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Pearson Senior Test Development Manager in Topeka, Kansas

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.

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.

The Senior Test Development Manager assists the Vice-President of Assessment Development Services, Vice-President of Test Development, other program managers, Research Scientists, and Assessment Development Services managers in the support of assessment programs.

The Senior Test Development Manager provides broad-based assessment solutions and is knowledgeable of scholarly aspects of measurement. These are experts in the item/stimulus development process for paper and online modalities, and are able to design assessment solutions. End-to-end client support will be provided by working with others in Content Development and across functional groups. The Senior Test Development Manager is responsible for the management of the project and editorial functions on assigned projects. These functions include staff supervision, project design, and implementation, item development, and quality control. The Senior Test Development Manager is required to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques, and evaluating criteria for obtaining results and should be instrumental in the development and implementation of measurement solutions.

The Senior Test Development Manager will provide support of content and measurement endeavors, including but not limited to: constructing specifications and documentation of the procedures needed to implement solutions, developing standard proposal text for the bid process, participating in the development of and conduct of item writing workshops, oversee the development of content, facilitate, participate, or oversee the conduct of item review meetings and other customer-related meetings, act as a point of contact for the customer and provide reports of project progress to Pearson or customer management as required.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Program planning, development, and execution;

  • Business plan development, presentation, and defense

  • Financial planning and monitoring;

  • Quality and customer satisfaction;

  • Program positioning and marketing.

  • Responsible for estimating, establishing, and maintaining schedules associated with customer requests as well as the associated cost-control budgets. Responsible for the tracking of costs and the reconciliation of any budgeted and actual cost discrepancies.

  • Additional responsibilities may include managing program cross-functional teams.

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is 88-100k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/ (https://neo.pearson.com/external-link.jspa?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpearsonbenefitsus.com%2F)

Qualifications

  • Master of Education or equivalent experience preferred. Bachelor's degree required.

  • A background in educational testing and assessment industry is strongly recommended. Item and Test Development experience, as well as teaching experience, is a plus.

  • Classroom teaching experience is highly valued.

  • A minimum of five years of professional experience managing cross-functional teams required.

  • Experience specifically in the education field is highly desired. These experiences will include: Personnel management, proposal and project management, business capture planning, customer relations management, financial management, subcontractor management.

  • Familiarity with PMI, CMM, ISO, Total Quality, and other quality or project management frameworks is desired.

  • Must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to provide solutions to a variety of audiences.

  • Excellent project planning and organizational skills, including the ability to coordinate a variety of different projects and individuals and to adapt to unforeseen and unexpected requests or changes in priorities, are required.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, especially in a teamwork environment, are desired.

  • Moderate to heavy travel depending upon contract requirements which require time away from home (probably not to exceed 50%).

Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose – to help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that by providing high quality, digital content and learning experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We are the world’s leading learning company. Learn more at pearsonplc.com.

Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people. We are committed to being an anti-racist company in everything we do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced, opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.  

To learn more about Pearson’s commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce, please click here: 

http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Organization: Assessments School

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 1237

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