Public Consulting Group Curriculum Writer (Grades PK-12 Music) in Boston, Massachusetts
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 .
PCG’s Education Consulting service line seeks Curriculum Writers for a highly complex and exciting Music digital curriculum development project. The project provides motivated individuals a unique opportunity to support educators and students in actualizing the Illinois Arts Learning Standards in the creation of a custom curriculum committed to equity and inclusive of local arts. Curriculum writers will engage in a creative, iterative, and collaborative development process to produce lessons and practice activities that are rigorous, engaging, and meaningful to students. Specific responsibilities and skill/experience requirements are detailed below.
This is a full-time, temporary, remote role, with potential for occasional in-person meetings. Some travel may be required. The anticipated start date is April 2023, with the possibility of an earlier start for candidates with availability. The projected end-date is Fall 2024, with a potential opportunity for an extension, dependent upon schedule finalization with the client.
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.
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; 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 a number of 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 and expectations of Curriculum Writers include the following.
Develop a comprehensive music curricular resource aligned to specific standards and scope and sequence. Writers are responsible for creating the following deliverables:
Developmentally appropriate whole-group lessons, practice activities, and related instructional materials that support the development of the artistic processes and center local and diverse artistic anchors
Additional review, support, and challenge lessons to support the diverse needs of students
Assessment tools aligned to the scope and sequence
Ensure that deliverables comply with specific design criteria and are appropriate for implementation in a digital environment.
Engage in a highly collaborative and rapid development process, which includes regular engagement with team members, peer review, client feedback, and other formative feedback.
Availability during regular work week, with some night or weekend work as needed.
Commitment for the duration of the project with potential opportunity for future work.
Required Skills and Orientations
Able to meet deadlines in fast-paced environment without compromising quality
Self-motivated, self-directed, and comfortable taking initiative
Committed to the development of culturally and linguistically relevant and responsive materials
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
Ability to persist through 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 communication skills
Skilled in the development and delivery of music instruction
Knowledgeable about Illinois Arts Learning Standards or the National Core Arts Standards in Visual Arts
Knowledgeable about WIDA
Knowledgeable about the principles of Universal Design for Learning and Backwards Design
Knowledgeable about how to create authentic assessments
Passionate about Fine Arts and dedicated to achievement for all students
Bachelor's degree or higher
Experience teaching diverse learners in music classroom(s), including English Learners and students with disabilities
Deep content knowledge in music as evidenced by years of teaching experience in PK–12 public school setting implementing Illinois Music standards or National Core Arts Standards in music
Experience developing curricular resources and authentic assessments for use by others
Familiarity with Google Drive
Experience with digital learning instructional design (Preferred)
Interested individuals must submit Resume or CV.
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: $55,156 - $78,561.
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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Posted Date 2 months ago (1/19/2023 10:19 AM)
Job ID 2022-8747
# of Openings 1
Type Temporary Assignment
Practice Area Education Services
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