Pearson Research Analyst, Academic Strategy in Toronto, Ontario
Who we are:
Our purpose is to add life to a lifetime of learning. We have more than 20,000 employees that 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.
This position sits within our Virtual Learning Business, specifically in Pearson Online Learning Services (POLS), helping to support our various academic partner institutions in Higher Education.
As our Research Analyst, you will support the Director of Academic Strategy and other Academic Strategists in day-to-day research activities with an emphasis on the following:
Complete academic research requests and needs (market data, discipline data, competitive sets, data visualization, etc.)
Update and maintain key discipline-related tools such as Career Spotlight, Environmental Scans, discipline reports (in conjunction with an Academic Strategist)
Maintain databases such as the Comprehensive Tool, Pricing Tool, Academic Partner Tableau Opportunity Scorecard dashboard, and others
Assist with matrix tool development such as emerging academic markets and/or program selection in conjunction with an Academic Strategist
Areas of research include resourcing from the following: Google Adwords (search volume), Emsi/Burning Glass data, BLS data, Online Degree Database, IPEDs data, discipline-specific data sources, and other sources as needed.
This role interacts with other research analysts in POLS as well as other key teams (finance, student acquisition, etc.) to share content on key work products and ensure connectivity, discuss best practices in secondary research and reporting.
A 4-year degree from an accredited institution in Market Research, Statistics, Behavioral Sciences, or equivalent discipline OR appropriate combination of experience and education
Preferably 1-2 years of experience in higher education research, marketing analytics, strategy, consulting, or related experience
A demonstrated ability to work remotely with minimal supervision under highly-dynamic workloads (as this is a remote-accessible position)
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with stakeholders to drive research efforts and actions from those efforts forward
Ability to work creatively, using a variety of resources with a track record of developing actionable recommendations from research data and desire to stay up-to-date and engaged with cultural trends to bring fresh, relevant points of view to the development of strategy and creative visualizations
Strong reliance on data to tell the story and ability to provide data to support or refute assumptions
Strong analytical, critical thinking, and communication skills to analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and present data findings; The ability to use and assess data - both qualitative and quantitative; the ability to structure analysis and derive logical, accurate conclusions will be critical.
Software experience with: Tableau database and dashboard creation/updates; Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (including using and creating templates and data visualization tools)
Preferred, but not required: Experience with educational datasets or analytical tools that monitor education, workforce, or labor trends such as: Google AdWords search volume, EMSI/ Burning Glass, BLS data, Online Degree Database, or IPEDs
As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Pearson provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $65,000.00-75,000.00 USD. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered can be found on our benefits website: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/
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Organization: Virtual Learning
Req ID: 6103