Nevada Connections Academy Associate Project Manager in Homebased OR Columbia, Maryland
Associate Project Manager
Homebased OR Columbia
At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always reexamining the way people learn best, whether
it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the
boundaries of technology—and each other to surpass these boundaries—we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.
Pearson’s Online & Blended Learning K-12 group provides high-quality, highly accountable online education solutions to schools, school districts and students in grades K-12. It serves families and schools with a variety of digital learning and online school
solutions including Connections Academy, International Connections Academy, and Pearson Connexus. In 2017, it delivered online learning to over 400,000 students in the U.S. and 48 countries. The group, formerly known as Connections Education, is based in Columbia,
Maryland and has been named a “Top Workplace” by the Baltimore Sun for three consecutive years and a “Best Place to Work” by Baltimore magazine. Recognized for its outstanding curriculum, high-quality teachers and leadership, Pearson Online & Blended Learning
is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success.
The Associate Project Manager is responsible for providing full administrative support to the Partner School Leadership (PSLT) and Partner School Success (PSS) teams, as well as manage projects for those teams. Duties will include meeting coordination, documentation,
project administration, reporting, tracking of milestones, and stakeholder engagement. It requires strong attention to detail, and adhering to strict processes to ensure smooth delivery of all projects in conjunction with delivery teams.
Launch, execute, and successfully complete cross-functional projects on time, within budget, and at an expected level of quality
Develop project plans that include standard project launch documentation including concept/vision, project charter/scope, and project schedule
Provide direct support to Business Owner and Project Stakeholders, leading project collaboration, weekly status meetings and reporting, schedule tracking, issue tracking and resolution, risk tracking and mitigation, budget development, cost tracking and
reporting, deliverable tracking, and communications
Measure work progress against project schedules, report updates and variances, and deliver measurable results
Work with the project team members to proactively identify, mitigate and/or resolve project risks/issues
Develop and organize briefings, presentations and meeting invites for PSLT and PSS teams
Works with PSS and PSLT leads to identify and coordinate the completion of upcoming work
Support the PSLT to deliver academic performance outcomes (state testing/accountability, course completion, graduation rate) for schools;
Support the PSLT and the schools to maximize funded enrollment to meet state requirements (count day, attendance, course completion, ADM, etc).
Share in the leadership/planning of all school related meetings and retreats;
Assumes other Administrative duties, as needed.
Pearson Online & Blended Learning is focused on providing a flexible work environment to its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions. We believe that flexibility in work/life balance is a critical part of
our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide to our employees the ability to work from anywhere, anytime. In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including adherence to our work at home policies
regarding home office setup, including but not limited to privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards and expectations.
The following equipment will be provided to you by the company as a full-time employee:
The following equipment will need to be provided by you, as the employee, when working from home:
2nd monitor (required)
Smart phone with data
Customer Centric – Acts with a strong customer mindset (both internal and external) and is a visible advocate for the customer. Builds strong relationships with customers and uses those to improve their experience and outcomes.
Delivering Financial Results – A strong track record of delivering against budgets and commitments.
Communications - A great communicator who engages teams and stakeholders with thoughtful delivery and messages that resonate.
Building a strong team - Creates strong morale and inclusive spirit within team, Demonstrated ability to lead high level, cross functional projects and project teams
Works well in a matrix - Models collaboration, solves problems with peers, builds trust and support. Ability to drive decision-making process with diplomacy and enthusiasm across multiple cross-functional departments. Accepts and assesses
multiple points of view; sees the value in multiple perspectives and balances them.
- Takes personal responsibility – Can be relied on to complete tasks timely and well, demonstrates “ownership” regardless of the outcome, proactive in exploring and exploiting new opportunities.
High level of integrity and transparency;
Flexibility in schedule to meet seasonal goals and deadlines
Excellent time management including the prioritization of tasks and controlling scope
Responsive and detail oriented
Must thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment, with ability to manage multiple, competing priorities
Willingness to learn, with ability to deal with and manage through ambiguity
High degree of flexibility;
Excellent communication and reporting skills,
Evidence of a strong work ethic, and;
Demonstrated team player
2 – 4 years project management (or comparable) experience
Bachelor’s degree required
Extensive experience using MS Office Suite with emphasis on Excel, Access, SharePoint, and Google Suite
Internet and email skills required