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Program Director-Remote

Company: Pearson
Location: Normal
Posted on: February 17, 2021

Job Description:

We are the world's learning company with more than 24,000 employees operating in 70 countries. We combine world-class educational content and assessment,powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. We believe that wherever learning flourishes so do people. We value diversity and inclusion We value the power of inclusive culture, so we embed diversity and inclusion in everything we do. Pearson promotes a company culture where differences are embraced as strengths, opportunities are equal and accessible, consideration and respect are the norm, and all employees are given the chance to reach their full potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant company. People are at the center of our company. We are committed to a sustainable environment and workplace ecosystem where talent can learn, grow, and thrive. To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive workforce please click here The Power of Difference Summary Pearson Pathways is a new personalized online search engine and marketplace to assist students to compare degree programs, ultimately enroll and succeed in their learning. As the Program Director , you are responsible for the overall operational delivery and success of the Pearson Pathways program. You will serve as the cross-functional senior operational leader and work intimately with the portfolio and product management teams to optimize and grow this critical strategic offering. In addition, you will lead a small Project Delivery team serving Pathways and other initiatives within the business. General Responsibilities Strategize, implement, and maintain operational initiatives that achieve performance goals. Build and install policies and procedures to support the long-term sustainability of a new operating model. Devise evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements. Apply change, risk and resource management principles. Oversee program & project managers to effectively plan and develop scope, deliverables, required resources, work plans, budgets, and timing. Discover ways to enhance efficiency and productivity of procedures and people. Manage to and report out on operational budgets for the program. Hold cross functional operations teams accountable for delivering against established goals and targets. Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks before they become issues. Produce program reports and presentations for executive and senior leadership. Ensure program operations and activities adhere to legal guidelines and internal policies. 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. Qualifications General Qualifications 10 years in a similar function showing demonstrated success. Exceptional leadership skills and drive. Extensive knowledge of project and program management principles, best practices and frameworks. Analytical mindset with great problem-solving abilities. Able to motivate and lead teams effectively. Strong Operational knowledge with experience in digital marketing, consumer platforms or Ed-Tech preferred. Experience working with a successful start-up a benefit. Change Management certification a benefit, such as Prosci. Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification strongly preferred. Supervisory Responsibilities Leads a Project Delivery team. Primary Location : US-AZ-Flagstaff If you are a qualified individual with a disability and are unable or limited in your ability to use or access this site as a result of your disability, you may request reasonable accommodations by emailing ppsmhr@pearson.com . Please follow the links to "EEO is The Law" , which describes the Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability or genetic information, and the "EEO is the Law Supplement" which has additional information for Federal Contractors. The Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision provides applicants and employees notice that Pearson will not discriminate against them for inquiring about, discussing or disclosing their pay or, in certain circumstances, the pay of their co-workers. 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. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, disability status, veteran status, national origin or any other characteristic protected by law.

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