Public Consulting Group

Curriculum Specialist (Grades K–5)

Job Locations US
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/1/2024 11:24 AM)
Job ID
2024-10300
# of Openings
10
Category
Consulting
Type
Regular Part-Time
Practice Area
Education Services

Overview

About Public Consulting Group

 

Public Consulting Group LLC (PCG) is a leading public sector solutions implementation and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986, PCG employs approximately 2,000 professionals throughout the U.S.—all committed to delivering solutions that change lives for the better. The firm is a member of a family of companies with experience in all 50 states, and clients in six Canadian provinces and Europe. PCG offers clients a multidisciplinary approach to meet challenges, pursue opportunities, and serve constituents across the public sector. To learn more, visit www.publicconsultinggroup.com.

 

Responsibilities

 

The Opportunity 

 

 

PCG’s Education Consulting service line seeks Curriculum Specialists for a project that will support a district to identify and implement opportunities for K-5 cross-curricular integration and for consistent implementation of K-5 interventions.  The project provides motivated individuals a unique opportunity to support students, educators, and administrators through a program review of the K-5 English language arts, Science, and Social Studies curricula and interventions for a major school district in the US. Curriculum Specialists will engage in curriculum audit activities, the development of intervention implementation guidance, and/or the development and delivery of professional learning content to support implementation of the recommendations. The process will be highly collaborative. Specific responsibilities and skill/experience requirements are detailed below. This is a remote, work-from-home, part-time temporary role starting May 2024 with an expected duration of 4-6 months, with the potential opportunity for extension.  

 

 

About PCG’s Education Consulting Service Line 

 

PCG’s Education Consulting Service Line works with states, districts, and schools to address a wide spectrum of needs such as curriculum development, instructional resources audits, design and facilitation of professional development and professional learning communities, school improvement, and program reviews.  

 

 

 

 

Recent project engagements have included a collaboration with Chicago Public Schools (IL) to develop a full-year, standards-aligned digital curriculum for PK–12 English Language Arts and mathematics. We are providing asynchronous and synchronous professional learning to teachers and administrators to support implementation. We also recently developed a K5 ELA curriculum in partnership with Pinellas County Schools and a K2 ELA curriculum in partnership with the School District of Lee County to support their transition to the Florida B.E.S.T standards. Currently, we are partnering with the Texas Education Agency to develop and/or revise several curricula to respond to stakeholder feedback, including K–12 Reading Language Arts, K–6 Spanish Language Arts, K–5 Mathematics, K–5 Social Studies, K–2 Spanish Skills, K–5 Science, and K–5 Integrated (Science, Social Studies, Reading Language Arts). Additionally, we have engaged in the New York City Department of Education Hidden Voices initiative to develop K12 English language arts mini-units that center the voices and experiences of Americans with Disabilities, Asian-American Pacific Islanders, and Latinos.  

 

 

  

The Role 

 

Responsibilities and expectations of K5 Curriculum Specialists include the following.  

  • Participate in a highly collaborative process, which includes regular engagement with team members, peer review, client feedback, and other formative feedback.  
  • Review documents and data related to existing curricular resources in K5 English language arts, Science, and Social Studies, as well as Tier 2 and 3 interventions. Materials for review may include curriculum guides, yearlong curriculum maps, scope and sequence documents, standards matrix for standards assessed and addressed at each grade level, unit-level overviews, district frameworks, assessment data, and/or guidance/regulations. 
  • Apply PCG-specified rubric(s) in reviewing materials. 
  • Contribute to the development of a grade-banded scope and sequence for intervention, including the development of a template and models for client review.  
  • Contribute to the development of K5 knowledge maps. 
  • Provide recommendations for opportunities for integration across the English language arts, Science, and Social Studies resources. 
  • Contribute to the development of surveys and interview and focus group protocols. 
  • Facilitate interview and focus groups (tentative) 
  • Provide analysis of survey, interview, and focus group data.  
  • Contribute to the creation of professional learning materials for educators and administrators, including a program review presentation and/or sessions to communicate the interventions guidance that will be developed. 
  • Deliver on-site professional learning (tentative) 
  • Availability during regular work week, with some night or weekend work as needed. 
  • Commitment for the duration of the project (anticipated to be 46 months) with potential opportunity for future work. 

 

 

Qualifications

 

Work Experience 

 

  • Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • Experience teaching diverse learners in elementary classroom(s), including English Language Learners and students with disabilities.
  • Experience developing curricular resources for use by others.
  • Experience with Common Core standards and/or college- and career-ready standards.
  • Experience with digital learning instructional design (Preferred).
  • Familiarity with HMH (Preferred).
  • Familiarity with Google Drive (Preferred).

 

 

Required Skills and Orientations 

 

  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and comfortable taking initiative.
  • Committed to client satisfaction.
  • Oriented around a growth mindset, driven to seek out and use feedback to improve and to grow.
  • Open-minded in facing challenges.
  • Collaborative, flexible, creative problem-solvers.
  • Attuned to detail and also able to see the big picture.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment without compromising quality.
  • Able to persist through an iterative process, modifying and refining work products over time.
  • Knowledgeable about multi-tiered systems of supports (MTSS) and a variety of interventions.
  • Knowledgeable of the principles of Universal Design for Learning, Backwards Design, and experience creating authentic assessments.
  • Skilled in literary analysis and literacy across the content areas.
  • Deeply knowledgeable about high-quality literacy instruction, including principles and practices aligned with the Science of Reading and content area literacy.
  • Knowledgeable about interdisciplinary learning and curriculum integration.
  • Knowledgeable about culturally responsive education.
  • Knowledgeable about educational data and skilled at quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Knowledgeable about tools such as the EQUIP rubric, EdReports, and other tools for assessing instructional materials.
  • Passionate about reading, writing, and a wide variety of types of texts.
  • Dedicated to achievement for all students.  

 

Remote Work Statement

 

 

This position is a remote, work from home position. PCG is a remote-friendly organization and is committed to creating a culture where remote work remains a vital part of the company’s success. To be successful in a remote work role at PCG, you must:

 

 

  • be available during your set working hours
  • have a safe, private, and distraction-free environment in which to complete your work, and
  • be able to give your full attention to the completion of your PCG job duties

 

 

Some travel to the office or elsewhere may be required for team meetings, client meetings, etc.

 

 

 

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Compensation

Compensation for roles at Public Consulting Group varies depending on a wide array of factors including, but not limited to, the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. As required by applicable law, PCG provides the following reasonable range of compensation for this role: Up to $50 per hour. This is a remote, W - 2 temporary position. 

 

EEO Statement

Public Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to celebrating diversity and intentionally creating a culture of inclusion. We believe that we work best when our employees feel empowered and accepted, and that starts by honoring each of our unique life experiences. At PCG, all aspects of employment regarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programs are based on merit, business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social, or ethnic origin, sex, gender identity and/or expression, age, physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, marital, civil union, or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, citizenship status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. PCG will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. PCG believes in health, equality, and prosperity for everyone so we can succeed in changing the ways the public sector, including health, education, technology and human services industries, work.

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