Pearson Senior Project Manager in Richmond, Virginia
Our purpose is to add life to a lifetime of learning. We have more than 20,000 employees that deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them.
This position sits within our Work Force Skills (WFS) division, specifically in GED Testing Service, and reports to the Director of the Assessment.
The successful candidate will support the Assessment Services team in all areas of item development, test development, and project management.
*As our Senior Project Manager, you will: *
Initiate, maintain, and monitor annual contracts, new agreements, invoices, and payments by working with GEDTS Legal, Finance, and Contractors
Coordinate and manage item bank activities such as implementation and maintenance
Establish, manage, and support project documents and processes for our internal team (e.g., process documents, training, and job aids)
Support the content leads with various aspects of item development, test construction, forms review, data review, and training
Manage permissions including yearly audits, accurate records, new requests/extensions, and communications with the WFS Permissions group and content leads to ensure all permissions are up to date and correct
Manage communication across the Assessment Services team as well as other business units, driving the execution of cross functional projects that require formal meetings, meeting agendas, and forward action items/plans.
Lead special projects by identifying scope, managing communication, and driving activities within and between departments until completion
Determine the necessity for and facilitate meetings with internal and external stakeholders; record, distribute, and manage meeting decisions and action items/plans
Create and own project planning, requirements documentation, tracking, risk analysis, root cause analysis investigations, and preventative actions
Establish, manage, and execute tasks, schedules, and reports for internal and external stakeholders
Help to establish, and fully manage processes and materials for our external vendors/contractors (e.g., item/passage development, committees, special forms, SOWs/contracts, etc.)
Perform other duties as assigned
Education required : bachelor’s degree or higher
Experience required : Three or more years working in the assessment industry on complex assessment programs as a project manager or similar role
Skills required : Intermediate to advanced level skills with MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Project or SmartSheets
Skills required : Strong project planning, project execution, and organizational skills, including the ability to manage a variety of different projects and individuals and to adapt to unforeseen and unexpected requests or changes in priorities
Experience preferred : Two or more years working in the assessment industry as a content specialist, content manager, test development manager or similar role
Experience preferred : One or more years working with Coupa, ExamDeveloper, JIRA, item banks, and contracts
Proven ability to quickly learn complex processes and provide viable solutions
Proven ability to effectively and clearly communicate complex processes, both in writing and orally, to internal and external customers
Meticulous attention to detail and ability to accurately document and complete complex tasks
Proven ability to set priorities, schedules, and meet deadlines
Proven ability to work collaboratively as a leader and as a team member
Strong organizational, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills
Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific location. As required by the Colorado, California, Washington State, and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:
Minimum full-time salary range is between $80,000 - $85,000.
This position is not bonus eligible, and information on benefits offered is here.
What to expect from Pearson
Did you know Pearson is one of the 10 most innovative education companies of 2022?
At Pearson, we add life to a lifetime of learning so everyone can realize the life they imagine. We do this by creating vibrant and enriching learning experiences designed for real-life impact. We are on a journey to be 100 percent digital to meet the changing needs of the global population by developing a new strategy with ambitious targets. To deliver on our strategic vision, we have five business divisions that are the foundation for the long-term growth of the company: Assessment & Qualifications, Virtual Learning, English Language Learning, Workforce Skills and Higher Education. Alongside these, we have our corporate divisions: Digital & Technology, Finance, Global Corporate Marketing & Communications, Human Resources, Legal, Strategy and Direct to Consumer. Learn more at We are Pearson.
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Job: PROJECT/PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT
Organization: Workforce Skills
Req ID: 10015
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