Pearson Senior Market Research Analyst in Hartford, Connecticut

Senior Market Research Analyst


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 Academic Strategist is responsible for conducting academic research on any given assigned focus area in higher education and produce high-quality and executable curriculum and program implementation strategies in a complex learning ecosystem environment. He or she will be expected to contribute to institutional, program, and curriculum analysis of existing and potential clients and will be expected to work with internal and external high-level stakeholders to design efficient and effective programs. Must be able to conduct original research in collaboration with partner faculty and provide primary and secondary research to support existing and new business needs across the organization. Must be comfortable engaging deeply with administrative and faculty stakeholders and development teams to design and innovate on education offerings. He or she will provide in-depth organizational research deliverables to support emerging and existing business success and must provide team insight and leadership in specified areas of research. Must be able to work nimbly in a high-volume, high-pressure environment with high-level of expectation. This is Senior/Management level position which requires expert knowledge and little to no instruction.


  • Responsibilities are applicable based on the position focus/channel

  • Helps to identify, analyze/execute new and potential product/services and markets

  • Collects and analyzes data on established and prospective customers, and competitors

  • Prepares reports that interpret learner employment and educational needs, market opportunities/conditions and trends

  • Prepares & presents materials/findings both internally and externally for the research area that he or she supports

  • Provides insights which facilitate the development of curriculum, instructional models, and programs for partner success

  • Collaborates across organizational functions and cross-functional teams to deliver results that exceed defined objectives

  • Provides academic research and program management and implementation creating synergies with our internal teams & Academic Partners that empower us to exceed our objectives

  • Communicates key research findings and recommendations to multiple constituents in a collaborative cross-functional environment

  • Communicate with high-level college administrators and faculty partners

  • Conducts research and analysis of primary and secondary sources

  • Conducts original research projects

  • Provides strategic planning and problem-solving within a complex learning ecosystem

  • Identifies and executes program implementation design

  • Responsible for general program management and implementation

  • Must have strong written and oral communication skills

  • Must be detail-oriented and able to deliver targeted goals in a timely and effective way

  • Must be communicative, collaborative, and have the ability to work in strong team environment

  • Helps to oversee and manage others who may be involved in program implementation

  • Must be able to deliver high-quality work from within a diverse scope of responsibilities

  • Exhibits good use of judgment in making decisions in a complex and fast-paced environment


  • 4-year degree from an accredited institution in Education or equivalent discipline OR appropriate combination of experience and education. Ph.D. preferred

  • Professional oral, written and communication skills for effective contact and presentation with stakeholders

  • Very strong analytical skills, with a track record of developing actionable recommendations from research data

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office with strong knowledge of Excel

  • Superior attention to detail, excellent organizational & project management skills

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

  • Experience in higher education (e.g. teaching, administration, operations) is required

  • Professional scholarly presentation experience is 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-RE-Remote

Work Locations: US-Remote Remote

Job: Strategy

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Apr 3, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1716094

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled