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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | Ceiba, Puerto Rico
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Job Description

Job Requisition ID: 7325

ROLE SUMMARY: The "Subject Coach" in the Puerto Rico Professional Services team is accountable for the delivery of high-quality professional services. Responsibility includes achieving specified delivery metrics with a focus on delivering high quality customer services that are aligned with best practices (HMH Anchor & Performance Standards). The Professional Learning Consultant will demonstrate strong customer relationships through on-going support of implementations and Professional Development Services.   The Professional Learning Consultant will seek opportunities to expand their expertise and skills to align with HMH Anchor and Performance Standards.



  • Supports Professional Learning, by planning and delivering job-embedded coaching and Professional Development training and provide leadership in his/her area of expertise to teachers, school directors, and district facilitators.
  • Demonstrates a deep content knowledge and ability to effectively communicate customer’s needs both oral and written.
  • Demonstrates best practices in delivery and leverages expertise to ensure customer satisfaction. These include delivery of core competencies for exemplary performance in the following areas: Atmosphere, content knowledge, delivery, learning environment, and professionalism. (HMH Anchor and Performance Standards)
  • Works on functional portions of projects, either independently or as part of a team, as assigned by management.
  • When assigned to projects, reports to project leadership (as defined for each specific project) for all project-related issues.
  • Collaborates and develops relationships with personnel from project team as required.
  • Promptly advises project leadership of functional problems or roadblocks on projects.
  • Adheres to all standards of business practice and tools used in the Professional Service team.
  • Consistently applies implementation methodologies and standards used by the Professional Service organization.
  • Develops and conducts in-service training for all teachers regarding the curriculum, researched-based instructional strategies, and best practices.
  • Performs periodic classroom visitations, assists teachers in the improvement of instructional performance, performs periodic binder reviews, and monitors improvement.
  • Demonstrates lessons in classroom situations for observation by teachers.
  • Facilitates grade level and/or subject area team meetings.
  • Serves as a resource to school administrators and content area teachers in identifying reading needs, adapting instructional techniques, and implementing reading strategies across the curriculum.
  • Assists with the development of school literacy initiatives.
  • Collects, analyzes, and reports school and student benchmark data.
  • May perform other duties as assigned. 


  • Master’s degree in Education required from an accredited college or university (minimum)
  • Proven experience leading, organizing, or delivering professional development activities
  • Demonstrated evidence of involvement in school activities involving leadership responsibilities.
  • Current expertise in instructional pedagogy and experience with implementation of instructional technology
  • Teaching experience and curriculum expertise
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Proficiency with applications that run across the Worldwide Web
  • Ability to travel throughout assigned schools to implement project strategies, to work with team members, attend meetings, and to assist in implementations of Professional Development Services.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Billingual (English/Spanish)
  • Skilled in negotiating and influencing.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum.
  • Readily adaptable to evolving technologies.
  • Must be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills.
  • Strong leadership ability and effective organization skills.
  • Must be able to work independently.
  • Must master content knowledge, communication skills, digital skills, leadership ability and willingness to learn.
  • Must be available to work full days with possible evenings and Saturdays.
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment toward the position and the mission of the company; support the company’s values in the strategic areas of academic excellence, operational performance and superior culture.
  • Possesses strong time management and organizational skills and the ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Has the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, students, the community, and administrative staff. Is sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill, and the public image, as unique situations present themselves.
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Strives to implement best practices and positive character education consistently

Other requirements:

  • 300 law Certification (active)
  • Police Report (Antecedentes Penales vigente)
  • Department of Health Certification (active)
  • College transcripts (official or copy for every degree)
  • ASUME certification
  • Other certifications (related to subject expertise or any other that will support the knowledge for the position)


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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