Public Consulting Group

Project Specialist

Job Locations US-NH-Portsmouth
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/19/2022 4:05 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Operation Support
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Education Services


Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) provides management consulting and technology services to help public sector education, health, human services, and other government clients achieve their performance goals and better serve populations in need. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has more than 2,200 professionals in 55 offices around the U.S. and in Montreal, the UK and Poland. The firm draws on more than three decades of consulting to public sector clients in all 50 states and Canada to deliver best-practice solutions and measurable results to state and local public agencies, state-operated facilities, and private providers that do business with government agencies. PCG is committed to a diverse workforce which is a reflection of our clients and the people they serve. Our organizational culture attracts and rewards people who are results-oriented and interested in making an immediate impact on their community as well as their own career.


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 support:
    • Prepare contracts and ensure project legal documents are completed and signed, in coordination with PCG’s legal team and the education consulting management team.
    • Communicate with stakeholders as needed throughout the contracting process to secure contracts in a timely manner.
    • Develop and maintain systems for tracking contract-related information including subcontractor/independent contractor information, contract numbering schema, and status of contracts.
    • Participate in and organize planning meetings, status meetings, and other meetings as needed.
    • Contribute to on-site or virtual training and professional development activities for clients.
    • Provide technical support by phone, email, and MS Teams as needed.
    • Create and edit Word, Excel, PowerPoint and/or Google files using built-in features and functions of those tools in alignment with PCG or project style guides.
    • Establish and maintain project collaboration sites (e.g., using SharePoint or Google).
  • Contribute to the organization:
  • Develop a thorough understanding of our products and services.
  • Keep the team apprised of changes within the organization and general corporate news.
  • Be an early adopter of new technical solutions offered by PCG. Suggest areas for improvement in internal processes along with possible solutions to streamline our work.
  • Capture and share knowledge accrued and lessons learned throughout project work and operations work.
  • Maintain relations with vendors including publishing partners and facilitate transactions as needed.
  • Develop and enforce organizational rules for education consulting team’s use of MS Teams, maintaining orderly documentation of projects and proposals in MS Teams.
  • Participate in special assignments as needed, for example, marketing efforts and team event planning.
  • Contribute to proposal development:
    • Assist proposal teams, including writing sections, coordinating efforts, and preparing proposal submissions. Create MS Teams channels to keep proposal information organized.
    • Manage the proposal development process, including the development of schedules, staff assignments, documentation requirements, signatures, production, and timely delivery.
    • Perform administrative tasks in PCG’s project management system (PPM).

Regularly scan the environment for new RFPs and other opportunities.




Desired Orientations:

  • Commitment to exceptional client service
  • Persists through challenges
  • Demonstrates a growth mindset
  • Adaptive and creative problem-solver
  • Self-starter
  • Intellectually curious
  • Comfort working both collaboratively and independently
  • Possesses a sense of humor
  • Self-aware, self-reflective


Required Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to interact with various levels of management and with clients
  • Attention to detail and commitment to quality
  • Ability to develop, follow, critically evaluate, and improve upon current processes
  • Ability to recognize issues and identify solutions
  • Excellent organizational, verbal presentation, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated expertise in Office 365 environment, including features of PowerPoint, Excel and Word; experience with MS Teams, SharePoint, and the Google suite. Microsoft Certifications are preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience in education, information technology, or business operations desirable

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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