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Public Consulting Group English Language Arts Curriculum Writer (Grades 6–12) in Boston, Massachusetts


English Language Arts Curriculum Writer ( Grades 6–12 )

Location: Remote

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 .

The Opportunity

PCG’s Education Consulting service line seeks Curriculum Writers for a highly complex and exciting curriculum development projectfor 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 Artsby creatingcustom curricular content that is centered around culturally relevant and sustaining texts, themes, and instructional practices.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,remoterole,withpotential foroccasional in-person meetings. Some travel may be required.Theanticipatedstart date is January 2023.PCG is seeking writersfor two development projects, one with a projected end-date of June 2023and the other with aprojected end-date of August 2024.Writers may be staffed to one orbothdevelopment teams.

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 theEngageNYgrades 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 todevelop and/or reviseseveralcurriculato respond to stakeholder feedback, includingK–12 ReadingLanguage 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).


The Role

Responsibilities and expectations of Curriculum Writers include the following.

  • Developgrades 6–12 ELA curricular resources. Writers are responsible for the following:

  • Identifyingtexts that are culturally relevant and sustaining.Texts should elevate contemporary authors/content creators and include culturally positive portrayals of central characters for eachclient-specifiedcommunity (e.g., Asian American and Pacific Islanders;members of the Latinx, West African, Black Caribbean, Central American, and South Americancommunities;and Americans with Disabilities).

  • Creatingdevelopmentally appropriatewhole-grouplessons,practice activities, and related instructional materialsthat support theactualization of the Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts

  • Creatingadditionalscaffoldsto support the diverse needs of students

  • Developingformative and culminating assessment tools

  • Ensure thatdeliverables comply withspecific design criteria andare appropriateforthe agreed upon instructional and technical specifications.

  • Engage in ahighly collaborativeand rapid development process,which includesregular engagement with team members, peer review,client feedback,and other formative feedback.

  • Availability duringthe regularwork week, with some night or weekend work as needed.

  • Commitment for the duration of theproject withpotentialopportunity for future work.

Required Skills and Orientations

  • Able to meet deadlines inafast-paced environment without compromising quality

  • Self-motivated, self-directed, and comfortable taking initiative

  • Committedto 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

  • Ableto persist through an iterative process,modifying and refining work products over time

  • Attuned to detail and,also,able to see the big picture

  • Excellentverbal and writtencommunication skills

  • Skilled in the development and delivery of ELA curriculum and instruction

  • Knowledgeable about culturally responsive teaching practices

  • Knowledgeable aboutthe Next Generation Standards for English Language Arts

  • Knowledgeable about New York State English language proficiency standards/levels

  • Knowledgeableabout high-quality literacy instruction

  • Knowledgeable aboutthe principlesof 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)

  • Dedicated to achievement for all students


Required/Desired Experience

  • Bachelor'sdegree or higher

  • Experience teaching diverse learnersinELAclassroom(s), including EnglishLearnersand students with disabilities

  • Deep content knowledge inEnglish Language Arts as evidenced by years of teaching and/or other relevant experience

  • Experience developing curricular resourcesand authentic assessmentsfor use by others

  • Familiarity with Google Drive

  • Experience with digital learning instructional design (Preferred)

  • Familiarity with the Hidden Voices initiative, as well as the Expeditionary Learning and HMH Into Reading curriculum products (Preferred)




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.

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 employmentregarding recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoff, company-sponsored training, education, and social and recreational programsare 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.


Job Locations US

Posted Date 6 months ago (11/22/2022 12:47 PM)

Job ID 2022-8857

# of Openings 1

Category Consulting

Type Regular Full-Time

Practice Area Education Services

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.