Pearson Partnership Manager - Online Program Management in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Partnership Manager - Online Program Management


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.

  • Assists the Regional Partnership Director by coordinating the day-to-day activities of the marketing, student recruitment, retention and instructional design teams for the specified client portfolio.

  • Chairs internal and external cross-functional team meetings and responsible for tracking follow-up action items that arise as a result of these meetings.

  • Assists the PD in the building of relationships with faculty, staff, and administration at our AP’s to foster greater collaboration, influence favorable policies and procedures, and to cultivate a deeper understanding between partners.

  • Works with Associate Directors of Marketing, Recruitment Services and Student Support Services to optimize business metrics for each program.

  • Stays in frequent communication with functional teams to maintain a detailed understanding of challenges and successes the teams are experiencing.

  • Identifies opportunities for growth for each program.

  • Monitors AP processes and facilitates improvements to enhance program business performance.

  • Solves AP issues involving application, transcript review, registrar, financial aid, reconciliation, invoicing and cash collection.

  • Maintains internal reporting resources such as the AP Scorecard, Marketing Scorecard, Program Prospectus, AP Contact Info, SWOT Analysis Summary, Relationship Org Charts, and others as delegated by PD.

  • Assists PD in the preparation of Steering Committee Reports and applicable ad-hoc analysis and travels to the AP if requested by PD, with travel estimated at less than 15%.

  • In coordination with Associate Directors of Recruitment and Student Support Services, submits bi-weekly forecasts and maintains input into Veritas.

  • Assists RPD in budget preparation activities.

  • Manages projects as assigned by the RPD.

  • In the absence of the RPD, assumes the overall management of the business unit.




  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution preferred, Master’s degree preferred.

  • Non-profit higher education account management experience - highly preferred. Or, strong proven functional leadership experience as an Associate Director within a Pearson business unit or from a non-profit higher education institution.

  • Experience as general manager, department head, or in academic or business leadership role where multiple decision influencers and decision makers were involved.

  • Executive level oral, written, and presentation communication skills.

  • Proven ability to lead by influence.

  • Creative and persistent problem solver.

  • Able to analyze and explain financial statements, budgets and critical performance metrics to C-level executives and clients.

  • Highly organized with project management / coordination experience.


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-Elk Grove Village

Work Locations: US-IL-Elk Grove Village-50 Northwest 50 Northwest Point Rd Elk Grove Village 60007

Job: Sales

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 13, 2017

Req ID: 1711277