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Sr. Advisor - Special Education Services

Public Consulting Group, Inc. Denver, CO Full-Time
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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 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 [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Sr. Advisor - Special Education Services.

PCG seeks an experienced school district administrator to help PCG and school districts/state departments of education across the nation to improve student outcomes and instructional practice, guide district policies related to equity and special education services, and support intervention implementation.

The Senior Advisor will provide technical assistance and guidance, as well as internal and external leadership, in matters of special education policy, compliance, operations, and instructional practice. The chosen candidate will actively lead and participate in the design, development and delivery of special education services to support teachers and district/state department of education leaders as they work to solve complex special education problems.

Responsibilities
  • Advise and lead PCG staff members and clients in the development and delivery of special education program reviews and evaluations
  • Support business development activities, in close partnership with a focused business development team, through participation in proposals, demonstrations, strategic client conversations
  • Actively participate in firm-wide initiatives and national conferences, sharing best practices, strategies, and helping position PCG as the premier education solutions provider to schools and communities worldwide
  • Provide strategic leadership, vision, and guidance to PCG’s management team in providing industry leading special education technologies and human capital development services
  • Provide insight and guidance to PCG staff members and clients in special education data management system/report configurations
  • Train and coach PCG team members in the areas national and state-specific special education compliance and policy, continually keeping staff members up to speed on current policies, trends and best practices from across the nation
  • Participate in the development and dissemination of special education related white papers, reports, guidance documents, procedure manuals, training materials, and other written materials for clients and the firm

The ideal candidate will bring 10+ years of experience in a school district setting with demonstrated success and a strong reputation as an exceptional special education classroom teacher, service provider, and/or school district administrator. Further, the successful candidate will exhibit deep understanding of key policy issues and trends that affect special education and equity issues and possess the ability to conduct in-depth mixed methods research.

Required Skills:

  • Strong people skills to build and maintain relationships
  • Exceptional writing and research skills
  • Effective in teaching adults and enjoy working with diverse clients and teams
  • Positive, can-do attitude in tackling complex and persistent problems affecting schools and communities
  • Client management and networking experience
  • Project management skills
  • Commitment to exceptional client service
  • Creative problem-solving ability and a consultant mindset
  • Dedication to accomplishing goals and challenges presented by clients and management
  • Ability to interact with various levels of management and with clients
  • Flexible, self-starter possessing intellectual curiosity
  • Enthusiasm for life-long learning and staying well-informed about current business and educational issues
  • Proven ability to take initiative to move daily work forward
  • Good judgment in completing tasks and in seeking guidance when needed
  • Ability to move projects forward within specific timeline and budget while working at a detailed level
  • Ability to operate in both a team situation and autonomously with minimal supervision
  • Supervise work with large data sets to ensure accurate outcomes and associated reports 
  • Able to follow, critically evaluate, and improve upon current processes
  • Proven ability to make presentations to various audiences
  • Good judgment in completing tasks and in seeking guidance when needed
  • Ability to recognize risks, escalate issues, and identify solutions
  • Strong skills in the areas of interpersonal communication, analysis, critical thinking, attention to detail, and multi-tasking

 Required Experience:

  • A Master’s Degree (or higher) in education or a related field of expertise
  • 10+ years of experience in a school district setting with demonstrated success and a strong reputation as an exceptional special education classroom teacher, service provider, and/or school district administrator
  • Previous supervisory experience required

Other Requirement:

  • Ability to work in the Denver or DC Metro area offices and travel nationally as required

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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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