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Per Diem Sales Associate
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt | San Jose, California
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Job Description

Job Requisition ID: 305

This position is responsible for making sales calls, attending exhibits, making presentations, and participating in sales campaigns.

  • Makes sales calls to district level personnel and /or schools within the district per sales representative request and report results to sales representative.
  • Answers product inquiry phone calls from customers.
  • Attends state and/or local exhibits with heavy customer traffic and works local district exhibits if sales representative has conflict and can’t attend
  • Participate in calling and/or email campaigns and also with mailings.  Prepares packets and/or folders for major presentations/workshops.


Skills/Competencies Required:

  • Computer skills necessary in Windows 2000, Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Microsoft Outlook
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to speak and present effectively in public
  • Ability to establish rapport and convey a positive and professional image to teachers and administrators
  • Great customer service and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds and move heavy materials for in-service and presentations
  • Product generalist
  • Some travel involved


  • Bachelor Degree in Education or related field required.
  • Teaching experience
  • Must be available to work 2 - 3 days/week, 8 hours/day

*This is a home-based role with varying hours, based in various locations in California.
**This is a part-time opportunity, billed through a third party vendor.


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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