Pearson Manager Content Development - Science in Boston, Massachusetts
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The information provided below outlines the Experience, Duties, and Responsibilities that Asset Creation leadership values in the Manager role. In addition to these general expectations, managers of functional areas possess the leadership attributes as defined by Pearson’s Assessment and Information division and content knowledge in the specific functional area.
Leadership attributes as defined by Pearson’s Asset Creation team include Business Acumen (Drive, Knowledge, Character), People Skills (Insight, Judgment, Influence), Thinks beyond the here and now (Creative, Strategic, Smart) and Connects with Customers (Inclusive, Curious, Responsive).
Manage assigned personnel located on and offsite, including approval of timesheets, review of performance appraisals, and recommendations for promotions
Establish 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 subcontractors, vendors, and independent contractors
Recommend staffing allocations and projects assignments
Monitor staff professional development, productivity, fiscal responsibility, and wellbeing; 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
Education and Experience
Master's degree in Education, Science, Educational Measurement and Testing, or equivalent experience preferred
Minimum of seven years of experience in assessment, curriculum development, instruction, and/or educational publishing required
Minimum of four years of experience in large-scale educational assessment and 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 Science, Next Generation Science Standards, measurement, content development, and test construction
General knowledge of all phases of the development, processing, scoring and reporting of large-scale assessments required
As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only , the range of starting pay for this role is $85,000 - $95,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.
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Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Organization: Assessment & Qualifications
Req ID: 6583