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English Language Arts Curriculum Lead (Grades 6-12)

Job Locations US

Posted Date 2 months ago (11/22/2022 1:03 PM)

Job ID 2022-8859

# of Openings 1

Category Consulting

Type Regular Full-Time

Practice Area Education Services

Overview

The Opportunity

PCG's Education Consulting service line seeks a Curriculum Lead for a highly complex and exciting English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum development project for a major urban district. The project provides motivated individuals a unique opportunity to support educators and students in actualizing the Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts by creating custom curricul ar content that is centered around culturally relevant and sustaining texts, themes, and instructional practices. The E L A Curriculum Lead will oversee the content team, including lead writers and writers, through t raining, drafting, and revision process es to ensure the overall coherence of the grades 6 - 12 curriculum . The ELA Curriculum Lead will support the content team through a highly creative, iterative, and collaborative development process to produce lessons that are rigorous, engaging, and meaningful to students. Specific responsibilities and skill/experience requirements are detailed below.

This is a full-time, remote role, with occasional in-person meetings. Some travel may be required. The start date is January 2023 , with the possibility of an earlier start for candidates with availability.

About PCG' s Education Consulting Service Line

PCG's Education Consulting Service Line work s 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.

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 related implementation services across several states; the design and delivery of a system of a K-3 professional learning program for the Connecticut State Department of Education; and the creation of training and resources to support standards implementation for the Florida Department of Education. We recently collaborated with Chicago Public Schools (IL) to develop a full-year, standards-aligned digital curriculum for PK-12 English Language Arts and mathematics and are providing asynchronous and synchronous professional learning to teachers and administrators to support implementation. Currently, we are also developing a K-5 ELA curriculum in partnership with Pinellas County Schools (FL) to support their transition to the new Florida B.E.S.T standards. We are also 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).

Responsibilities

The Role

The Grades 6-12 ELA Curriculum Lead will:
  • Contribute to the development and refinement of instructional and technical specifications and oversee adherence to the specifications that will be documented in project requirements.
  • Provide leadership for content team in the implementation of instructional and technical specifications, as well as overall quality assurance and on-time delivery of deliverables .
  • Develop model deliverables that comply with specific design criteria .
  • Support lead writers in the f ormal review of draft deliverables and model , provid ing actionable written and verbal feedback for writers to apply.
  • Provide supervision and support for lead writers.
  • Work closely with project leadership , 6 - 12 ELA content leadership, and client content team in a rapid development process , including coordinating workflow where their involvement is required and engaging them in quality assurance to ensure alignment to client expectations.
  • Collaborate with project team to ensure vertical and horizontal alignment of the grades K-12 curricu lar resources .
  • Partner with the K - 5 Curriculum Lead to ensure consistency of approach (as appropriate) and share best practices for reviewing and providing feedback on grade-level deliverables in support of their lead writers.
  • Collaborate with project management and operations team s to ensure that established processes and structures are appropriately implemented.
  • Identify and act upon opportunities to improve processes, operations, and client services.
  • Have a vailability during the regular work week, with some night or weekend work as needed.


Required Skills and Orientations
  • Able to manage logistics and multiple parallel workflows
  • Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment without compromising quality
  • Self-motivated, self-direc ted, and comfortable taking initiative
  • Committed to the development of culturally and linguistically relevant and responsive materials that include connections to local communities specified by the client.
  • Committed to client satisfaction
  • Oriented around a growth mindset, driven to seek out and use feedback to improve and to grow
  • O pen-minded in facing challenges
  • Collaborative, flexible, creative problem-solvers
  • Ab le to persist thro u gh an iterative process modifying and refining work products over time
  • Attuned to detail and, also, able to see the big picture
  • Excellent verbal and written c ommunicat ion skills
  • Skilled in the development and delivery of ELA curriculum and instruction
  • Knowledgeable about culturally responsive teaching practices
  • K nowledgeable about t he Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts
  • Knowledgeable about New York State English language proficiency standards/levels
  • Knowledge able about high-quality literacy instruction
  • Knowledge able about the princip le s of Universal Design for Learning, Backwards Design, and experience creating authentic assessments
  • Passionate about reading, writing, and a wide variety and types of texts (inclusive of a variety of media, including websites, videos, films, podcasts, and eBooks)
  • D edicated to achievement for all students


Qualifications

Required /Desired Experience
  • Five or more years teaching experience in K - 12 public school setting
  • Deep content knowledge in English Language Arts as evidenced by years of teaching, advanced degree, and/ or other relevant experience ( preferably district-level experience)
  • Experience writing standards-based curriculum at middle and/or high school level
  • Experience teaching diverse learners, including English L earners and students with disabilities
  • Previous team leadership experience of 3 or more years
  • Experience developing curricular resources for use by other teachers
  • Familiarity with Google Drive
  • Experience with digital learning instructional design (Prefer red)
  • Familiarity with the Hidden Voices initiative, as well as the Expeditionary Learning and HMH Into Reading curriculum products (Preferred)
  • Masters degree or higher or equivalent experience


Next Steps

Interested individuals must submit Resume or CV .

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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: $53,876 - $125,000. 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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Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a management consulting firm that primarily serves public sector education, health, human services, and other state, county, and municipal government clients. Established in 1986 with headquarters in Boston, the firm has extensive experience in all 50 states, clients in six Canadian provinces, and a growing practice in the European Union.

 

Because PCG has dedicated itself almost exclusively to the public sector for nearly 30 years, the firm has developed a deep understanding of the legal and regulatory requirements and fiscal constraints that often dictate a public agency's ability to meet the needs of the populations it serves. We have helped numerous public sector organizations to maximize resources, make better management decisions using performance measurement techniques, improve business processes, improve federal and state compliance, and improve client outcomes. Many of PCG's nearly 2,000 employees have extensive experience and subject matter knowledge in a range of government-related topics, from child welfare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Welfare to Work (WtW), and Medicaid and Medicare policy to special education, literacy and learning, and school-based health finance. PCG's current work includes more than 1,000 active contracts in more than 40 states.

 

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