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Public Consulting Group Curriculum Specialist (Grades K–5) in Topeka, Kansas

Overview

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 www.publicconsultinggroup.com .

Responsibilities

The Opportunity

PCG’s Education Consulting service line seeks Curriculum Specialists for aproject that will support a district toidentifyand implement opportunities forK-5cross-curricular integrationand for consistent implementation of K-5 interventions. The projectprovidesmotivated individuals a unique opportunity to supportstudents, educators, and administrators througha program review of the K-5 English language arts, Science, and Social Studies curriculaand interventionsfor a majorschooldistrictin the US.CurriculumSpecialists will engage incurriculum audit activities,the development of interventionimplementation guidance, and/orthe developmentand delivery ofprofessional learningcontenttosupport implementation of therecommendations.The process will be highly collaborative.Specific responsibilities and skill/experience requirements are detailed below.This is a remote, work-from-home, part-timetemporary role startingMay2024with an expected duration of4-6months, with the potential opportunity for extension.

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 includedacollaborationwith Chicago Public Schools (IL) to develop a full-year, standards-aligned digital curriculum for PK–12 English Language Arts and mathematics. Weareproviding asynchronous and synchronous professional learning to teachers and administrators to support implementation. We alsorecentlydeveloped a K–5 ELA curriculum in partnership with Pinellas County Schoolsand a K–2 ELA curriculum in partnership with the School District of Lee Countyto support their transition to the Florida B.E.S.T standards.Currently, we are partnering with the Texas Education Agency to develop and/or revise several curricula to respond to stakeholder feedback, including K–12 Reading Language Arts, K–6 Spanish Language Arts, K–5 Mathematics, K–5 Social Studies, K–2 Spanish Skills, K–5 Science, and K–5 Integrated (Science, Social Studies, Reading Language Arts). Additionally, wehaveengaged in theNew York City Department of Education Hidden Voices initiativeto developK–12 English language arts mini-unitsthat center the voices and experiences of Americans with Disabilities, Asian-American Pacific Islanders, and Latinos.

The Role

Responsibilities and expectations ofK–5CurriculumSpecialistsincludethe following.

  • Participate in ahighlycollaborativeprocess,which includesregular engagement with team members, peer review,client feedback,and other formative feedback.

  • Reviewdocumentsand datarelated toexistingcurricular resources inK–5English language arts, Science, and Social Studies, as well as Tier 2 and 3 interventions.Materialsfor reviewmay includecurriculum guides,yearlong curriculum maps, scope and sequence documents, standards matrix for standards assessed and addressed at each grade level, unit-level overviews,district frameworks, assessment data,and/orguidance/regulations.

  • Apply PCG-specified rubric(s) in reviewing materials.

  • Contribute to the development of a grade-banded scope and sequence forintervention,including the development of a template and models for client review.

  • Contribute to thedevelopment ofK–5knowledge maps.

  • Provide recommendations for opportunities for integration across the English language arts, Science, and Social Studies resources.

  • Contribute to the developmentofsurveys andinterview and focus group protocols.

  • Facilitate interview and focus groups (tentative)

  • Provide analysis ofsurvey,interview, and focus group data.

  • Contribute to the creation of professional learning materials for educators and administrators, including a program review presentation and/orsessions to communicate the interventions guidance thatwill bedeveloped.

  • Deliver on-site professional learning (tentative)

  • Availability duringregularwork week, with some night or weekend work as needed.

  • Commitmentforthe duration of the project (anticipated to be 4–6 months) with potential opportunity for future work.

Qualifications

Work Experience

  • Bachelor'sdegree or higher.

  • Experience teaching diverse learnersinelementaryclassroom(s), including EnglishLanguage Learnersand students withdisabilities.

  • Experience developing curricular resourcesfor use byothers.

  • Experience withCommon Corestandardsand/or college-and career-readystandards.

  • Experience with digital learning instructional design (Preferred).

  • Familiarity with HMH(Preferred).

  • Familiarity with Google Drive (Preferred).

Required Skills and Orientations

  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and comfortable takinginitiative.

  • Committed to clientsatisfaction.

  • Oriented around a growth mindset, driven to seek out and use feedback to improve and togrow.

  • Open-minded in facingchallenges.

  • Collaborative, flexible, creative problem-solvers.

  • Attuned to detailand alsoable to see the bigpicture.

  • Excellentverbal and writtencommunication skills.

  • Able to meet deadlinesin a fast-pacedenvironment without compromisingquality.

  • Able to persist through an iterative process,modifyingand refining work products overtime.

  • Knowledgeable about multi-tieredsystems of supports (MTSS)and a variety ofinterventions.

  • Knowledgeable of the principles of Universal Design for Learning, Backwards Design, and experience creating authentic assessments.

  • Skilled inliterary analysis andliteracy across the content areas.

  • Deeplyknowledgeableabout high-quality literacy instruction, including principles and practices aligned with the Science of Readingand content area literacy.

  • Knowledgeable about interdisciplinary learning and curriculum integration.

  • Knowledgeable about culturally responsive education.

  • Knowledgeable about educational data and skilled atquantitative and qualitativedata analysis.

  • Knowledgeable about tools such as the EQUIP rubric,EdReports, and other tools for assessing instructionalmaterials.

  • Passionate about reading, writing, and a wide variety of types of texts.

  • Dedicated to achievement for allstudents.

Remote Work Statement

This position is a remote, work from home position. PCG is a remote-friendly organization and is committed to creating a culture where remote work remains a vital part of the company’s success. To be successful in a remote work role at PCG, you must:

  • be available during your set working hours

  • have a safe, private, and distraction-free environment in which to complete your work, and

  • be able to give your full attention to the completion of your PCG job duties

Some travel to the office or elsewhere may be required for team meetings, client meetings, etc.

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Compensation

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: Up to $50 per hour. This is a remote, W - 2 temporary position.

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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Job Locations US

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (4/1/2024 11:24 AM)

Job ID 2024-10300

# of Openings 10

Category Consulting

Type Regular Part-Time

Practice Area Education Services

Public Consulting Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or status as a qualified individual with a disability. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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