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Pearson Project Manager in Little Rock, Arkansas

Project Manager - ( 2110483 )


We are 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 Project Manager oversees a suite of Curriculum Development projects by working closely with project sponsor, stakeholders, and project team members to ensure successful Project Delivery meeting all business needs, project requirements and deadlines. The Project Manager is responsible for creating and managing project schedules, identifying and mitigating project risks, identifying and resolving project issues, managing multiple stakeholders, and ensuring project outcomes are delivered successfully.

General Responsibilities

  • Drive project leadership to define the high-level strategy, establish deliverables, and set achievable goals for each stage of the project.

  • Develop, maintain and publish project KPIs that track project quality, delivery and predictability.

  • Create and maintain all project tracking tools:

    • Project schedule
    • Status reports
    • Risk, Issues, Actions, and Decision trackers
  • Analyze project risks and develop mitigation plan with project team.

  • Establish project communication plan with team and key stakeholders and ensure proper execution of said plans.

  • Ensure coordination of efforts of all cross functional team members in consultation with Project sponsor/project stakeholders.

  • Establish and maintain a highly cooperative environment and foster collaboration across all areas.

  • Submit project deliverables and ensure that they adhere to quality standards.

  • Conduct post project closure and identify successful and unsuccessful project elements to improve and promote success on future projects

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.


  • 4-year degree from an accredited institution in Project Management, Business, or equivalent discipline OR appropriate combination of experience and education.

  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience (5 preferred) overseeing multiple, large-scale projects as the project lead.

  • Knowledge of project management concepts, tools and activities, including Smartsheet, Office 365 (SharePoint, Teams, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio).

  • Educational Industry experience a plus.

  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) is preferred.

  • Proven ability to manage complex large-scale projects under significant constraints using strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • High degree of personal ownership and accountability to consistently deliver results in a fast paced and high-profile environment.

  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills; demonstrated ability to establish positive working relationships at all levels of the organization.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $68,000-$75,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Work Locations :



Job : Project/Programme Management

Organization : North America Connections

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Jul 20, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2110483