Associate Project Manager Job in Pearson
At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who push the boundaries of technology. We create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations. Within the Pearson Virtual Schools (PVS) division we have reimagined K-12 education through our virtual school and curriculum offerings. Our schools, Connections Academy and Pearson Online Academy, provide a best-in-class online learning environment for K-12 students to acquire the skills and confidence they need to adapt and thrive in a changing world. We also support school districts with curriculum, teachers, and technology as they make the shift to online. The COVID-19 pandemic introduced significant disruption and transformation to the K-12 learning market. And as a result, our category has seen explosive growth and our business has experienced enormous increases in awareness and enrollments. This presents an incredible opportunity for our team to chart a ground-breaking path through this shifting environment to achieve continued success.
The Associate Project Manager in Pearson Virtual Schools is an entry level position within our Operational Excellence, Program Management team and will serve as a medium between Program Managers and the rest of the team working on a given project. They participate and manage the evaluation, selection, functional gap analysis, and implementation of total systems or other significant enhancements. This position will work with Program Managers, Directors and others to develop and execute project work plans as well as provide guidance to staff as needed on large, complex and highly visible or unusual projects.
Their role also involves preparing project plans with common tools like Microsoft Smartsheet and Microsoft Word. They identify project risks/issues and carry out studies to identify ways of reducing or solving issues. Associate project managers control project scope by gaining initial alignment with sponsors/stakeholders.
They minimize inconsistency using strict change control processes and documentation and also establish an environment of planned/unplanned collaboration and communication through status reports. They will facilitate regular meetings, following up on tasks/issues, and transferring important information to senior members of the Project team.
The Associate Project Manager delivers projects to successful completion in alignment with strategic and operational goals through planning, coordinating, and managing enterprise resources to achieve desired project outcomes.
The qualities to have to excel in this position include the ability to work under pressure and complete a project before the given deadline, excellent planning and organizational skills, and a keen eye for details.
Core Tasks and Responsibilities
- Understand a project’s scope and create documents for project requirements
- Conduct project meetings to communicate individual roles, project expectations, and ensure that all project team members have the tools and training required to perform effectively
- Monitor projects on a regular basis, evaluating progress and quality, and managing issue resolution process to ensure corrective actions are taken
- Maintain the quality of all project document/data to assure the integrity of a project
- Work with the project/program manager to report analyzed data and communicate results
- Manage the project estimating activities
- Adhere to standardized format guidelines
- Develop additional tools and refine processes to help all projects run effectively
- Coordinate schedule of activities related to the project
- Help to record achievements, expenses, and measures for success
Required Skills, Experience, and Competencies
- College degree, or higher, business related preferred
- 3-5 years of project coordination
- Project Management experience a plus
- Excellent software skills, especially with Microsoft Office
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work effectively both with and without supervision
- Exceptionally detail oriented
- High degree of flexibility
- Works closely with Project/Program team members and the overall Program Manager
Compensation at Pearson is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific location. As required by the Colorado, California, Washington State, and New York City laws, the pay range for this position is as follows:
The minimum full-time salary range is between $60,000-65,000
This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program, and information on benefits offered is here.
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Job: PROJECT/PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT
Organization: Virtual Learning
Req ID: 9849