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Pearson Content Specialist, Social Studies (12 Month Limited Term) in Des Moines, Iowa

Content Specialist, Social Studies (12 Month Limited Term) - ( 2111822 )


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.

Note: This assignment has an expected duration of 12 months and is eligible for company benefits.

Pearson Social Studies Content and Assessment Specialists use their subject matter expertise to thoughtfully engage students in real world assessment of content.

  • Develop items and stimuli aligned to specification documents and/or an item development plan that includes standard alignment, stimuli requirements, cognitive complexity/DOK, and difficulty level

  • Review, produce, and edit assets that adhere to the principles of clear and grammatically sound writing

  • Evaluate the alignment of assets to the appropriate standards

  • Evaluate content in a variety of documents, such as content standards, asset specifications, curriculum guides, scope and sequence, style guides, etc.

  • Understand and follow project schedules and process documents to deliver work products

  • Participate in and support customer meetings and provide content expertise

  • Support activities related to test construction and review of composed test forms

  • Contribute to materials that support the design, development, and delivery of asset development training programs

  • Participate in and contribute to the training of asset developers

  • Work closely with test development managers, other content developers, psychometricians, and other Pearson groups

  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Some travel required

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $60k-$70k. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:

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.


  • Bachelor's degree in education, social studies field, or equivalent experience required

  • At least two years’ experience as an elementary or secondary teacher in social studies

  • Professional knowledge of social studies content and educational trends required

  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills required

  • Some experience in large-scale educational measurement preferred

  • General knowledge of all phases of the development, processing, scoring, and reporting of large-scale assessments preferred

  • Ability to identify and communicate about problems with a variety of audiences required

  • Excellent planning, organizational, and problem-solving skills and the ability to work on multiple activities and adapt to unexpected events

  • Skill in basic software tools and technology and the confidence necessary to work with unfamiliar programs

Primary Location : US-RE-Remote

Other Locations : US-TX-Austin, US-IA-Iowa City, US-TX-San Antonio

Work Locations :



Job : Professional Development

Organization : Assessments School

Employee Status : Fixed Term

Job Type : Standard

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Shift : Day Job

Travel : Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting : Aug 18, 2021

Job Unposting : Ongoing

Schedule: : Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2111822