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Professional Learning Consultant

Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Orlando, FL, US, 32819

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The Professional Learning Consultant/Instructional Coach (IC) provides the highest quality professional learning (both online and in-person) focused on improving instructional practices and increasing student achievement. The Instructional Coach is an HMH ambassador with customers and other consultants, promoting services, curriculum solutions and resources. The IC leads by example, invites educators to deepen their knowledge, stretches their thinking, and takes bold action. The Instructional Coach is a reflective practitioner who invests in learning for themselves and others.


Brings content to life and facilitates meaningful online and blended learning experiences

Dynamic FacilitationOnline and In-person

  • Provides innovative, inspiring, and joyful professional learning and coaching experiences
  • Plans and prepares efficiently with a flexible and engaging approach to adult teaching and learning
  • Demonstrates digital fluency with a variety of tools to drive engagement, collaboration, and learning
  • Amplifies and elevates diverse teacher's voices
  • Demonstrates versatility to be responsive to teacher and district needs
  • Personifies HMH values through actions and intentional language 


Student-Centered Coaching

  • Leads solution-centered conversations with educators focused on student growth
  • Uses a variety of coaching practices to further teacher-selected goals
  • Recommends connected HMH resources to support instruction when appropriate
  • Uses assessment and report data to individualize and differentiate support


Reflective Practitioner

  • Focuses on continual growth
  • Reflects and engages thoughtfully with feedback to determine what is actionable
  • Exhibits high levels of self & social awareness
  • Understands the various aspects that impact willingness and ability to learn


United in a shared commitment and focus on Inquiry, Curiosity, and Transparency

Educational and Program Expertise

  • Invests in learning for self and others
  • Understands evidence-based practices to support instruction, assessment, and professional learning
  • Supports the improvement of teaching and learning through a SEL and equity lens
  • Completes internal program and delivery readiness trainings & certifications
  • Develops a deep understanding of HMH programs and services, beyond certification coursework, to serve as experts on program(s), pedagogy, instructional practices, and implementation
  • Monitors and stays informed of current and shifts in the educational landscape, research, and digital learning best practices.


Continuous Feedback – Up, Down and Across


    • Designs their Individual Learning Plan to be purposeful and relevant
    • Shares thinking about learning with peers, managers and across divisions
    • Uses tools for purposeful reflection
    • Participates in reflective practices which allow for 360 feedback of self and others
    • Engages in opportunities to safely take appropriate risks, to be vulnerable without judgement and opportunities to examine implicit biases  
    • Applies actionable feedback to current practices in the field and shares learning from these experiences


Memorialize in Writing, the Work

Reporting, Data Collection and Analysis

  • Monitors and contributes to account data as necessary according to implementation plan
  • Writes reports following event facilitation to address customer successes, instructional issues, questions and concerns specific to the implementation planning, instructional needs, and student population
  • Collects customer feedback following coaching and training engagements


HMH Ambassador

Special Projects, Service Support

  • Presents or supports implementation/classroom/instructional activities at regional and national events/conferences (as assigned)
  • Recommends new development or material needs to the Content Development team
  • Promotes HMH Professional Services and resources
  • Liaises with research and evaluation regarding research sites and strategic marketing sites as requested
  • Other duties as assigned


Must Have:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Prior teaching experience to include
    • A minimum of 3 years of experience mentoring and/or coaching teachers and/or leaders
    • Training or facilitating adult learning in the field of education
    • Online teaching experience
  • Have a command of spoken and written English language
  • Basic knowledge of performance data, statistics, and/or collection system
  • Be a life-long learner and strive to increase knowledge and skills
  • Proficient with PowerPoint, Excel and Word, web conferencing, and digital engagement tools
  • Excellent leadership and team-building skills
  • Manage multiple priorities with varying deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Trustworthy
  • Depth of knowledge in Math
  • Ability to manage change in a fast-paced environment
  • Solution oriented


Nice to Have:

  • Master’s Degree
  • G Suite familiarity/experience
  • CRM experience
  • Social media platform/online collaboration tool familiarity
  • Bilingual/Multilingual


Physical Requirements:

  • Might be in a stationary position for a considerable time (sitting and/or standing)
  • Constantly operate a computer
  • Must be able to collaborate with colleagues via face to face, conference calls, and online meetings
  • Ability to work in cross-functional teams and as well as work independently
  • Ability to work irregular hours across time zones



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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