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Job Category:
Information Services
Coordinator, Information Security
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Boston, Massachusetts
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Job Description

Job Requisition ID: 4922

Curious?  We get it.  We are too.


The Technology Group at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a dynamic team of technology professionals dedicated to the nimble delivery of quality educational content for the evolving digital age.  Not your traditional IT house, the Technology Group actively partners with functions across the business ecosystem to develop and deliver applications and platforms to a diverse range of digital channels.


The Information Security Coordinator is the process leader responsible for supporting and maintaining a corporate-wide information security management program to ensure that information assets are adequately protected. This position is responsible for identifying, supporting, and reporting on information security activities in a manner that meets compliance and regulatory requirements, and aligns with the risk posture of the company.



  • Support Technology and Business/Sales processes for response to client security and privacy inquiries. Facilitate a metrics and reporting framework for Information Security’s impact on revenue.
  • Provide guidance and support for TG Security projects such as Security Awareness, Security Exercises, SOC 2, and other projects.
  • Support compliance activities, including PCI, SOC2, SOX, and HIPAA through process tracking, documentation, and request follow-up.

  • Maintain up-to-date information security policies, standards and guidelines. Facilitate a metrics and reporting framework to measure the capability of the security framework.

  • Organize information security risk assessment process, including the reporting and oversight of treatment efforts to address negative findings.



  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Minimum 2 years of technology project/program management.

  • Ability to effectively work as part of a cohesive and agile team.

  • Awareness in managing regulated data environments (e.g. PCI, SOX, FERPA, HIPAA, and COPPA).

  • Exposure to privacy frameworks.

  • Ability to remain organized and to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources including team members, other internal departments and external parties.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently. 

  • Ability to exercise good judgment and discretion in confidential matters.

  • Excellent analytical skills required.

  • Self-starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication and listening skills due to high amount of interaction with HMH staff, clients, and external vendors.

  • High level of patience and courtesy is required to deal with individuals and their varied technological skill levels.


Physical Requirements:

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing)
  • The person in this position needs to move about inside office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (NASDAQ:HMHC) is a global learning company dedicated to changing people’s lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. As a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. HMH is uniquely positioned to create engaging and effective educational content and experiences from early childhood to beyond the classroom.  HMH serves more than 50 million students in over 150 countries worldwide, while its award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles are enjoyed by readers throughout the world.

For more information, visit http://careers.hmhco.com  

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in E-Verify. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of gender, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, or other protected group status.


About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

HMH is an organization rooted in purpose and strengthened by passion. Our values drive our decisions, shape our strategies and shine through in everything we do: Curiosity: We value enabling and promoting the curiosity of others, resulting in remarkable discoveries and new ideas. Commitment: We must always mean what we say and deliver on our commitments to each other and our customers. Effectiveness and Reliability: Our content and our solutions must be more than just innovative - they must be effective and reliable. Learning: We are passionate learners. We are driven by the promise of understanding new ideas. We are committed to improving teaching and learning around the world. Performance: We are driven to overcome obstacles and succeed. We recognize our role in ensuring the success of others, and we are committed to achieving our goals. Best in Class: We are committed to providing our partners, our customers and our communities with services and solutions representing the best our industry can offer.

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