Pearson Account Manager - Higher Education Online Program Management in Saint Louis, Missouri

Account Manager - Higher Education Online Program Management


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.

  • Support the Partnership Director (PD) to build relationships with key stakeholders at Academic Partner (AP)

  • Participate in Cross Functional Team (CFT) meetings with the stakeholders at AP

  • Cultivate strong communication channels between AP and Pearson CFT

  • Facilitate discovery and problem solving sessions to improve operational performance and growth

  • Identify opportunities for new programs

1.Prioritize programs to take online

2.Work with Pearson Research Team on Program Readiness Assessments and Institutional Readiness Assessment as part of the Business Development Process

3.Provide updates to the PD on new opportunities and pipeline activity

  • Collaborate with Pearson launch team

1.Facilitate initial launch meetings and introduce the functional leaders to the Academic Partner

2.Oversee the implementation of the launch plan to ensure successful launch and Academic Partner satisfaction during launch

3.Provide weekly results of marketing launch to Academic Partner and ensure application trends are leading to achieving enrollment targets

4.Collaborate with partner and Pearson functional leaders to ensure best practices are implemented across all programs

5.Support the PD to manage the P&L of the launch

  • Support the PD to develop strategic account plans by understanding both the industry and the Academic Partner’s long term vision.



  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution preferred, Master’s degree preferred.

  • Non-profit higher education account management experience - highly preferred. Or, strong proven functional leadership experience as an Associate Director within a Pearson business unit or from a non-profit higher education institution.

  • Experience as general manager, department head, or in academic or business leadership role where multiple decision influencers and decision makers were involved.

  • Executive level oral, written, and presentation communication skills.

  • Proven ability to lead by influence.

  • Creative and persistent problem solver.

  • Able to analyze and explain financial statements, budgets and critical performance metrics to C-level executives and clients.

  • Highly organized with project management / coordination experience.


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-MO-Saint Louis

Work Locations: US-MO-St Louis-10805 Sunset Office 10805 Sunset Office Drive Suite 402 Saint Louis 63127

Job: Sales

Organization: North America

Employee Status: Regular Employee

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Jul 21, 2017

Req ID: 1711471