Pearson Director, Marketing Communications in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

Director, Marketing Communications


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.


The Manager Marketing Communication is responsible for providing world-class marketing services for prospective and existing Academic Partners. The MMC may develop or work with various internal/external teams to identify, manage, and deliver services such as: the design & deployment of partner opportunities, account management, marketing strategy, messaging, creative, project and identity management. The MMC utilizes strong marketing and communications skills and services to optimize partner relationships to exceed results. The MMC may be allocated to focus on a particular component of the marketing life cycle and or service. This is Senior/Management level position which requires expert knowledge and the ability to work independently.

General Responsibilities

Provides World Class Marketing Client Service Management by creating synergies with our internal teams & Academic Partners which empower us to exceed our objectives.

Helps to provide oversight on the planning, implementation, development and or servicing of new marketing ideas for Academic Partners & internal teams.

Manages communications projects for various components of the marketing life cycle or services.

Helps to develop, execute and/or provide service management of marketing objectives.

Prepares & presents materials/findings both internally and externally for the marketing communications area he or she supports.

Provides Academic Partner insights and strategies which help enable internal & external teams deliver results that exceed objectives.

Creates buy in from multiple constituents in a collaborative cross-functional environment.

Hires, coaches and develops high-performing teams.

General Qualifications

4-year degree from an accredited institution in Marketing, Business Administration or related field OR appropriate combination of education and significant experience.

Professional oral and written communication skills for effective relationship development/management and presentations with stakeholders

Proficient with Microsoft Office

Superior attention to detail, excellent organizational & project management skills

The ability to multi-task, and work well under pressure with tight timelines

Experience with cultivating, nurturing, and on-boarding new clients and or business

Experience developing, adjusting as necessary, and implementing unique account management strategies which exceed client and business objectives

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct team management responsibilities





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: Marketing

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 6, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1809918

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled