Pearson K12 Literacy Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

K12 Literacy Specialist


At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Asa K-12 Literacy Specialist, you will own the salestransaction from prospecting to close for Pearson products, services andsolutions respective to your portfolio in assigned markets.

To make this happen, you will enjoy theopportunity develop and maintain ongoing relationships with school districtdecision makers in your designated market and share your expertise in Pearson’sofferings, pedagogy and the competitive environment.

You will partner directly with the Market SalesTeams and product management to advance Pearson products, services andsolutions in your market.

You will be responsible for:

- Achieving revenue targets in your accounts.

- Developing and delivering winningpresentations.

- Developing relationships with key K-12decision makers within your market segment (specialty areas, states, markets).

- Providing customer feedback to sales, productand mark


Qualifications :

  • Deep knowledge and passion for learning in K12 Literacy

  • Academic experience and/or training K12 Literacy with proven expertise

  • Strong presentation and communication - verbal and written

  • Demonstrate the ability to deliver winning presentations in large and small groups

  • Experience in networking with district administrators and decision makers

  • Previous experience in selling and servicing in the education market is desirable

  • Experience in public speaking and creating engaging presentations for teachers, parents district administrators, superintendents, or adoption committees

  • Experience creating and conducting PowerPoint and/or Keynote presentations

  • College degree required with advance degree or specialty related training is highly desirable


  • We are looking for a Literacy Specialist who has experience teaching Literacy in the classroom within grades K-12

  • Ability to have pointed conversations with school districts in the area of K12 Literacy

  • Highly skilled in influencing decision makers in the area of K12 Literacy

  • Ability to assimilate knowledge and present Pearson's print and digital solutions

  • Must be willing to travel 60-75%

  • Humanities experience is a plus


Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-IL-Chicago

Other Locations US-WI-Milwaukee, US-MN-Minneapolis, US-MI-Detroit

Job: Sales

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 7, 2017