Public Consulting Group

Senior Advisor, Special Education Services

Job Locations US
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/28/2023 8:17 AM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Regular Full-Time
Practice Area
Education Services


About Public Consulting Group

Public Consulting Group LLC (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, PCG employs approximately 2,000 professionals throughout the U.S.—all committed to delivering solutions that change lives for the better. The firm is a member of a family of companies with experience in all 50 states, and clients in six Canadian provinces and Europe. PCG offers clients a multidisciplinary approach to meet challenges, pursue opportunities, and serve constituents across the public sector. To learn more, visit


Senior Advisor, Special Education Services

PCG seeks an experienced school district administrator to help PCG and school districts/state departments of education across the nation to improve student outcomes and instructional practice, guide district policies related to equity and special education services, and support intervention implementation.

The Senior Advisor will provide technical assistance and guidance, as well as internal and external leadership, in matters of special education policy, compliance, operations, and instructional practice.

The chosen candidate will actively lead and participate in the design, development and delivery of special education services to support teachers and district/state department of education leaders as they work to solve complex special education problems.



Primary Responsibilities

  • Advise and lead PCG staff members and clients in the development and delivery of special education program reviews and evaluations
  • Support business development activities, in close partnership with a focused business development team, through participation in proposals, demonstrations, strategic client conversations
  • Actively participate in firm-wide initiatives and national conferences, sharing best practices, strategies, and helping position PCG as the premier education solutions provider to schools and communities nationally
  • Provide strategic leadership, vision, and guidance to PCG’s management team in providing industry leading special education technologies and human capital services in school districts
  • Provide insight and guidance to PCG staff members and clients in special education data management system/report configurations
  • Train and coach PCG team members in the areas national and state-specific special education compliance and policy, continually keeping staff members up to speed on current policies, trends and best practices from across the nation
  • Participate in the development and dissemination of special education related white papers, reports, guidance documents, procedure manuals, training materials, and other written materials for clients and the firm



The ideal candidate will bring 10+ years of experience supporting diverse learners in a school district setting and/or non-profit setting, with demonstrated success and a strong reputation as an exceptional leader. Further, the successful candidate will exhibit deep understanding of key policy issues and trends that affect special education and equity and possess the ability to conduct in-depth mixed methods research.


Required Skills

  • Strong people skills to build and maintain relationships
  • Exceptional writing and research skills
  • Effective in teaching adults and enjoy working with diverse clients and teams
  • Positive, can-do attitude in tackling complex and persistent problems affecting schools and communities
  • Client management and networking experience
  • Project management skills
  • Commitment to exceptional client service
  • Creative problem-solving ability and a consultant mindset
  • Dedication to accomplishing goals and challenges presented by clients and management
  • Ability to interact with various levels of management and with clients
  • Flexible, self-starter possessing intellectual curiosity
  • Enthusiasm for life-long learning and staying well-informed about current business and educational issues
  • Proven ability to take initiative to move daily work forward
  • Good judgment in completing tasks and in seeking guidance when needed
  • Ability to move projects forward within specific timeline and budget while working at a detailed level
  • Ability to operate in both a team situation and autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Supervise work with large data sets to ensure accurate outcomes and associated reports 
  • Able to follow, critically evaluate, and improve upon current processes
  • Proven ability to make presentations to various audiences
  • Good judgment in completing tasks and in seeking guidance when needed
  • Ability to recognize risks, escalate issues, and identify solutions
  • Strong skills in the areas of interpersonal communication, analysis, critical thinking, attention to detail, and multi-tasking

 Required Experience

  • A Master’s Degree (or higher) in education or a related field of expertise
  • 10+ years of experience in a school district and/or non-profit setting with demonstrated success and a strong reputation as an exceptional leader
  • Previous supervisory experience of large teams, such as leading a department or division in a school organization required

Other Requirements 

  • Ability to travel nationally as required.



Compensation for roles at Public Consulting Group varies depending on a wide array of factors including, but not limited to, the specific office location, role, skill set, and level of experience. 

As required by applicable law, PCG provides the following reasonable range of compensation for this role: $125,000 - $134,999.

In addition, PCG provides a range of benefits for this role.

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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