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Reading Language Arts Curriculum Leader (Grades 6 - 12) - Education

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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’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/.

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Responsibilities:

Education Practice Area

  • PCG’s Education Consulting service line seeks a Reading Language Arts Curriculum Leader (Grades 6 - 12) for a highly complex and exciting Reading Language Arts (RLA) curriculum revision project
  • The project provides a motivated person with a career opportunity to support educators and students in actualizing the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and to be responsive to stakeholder feedback on the resources available in Texas Home Learning
  • Reading Language Arts Curriculum Leader (Grades 6 - 12) will manage the revision road mapping process, as well as oversee teams through a rapid content revision process to ensure the overall coherence of the 6 – 12 RLA curriculum
  • The position is remote, with occasional in-person meetings


Specific Responsibilities:


  • In coordination with our vendor partner(s), lead the development of a Grades 6 – 8 Reading Language Arts curriculum, and the revision of a Grades 9 – 12 Reading Language Arts curriculum, including program-level, course-level, unit-level, and lesson-level material
  • Contribute to the collection and analysis of stakeholder feedback to inform the development of the product roadmap
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of instructional and technical specifications and oversee adherence to the specifications that will be documented in the product roadmap
  • In coordination with our vendor partner(s), provide leadership for the writing teams in the implementation of instructional and technical specifications, as well as overall quality assurance. This may include offering review and actionable feedback, both written and verbal, to teams about content
  • Ensure on-time delivery of deliverables by vendor partner(s) and their writing teams
  • Work closely with vendor partners and project leadership in a rapid development process, including coordinating workflow where their involvement is required and engaging them in quality assurance to ensure alignment to the review rubrics provided by the client
  • Collaborate with project team to ensure vertical and horizontal alignment of the RLA curriculum (K–12)
  • Collaborate with project management team to ensure that established project management processes and structures are appropriately implemented
  • Availability during regular work week, with some night or weekend work as needed
  • Commitment for the duration of the project with anticipated project completion in October 2024 with the opportunity for future work project assignments

Qualifications:

Education/Experience:

  • Master's Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, and additional academic rewards
  • Experience teaching diverse learners in elementary classroom(s), including English Language Learners and students with disabilities
  • 3+ years of team leadership experience
  • Experience developing curricular resources for use by other teachers
  • Experience with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and STAAR Assessments
  • Familiarity with Google Drive
  • Familiarity with the current 9 – 12 RLA product on Texas Home Learning (Preferred but not required)
  • Experience with digital learning instructional design (Preferred but not required)
  • Demonstrated expertise in MS Office products, particularly PowerPoint, Access, Excel and Word
  • Proficient with Office 365 and the Google Suite
  • Able to work with a diverse range of people

Required Skills:

  • Committed to supporting achievement for all students
  • Knowledgeable about Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills and STAAR Assessments
  • Knowledgeable about translation (i.e., expressing Spanish content in English), transadaptation (i.e., when expressing English content in Spanish, adapting a concept to be authentic to Spanish), and transcreation (approach that keeps a unit topic/theme, as well as the reading and writing skills, but changes the texts studied and lesson activities to study authentic Spanish texts, specifically in Grades 6
  • 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
  • Passionate about reading, writing, and a wide variety of types of texts

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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.

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