Curriculum Writers - ELA Grades 6-12 in Chicago, IL at Public Consulting Group

Date Posted: 7/2/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Chicago, IL
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    7/2/2020

Job Description

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 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/.

The Opportunity 

PCG’s Education Consulting service line seeks Curriculum Writers for a highly complex and exciting English Language Arts (ELA) digital curriculum development project. The project provides motivated individuals a unique opportunity to support educators and students in actualizing college and career ready standards for literacy, through the delivery of high-quality curricular resources in a digital environment. Curriculum writers will engage in a highly creative, iterative, and collaborative development process and produce lessons that are rigorous, engaging, and meaningful to students. These are home/remote based, temporary roles with a projected end-date of March 2021 and potential for future work past that timeframe. Specific responsibilities and skill/experience requirements are detailed below.   

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 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 training and resources to support transition to the new standards for the Florida Department of Education.  



Responsibilities

  • Participate in the development of grades 6–12 English Language Arts curriculum units, including additional review and challenge lessons to support the development of literacy skills.  
  • Write lessons and supporting material to specific design criteria and for implementation in a digital environment. 
  • Participate in a highly-collaborative and rapid development process, in which curriculum writing occurs in a team environment that includes regular engagement with team members, peer review, and other formative feedback.  
  • Availability during regular work week, with some night or weekend work as needed. 
  • Must be available to attend client meetings in Chicago on regular basis. 


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  
  • Enthusiastic and open-minded in facing challenges  
  • Collaborative, flexible, creative problem-solvers 
  • Attuned to detail and also able to see the big picture 
  • Excellent communicators 
  • Able to meet deadlines in fast-paced environment without compromising quality  
  • Energetic 
  • Skilled in literary analysis and/or literacy across the content areas 
  • Excited and knowledgeable about college and career ready instruction  
  • Passionate about reading, writing, and a wide variety of types of texts 
  • Dedicated to achievement for all students  

Required/Desired Experience 

  • Bachelors degree or higher 
  • Classroom experience teaching diverse learners at the secondary level 
  • Experience developing curricular resources  
  • Experience with digital learning instructional design 
  • Experience with Illinois English Language Arts Standards (ELA CCSS) and/or EngageNY curriculum (preferred) 
  • Experience with Safari Montage and/or Google Classroom 

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EEO Statement

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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