Curriculum Grade-Band Lead (ELA Grades K-5) in Miami, FL at Public Consulting Group

Date Posted: 3/12/2021

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Miami, FL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    3/12/2021

Job Description

Overview

About 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 has over 2,500 professionals in more than 60 offices worldwide. 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/.



Responsibilities

The Opportunity

PCG’s Education Consulting service line seeks Curriculum Grade-Band Leads (at least one for grades K–2 and at least one for grades 3–5) for a highly complex and exciting English Language Arts (ELA) digital and print curriculum development project. The project provides motivated individuals a unique opportunity to support educators and students in actualizing Florida’s B.E.S.T. standards and accessing culturally positive and relevant texts, through the delivery of high-quality curricular resources in a digital and print environment. Curriculum Grade-Band Leads will oversee content development and guide their teams through a rapid development process. They will work with the ELA K-5 Lead and one another to ensure the overall coherence of the curriculum. Specific responsibilities and skill/experience requirements are detailed below. This is a remote, temporary role starting Mid-April with an expected duration of 9-12 months.

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 included the development of the EngageNY grades 6–12 English Language Arts curriculum for the New York State Education Department and the delivery of implementation services across several states, design and delivery of a K–3 professional learning program for the Connecticut State Department of Education, and the creation of training and resources to support college and career ready standards implementation for the Florida Department of Education. We are currently collaborating with Chicago Public Schools to develop a full-year, standards-aligned digital curriculum for PK–12 English Language Arts and mathematics.

The Role

Responsibilities and expectations of the Curriculum Grade-Band Lead include the following.

  • Lead the development of a grades K–5 English Language Arts curriculum, including core lessons and additional review and challenge lessons to support the development of literacy skills.
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of instructional and technical specifications and oversee adherence to the specifications.
  • Provide leadership for the writing teams in digital curricular design, including offering regular review and actionable feedback, both written and verbal, to writers about lessons.
  • Supervise writers and develop team efficacy by providing coaching, participating in writer hiring and staffing as appropriate, and collaborating with project leadership to ensure the overall strength and wellbeing of writing teams.
  • Ensure on-time delivery of deliverables by writing team.
  • Work closely with curriculum coordinator, K–5 curriculum lead, and other project leaders in a rapid development process, including coordinating workflow where their involvement is required and engaging them in quality assurance.
  • Collaborate with project team to ensure vertical and horizontal alignment of the curriculum.
  • Collaborate with project management team to ensure that established project management processes and structures are appropriately implemented.
  • Identify opportunities to improve processes, operations, and client services.
  • Availability during regular work week, with some night or weekend work as needed.
  • Commitment for the duration of the project (anticipated to be 9 to 12 months) with opportunity for future work.



Qualifications

Required Skills and Orientations

  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and comfortable taking initiative
  • Committed to client satisfaction
  • Oriented around a growth mindset, driven to seek out and use feedback to improve and to grow
  • Open-minded in facing challenges
  • Collaborative, flexible, creative problem-solvers
  • Skilled in literary analysis and/or literacy across the content areas
  • Deeply knowledgeable about high-quality literacy instruction, including foundational skills instruction
  • Knowledgeable about Florida’s B.E.S.T. standards and college and career ready instruction
  • Knowledgeable about culturally responsive education
  • Passionate about reading, writing, and a wide variety of types of texts
  • Dedicated to achievement for all students

Required/Desired Experience

  • Masters degree or higher
  • Experience teaching diverse learners in elementary classroom(s), including English Language Learners and students with disabilities
  • Previous team leadership experience of 3 or more years
  • Experience developing curricular resources for use by other teachers
  • Experience with Florida’s B.E.S.T. standards and/or college and career ready standards
  • Experience with WIDA (Preferred)
  • Experience with digital learning instructional design (Preferred)

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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.