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Corporate Development Director

Date: May 16, 2023

Location: Boston, MA, US, 02110

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 17838

Additional Locations: 

Hybrid Opportunity-Must be onsite weekly on Tuesdays & Thursdays!


** Applicants must live within a 50-mile radius of one of our office locations (NYC, Boston, Orlando, Evanston, IL, Austin TX). **


Corporate Development Director


Purpose of the Role: To assist in the sourcing, evaluation, and execution of partnership and M&A activities including valuation, market analyses, presentation development; deal negotiation and management; integration planning and management. Provide support on other activities as they develop.


Job Responsibilities:

· Managing acquisition opportunities, including data room oversight, financial analyses, and document review

· Valuation, including DCF, comparable transaction, comparable trading

· Development of presentation materials for executives and board of directors’ discussions

· Managing integration activities

· Developing and maintaining industry relationships with emerging education companies

· Managing internal and external discussions and negotiations on partnerships

· Maintaining partnership relationships



· Proactive approach to responsibilities

· Outstanding financial modeling abilities

· Excellent organizational skills

· Insatiable curiosity to learn – about deals, industries, and companies

· Experience in managing deal activity

· Strong analytical skills: ability to think creatively about problem solving and opportunity evaluation

· Willingness to take and advocate for a position or point of view

· Respect for alternative approaches and opinions

· Ability to manage multiple competing priorities

· Fearlessness


What You'll Need to be Successful:


· BA/BS Degree in Business or Finance

· Minimum of 5 years Investment banking experience, including M&A or consulting experience

· Professional demeanor and ability to effectively communicate with senior leaders and external counterparts

· Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills

· Strong analytical skills: ability to think creatively about problem solving and opportunity evaluation.

· Possesses a solid understanding of Company's markets, products, players, and technologies or a demonstrable willingness to learn

· Team player with the ability to build consensus across various internal and external stakeholders

· Ability to travel 10% of the time (via, car, train, and/or airplane)



· Master’s or MBA preferred.


Benefits and Salary Range:

Salary Range: $125,000 to $150,000. Our salary ranges are based on national averages. We have wide ranges so we can be flexible and determine compensation based on a number of factors including the candidate’s skills, experience, education and location.

Benefits: Careers at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company (


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a learning technology company committed to delivering connected solutions that engage learners, empower educators and improve student outcomes. As a leading provider of K–12 core curriculum, supplemental and intervention solutions, and professional learning services, HMH partners with educators and school districts to uncover solutions that unlock students’ potential and extend teachers’ capabilities. HMH serves more than 50 million students and 4 million educators in 150 countries. For more information, visit


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.



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