Sr. Field Associate Special Education PD Specialist

Public Consulting Group New York , NY 10007

Posted 2 months ago


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 2,200 professionals in 55 offices around the U.S. and in Montreal, the UK and Poland. The firm draws on more than three 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.

PCG seeks an experienced special education district administrator and/or leader to help PCG, schools/districts across New York, and the New York State Department of Education to improve student outcomes, district policies, interventions, and instructional practice.

The Senior Field Associate will provide technical assistance and guidance, as well as internal and external leadership in matters of special education policy, compliance, operations, evaluation and instructional practice. The chosen candidate will actively lead the development and delivery of special education professional development in both in-person and virtual environments. The chosen candidate will manage local special education summits, professional learning sessions, and develop related policy briefs and supporting materials.


Primary Responsibilities of this position, which will be a minimum of ten (10) months annually, will include:

  • Lead Project Specialists, school districts, and state clients in PCG's delivery of special education professional development and course/webinar creation

  • Collaborate with district and state agency clients to create comprehensive professional development programs to support continuous improvement efforts in special education based on adult learning best practices and creative use of available technology

  • Develop, in coordination with PCG and PIT, and state/regional teams, topical themes and supporting materials to drive professional development sessions, focus groups, webinars, etc.

  • Actively participate in local conferences, sharing best practices, instructional and change strategies, and helping position OSE's effort to improve Special Education instruction in schools and communities throughout New York

  • Provide strategic leadership, vision, and guidance to PCG's New York team in providing Special Education instructional and human capital development services

  • Provide insight and guidance to PCG staff members and clients in PCG Online Blended Learning Platform configurations specifically aligning it towards the goals of the NYSED Blueprint for Improved Results with Students with Disabilities and State ESSA Plan

  • Train and coach PCG team members in the areas of New York special education compliance and policy, continually keeping staff members up to speed on current policies, trends, and best practices from the PIT and state/regional teams

  • Lead development, in coordination with PIT and state/regional teams, and dissemination of special education related white papers, reports, guidance documents, procedure manuals, training materials, and other written materials for school districts


The ideal candidate will bring 10+ years of experience in a school setting with demonstrated success and a strong reputation as an exceptional special education classroom teacher, curriculum lead, and/or administrator. Further, the successful candidate will exhibit deep understanding of key policy issues and trends that affect special education in one of the following subject areas: Literacy, Transition, MTSS/RtI Academic/Behavior, Specially Designed Instruction, and/or Special Education Instruction.

  • Must possess a master's degree (or higher) in education or a related field of expertise

  • Must exhibit exceptional writing, research and presentation skills

  • Must exhibit deep understanding of adult learning (both in person and virtually) and trends that affect special education

  • Must be effective in teaching adults and enjoy working with diverse clients and teams

  • Must exhibit a positive, can-do attitude in tackling complex and persistent problems affecting schools and communities

  • Must have a deep understanding of special education instructional best practices

  • Must have experience as a supervisor and/or curriculum leader

  • Candidate must be located in New York


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