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Pearson Senior Accessibility Project Manager in Jefferson City, Missouri

Senior Accessibility Project Manager - ( 2101592 )


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 Accessibility Project Manager will define the processes and workflows for the Accessibility Team related to supporting the access needs of learners with disabilities. The person in this role will communicate with internal teams and clients about the capabilities and limitations of the technology tools that support learners with disabilities and provide guidance on the approaches for creating accessible assessments and assessment related materials. Additionally, the Senior Accessibility Project Manager will address accessibility related requirements in requests for proposals and collaborate with Pearson Sales, Contract Management, and Content Development teams to support the successful fulfillment of contract scope related to accessibility and accommodations. Major Responsibilities

  1. Participate in process engineering and process mapping activities for creation and publication of accessible content. Interact with quality management teams to address gaps in processes related to accessibility.

  2. Interpret accessibility guidelines and standards.

  3. Advise on style requirements for creating accessible content, including managing the creation of documented alternative text guidelines for images.

  4. Create and maintain thorough documentation on the current accessibility capabilities of Pearson’s assessment products and services.

  5. Gather and document requirements related to the production of high-quality accessible assessment content and associated materials.

  6. Analyze accessibility and accommodations policy trends and synthesize this information for internal Pearson staff and clients.

  7. Develop and deliver accessibility related training and documentation.

  8. Identify and mitigate risks related to the delivery of accessible products and services.

  9. Support multiple complex projects simultaneously.

  10. Partner with Contract Management teams and Product teams to create project plans and schedules for delivery of accessible content.

  11. Serve as a subject matter expert on capabilities of online assessment products and how built-in accessibility features and third-party assistive technologies can be used to support the needs of learners with disabilities.

  12. Work with content development teams and test development teams to address accessibility concerns related to content development and assessment development.

  13. Participate in project planning discussions related to the production of accessible products and materials.

  14. Collaborate with contractors and vendors to manage scope of work.

  15. Other responsibilities 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

  • Ability to work remotely

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is 82k-88k. 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.



Bachelor’s Degree in education or a related field, or equivalent experience in the field of education or assessment Certification(s) or Required Training

Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) obtained through the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP) or the ability to obtain this certification within 1 year Experience

  • 5 years of experience managing multiple projects required.

  • Experience in the field of accessibility, education administration, or assessments preferred.

Special Knowledge and Skills

  1. Functional knowledge of disability categories and the accessible materials and assistive technologies designed to support people with diverse needs

  2. Understanding of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)

  3. Understanding of the principles of universal design and universal design for learning

  4. Understanding of the assessment industry a plus.

  5. Ability to learn and adapt to new technologies quickly

  6. Exemplary written and verbal communication skills

  7. Ability to work remotely

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Work Locations :



Job : Project/Programme Management

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting : Feb 25, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2101592