Who We Are

United Minds is a global change consultancy that helps Fortune 500 clients transform their organizations, with a particular focus on the people side of change.

What Makes Us Different

At United Minds, our purpose is to make business more human – because we believe our collective futures depend on a human-powered world. We do this by helping leaders decide, design, develop and drive the future of their organization in partnership with people, and for people, using business intelligence to inform human-centered change experiences.

Partnering with some of the world’s biggest organizations, we deliver impactful, enduring change. Our core services include organizational transformation (M&A, spinoffs, restructures, marketing and digital transformation), leadership alignment, talent strategy development, culture change and employee experience. 

Our values – Big Thinking; Little Details; Giant Heart – inform our work… and the way we work with our client partners. We thrive on bringing original ideas to the table but know this only comes alive in the details. And most importantly, we do this with our whole heart – giving ourselves permission to care for each other, for the work, for our clients and ourselves.

What’s more, as part of The Weber Shandwick Collective, we’re able to tap into award-winning creative capabilities, the latest in AI thinking, and research, data and analytics to supercharge our solutions for clients.

Our Growth Ambition

We have big, bold growth ambitions at UM. And in a world defined by “extreme change”, we’re uniquely positioned to help our clients navigate the myriad of challenges they face. Our agile, innovation-first mindset means we are constantly incubating new offerings such as stakeholder fluency and narrative intelligence to ensure we’re as future-oriented as the companies we propel forward.

As part of our continued growth, we are looking for an Associate Principal to join our North America team who can lead client-consulting projects, contribute to thought leadership, and participate in new business. 


Client Solutions and Team Lead

  • Owns daily client lead relationship, demonstrating a bias for delivering strategic POVs and inspiring confidence that business objectives and challenges are understood
  • In partnership with senior leaders, oversee development of strategic recommendations on change management, organizational culture and and/or employee engagement projects, requiring knowledge of change management processes and principles, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Understands the end-to-end methodologies across the core suite of UM offerings and, as such, when to pull in senior leaders or specialists from other practices
  • Establishes internal review and quality control mechanisms to guarantee client satisfaction with deliverables
  • Ability to share insights, distill findings, and trends with clients and teams to mobilize, develop and motivate live in meetings
  • Where appropriate, act as a main day-to-day contact for a cross functional team, working with other practices in the Weber Shandwick Collective, to drive holistic solutions for our clients

Account Management Expert

  • Partner with Senior Principals and Principals to design the project team structure and organically grow the business – identifying new opportunities and proactively developing client relationships
  • Effectively "manages up," proactively seeking out senior input and counsel when needed rather than waiting for senior team members to check in
  • Tracks and reports revenue by account to Finance and Leadership for revenue recognition and forecasting
  • Drive creation, approval and management of SOWs and project budgets
  • Identify resourcing needs/gaps/opportunities to solve with UM’s VP, Operations

Talent and Culture Cultivator

  • Exemplify our values of Big Thinking, Little Details and Giant Heart, and bringing them to life into relationships with clients and colleague at all levels
  • Role models and fosters collaborative and supportive relationships with team members and counterparts in other practices
  • Integrate junior staff into workflow scenarios; possesses the ability to delegate tasks while remaining accountable for outcomes
  • Supervise junior staff by motivating, coaching, consistently providing feedback

Growth Enabler

  • Drives and/or contributes to development of new business response (depending on scale/scope of opportunity)
  • Helps plan and participate in pitch meetings, demonstrating ability to confidently present UM capabilities
  • Contribute to thought leadership and offering development

Our Ideal Candidate

  • At least 8-10 years’ of consulting experience working in human capital and organizational transformation in large, complex, multinational organizations.
  • Excellent team and client management skills
  • Ability to professionally interface with and influence clients
  • Embraces ambiguity and approaches challenges with curiosity, applying past experiences but not limiting solutions to them, to continuously improve and innovate what we do for clients and our own business alike
  • Emphasizes attention to detail and quality, while working with a sense of urgency
  • Shows exceptional judgment when working with team members, client contacts and vendors
  • Exhibits a strong commitment to agency and personal growth
  • Master’s Degree in Organizational Development or related field, and/or change management certification such as Prosci are a plus


The Weber Shandwick Collective recognizes that your health and wellbeing are a priority. This is why we offer a full suite of benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k (with employer match)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Juice Money - $60 monthly reimbursement to be used towards purchases that nourish your health, mind, body, and soul
  • MyDays – Flexible holiday schedules
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Paid Employee Family Leave
  • Family Building Benefit

NYC Salary range: $145,000 - $180,000

Where an employee or prospective employee is paid within this range will depend on, among other factors, actual ranges for current/former employees in the subject position; market considerations; budgetary considerations; tenure and standing with the company (applicable to current employees); as well as the employee’s/applicant’s background, pertinent experience, and qualifications.

United Minds is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. United Minds recruits qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, ethnic or national origin, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or citizenship status.


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