Global Talent Acquisition Strategy Leader
Lead Talent Acquisition Partner

Talent Acquisition Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Program Manager

Full Time Minnesota Recruiter Job


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.

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 full potential.

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

As an integral part of the Talent Acquisition (TA) team, this role will establish and implement Diversity, Equity and Inclusion programs, KPIs, processes and sourcing strategies to support and enhance recruiting efforts across Pearson to develop a pipeline of diverse talent. The TA DE&I Program Manager will report to the VP, Talent Acquisition and partner with key internal stakeholders and external partners to understand current DE&I issues and create progressive solutions. This role will analyze our recruitment processes and technology to ensure the ability to attract and hire qualified, diverse talent into the organization.

Essential Responsibilities:

Serve as DE&I TA resource for the TA team and business groups

Directly interface and proactively collaborate with all relative DE&I task forces/initiatives HRBP’s and other key internal partners

Partner with DE&I team, Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and DE&I Advocates to establish practices to promote the Pearson brand, enhance diversity recruitment across the organization and ultimately embed a DE&I mindset throughout the TA processes

Collaborate with Compliance team to lead efforts to improve adherence to Affirmative Action Plans (US-specific) and all associated reporting

Establish KPIs and leverage data analytics to track and measure diversity recruitment efforts and progress

Ensure that KPIs are regularly achieved

Review and analyze TA technologies to ensure capability of attracting diverse talent without bias

Design and implement active and passive sourcing strategies to ensure diverse candidate slates

Serve as the diverse talent sourcing expert, specific to passive recruiting and expanding the talent pipeline

Select and develop partnerships and outreach with external associations, vendors, etc to promote Pearson and attract diverse talent to build pipelines

Assess processes and analyze patterns to identify and eliminate any potential unconscious bias

Develop and analyze metrics at each step of the TA process, including interviews, to ensure any biases or barriers are identified and managed


  • 7-10 years related experience as a TA professional with significant autonomy and scope of responsibility

  • Significant experience in developing and scaling recruitment sourcing strategies, preferably around DE&I

  • Experience in managing DE&I initiatives, ideally on a company-wide scale

  • Experience in negotiating and managing comprehensive contracts and vendor relationships

  • Experience in leveraging data analytics to solve program-wide business problems

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills and the ability to lead group discussions

  • Global experience, including regular solutioning with international colleagues and external partners, strongly preferred

  • Experience leading programs in a matrix environment

The anticipated starting salary range for Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position is $100K – $115K. This position is eligible to participate in an annual incentive program.

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.

To apply click Talent Acquisition Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) Program Manager


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