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Pearson Manager Content Development - English Language Arts in Boston, Massachusetts

As a Manager Content Development - English Language Arts , you will work as a people manager with teams of content and assessment experts to develop K-12 assessments for our state and district clients. Our team develops standards-based assessments for students across the United States. We collaborate with education departments and committees of educators to develop assessments of learning that are accessible to all students. We are looking for a flexible, collaborative, and creative leader to join our team.


  • Master's degree in Education, English, Educational Measurement and Testing, or equivalent experience preferred

  • Minimum of seven years experience in assessment, curriculum development, instruction, and/or educational publishing required

  • Minimum of four years experience in large-scale educational measurement including involvement in test construction, item and passage development, standards alignment, and test design

  • Minimum of three years of management/leadership experience, including personnel leadership, scheduling, resource allocation, mentoring, and training

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills required

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, especially in a teamwork environment required

  • Strong 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 required

  • Comprehensive knowledge of English Language Arts, Common Core State Standards, measurement, content development, and test construction required

  • General knowledge of all phases of the development, processing, scoring, and reporting of large-scale assessments required

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage assigned personnel located on- and off-site, including approval of timesheets, review of performance appraisals, and recommendations for promotions

  • Establish section goals and performance expectations, track progress in meeting expectations; provide feedback to direct reports

  • Plan and monitor expenditures of department budget

  • Monitor resource allocations, provide recommendations for staff size and augmentation, and maintain relationships with sub-contractors, vendors, and temporary employees

  • Recommend staffing allocations and projects assignments

  • Monitor staff professional development, productivity, fiscal responsibility, and well-being; provide coaching and direction as appropriate

  • Provide support in strategic solutions, level-of-effort, and costing initiatives

  • Provide training to individuals as needed both during the course of everyday business and as special needs or circumstances arise; assist in the development of training materials

  • Provide support of all content and measurement endeavors during the course of contract implementation including but not limited to: reviewing specifications and documentation of the procedures needed to implement solution; advising in the implementation of the specifications; evaluating the results of the specifications and reporting on the results; managing staff supporting the process

  • Respond to requests for proposals with the assistance of professional colleagues

  • Maintain awareness of developments in test construction, psychometrics, accessibility, special student populations, English language learner populations, and other assessment topics and participate in national professional organizations and/or associations

  • Provide leadership in the enhancement of the national reputation of Pearson as a developer and processor of assessments and a leader in customer support specifically as it applies to content development and general measurement issues

  • Assist in leadership efforts to analyze the needs associated with various customer requests, outlining different ways of meeting those needs, accurately and effectively communicating to the customer (both internal and external) the risks (cost to benefits) associated with each solution, and ultimately implementing a satisfactory solution in a timely and cost-effective manner

  • Lead and participate in process improvement initiatives

  • Perform other duties as required; some travel required

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 $85,000 - $95,000. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.

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

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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.


Organization: Assessment & Qualifications

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 8016