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Learning Experience Designer I

Date: Feb 22, 2021

Location: Boston, MA, US, 02110

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 16497

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Title: Learning Experience Designer I
The successful candidate will be expected to focus primarly on supporting the development of biliteracy (Spanish-English) programs and products, but may also be assigned to projects focused on solving specific ELA market issues. The candidate must have a demonstrated capability to work on a variety of projects that require different language skill sets and subject-matter expertise in reading and language arts.
The Learning Experience Designer leverages and applies relevant teaching and learning experiences in developing digital-first solutions that solve specific market problems shared by teachers and students. The person is expected to participate in developing various solutions as part of a collaborative agile scrum team and should be comfortable offering opinions and willing to think innovatively about potential solutions. 
Roles and Responsibilities:
User Experience & Instructional Design
• Helps define the end-to-end user journey for all digital experiences on HMH's teaching and learning platform.
• Delivers value to customers in keeping with market expectations, often contributing fresh, innovative solutions that surprise and delight users  
• Demonstrates an ability to leverage and apply expertise in two or more areas: discipline-specific knowledge, assessment, SEL, hands-on learning, differentiation, standards analysis, data analytics, dual-language learner support, English learner support, etc.
  • Works flexibly across grade levels, K-5/6-12
• With guidance and coaching from more senior members of the scrum team, creates and adapts content and metadata for a digital-first experience.
Agile Development 
• Serves as a developer on a cross-functional team responsible for solving teaching and learning problems, relying on discovery and data analysis to test, develop, deliver, and iteratively optimize solutions in a variety of media formats.
• Understands and applies agile story-pointing and ceremonies in such a way as to ensure work is completed on time and is of high quality. Actively participates in retrospectives to identify and offer solutions to problems.
Data Analysis
• Applies data from a variety of sources, including HMH's teaching and learning platform, to address market problems.
• Understands usage and efficacy data (e.g., task difficulty, time on task, growth data as connected via the spine) to help iterate/improve upon instructional content.
• Takes responsibility to seek out opportunities for deepening own knowledge and expertise in market environment, pedagogical and content issues, and process improvements.
Key Stakeholders/Collaborators
• Product Management & Strategy
• VP, Learning Experience Design
• Scrum Team Members: PXD, CDL, DPS, Extended Teams "
To be Sucessful in this role one must demonstrate:
• Iterative deliveries of solutions that meet market problem needs on time and budget as measured by product sales, customer testimonials, and platform usage data.
• Successful state, district, and third-party evaluations that reflect the high-quality and usability of teaching and learning solutions.
• Meeting needs as measured by team surveys/retrospectives and other means of team feedback.
Required Experience
  • Minimum of 2 + years of experience in related field
  • Bachelor's Degree is  required; MA is a plus
  • Minimum of 2+ years of full bilingual proficiency in Spanish and English (oral and written communication skills)
  • Must be able to translate into both target languages (English and Spanish) with facility and taking into account house style guides.
  • Experience working on educational products developed for the (Spanish-English) biliteracy market and for biliterate populations, primarily in the United States.
  • Teaching experience, especially in a K–6 dual-language learning environment, is a plus
Technical Skills
  • Comfortable working in a variety of digital authoring tools and content-management systems perferred
  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and JIRA a plus; 
  • Agile, digital CMS, data analysis/interpretation
  • Subject matter content expertise and/or instructional design expertise; digital development and delivery (preferred)
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 the 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.

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