiencing financial challenges and/or seeking to improve operational performance.

PSS leadership is looking to hire a leader for our S&L service line that will:

  • Drive new business for our service line / practice

  • Deliver outstanding value for our existing clients in a hands-on manner

  • Serve as a mentor to and develop our professional staff


  • Significant experience as an executive in a state and local government

  • Proven ability of driving tangible results and / or transformation for the agency / organization

  • Strong analytical skills focused on creative problem solving

  • Strong management and communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to navigate complex political situations in the public sector

  • A track record of building strong relationships with key stakeholders and influencing key decision makers

  • Willingness to leverage professional network to source new client opportunities

  • Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree a plus

  • Demonstrate proficiency with most or all of the following:

    • Use Excel and other MS Office programs as the primary tool to perform analysis and present conclusions

    • Extract useful information from large sets of unorganized or incomplete data

    • Understand key operational performance drivers with operational processes

    • Able to work independently, meet deadlines, and handle multiple tasks concurrently

    • Willing to travel

Diversity & Inclusion

A&M's entrepreneurial culture celebrates independent thinkers and doers who can positively impact our clients and shape our industry. The collaborative environment and engaging work-guided by A&M's core values of Integrity, Quality, Objectivity, Fun, Personal Reward, and Inclusive Diversity-are the main reasons our people love working at A&M. Inclusive Diversity means we embrace diversity and we foster inclusiveness. It runs through how we recruit, develop employees, conduct business, support clients, and partner with vendors. It is the A&M way.

Voluntary Inclusion

It is Alvarez & Marsal's policy to provide and promote equal opportunity in employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, pregnancy, marital status, family status, religion, national origin, age or disability or any other non-merit based factor in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Unsolicited Resumes from Third-Party Recruiters

Please note that as per A&M policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from third-party recruiters unless such recruiters were engaged to provide candidates for a specified opening. Any employment agency, person or entity that submits an unsolicited resume does so with the understanding that A&M will have the right to hire that applicant at its discretion without any fee owed to the submitting employment agency, person or entity.