Public Consulting Group

Business Analyst - Education

Job Locations US-TX-Austin | US-TX-Houston | US-TX-Dallas | US-TX-San Antonio
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/9/2022 3:04 PM)
Job ID
2022-7856
# of Openings
1
Category
Consulting
Type
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Education Services

Overview

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’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/.

 

Career Information 

Our commitment to our clients flows from our commitment to our staff. We focus our business endeavors on the public sector because we value the missions and constituents that government agencies serve. Core to our business is the fundamental tenet that a diverse workforce instills a deeper appreciation of our clients’ challenges. At PCG, diversity is valued and inclusion is an expectation. We want our teams to reflect the communities we serve and are committed to hiring, retaining, and promoting a diverse staff. This ensures a variety of viewpoints are included in our project work, enhancing not only the culture in our offices around the world, but also improving the level of service we provide to our clients.

Responsibilities

Education Practice Area:

  • PCG’s Education Consulting service line focuses on highly complex and innovative state-level and district-level curriculum development and e-learning projects across several content areas and grade bands
  • We are providing a motivated person with a career opportunity to provide Educators and Students with Equitable Access to High-quality Curriculum that represents the voices and choices of Local stakeholders
  • PCG’s Education Consulting service line seeks a Business Analyst to contribute to our curriculum development and implementation projects
  • The Business Analyst will support project teams with stakeholder engagement, requirements gathering, and project management

 

Specific Responsibilities:  

 

Contribute to Client and Project Management:

  • Interface with clients and contribute to requirements gathering
  • Support management of internal project teams and ensure that established project management processes and structures are appropriately implemented
  • Contribute to management of project plan and coordination of discrete timelines, due dates, assignments, and workflow
  • Participate in and contribute to organization of planning meetings, status meetings, and other meetings as needed, including creation of agendas, facilitation, and documentation of notes and next steps
  • Contribute to on-site training and professional development activities for clients
  • Provide technical support by phone, email, Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google Meet, as needed
  • Establish and maintain project collaboration sites (e.g., using SharePoint and Google Drive)
  • Contribute to development of project status reports for management and for clients

Collect, analyze, present, and act upon data:

  • Coordinate data collection efforts, including acquisition of student data, survey data, and other data relevant to our projects
  • Participate in on-site and/or virtual client data collection activities, such a focus groups and interviews
  • Organize and carry out all aspects of survey production and processing, including formatting, printing, distribution, collection, and analysis
  • Generate spreadsheets, tables, and graphs to effectively and attractively present data for clients
  • Use advanced features of Excel to expedite data analysis, including complex formulas, linking worksheets, lookups, pivot tables, macros, and charts
  • Assist with written reports and other materials for clients

Contribute to Proposal and Business Development:

  • Manage the proposal development process, including the development schedule, staff assignments, documentation requirements, production, and timely delivery
  • Regularly scan the environment for new RFPs and other opportunities
  • Participate in business development efforts, including contributing to conferences, marketing campaigns, presentations, and sales meeting

Create materials for professional development, e-learning, curriculum products, and communications:

  • Incorporate client and end-user feedback to continuously improve professional learning experiences
  • Participate in production of materials required for work with clients, including, when required vendor selection, negotiation of best prices, and review of proof materials
  • Conduct quality assurance testing to ensure training materials are accurate
  • Design documents, reports, sales collateral, and presentations that effectively and attractively convey meaning and adhere to style guidelines
  • Recommend new enhancements (e.g., new document styles) and more efficient methods to improve project deliverables
  • Establish logical structures for maintaining version control and storing project documents

Contribute to the organization:

  • Develop a thorough understanding of our products and services
  • Capture and share knowledge accrued and lessons learned throughout the lifecycle of projects
  • Suggest areas for improvement in internal processes, operations, and client services, along with possible solutions
  • Comply with and help to enforce standard policies and procedures
  • Participate in special assignments as needed

 

Qualifications

Education/Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Proven work experience in Education, Consulting, or Business Operations 
  • Demonstrated expertise in MS Office products, particularly PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Word
  • Proficient with Office 365 and the Google Suite
  • Ability to travel to client sites
  • Able to work with a diverse range of people 

Required Skills:

  • Committed to supporting achievement for all students
  • Values equity in working relationships and as an organizational priority
  • Analytical and comfortable moving forward in ambiguous situations
  • Commitment to exceptional client service
  • Persists through challenges and demonstrates a growth mindset
  • Adaptive and creative problem-solver, a self-starter that can demonstrate initiative
  • Intellectually curiousity with the comfort level to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Possesses a sense of humor but is self-aware and self-reflective

 

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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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