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Pearson Manager, Assessment Creation - English in Austin, Texas

Manager, Assessment Creation - English


We are the world’s learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people.

  • Manage assigned personnel located on- and off-site, including approval of time-sheets, review of performance appraisals, and recommendations for promotions

  • Establish section goals and performance expectations, track progress in meeting expectations; provide feedback to direct reports

  • Plan and monitor expenditures of department budget

  • Monitor resource allocations, provide recommendations for staff size and augmentation, and maintain relationships with sub-contractors, vendors, and temporary employees

  • Recommend staffing allocations and projects assignments

  • Monitor staff professional development, productivity, fiscal responsibility, and well-being; provide coaching and direction as appropriate

  • Provide support in strategic solutions, level-of-effort, and costing initiatives

  • Provide training to individuals as needed both during the course of everyday business and as special needs or circumstances arise; assist in the development of training materials

  • Provide support of all content and measurement endeavors during the course of contract implementation including but not limited to: reviewing specifications and documentation of the procedures needed to implement solution; advising in the implementation of the specifications; evaluating the results of the specifications and reporting on the results; managing staff supporting the process

  • Respond to requests for proposals with the assistance of professional colleagues

  • Maintain awareness of developments in test construction, psychometrics, accessibility, special student populations, English language learner populations, and other assessment topics and participate in national professional organizations and/or associations

  • Provide leadership in the enhancement of the national reputation of Pearson as a developer and processor of assessments and a leader in customer support specifically as it applies to content development and general measurement issues

  • Assist in leadership efforts to analyze the needs associated with various customer requests, outlining different ways of meeting those needs, accurately and effectively communicating to the customer (both internal and external) the risks (cost to benefits) associated with each solution, and ultimately implementing a satisfactory solution in a timely and cost effective manner

  • Lead and participate in process improvement initiatives

  • Perform other duties as required; some travel required


  • Master's degree in Education, English Language Arts, Educational Measurement and Testing, or equivalent experience preferred

  • Minimum of seven years experience in assessment, curriculum development, instruction, and/or educational publishing required

  • Minimum of four years experience in large-scale educational measurement including involvement in test construction, item development, standards alignment, and test design

  • Minimum of three years of management/leadership experience, including personnel leadership, scheduling, resource allocation, mentoring, and training

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills required

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, especially in a teamwork environment required

  • Strong project planning and organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate a variety of different projects and individuals and to adapt to unforeseen and unexpected requests or changes in priorities required

  • Comprehensive knowledge of English Language Arts, measurement, content development, and test construction required

  • General knowledge of all phases of the development, processing, scoring and reporting of large-scale assessments required

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-TX-Austin

Other Locations US-IA-Iowa City, US-RE-Remote, US-TX-San Antonio

Work Locations: US-TX-Austin-400 Center Ridge 400 Center Ridge Drive TechRidge Three.2 - Suite 100 Austin 78753

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Assessments School

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jan 14, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2000423

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.