Public Consulting Group

Senior Consultant - Education

Job Locations US-MA-Boston | US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 2 months ago(5/6/2022 10:51 AM)
Job ID
2022-8071
# of Openings
1
Category
Consulting
Type
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Education Services

Overview

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/.

 

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

Organizational Context 

PCG’s Education Consulting service line works with states, districts, and school clients to provide a wide spectrum of services, such as curriculum development, instructional resources audits, design and facilitation of professional development and professional learning communities, school improvement, and program reviews. Past project engagements, for example, have included the development of the EngageNY grades 6–12 English Language Arts Common-Core aligned curriculum for the New York State Education Department, design and delivery of a system of professional learning for the Connecticut State Department of Education, and the creation of curriculum aligned to the Florida B.E.S.T standards. We are currently partnering with Chicago Public Schools to support implementation of a full-year, standards-aligned and culturally-responsive curriculum for PK–12 ELA and mathematics that our team developed. 
 

Specific Responsibilities 

  • Provide client and project management for state and large district-level engagements: 
  • Independently manage complex projects, staff, and tasks, while meeting and exceeding performance expectations. 
  • Lead the planning and implementation of projects, from requirements-gathering to end-of-project assessments. 
  • Develop and manage project budgets to achieve financial targets, including client and vendor invoicing, financial reporting, and the presentation of financial reports to leadership.  
  • Support the contracting process, including preparing client contracts and amendments as needed, in collaboration with internal and client teams. 
  • Establish and implement communication protocols and processes in collaboration with the client and PCG project teams, including the use of project collaboration spaces (e.g., SharePoint, Teams, Google Drive). 
  • Develop and implement risk management process to monitor and mitigate project risks and bring issues to resolution.  
  • Implement and manage project change controls and interventions to achieve project goals. 
  • Lead data collection efforts including the acquisition of student data, survey data, and other data relevant to projects.  
  • Develop and present clear, succinct written and verbal reports on project status to the client and management teams. 
  • Supervise, support, and develop high-functioning teams, including direct reports: 
  • Contribute to recruitment, hiring, evaluation, and onboarding of staff, including subcontractors. 
  • Provide coaching and capacity-building to staff. 
  • Offer feedback to staff, as well as support self-reflection and sharing of best practices. 
  • Provide avenues for team members to learn and grow.  
  • Solicit staff feedback and ideas for project and process improvement. 
  • Escalate performance issues as needed. 
  • Recommend staff for recognition. 
  • Contribute to the organization by leading proposal and business development efforts:  
  • Manage the proposal development process, including the development schedule, staff assignments, documentation requirements, pricing strategy, production, and timely delivery. 
  • Craft proposal and business development content, including solution conceptualization, pricing, and components of RFP responses.  
  • Participate in business development efforts, including contributing to conferences, marketing campaigns, presentations, and meetings with prospective clients 
  • Identify new sales opportunities and growth strategies; engage in follow up and implementation as needed.   
  • Capture and share knowledge accrued and lessons learned throughout the lifecycle of projects. 
  • Engage in continuous improvement processes focused on internal processes, operations, and client services; identify areas for improvement and possible solutions. 
     

Desired Orientations: 

    • Self-starter and demonstrates initiative  
    • Analytical  
    • Comfortable moving forward in ambiguous situations 
    • Commitment to exceptional client communications and service Highly collaborative 
    • Calm under pressure  
    • Persists through challenges 
    • Demonstrates a growth mindset and fosters growth in others 
    • Adaptive and creative problem-solver 
    • Intellectually curious 
    • Comfort working both collaboratively and independently 
    • Possesses a sense of humor 
    • Self-aware, self-reflective 

Qualifications

Required Skills and Experience 

  • Experience managing complex projects and cross-functional teams 
  • Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with various levels of management and with clients 
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous and competing priorities 
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality 
  • Ability to follow, critically evaluate, and improve upon current processes 
  • Excellent organizational, verbal presentation, and written communication skills 
  • Demonstrated expertise in MS Office products, particularly PowerPoint, Word, and Excel, including complex formulas, linking worksheets, lookups, pivot tables, macros, and charts  
  • Supervisory experience 
  • Ability to identify risks and develop solutions 
  • Experience in education, consulting, or business operations required  
  • Bachelor's degree required 
  • Availability during regular work week and to meet project-specific availability requirements
  • Ability to travel to client sites 

 
Next Steps 

Interested individuals must submit: 

  • Resume or CV 
  • References (3)  
  • Cover Letter  

 

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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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