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Learning Architect

Date: Nov 20, 2020

Location: New York, NY, US, 10016

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 16469

Additional Locations: Hombased

The Learning Architect, ELD is an experienced editor of instructional content who is well versed in curriculum and pedagogy for multilingual learners and is dedicated to the creation of high-quality and innovative learning experiences that will accelerate language development for English learners. The Learning Architect, ELD supports all content development efforts, works collaboratively within and across teams, and diligently juggles multiple results-oriented initiatives under tight turnarounds.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the instructional design, product development (prototype design), and production of digital learning experiences and print components from concept to fulfillment.
  • Use expertise in K-12 ELD instruction to develop prototypes, manuscript, and digital content that adhere to research and best practices.
  • Support and contribute to content creation efforts for ELD programs, digital supports, and assessments for English learners with designers, advisors, and developers.
  • Review work with Senior and Lead Learning Architects and program authors and advisors and incorporate feedback.
  • Collaborate across teams, working with Product Management, Project Management, Design, and Digital Production to ensure that work aligns with product development plans, goals, and strategies.



  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree in education or relevant discipline
  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience developing interactive instructional materials for elementary and/or secondary English learners OR 3+ years experience teaching multilingual learners in a K–12 education setting
  • Knowledge of ELD curriculum, pedagogy, and best practices
  • Strong editing and writing ability; grammar and composition skills; verbal and written communication skills
  • Submission of a writing sample and/or completion of a writing/editing test
  • Effective collaborator across diverse groups


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.

Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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