Placement Specialist. Job in Columbus E-Nursery Jobs

  • Job Reference: 419895116-2
  • Date Posted: 11 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Pearson
  • Location: Columbus, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Company Summary:

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.

Pearson's Online & Blended Learning K-12 group provides 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, International Connections Academy, and Pearson Connexus. In 2017, delivered online learning to over 400,000 students in the U.S. and 48 countries. 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 Online & Blended Learning is committed to expanding quality education through technology, and helping students achieve both academic and personal success.

Group and Department Summary:

Enrollment Experience Group

Enrollment Experience's primary purpose is to enhance enrollment and retention by providing the best possible experience for families and students. With the services we provide to schools, students and families, we also support key accountabilities within marketing, sales, client relations and school services including:

* Enrollment and Retention

* Sales/Proposals

* Client and School Satisfaction

Enrollment Processing Department

The Enrollment Processing department is accountable for achieving the highest levels of customer experience, enrollment goal achievement, regulatory compliance and operational/financial efficiency in these support services:

* Enrollment and Academic Placement document processing and verification

* Special Operations

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Supervisor of Enrollment Processing, the Placement Specialist supports the functions of the Placement Enrollment Processing team by accurately and efficiently reviewing student academic documentation. The Specialist communicates with families regarding missing or incomplete academic data. The Specialist will work with the Placement Specialist team to provide the most accurate and timely turnaround of academic documentation review. A successful candidate will remain current on requirements for all states and will stay up to date on school-specific deadlines.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Review academic documentation including report cards, unofficial transcripts, state test scores, and home school documents for compliance and completeness;

* Review special education documentation including Individualized Education Plans (IEP), evaluation reports, and 504 Plans for compliance and completeness;

* Review gifted documentation including gifted evaluations, Gifted Individualized Education Plans (GIEP), and testing results for compliance and completeness;

* Communicate with families who have submitted invalid or incomplete documentation through phone and email correspondence;

* Contact families who have been identified as needing additional support or documentation;

* Assist with naming, saving, and uploading of academic, special education, and gifted documentation into Connexus, our Education Management System;

* Assist the Enrollment Processing Team in Connexus™ record maintenance, as needed; Develop an understanding of the enrollment document upload process in order to communicate when issues occur;

* Clearly communicate additional enrollment and placement tasks that are needed in order to progress through the process in verbal and written form;

* Demonstrate an understanding of the course placement process and how the Specialist role impacts the workflow of other positions;

* Maintain accuracy of student records/data in accordance with all regulatory requirements;

* Demonstrate a general understanding of Connections Academy's special education program, Individual Education Programs (IEPs), and processes for supplying related services to students;

* Run and manipulate reports utilizing the learning management system;

* Basic administration of accounts in the Connections Academy learning management system and other third-party accounts;

* Other duties as assigned by the Enrollment Processing Leadership Team.


* Prior school enrollment/registration experience a plus
* Excellent data analysis skills
* Knowledge of online student information systems a plus
* Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
* Excellent computer skills
* Flexibility and the ability to work in a fast-paced work environment
* Highly organized, self-motivated, hard worker
* Ability to learn quickly and multi-task
* Excellent customer service skills a plus
* Ability to pay close attention to detail is essential

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $16-17. This position is not bonus eligible.

Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at:


Organization: North America Connections

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 766