Business Analyst Consultant - People Minded Business

Jul 22, 2024
Various Locations, Ontario

People Minded Business Inc. (PMB) is a well-respected, boutique consulting firm that works with purpose-driven health and human service organizations, non-profits, and governments. People Minded Business (PMB) is the creator of WITHology, the art and science of inclusive consultation, collaboration, and co-creation. Organizations reach out to PMB when they have problems to solve or opportunities to pursue. PMB work involves boards, leadership teams, employees, partners, and people who use their services - people with disabilities, mental illness, seniors, and others.  We work with clients on strategic planning, partnerships and mergers, service and organizational re-design and facilitating important discussions all using co-design approaches. Together, we are revolutionizing ‘who has a seat at the table.’

PMB is growing and looking to hire a full-time motivated, detail-oriented, creative, analytical, flexible, and engaged individual. The Business Analyst Consultant wears many hats from planning and managing projects, conducting business and costing analysis, facilitating focus groups and interviews and crafting project deliverables. You will work closely with everyone on PMB’s team and do plenty of work independently.

In return you will be an integral part of a creative team that is truly revolutionizing a sector by working with clients to choose their strategic priorities, design services and re-design organizations that support people to live their best lives. There are constant opportunities to learn on the job working alongside PMB’s Partners (each with 30+ years of experience) and through frequent learning events. There will be ample opportunities for the right candidate to grow professionally in this role, and to move your career forward within PMB.


At PMB, everyone contributes their skills and ideas to the work, in a good-spirited way. Variety is the spice of life at PMB; there are no dull days.

Your day may include:

  • Data Analysis and Reporting: Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data to support decision-making processes and provide actionable insights to clients.

  • Cost Analysis: Conducting operations and administrative cost analysis to determine unit costs (activity-based costing), evaluating financial impacts and providing recommendations for cost-saving initiatives and budget optimization.

  • Process Improvement: Identifying areas for process optimization and recommending solutions to enhance operational efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Client and Constituent Communication: Maintain clear and consistent communication with clients, team members, and other constituents to ensure project alignment and success. You should be comfortable with presenting options and recommendations to client teams, leadership, and third parties.

  • Project Management Support: Assist in the planning, execution, and monitoring of projects, ensuring they are delivered on time and within scope. NOTE: You must be comfortable managing upwards to ensure successful project delivery.

  • Documentation Creation: Create detailed documentation, including financial analysis, process flows, presentations, and reports, ensuring accuracy and clarity.

  • Meeting and Workshop Management: For groups of all sizes, in person and using platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams, collaboration tools, research tools (e.g. and Survey Monkey), and PowerPoint.

You Are:

  • Detailed oriented. You will often be the first and last line of defence between a client and a spelling mistake or typo. This skill will be very important to your success with this role.

  • A ‘people person.’ You feel at ease meeting new people, engaging with a wide variety of people, and working with groups. People feel at ease around you. Most importantly, you can form solid, helpful working relationships to achieve success.

  • Comfortable and energized working with marginalized individuals and groups including people with intellectual and physical disabilities, people with mental health challenges, and seniors. You are committed to helping their voices be part of the solution.

  • Open to differing opinions and changing your mind.

  • Always looking for the positives including the strengths in organizations and people and have a natural inclination to build from these.

  • Strategic, seeing the big picture, identifying trends, challenges, and opportunities, connecting the dots, and spotting paths to success.

  • Naturally curious with an insatiable curiosity for learning about the world..

  • Analytical by nature with the ‘know-how’ to make data your friend. You enjoy searching wide and digging deep to better understand the topic at hand. You leave no stone unturned, but you also know when it’s time to wrap-up it up.

  • Agile and comfortable working in fast-paced, often ambiguous conditions requiring rapid transitions between collaborative and individual work. Sometimes you’ll have to work nights or maybe a few hours on the weekend, but you understand they’ll be flexible time off later and you’ll integrate things seamlessly to live a good life.

  • A bit of a miracle worker handling multiple initiatives while keeping energies focused and organized.

  • Excited by new projects. You are self-directed and take the initiative with the confidence to move projects along. You like responsibility and manage your priorities and time well.

  • Driven by a desire to create change and positive impact. You want to make the world a better place and want to ensure that everyone has a voice and a choice in living their best lives.

You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or related discipline (e.g. economics, public administration, IT, etc.)

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience as a business analyst or doing related work.

  • Experience or a strong interest in working with non-profit organizations is preferred and familiarity with the unique challenges and opportunities within the non-profit sector is an asset.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and familiarity with business analysis tools and methodologies. Experience with data analysis software (e.g., SQL, Tableau, Power BI) is an asset.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to interpret complex data and translate it into actionable insights.

  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively convey information to various constituents; fluency in French language considered an asset.

  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.

  • Some of our clients may require you to complete a criminal record check.

Job Location/Travel

PMB employees work remotely from home offices across Ontario and meet with one or more teammates virtually most days, and in-person for some aspects of projects, Team Days, and at conferences a few times yearly.  You will be expected to travel with some frequency to clients alone or with team members, depending on the project. If you cannot travel freely, please do not apply for this position.


Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Benefits are provided to full-time employees post an evaluation period.

How to Apply

Send your resume and a short cover letter to We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants who are granted an interview will be contacted.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you.


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