HR School Partner
Posted on: January 15, 2022
We are the world's learning company with more than 21,000
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
We value diversity, equity and inclusion. We value the power of an
inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We seek to
infuse diversity and inclusion in everything we do while promoting
a culture where differences are embraced as strengths;
opportunities are equal and accessible; consideration and respect
are the norm; and all team members are supported in reaching their
Through our talent, we believe that diversity and inclusion make us
a more innovative and vibrant place to work. People are at the
center, and we are committed to a sustainable environment and
workplace where talent can learn, grow, and thrive.
To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive
workforce please click here The Power of Difference at
Pearson Virtual Schools provide high-quality, highly accountable
online education solutions to schools, school districts and
students in grades K-12. It serves families and schools with a
variety of digital learning and online school solutions including
Connections Academy and Pearson Online Academy. The group, formerly
known as Connections Education, is based in Columbia, Maryland and
has been named a "Top Workplace" by the Baltimore Sun for three
consecutive years and a "Best Place to Work" by Baltimore magazine.
Recognized for its outstanding curriculum, high-quality teachers
and leadership, Pearson Virtual Schools is committed to expanding
quality education through technology, and helping students achieve
both academic and personal success.
The Human Resources Partner (HRP) will support a portfolio of five
to seven virtual schools and will serve as the central point of
contact for school leaders, school leadership and school staff. The
HRP is responsible for providing targeted, customized support to
schools in the areas of workforce planning, employee relations,
leadership coaching and HR strategy development and
Build high functioning relationships with leaders in assigned
schools/departments to support and anticipate needs.
Partner with HR leads in Talent and Systems and Reward to provide
feedback from customers, generate new ideas, assist with program
development and implementation, and promote HR initiatives to the
Develop strategic and operational plans to achieve results and
ensure alignment with company goals and objectives through training
and development initiatives.
Analyze data to determine trends, areas for improvement and
educational opportunities and recommend and/or implement
Anticipate business needs and provide short- & long-term
customer-focused solutions that drive effective business results
through the alignment of HR best practices to strategic business
Partner with Training team on deployment of training needs
assessments and collaborate on training activities and special
Consult with staff and managers regarding employee relations issues
and initiate action plans to address and resolve issues.
Coach and advise staff and managers on matters regarding conflict
resolution, relationship building, and effective communication.
Coordinate with legal counsel and school boards as needed in regard
to employment-related legal matters and policies.
Review and analyze key data metrics for turnover and staff
satisfaction, create and implement action plans as needed.
Manage performance assessment program including dissemination of
communications, coordinating with training team on staff and
manager trainings and resources, and 100% completion rate.
Strategize and develop plans for staff retention efforts.
Assist with and advise managers on disciplinary action procedures,
coaching, counseling, and documentation.
Assist managers with preparation of performance assessments.
Work with school leadership teams to implement Action Plans.
Meet with key stakeholders to understand the holistic opportunities
of leaders' growth and development.
Use data (new hire, pulse, exit, engagement, leadership
assessments) to identify key areas of development and create
development plans to support leaders/leadership teams.
Meet regularly with identified leaders to provide feedback with a
focus on growth and achievement of development goals.
Support culture camp initiatives.
Implement succession plans for each school and ensure key talent
had a development plan to focus on growth and retention.
Support school leaders with staffing and promotion needs during the
annual budgeting process.
Develop long and short-term staffing plans to meet the
organizational needs of the department/school.
Support managers with the creation of job descriptions.
Manage the position change process by creating and obtaining
approval for offer letters and communicating necessary data to
Analyze the information provided on an application to determine the
suitability of the applicant for employment. Based on those
findings, make recommendations to hiring managers.
Conduct phone and in-person interviews as requested and assist with
selection of hires.
Support teams with creation and delivery of all HR related
Other duties as assigned.
Pearson Online & Blended Learning 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 to
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 privacy
of records, technology standards, equipment standards and
2- 3 years of HR experience, employee relations experience is a
Four-year college degree, preferably with HR focus
Excellent technical and software skills
Customer Centric - Acts with a strong customer mindset (both
internal and external) and is a visible advocate for the customer.
Builds strong relationships with customers and uses those to
improve their experience and outcomes.
Communications - A great communicator who engages teams and
stakeholders with thoughtful delivery and messages that
Works well in a matrix - Models collaboration, solves problems with
peers, builds trust and support.
Takes personal responsibility - Can be relied on to complete tasks
timely and well, demonstrates "ownership" regardless of the
outcome, proactive in exploring and exploiting new
Keen business acumen, strong analytic and problem-solving skills
and tremendous drive for results
Ability to establish, maintain and grow positive relationships at
all levels of the organization
High attention to detail
High degree of emotional intelligence and ability to effectively
handle stressful situations
Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced company
The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based expressing
interest in this position is $67K - $70K. This position is eligible
to participate in an a sales incentive plan.
Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:
Learning is the most powerful force for change in the world. More
than 20,000 Pearson employees deliver our products and services in
nearly 200 countries, all working towards a common purpose - to
help everyone achieve their potential through learning. We do that
by providing high quality, digital content and learning
experiences, as well as assessments and qualifications that help
people build their skills and grow with the world around them. We
are the world's leading learning company. Learn more at
Pearson believes that wherever learning flourishes, so do people.
We are committed to being an anti-racist---company in everything we
do. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense
of belonging. We promote a culture where differences are embraced,
opportunities are accessible, consideration and respect are the
norm, and all individuals are supported in reaching their full
potential. Through our talent, we believe that diversity, equity,
and inclusion make us a more innovative and vibrant place to work.
People are at the center, and we are committed to a sustainable
environment and workplace where talent can learn, grow, and
To learn more about Pearson's commitment to a diverse and inclusive
workforce, please click here:
Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and
a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that
represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The
more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment
is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need.---All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national
origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other
group protected by law.
Job: HUMAN RESOURCES
Organization: Human Resources
Req ID: 2110247
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