Curriculum Writers - ELA Grades K-5
at Public Consulting Group

Date Posted: 11/12/2019

Job Description

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

The Opportunity

PCG’s Education Consulting service line seeks Curriculum Writers for a highly complex and exciting English Language Arts (ELA) digital curriculum development project in partnership with Chicago Public Schools. The project provides motivated individuals a unique opportunity to support educators and students in actualizing college and career ready standards for literacy, through the delivery of high-quality curricular resources in a digital environment. Curriculum writers will engage in a highly creative, iterative, and collaborative development process and produce lessons that are rigorous, engaging, and meaningful to students. Specific responsibilities and skill/experience requirements are detailed below. 

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.

Recent project engagements have included the development of the EngageNY grades 6–12 English Language Arts Common-Core aligned curriculum for the New York State Education Department, design and delivery of a system of professional learning for the Connecticut State Department of Education, and the creation of training and resources to support transition to the new standards for the Florida Department of Education.


  • Participate in the development of grades K-5 English Language Arts curriculum, including additional review and challenge lessons to support the development of literacy skills. Optional: Integrate instructional strategies and supports for English Learners.
  • Write lessons and supporting material to specific design criteria and for implementation in a digital environment.
  • Participate in a highly-collaborative and rapid development process, in which curriculum writing occurs in a team environment that includes regular engagement with team members, peer review, and other formative feedback.
  • Availability during regular work week, with some night or weekend work as needed.
  • Must be available to attend client meetings in Chicago on a regular basis.
  • Two-year project commitment with opportunity for future work.


Required Skills and Orientations

  • 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
  • Enthusiastic and open-minded in facing challenges
  • Collaborative, flexible, creative problem-solvers
  • Attuned to detail and also able to see the big picture
  • Excellent communicators
  • Able to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment without compromising quality
  • Energetic
  • Skilled in literacy across the content areas
  • Excited and knowledgeable about college and career ready instruction
  • Passionate about reading, writing, and a wide variety of types of texts
  • Dedicated to achievement for all students

Required/Desired Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or higher
  • Classroom experience teaching diverse learners at the elementary level
  • Experience developing curricular resources
  • Experience with Illinois English Language Arts Standards (ELA CCSS)
  • Experience with digital learning instructional design (Preferred)
  • Experience with Safari Montage and/or Google Classroom (Preferred)
  • Classroom experience teaching English Learners (Optional)
  • Experience with Illinois English Language Development Standards (WIDA) (Optional)


Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Chicago, IL
  • Job Type: Legal
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 11/12/2019

About Us

Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) provides management consulting and technology services to help public sector education, health, human services, and other government clients achieve their performance goals and better serve populations in need. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has more than 1,700 professionals in 55 offices around the U.S. and in Montreal, UK and Poland. The firm draws on more than two decades of consulting to public sector clients in all 50 states and Canada to deliver best-practice solutions and measurable results to state and local public agencies, state-operated facilities, and private providers that do business with government agencies.

PCG is committed to a diverse workforce which is a reflection of our clients and the people they serve. Our organizational culture attracts and rewards people who are results-oriented and interested in making an immediate impact on their community as well as their own career.

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