Specialist at Pearson in Montgomery, AL

📌 Montgomery 🏷️ Full Time 🕑 2021-07-25
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Senior Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist

Senior Deaf and Hard of Hearing Specialist - ( 2108770 )

Description

Pearson is 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. The Senior Project Manager will report to the Director of Accessibility Research and Efficacy and will work to support the mission of the Accessibility Team for Assessments. The Senior Project Manager will have responsibility for managing and refining the process and production of accessible materials for people who are deaf or hard of hearing and identifying the capabilities and limitations of the technology tools that support these learners. The Senior Project Manager will conduct research on topics specific to challenges in the creation of American Sign Language (ASL) resources. The Senior Project Manager will collaborate with team members to identify grant opportunities, submit proposals, conduct research on other topics and present results at local and national conferences. The Senior Project Manager will also collaborate with Pearson Sales, Contract Management, and Content Development teams to support the successful fulfillment of contract scope related to accessibility and accommodations including but not limited to ASL. Major

Responsibilities

Manage the ASL process.
Coordinating program team tasks.
Identifying filming dates.
Asset Development Requirements.
Escalating risks.
FilmingSchedule.
Vendor management.
ScriptsDeveloping and Maintaining Training Resources.
Conducting lessons learned reviews after each filming session.
Documenting action items or tasks that need to be completed.
Managing the completion of action items/tasks.
Communicating lessons learned to all key stakeholders.
Research best practices in ASL filming.
Conduct literature reviews.
Stay abreast of policy and current work related to ASLIdentify signs that are not regional specific and can be used universally across programs.
Build and maintain a research repository to inform our ASL asset production process.
Support program teams through the engagement model.
Manage Public Relations within the deaf community.
Attend the National Association of the Deaf Conference bi-annually.
Identify top talent for ASL filming.
Conduct training with Pearson personnel on deaf culture and how to properly interact with people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Advocate for Pearson sponsorship of the National Association of the Deaf or other organizations that support people who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Respond to Requests for Proposal (RFP)Gather contractual requirements for ASL once a contract is awarded.
Support ongoing research efforts.
Demonstrated ability to work remotelyMay travel up to 20% of time.
Other duties as assigned Physical Demands/Environmental Factors/ Mental Demands: Frequent use of standard office equipment.
Prolonged sitting.
Occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling and twisting.
Repetitive hand motions (keyboarding and use of mouse)Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 20 pounds)May work prolonged and irregular hours.
Occasional out-of-state and statewide travel.
Work with frequent interruptions.
Maintain emotional control under pressure.
Ability to adapt to frequently changing technologies The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is 95-105k. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/ 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

Education Master's degree in Deaf Education, Family Studies or related field specializing in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals, and their families from an accredited college or university OR a Bachelor's degree in Deaf Studies plus five years of teaching experience in education of the deaf or hard of hearing-related field specializing in working with deaf and hard of hearing individuals

Experience

Experience writing on the professional level.
Five years of professional experience in management of staff and resources.
Demonstrated ability to work remotely Special Knowledge and

Skills

Knowledge of Deaf culture and extensive personal and professional experiences within the Deaf community.
Fluency in American Sign Language as demonstrated by being a native ASL speaker or a certified ASL translator. Experience creating sign language video assets for use in instruction and/or assessment.
Functional working knowledge of the Guidelines for Accessible Assessment Project (GAAP) ASL guidelines.
Knowledge of Research and Methodologies

Preferred Qualifications

An understanding of accessibility standards such as the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG
2. 1)Knowledge of the laws that protect people with disabilities. Previous teaching experience in K-12Experience conducting research.
Knowledge of the K-12 market and Pearson products Primary Location : US-RE-Remote Work Locations : US-Remote Remote Job : Product Management Organization : Assessments School Employee Status : Regular Employee Job Type : Standard Job Level : Manager Shift : Day Job Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time Job Posting : Jul 6, 2021 Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule

Full-time Regular Req ID: 2108770

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