Public Consulting Group

Senior Associate

Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-Home or Remote Position
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/25/2021 8:56 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Education Services


Public Consulting Group, Inc. (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 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. PCG’s Education practice offers consulting services and technology solutions that help schools, school districts, and state education agencies/ministries of education to promote student success, improve programs and processes, and optimize financial resources. To learn more, visit



  • Leads or supports strategic consulting projects for school districts and state education agencies across the country. Project work may include strategic planning, operational reviews, initiative analysis, implementation planning, etc. Projects support effective, efficient, and equitable schools.
  • Provides deep knowledge of K-12 education to inform planning and business development.
  • Provides a perspective on future business through use of existing client networks.
  • Establishes good working relationships with school districts and state education agencies.
  • Provides subject matter expertise on a range of topics relevant to applicant’s background.
  • Conceptualizes solutions for clients and influences project outcomes.
  • Serves as a project team leader, directing projects and managing client relationships.
  • Serves as a project team member, providing direct services to clients relative to area of expertise.
  • Leads development of write papers, case studies and speaking engagements.
  • Provides thought leadership in areas of expertise
  • Other tasks as to be determined by PCG management.




  • Passion for and demonstrated commitment to K-12 public education
  • Subject matter expertise in a public sector programs related to PreK-12 Education, which may include leadership, equity, organizational design, education research, diverse populations, and/or implementation science
  • Must be tactical in delivering project tasks under tight deadlines, while keeping the big picture in mind.
  • Able to translate complicated challenges into actionable solutions
  • Driven to create systems and continuously improve processes by applying new approaches to work
  • Strong leadership, assertive, enthusiastic and has the political savvy to get things done
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organization skills; excellent attention to detail and follow-through
  • Comfortable moving forward in ambiguous situations
  • Strategic thinker and problem solver
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • A commitment to deliver exceptional client service


  • Experience working in a school district, state department of education or similar educational setting required
  • Relevant graduate degree strongly preferred

Work Setting:

  • Any PCG office, Boston area preferred but not required
  • Travel to client sites required (% and location varies)


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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