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Consultant - Threat Assessment - Education

Company: Public Consulting Group
Location: Indianapolis
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

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 .
Our portfolio includes a diverse range of clients with a range of objectives. We serve urban, rural, and suburban school districts; traditional public, charter, and private schools; state education agencies; educational foundations; and professional associations throughout the U.S., Canada, and Europe. The team partners with superintendents, state commissioners, district administrators, principals, teachers, parents, and communities alike to realize clients' vision for a safer educational environment.
Overall Responsibilities :
PCG is currently seeking a Consultant to work for our national threat assessment team. This position can be remote or affiliated with one of our offices. Travel is expected to work with clients across the country. The Consultant works in a fast-paced, dynamic environment alongside subject matter experts, project management, and operations staff within the Education Strategies (ES) practice. This position provides motivated individuals an opportunity to contribute to the success of exciting educational initiatives nationally. Specific projects will include implementation and training on PCG's market leading threat assessment case management platform, initiative development, business process reviews, writing of proposals and marketing material, research and analysis, and implementation support.
Specific Responsibilities :

  • Provide client and project management:

  • Serve as a contact for ongoing communications with clients.

  • Manage internal project teams and ensure that established project management processes and structures are appropriately implemented.

  • Manage project plan and coordinate timelines, due dates, assignments, and workflow.

  • Develops and maintains project budgets, including client invoicing

  • Participate in and organize planning meetings, status meetings, and other meetings as needed.

  • Contribute to on-site meetings and other activities with clients.

  • Establish and maintain project collaboration sites (e.g., using SharePoint).

  • Prepare client contracts and ensure project legal documents are completed and signed.

  • Communicate with staff and clients as needed throughout the contracting process to secure contracts in a timely manner.

  • Prepare project status reports for management and for clients.

  • Collect, analyze, present, and act upon data:

  • Coordinate data collection efforts including acquisition of student data, survey data, and other data relevant to our projects.

  • Organize and carry out all aspects of survey production and processing, including formatting, printing, distribution, collection, and analysis.

  • Generate spreadsheets, tables, and graphs to effectively and attractively present data for clients.

  • Use advanced features of Excel to expedite data analysis, including complex formulas, linking worksheets, lookups, pivot tables, macros, and charts.

  • Assist with written reports and other materials for clients.

  • Contribute to proposal and business development:

  • Assist proposal teams, including writing sections, coordinating efforts, and preparing proposal submissions.

  • Manage the proposal development process, including the development schedule, staff assignments, documentation requirements, production, and timely delivery.

  • Regularly scan the environment for new RFPs and other opportunities.

  • Participate in business development efforts, including contributing to conferences, marketing campaigns, presentations, and sales meetings.

  • Contribute to the organization:

  • Conduct and act upon analysis in service of projects and the business line.

  • Develop a thorough understanding of our products and services.

  • Communicate regularly about client projects with the project team. Keep team apprised of changes within the organization and general corporate news.

  • Capture and share knowledge accrued and lessons learned throughout the lifecycle of projects.

  • Suggest areas for improvement in internal processes, operations, and client services, along with possible solutions.

  • Comply with and help to enforce standard policies and procedures.

  • Participate in special assignments as needed.

    Desired Orientations :

    • Passionate about school improvement and school safety

    • Analytical

    • Comfortable moving forward in ambiguous situations

    • Commitment to exceptional client service

    • Persists through challenges

    • Demonstrates a growth mindset

    • Adaptive and creative problem-solver

    • Self-starter and demonstrates initiative

    • Intellectually curious

    • Comfort working both collaboratively and independently

    • Possesses a sense of humor

    • Self-aware, self-reflective

      Required Skills and Experience :

      • Project management experience

      • Ability to move projects forward within specific timeline and budget with a high attention to detail

      • Ability to interact with various levels of management and with clients

      • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous and competing priorities

      • Attention to detail and commitment to quality

      • Ability to follow, critically evaluate, and improve upon current processes

      • Ability to recognize issues and identify solutions

      • Excellent organizational, verbal presentation, and written communication skills

      • Highly collaborative

      • Calm under pressure

      • Demonstrated expertise in MS Office products, particularly PowerPoint, Excel and Word

      • Research skills

      • Bachelor's degree required

      • Experience in education highly desirable

      • Availability during regular work week and overtime

      • Ability to travel to client sites

        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: $60,000 - $129,373 .
        In addition, PCG provides a range of benefits for this role.
        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 7 months ago (10/14/2022 3:59 PM)
        Job ID 2022-8714
        # 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.

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