Pearson Senior Test Development Manager - Educational Assessment in Iowa City, Iowa
Senior Test Development Manager - Educational Assessment
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 re-examining 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.
The Senior Test Development Manager assists the Vice-President of Assessment Development Services, Director of Test Development, other program managers, Research Scientists, and Assessment Development Services managers in the support of assessment programs.
The Senior Test Development Manager provides broad-based assessment solutions and is knowledgeable of scholarly aspects of measurement. These are experts in the item/stimulus development process for paper and online modalities, and are able to design assessment solutions. End-to-end client support will be provided by working with others in TMRS and across functional groups. The Senior Test Development Manager is responsible for the management of project and editorial functions on assigned projects. These functions include staff supervision, project design and implementation, item development and quality control. The Senior Test Development Manager is required to exercise independent judgment in methods, techniques and evaluating criteria for obtaining results and should be instrumental in development and implementation of measurement solutions.
The Senior Test Development Manager will provide support of content and measurement endeavors, including but not limited to: constructing specifications and documentation of the procedures needed to implement solutions, developing standard proposal text for the bid process, participating in the development of and conduct of item writing workshops, oversee the development of content, facilitate, participate, or oversee the conduct of item review meetings and other customer related meetings, act as a point of contact for the customer and provide reports of project progress to Pearson or customer management as required.
Other responsibilities include:
Program planning, development and execution;
Business plan development, presentation, and defense
Financial planning and monitoring;
Quality and customer satisfaction;
Program positioning and marketing.
Responsible for estimating, establishing and maintaining schedules associated with customer requests as well as the associated cost-control budgets. Responsible for the tracking of costs and the reconciliation of any budgeted and actual cost discrepancies.
Additional responsibilities may include managing program cross-functional teams.
Master of Education or equivalent experience preferred. Bachelor's degree required.
A background in educational testing and assessment industry is strongly recommended. Item and Test Development experience, as well as teaching experience, is a plus.
Classroom teaching experience is highly valued.
A minimum of five years professional experience managing cross-functional teams required.
Experience specifically in the education field is highly desired. These experiences will include: Personnel management, proposal and project management, business capture planning, customer relations management, financial management, subcontractor management.
Familiarity with PMI, CMM, ISO, Total Quality, and other quality or project management frameworks is desired.
Must have outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
Must be able to provide solutions to a variety of audiences.
Excellent 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, are required.
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills, especially in a teamwork environment, are desired.
Moderate to heavy travel depending upon contract requirements which require time away from home (probably not to exceed 50%).
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-IA-Iowa City
Other Locations US-TX-Austin, US-TX-San Antonio
Work Locations: US-IA-Iowa City-2510 North Dodge 2510 North Dodge Street Iowa City 52245
Job: Professional Development
Organization: Assessments School
Employee Status: Regular Employee
Job Type: Standard
Job Posting: Sep 15, 2017
Req ID: 1715185