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Community Liaison
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | San Juan, Puerto Rico
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Job Description

Job Requisition ID: 7295

Purpose of the Role:  Community Liaisons are responsible of identifying the type of service that would ensure the active participation of parents in educational management through a questionnaire of interests and perceptions regarding school. Promote the active participation of local community organizations and community leaders in order to develop active partnerships that will bring positive impact on students and the integration of parents. The delivery of strategies, products and services, as determined by project requirements. Community Liaisons have a broad understanding in education. The delivery of persuasive, customer-focused presentations and informative and effective implementations is crucial. This position is responsible for effective workshops, meetings, coaching, and implementation of new alliances to support school sustainability. It is also responsible for fostering confidence in project strategies to encourage their use by directors, teachers, parents and other school personnel. Individuals are distinguished by their ability to consistently deliver effective and persuasive presentations, knowledge of what it takes to successfully implement a new program in the context of different size classrooms, knowledge of best practices in teaching and learning programs, coaching techniques, and ability to resonate with the customer as a content expert. 


Job Responsibilities

  • Assist teachers in identifying students likely to receive psychological services (absenteeism, discipline, academic failures, etc.);
  • Establish direct coordination with counselors, librarians and school social workers to exchange information and services to students and parents;
  • Developing community development activities to integrate parents and the whole community outside the school;
  • Develop partnerships and collaborative agreements with public and private entities to achieve self-management;
  • Offer training for professional development of support staff;
  • Offer training to parents, and caregivers about the issues raised in the study of needs and in their role as responsible for the education of their children;
  • Promote the development of student leadership through student organizations and clubs;
  • Develop criteria for incentives to students and teachers achieve lower their absences;
  • Submit weekly newspapers and special reports when required;
  • Document all project activities, under rules set by the school improvement drive in the contract;
  • Organize the group of parent volunteers and parent council to increase their participation in the school;
  • Document the change of students served about their academic achievement. A record of each student may be required;
  • Structuring programs transition between levels and schools;
  • Send to administrative assistant project news, relevant information, progress, activities to be published in the Blog of the school;
  • Participate in project meetings as requested and document any meetings concerning the project;
  • Develop a targeted campaign to promote the PPAA and success of these from the first half with emphasis on the second half;
  • With the school community to gather all the data needed to analyze the specific needs for the school year and contribute to the drafting of the plan for next school year;
  • Ensures that all services are delivered effectively;
  • Customizes services based on the school’s needs and prepares and delivers effective interactive strategies that reflect new and creative ideas relating to current issues and trends and provides stimulating ideas for the school community;
  • These functions can then change the study of needs in accordance with the school plan.



  • Master’s degree or above required from an accredited college or university in Psychology, Social work, or counseling.
  • Proven experience leading, organizing groups of parents, students and community leaders or delivering professional development activities.
  • Proven experience with team management
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Proficiency with applications that run across the Worldwide Web
  • General knowledge of the regulations of the Department of Education of Puerto Rico governing the teaching process, learning standards, curriculum maps, and circular letters, among other things will be preferred.
  • Ability to travel throughout assigned school district to implement project strategies,  to work with team members, attend meetings, and to assist in implementations of HMH products and services.
  • Ability to frequently carry/lift/move up to 25 pounds i.e. laptops, projectors and software etc.




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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