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Pearson Senior Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist in Frankfort, Kentucky

Senior Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist - ( 2108770 )


Pearson is 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.

The Senior Project Manager will report to the Director of Accessibility Research and Efficacy and will work to support the mission of the Accessibility Team for Assessments.

The Senior Project Manager will have responsibility for managing and refining the process and production of accessible materials for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and identifying the capabilities and limitations of the technology tools that support these learners. The Senior Project Manager will conduct research on topics specific to challenges in the creation of American Sign Language (ASL) resources. The Senior Project Manager will collaborate with team members to identify grant opportunities, submit proposals, conduct research on other topics and present results at local and national conferences.

The Senior Project Manager will also collaborate with Pearson Sales, Contract Management, and Content Development teams to support the successful fulfillment of contract scope related to accessibility and accommodations including but not limited to ASL.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. Manage the ASL process

  2. Coordinating program team tasks

  3. Identifying filming dates

  4. Asset Development Requirements

  5. Escalating risks

  6. Filming

  7. Schedule

  8. Vendor management

  9. Scripts

  10. Developing and Maintaining Training Resources

  11. Conducting lessons learned reviews after each filming session

  12. Documenting action items or tasks that need to be completed

  13. Managing the completion of action items/tasks

  14. Communicating lessons learned to all key stakeholders

  15. Research best practices in ASL filming

  16. Conduct literature reviews

  17. Stay abreast of policy and current work related to ASL

  18. Identify signs that are not regional specific and can be used universally across programs

  19. Build and maintain a research repository to inform our ASL asset production process

  20. Support program teams through the engagement model

  21. Manage Public Relations within the deaf community

  22. Attend the National Association of the Deaf Conference bi-annually

  23. Identify top talent for ASL filming

  24. Conduct training with Pearson personnel on deaf culture and how to properly interact with people who are deaf or hard of hearing

  25. Advocate for Pearson sponsorship of the National Association of the Deaf or other organizations that support people who are deaf or hard of hearing

  26. Respond to Requests for Proposal (RFP)

  27. Gather contractual requirements for ASL once a contract is awarded

  28. Support ongoing research efforts

  29. Demonstrated ability to work remotely

  30. May travel up to 20% of time

  31. Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors/ Mental Demands:

  • Frequent use of standard office equipment

  • Prolonged sitting

  • Occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling and twisting

  • Repetitive hand motions (keyboarding and use of mouse)

  • Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 20 pounds)

  • May work prolonged and irregular hours

  • Occasional out-of-state and statewide travel

  • Work with frequent interruptions

  • Maintain emotional control under pressure

  • Ability to adapt to frequently changing technologies

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is 95-105k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: 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.



  • Master’s degree in Deaf Education, Family Studies or related field specializing in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals, and their families from an accredited college or university OR a Bachelor’s degree in Deaf Studies plus five years of teaching experience in education of the deaf or hard of hearing-related field specializing in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals


  • Experience writing on the professional level

  • Five years of professional experience in management of staff and resources

  • Demonstrated ability to work remotely

Special Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community

  • Fluency in American Sign Language as demonstrated by being a native ASL speaker or a certified ASL translator.

  • Experience creating sign language video assets for use in instruction and/or assessment

  • Functional working knowledge of the Guidelines for Accessible Assessment Project (GAAP) ASL guidelines

  • Knowledge of Research and Methodologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • An understanding of accessibility standards such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1)

  • Knowledge of the laws that protect people with disabilities.

  • Previous teaching experience in K-12

  • Experience conducting research

  • Knowledge of the K-12 market and Pearson products

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Work Locations :



Job : Product Management

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Manager

Shift : Day Job

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting : Jul 6, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2108770