Senior Learning Tools Strategist

Pearson - Boston, MA3.8

Full-timeEstimated: $82,000 - $100,000 a year

Education is changing rapidly. The expectations for—and demands on-both learners and teachers have never been greater. At Pearson, we know this change is a tremendous opportunity and challenge to make education more powerful and rewarding for everyone.

Enabled with innovative educational technology and tools, instructors can impart richer and more personally relevant learning for even the largest classes—and measure & support success for students and their institutions like never before. Given the right learning experience, even the busiest students can master concepts while improving their real-world skills, critical decision-making, and ability to hit the ground running in their chosen careers.

By partnering closely with educators, students, and today’s leading developers, the Learning Tools team takes on the challenges and goals of today’s learners to create tools that allow students and instructors to be their best—and to reach goals and frontiers in education that had never seemed possible.

As a Learning Tool Strategist, you’ll join the larger Higher Education Global Content Strategy team, playing a critical role in championing the vision for new tools and enhancements and executing on bringing them to life across global education. To be successful, you’ll need to build deep relationships and work across the fast-paced world of Pearson and education technology.

**Key responsibilities include: **

  • Works closely with Product Management discipline teams, Marketing, and other teams to conduct discipline-specific market research to gather customer & learner needs, inform & propose new product features and content, and determine demand for current and future learning tools, products, & product models.
  • Engages directly with customers & customer-facing teams to understand customer use cases and workflows and anticipate learning tool consumption across product lifecycle & product models. Builds strong relationships with Pearson experts, customers, & thought leaders to inform, validate, and refine new learning tools, content, and associated products.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams (UX, Learning Design, and others) to develop product-appropriate design & content strategies while applying customer-informed curriculum and pedagogy perspectives. Translates & facilitates between authors, product teams, and vendors to ensure that content is effectively authored to meet product specs and objectives.
  • Conducts preliminary assessment of cost and technology feasibility & business opportunity for implementing new product features and content. Informs business cases for product feature & content requirements to evaluate against defined product models & business priorities.
  • Manages vendor & technology partner relationships to ensure requirements, capabilities & standards, planned development, and timelines meet product goals and market expectations.
  • Provides ready input, support, and guidance to sales, marketing, implementation, and support teams for current and forthcoming digital products and learning tools for both Pearson Higher Ed and likely competitors.
  • Supports continuous content improvement capability based on customer feedback, usage patterns and other data to improve learner experience.

  • BA or BS
  • Must be willing to work with remote teams and travel at least once a quarter.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a focus on teamwork and the ability to foster/maintain relationships internally and externally. Great written as well as oral communication & presentation skills.
  • Excellent project management skills, including the ability to effectively manage a high volume of simultaneous projects. Proven track record in developing project plans for complex digital projects and delivering the required technology/software/digital content on schedule. Exceptional attention to detail and ability to balance short-term and long-term deadlines.
  • A solid grounding in web and mobile software technologies with proven ability to work closely with vendors and development teams.
  • Familiarity with and understanding of the most current digital and mobile technologies.
  • 2yrs of substantial direct customer-facing relationship management or sales experience, especially presenting/facilitating complex ideas or new technology. Experience in education or corporate learning industries a plus.
  • 3-5yrs of product management or new product development experience.
  • The ideal candidate will have a passion for innovative technology and improving education.
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.

**Primary Location: ** US-MA-Boston

**Work Locations: ** US-MA-Boston-501 Boylston 501 Boylston St Boston 02116

**Job: ** Product Management

**Organization: ** Global Product

**Employee Status: ** Regular Employee

**Job Type: ** Standard

**Shift: ** Day Job

**Job Posting: ** Aug 21, 2019

**Job Unposting: ** Ongoing

**Schedule: ** Full-time Regular

**Req ID: ** 1910971

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.