Public Consulting Group

Professional Learning Facilitators - Per Diem

Job Locations US-IL-Chicago | US-Home or Remote Position
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/5/2021 8:44 AM)
Job ID
2021-6803
# of Openings
1
Category
Consulting
Type
Temporary Assignment
Practice Area
Education Services

Overview

About Public Consulting Group

 

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 http://www.publicconsultinggroup.com/education/.

 

 

The Opportunity 

 

PCG is seeking passionate, skilled, and experienced facilitators to provide professional learning and coaching services in support of the implementation of Chicago Public Schools’ new Skyline English Language Arts curriculum. The curriculum is a standards-aligned, grade-level-appropriate, and culturally relevant collection of instructional resources that CPS educators will be able to leverage to ensure that the needs of all students are met. To support launch of the curriculum, PCG is collaborating with the district to develop and deliver professional learning in the summer of 2021.    

 

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 the development of the EngageNY grades 6–12 English Language Arts curriculum for the New York State Education Department and the delivery of implementation services across several states, design and delivery of a K–3 professional learning program for the Connecticut State Department of Education, and the creation of training and resources to support college and career ready standards implementation for the Florida Department of Education. We are currently collaborating with Chicago Public Schools to develop a full-year, standards-aligned digital curriculum for PK–12 English language arts and mathematics.  

Responsibilities

The Role 

Consultants use PCG-developed professional development materials and frameworks to deliver facilitation and coaching services with fidelity and in alignment with PCG’s professional norms. The immediate opportunity is to deliver a one-day professional learning “kickoff” course in a synchronous, virtual format during the week of August 9, utilizing content developed by PCG. A kickoff course has been developed for each grade levelincluding  PowerPoints, materials, and detailed facilitator guides that the consultants will use to deliver the courses Through the kickoff course, participants will learn: 1.) the features, principles, structures, and supports around which the curriculum was designed and 2.) how to prepare for instruction, including classroom set up, finding and using the materials, planning, pacing, and managing instructional time. Prior to delivery of services, consultants must successfully complete PCG’s training program during the week of August 2nd, 2021. 

 

After the kick-off session, additional opportunities may be available throughout the school year. Other tasks may include: 

  • Deliver additional professional learning and coaching to support implementation of the curriculum, key literacy practices, and instructional and coaching strategies.  
  • Work collaboratively with school- and district-based staff, including teachers, coaches, principals, professional development directors, and curriculum directors. 
  • Participate in ongoing calibration activities 
  • Travel to client site for delivery of services (as needed). Workload is variable throughout the year and depends on the number of client engagements assigned.  

Qualifications

Required Skills and Orientations 

 

  • Passionate about diversity, educational equity, and closing the opportunity gap 
  • Deep knowledge of the College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for English Language Arts 
  • Experience designing and/or implementing CCRS-aligned curriculum and instruction 
  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and comfortable taking initiative 
  • Understands adult learning principles 
  • Outstanding presentation and facilitation skills 
  • 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 communicators 
  • Can build trust and rapport easily with others 
  • Skilled in literary analysis and literacy across the content areas 
  • Knowledgeable about culturally responsive education 
  • Deeply knowledge about high-quality literacy instruction 
  • Passionate about reading, writing, and a wide variety of types of texts 
  • Dedicated to achievement for all students  

 

Required Experience 

 

  • Education 
  • Bachelors degree in Education 
  • Masters in Education or higher preferred 
  • Teaching Experience 
  • At least 3 years classroom experience teaching diverse learners  
  • Experience in low-performing, high-needs schools preferred 
  • Experience in urban districts preferred 
  • Facilitation Experience 
  • Experience providing professional development/coaching for educators, including in a virtual environment. 
  • Technology Experience 
  • Experience with Google Suite and Zoom is required. 
  • Experience with Safari Montage is preferred, although not required. 

 
Compensation 

Facilitators will be paid on a per diem basis. 

 

 

 

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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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