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Pearson State Policy Support Partner in Texas

State Policy Support Partner - ( 2107255 )


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.

Organizational Information

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who push the boundaries of technology. We create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations. Within the Pearson Virtual Schools (PVS) division we have reimagined K-12 education through our virtual school and curriculum offerings. Our schools, Connections Academy and Pearson Online Academy, provide a best-in-class online learning environment for K-12 students to acquire the skills and confidence they need to adapt and thrive in a changing world. We also support school districts with curriculum, teachers, and technology as they make the shift to online. The COVID-19 pandemic introduced significant disruption and transformation to the K-12 learning market. And as a result, our category has seen explosive growth and our business has experienced enormous increases in awareness and enrollments. This presents an incredible opportunity for our team to chart a ground-breaking path through this shifting environment to achieve continued success.

Purpose Summary

The State Policy Support Partner is an individual contributor role reporting to the Vice President, Customer Success Partners. This position will be assigned a group of states to develop and implement strategies and tactics to educate, inform, interpret, and influence public policies affecting all lines of business within Pearson Virtual Schools in the United States in coordination and with the support of the Pearson Global Government Relations teams.

Core Tasks and Responsibilities

●In coordination with Pearson’s Global Government Relation teams, work with state-based lobbyists and advocates to monitor and influence legislation, regulations, and policies affecting all lines of business with Pearson Virtual Schools in the United States.

●In coordination with Pearson’s Global Government Relation teams, cultivate ongoing relationships with regulators, public policy influencers, and advocacy organizations;

●Develop and implement public policy plans to enter new markets and new states consistent with Pearson Virtual Schools strategic plan;

●Research public policies at the request of Pearson Virtual School departments/teams;

●Collaborate with Pearson’s United States Government Relations team to support broader company public policy interests as applicable;

●Additional duties and tasks as assigned.

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. 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.


Required Skills, Experience, and Competencies

●7 years government relations experience;

●Experience in K-12 education, online learning, or public charter school policy preferred;

●Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree (Juris Doctor, Masters of Political Science, Economics, Public Policy or Public Administration) a plus

●Ability to travel up to 50% of the time;

●Must reside within a reasonable distance of an airport with regularly scheduled commercial airline service;

●Possess a valid drivers license;

●Customer-centric – Acts with a strong customer mindset (both internal and external) and is a visible advocate for the customer. Builds strong relationships with customers and uses those to improve their experience and outcomes;

●Communications - A great communicator and writer who engages teams and stakeholders with thoughtful delivery and messages that resonate;

●Influencer - A leader who motivates and leads others within and outside of reporting lines in order to achieve customer and company objectives;

●Works well in a matrix - Models collaboration, solves problems with peers, builds trust and support;

●Takes personal responsibility – Can be relied on to complete tasks timely and well, demonstrates “ownership” regardless of the outcome, proactive in exploring and exploiting new opportunities.

Key relationships

  • Collaborate with School Success Partner and Academic Success Partner to deliver excellent customer experience;

  • Collaborate with Product, Technology, Customer Success Service Delivery and Business Operations teams to ensure compliance with existing regulatory requirements and mitigate regulatory risk;

  • Use of customer insight data with Customer Insight & Analytics Center of Expertise

Primary Location : US-Massachusetts

Other Locations : US-Illinois, US-Michigan, US-Florida, US-Virginia, US-Georgia, US-New York, US-Connecticut, US-Pennsylvania, US-New Jersey, US-Maryland, US-Texas, US-Ohio

Job : Communication

Organization : North America Connections

Employee Status : Regular Employee

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Manager

Shift : Day Job

Job Posting : Jun 28, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2107255