Pearson Sr. Project Manager, Legal Operations in Iowa City, Iowa

Sr. Project Manager, Legal Operations


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.

We are seeking at Sr. Project Manager to join our Legal Operations team in Iowa City, IA.

Job Summary:

  • Manages legal projects under limited direction.

  • Responsible for managing and tracking project timeline, budget and data flow of project information.

  • Provides additional financial metrics and analysis as needed.

  • Communicates project status to stakeholders and leadership.

  • Organizes activities in order to support departmental and project objectives and goals.

  • Projects include process creation, process improvement and technology initiatives, including process mapping and change management efforts.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work proactively to ensure that projects are completed within acceptable timeframe and within budget.

  • Ensure that projects outcomes are achieved as defined.

  • Monitor and update project information, create documentation, reports, and related work throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Ensure assigned duties and responsibilities are completed with quality, are accurate, and timely.

  • Communicate project status to stakeholders/division leadership throughout the duration of the project and post implementation to make certain all impacted stakeholders have an understanding of risks, issues and activities.

  • Collect, compile and prepare financial data in support of projects for planning and approval purposes. Provides additional financial metrics and analysis as needed.

  • Identify and troubleshoot issues. Provide recommendations and resolution options to stakeholders.

  • Maintain, organize and distribute project information, creates documentation, reports and related work to stakeholders as needed/requested. Documentation may include issues log, white papers, FAQs, plans, schedules, process maps, process documentation, user guides, blog posts, and other documentation required to effectively manage deliverables as assigned.

  • Establish and maintain positive and productive relationships with internal resources and external vendors. Be responsive and timely in responding to questions, concerns, and requests.

  • Serve as a point-of-contact to the internal customer and cross-functional teams for day-to-day execution.

  • Interface and collaborate cross functionally (eg: information security, technology, finance) to ensure project success.

  • Perform day-to-day functions to support the successful operation of the department and to support the objectives and goals of the department.

  • Identify and manage risks, issues, and escalate as appropriate.

  • Some travel may be required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree plus four plus years of demonstrated project management experience is required, preferably in a technology or legal operations discipline.

  • PMP / PMI-ACP Certification is strongly preferred.

  • Experience to include:

  • presenting and reporting on project plans;

  • planning organizing, and managing resource to bring about the successful completion of goals and objectives; and

  • establishing and maintaining relationships with colleagues across the enterprise.

  • Ability to work independently with limited direction and to manage multiple, conflicting priorities.

  • Effective verbal/written communication skills, strong listening, negotiation and facilitation skills.

  • Note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this role.

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-IA-Iowa City

Work Locations: US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge 2510 North Dodge Street Iowa City 52245

Job: Project/Programme Management

Organization: Legal

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jun 21, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1808525

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.