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Pearson Manager, Academic Professional Development in Melbourne, Australia

Manager, Academic Professional Development


It’s no secret that a good education has the power to change lives. The challenge lies in the pace with which Australia’s educational landscape is transforming. It’s no longer just about providing access, but also ensuring progress.

As the world’s leading learning company, we’re meeting this challenge with Australia’s most comprehensive blend of digital learning formats, printed texts, educator training resources, assessments, services and online assets.

Based in stunning, heritage-listed offices in Melbourne's Docklands, you have everything at your door step, not to mention the easy 2 minute walk from Southern Cross Station.

The Learning Futures and Innovation (LFI) team sits within the Digital Learning and Innovation unit of the Pearson University Partnerships department, supporting both university partners and corporate clients as they move into, or expand, their digital learning and teaching offerings.

We have an opportunity for an engaging, flexible and collaborative education professional to lead up our Academic Professional Development services area, focused on digital learning and teaching capability development within the Higher Education sector. You will apply your extensive experience of contemporary online learning pedagogies in designing, developing and delivering innovative academic and professional development products and programs. Your team will comprise of passionate Academic Professional Development Coordinators who will support the creation of the suite of products and facilitate the learning within them.



Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience leading the design and delivery of online and/or blended learning in higher education.

  • A postgraduate qualification in Learning Design, Teaching, Education or related field, OR equivalent years of education and successful work experience in Learning Design or teaching in Higher Education, or other adult learning environment.

  • Extensive experience in the application of contemporary online learning pedagogies in the design and development of digital academic professional development learning experiences.

  • Excellent writing, communication, leadership & commercial acumen skills.

  • Experience in academic delivery.

  • Strong analytical, logic and problem–solving skills for analysing and identifying user needs, proposing solutions and logically organising complex information.

  • Strong ability to work on multiple, complex projects, to multi-task and continually prioritise changing project tasks / deliverables, and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to transform complex bodies of information into professionally designed, engaging and effective programs.

  • Recent experience in leading the design and delivery of online and/or blended learning in the higher education sector.

If you are as passionate as we are about changing lives through learning, then help us to learn more about you and why you want to work with Pearson. Click ‘Apply Now’ to create your application online.

Closing date: 31st October, 2019

At Pearson, we value the employee journey and pride ourselves in building an inclusive and diverse culture.

Primary Location: AU-VIC-Melbourne

Work Locations: AU-Melbourne-707 Collins 707 Collins Street Goods Shed South Melbourne 3008

Job: Professional Development

Organization: Core

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 10, 2019

Job Unposting: Nov 10, 2019

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1909469

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.