Job Description

Classification: Full-time employment; exempt from overtime

Reports To: Catamaran Project Director

Summary: The project support associate provides support to the Catamaran project, a statewide special education compliance and improvement system, for Public Sector Consultants (PSC). The project support associate is responsible for drafting and formatting communications documents, assisting with website maintenance and updates, assisting with project management tool maintenance, and providing project administrative support.

Essential Duties

  • Provides support to overall project communications tasks, including drafting, editing, and/or formatting email campaign messages, presentations, and other training materials
  • Assists in the maintenance and update of the Catamaran Technical Assistance Website
  • Assists in the recording and editing of videos and webinars
  • Supports the Catamaran project director on administrative tasks related to project status reporting and budget management
  • Provides timely and valuable support to the project director, including scheduling meetings, drafting project reports, and assisting with administrative tasks related to overall project management
  • Assists in the maintenance of project management tools and assets, including cloud-based project management and help desk applications, along with providing maintenance and updates as requested to the Catamaran Technical Assistance Website
  • Writes well, adhering to the Catamaran style guide and using clear language to communicate to users or draft project-related documents and/or technical issues into language all system users and project stakeholders can understand, demonstrating improvement once comments are returned from colleagues

Expectations of All PSCers

  • Collaborates and communicates well with staff and clients in a fast-paced environment with diverse people and projects, fostering a supportive, creative working environment for all PSC colleagues
  • Demonstrates initiative, critical thinking, and sound judgment to generate ideas, work approaches, presentation of information, and issue resolution
  • Manages workload effectively while engaged in multiple projects concurrently with high accuracy and attention to detail, seeking clarification when appropriate
  • Adheres to PSC’s quality assurance processes
  • Seeks areas of personal growth and identifies steps toward success, including mentorship, ongoing learning, and professional development opportunities
  • Is occasionally available beyond regular work hours as necessary to respond to staff and firm needs


  • A bachelor’s degree in communications, business, or related field of study and one to two years of relevant work experience in in business communications
  • Technical writing skills
  • Project and/or communications coordination experience preferred
  • Competency using meeting and webinar technology
  • Competency using Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; experience with email campaign messaging, video editing, and website content management software (e.g., Constant Contact, Camtasia, WordPress) is desirable, but not required

Work Environment

New employees will work in the office a minimum of three days per week for employee onboarding and team relationship building. Work is primarily performed indoors, with extended periods at a computer or on the telephone. The nature of the work involves multitasking, completing repetitive tasks, and having contact with the public and clients.


  • Salary range of $48,351–$64,855, commensurate with education and experience
  • Eligibility for company profit share
  • Competitive medical, dental, life, disability, voluntary vision, and voluntary legal insurance plans
  • Company 401(k) contribution
  • Paid time off granted upon start date
  • Eleven paid holidays per year
  • Paid parking

About Catamaran

Catamaran is a cloud-based application developed over the last 16 years by Public Sector Consultants in partnership with the Michigan Department of Education Office of Special Education. Catamaran makes state and federal activities and reporting requirements easier and more useful to special education leaders and professionals throughout the state. For more information about Catamaran, visit

About PSC

Public Sector Consultants is a certified Women‐owned Small Business and a Women’s Business Enterprise, and we are committed to creating a space for all voices to be heard and understood. We have served hundreds of government agencies, nonprofits, associations, and regulated industries in our more than 40‐year history. We take pride in our role as an independent, nonpartisan public policy consulting firm that is trusted, respected, and engaged in our community. We don’t just follow best practice, we create it. PSC strives for excellence in relationships with both clients and colleagues and was recognized as one of the Detroit Free Press Top Workplaces in 2020 and 2021, as well as a 2021 winner of Crain’s Business Detroit Cool Places to Work contest. Since our founding in 1979, PSC has built a reputation as the consulting firm of choice for anyone working to better people’s lives.

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of Michigan and beyond through the development and implementation of innovative, actionable public policies.

Why Join Our Team?

We know that employees want more than a job—they want to be part of a community. We offer opportunities to take on meaningful work, get involved in the community, grow professionally, and to learn from a diverse network of colleagues. Your time and talent make a difference beyond the office and extend into the community around you. For us, culture is a way of being, bringing our whole selves to work, and showing up for our colleagues—many of whom we call friends. We’re more than the work we do, and we’ve all got social, emotional, and physical lives that flourish with a healthy work‐life balance. At PSC, we understand that we benefit from the sum of our individual differences, self-expression, and life experiences. Our clients also benefit from having access to different perspectives and a broad range of problem-solving approaches. It’s that rare place where you can be true to yourself and your passions while still working collectively toward an important and common goal—making a difference for our clients and the people we serve. We foster openness and inclusivity, share triumphs, and cultivate lessons learned. The deep care and dedication we have for each other and our communities shines through in our unique personalities and commitment to a job well done. Want to know more? Learn about why PSC is a great place to work.


Submit a cover letter including salary requirements and resume through the job posting on our website: All materials must be submitted as PDF or Word documents. Applications must be submitted by April 6, 2023. If you have trouble with the upload page or have questions about the position, please email: [email protected].