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Content Developer

Company: Pearson
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: November 19, 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. Pearson Virtual Schools (PVS) 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 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 the privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards and expectations. Working from an office in Columbia, MD or a home-based position, the Content Developer is responsible for maintaining existing and developing new curriculum in various disciplines for grades K-12. Reporting to the Manager of Curriculum Development, the Content Developer writes, reviews, and revises curriculum and assessments to improve accuracy, alignment, and customer satisfaction. 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. Responsibilities: * Communicate effectively with content development team, product development cross-functional agile team members, and members of product management * Contribute to the creation and refinement of curriculum development user stories * Consult with and support teachers in the creation and implementation of curriculum * Demonstrate knowledge of state and national curriculum and NSQ standards * Contribute to course development, which consists of course maps, learning objectives, learning objects, and activities to meet specific state and/or national standards * Demonstrate depth and/ or breadth of expertise in own specialized field and provides expertise to various stakeholders * Works with a cross-functional Agile team to complete projects and features * Works with the Product Development managers to ensure the development of high-quality curricula and resources * Proposes and implements new ways of working or procedures within own area * Negotiates resources within team and may negotiate across teams to agree on common objectives * Maintains effective relationships within own and related areas Qualifications: * Bachelor's degree required; degree in education, curriculum, or similar area preferred * Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience required, with virtual learning preferred * Minimum of 3 years of curriculum development experience required, with curriculum to support asynchronous virtual learning preferred * Proven track record of meeting deadlines while producing highly accurate, accountable work; very detail-oriented * Advanced knowledge of education management systems, learning management systems, and/or content management systems * Proficient with Microsoft-- Office, Azure DevOps, HTML, and ability to learn other software programs and technology platforms quickly * Must enjoy a challenging work environment that requires flexibility, self-direction, creativity, strong communication, and organizational skills * Must be able to successfully work independently and also as part of a team * Excellent verbal and written communication skills * Familiarity with SAFe Agile principles * Working knowledge of accessibility standards (Section 508, WCAG 2.1) is a plus Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position can expect a starting salary range of $60,000-$65,000, and are eligible to participate in an annual incentive plan. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: Job: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Organization: North America Connections Schedule: FULL_TIME Req ID: 1012

Keywords: Pearson, St. Paul , Content Developer, IT / Software / Systems , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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