Pearson Learning Tools Strategist in Boston, Massachusetts

Learning Tools Strategist


Education is changingrapidly. The expectations for—anddemands on--both learners and teachers have never been greater. AtPearson, we know this change is a tremendous opportunity and challenge to makeeducation more powerful and rewarding for everyone.

Enabled withinnovative educational technology and tools, instructors can impart richer and morepersonally 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 thebusiest students can master concepts while improving their real world skills,critical decision-making, and ability to hit the ground running in their chosencareers.

By partnering closelywith educators, students, and today’s leading developers, the Learning Toolsteam takes on the challenges and goals of today’s learners to create tools thatallow students and instructors to be their best—and to reach goals and frontiersin education that had never seemed possible.

As a Learning ToolStrategist, you’ll join the larger Pearson Courseware team, playing a criticalrole in championing the vision for new tools and enhancements and executing onbringing them to life across global education. To be successful, you’ll need to build deep relationships and work acrossthe fast-paced world of Pearson and education technology.

Key responsibilitiesinclude:

Works closely withPortfolio management, Marketing, and other teams to conduct discipline-specificmarket research to gather customer & learner needs, inform & propose newproduct features and content, and determine demand for current and futurelearning tools, products, & product models.

Engages directly withcustomers & customer-facing teams to understand customer use cases andworkflows 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 learningtools, content, and associated products.

Collaborates withcross-functional teams (UX, Learning Design, and others) to developproduct-appropriate design & content strategies while applyingcustomer-informed curriculum and pedagogy perspectives. Translates &facilitates between authors, product teams, and vendors to ensure that contentis effectively authored to meet product specs and objectives.

Conducts preliminaryassessment of cost and technology feasibility & business opportunity forimplementing new product features and content. Informs business cases forproduct feature & content requirements to evaluate against defined productmodels & business priorities.

Manages vendor &technology partner relationships to ensure requirements, capabilities &standards, planned development, and timelines meet product goals and marketexpectations.

Provides ready input,support, and guidance to sales, marketing, implementation, and support teamsfor current and forthcoming digital products and learning tools for bothPearson Higher Ed and likely competitors.

Supports continuouscontent improvement capability based on customer feedback, usage patterns andother data to improve learner experience.


BA or BS required.

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 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.

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.

1 yrs of customer-facing or sales experience, especially presenting/facilitating complex ideas or new technology. Experience in education or corporate learning industries a plus.

1 yrs 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.

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: Professional Development

Organization: Global Product

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Aug 14, 2017

Req ID: 1713342