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Houghton Mifflin Corporate Social Responsibility Mgr in United States

Corporate Social Responsibility Mgr

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Date:Jan 25, 2023

Location: Boston, MA, US, 02110

Company: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Job Requisition ID: 18238

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Corporate Social Responsibility Manager


This full-time role will serve as the Manager for HMH’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team. This role will focus on helping to execute the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts including employee volunteerism, nonprofit partnerships, HMH’s Matching Gifts Program, and sustainability activities.

Working with the CSR Director and the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs, the Manager will provide critical operational and strategic support for the CSR team. One key responsibility will include the management and oversight of HMH’s 9 Cares Councils (formerly known as Community Investment Councils), which are comprised of employees who are passionate about community service. In this capacity, the Manager will partner with HMH employees across the country and the globe, as Cares Councils align with HMH’s major office and distribution centers across the U.S. and Ireland, and also include a Remote Cares Council for fully homebased employees.

The Manager will aim to maximize employee engagement year-round volunteerism – organizing both in-person and virtual opportunities, and play a key role in the planning and execution of HMH’s annual companywide Volunteer Week.

The Manager will also partner with colleagues across the business to expand HMH’s sustainability program. Sustainability efforts that the Manger will oversee include exploring the launch of an “HMH Green Team” and tracking and reporting on data related to sustainability metrics, including those outlined in HMH’s paper policy.


  • Partner with the CSR Director to maintain all of HMH’s Corporate Social Responsibility programs company-wide

  • Grow HMH’s signature employee volunteerism program, HMH Classroom Corps –which connects HMH employees to students and teachers through in-school and virtual service opportunities

  • Review employee matching gift requests on a daily basis – determine eligibility and conduct employee/donor follow up as needed

  • Manage and support HMH’s 9 Cares Councils – employee run volunteer teams – assisting with volunteer projects and providing ongoing guidance

  • Lead annual training of Cares Council members, including onboarding new members, facilitating role trainings, maintaining their budgets and providing support as needed

  • Together with the CSR Director, plan and execute HMH’s global annual Volunteer Week

  • Partner with colleagues from all Lines of Business across HMH to expand HMH’s sustainability efforts and other key annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives

  • Manage HMH Cares, the companywide giving and volunteering platform and conduct regular reporting on CSR programs and employee engagement

  • Assist with the reporting, writing and design of HMH’s annual Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report

    Job Requirements

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize responsibilities while working on multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong writing and research skills

  • Strong communications skills

  • Ability to interact comfortably with wide array of internal and external stakeholders at a variety of seniority levels

  • Enthusiasm for Corporate Social Responsibility and making an impact in local communities

  • Strong budget and reporting skills required

  • Significant comfort with Excel (including functions required to manage very large spreadsheets – e.g., vlookup, equations, if statements, etc.)

  • Very strong attention to detail

  • Comfortable structuring, executing and managing processes

  • Ability to plan and lead volunteer projects, engagement campaigns and special events

  • Experience in both the non- and for-profit sectors a plus

  • Volunteer management or committee/council management or experience also helpful

    Education & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field

  • 5+ years of professional work experience, with at least 2 years in Corporate Social Responsibility, communications, employee engagement, or a related field

  • Experience in CSR-related role, preferably including prior work in nonprofit field, corporate affairs, human resources, or relevant experience preferred


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 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.

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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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