edX is hiring an

Executive Assistant

Cambridge, United States

edX is seeking an Executive Assistant to support the VPs of both the Education Services team and the Marketing team. Responsibilities include handling a broad range of administrative details of a confidential nature; performing end-to-end meeting management, including logistics management, catering, and occasional note-taking; coordinating all aspects of travel arrangements (domestic and international) and preparing and submitting expense reports; learning and quickly becoming well-versed on current, relevant MIT and edX policies; coordinating administrative tasks with other edX functions and administrative assistants as part of a team; and receiving guests and fielding telephone calls. 

Since edX is a startup company, the keys to this role will be pragmatic thinking and passion for executing efficiently in a fast-moving environment filled with multiple competing priorities.

We seek a highly-organized, detail-oriented, self-starter who is able to effectively manage multiple competing priorities and projects in a high-volume, fast-paced, start-up environment. Must be proficient with Google G-Suite (Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Calendar), MS Office (PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and SalesForce. 

Job Requirements:

  • At least 3 years of progressively responsible administrative experience as an executive assistant to VP or C-level executives in a customer facing, business development or marketing role
  • Superior interpersonal and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional ability to interact effectively with multiple external and internal stakeholders
  • Strong track record of demonstrating sound judgment


edX is an open-source learning destination offering online courses from more than 90 member institutions, composed of both leading global universities and colleges and a diverse group of prominent organizations from around the world. Founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and based in Cambridge, MA, edX is focused on transforming online and on-campus learning through groundbreaking methodologies, game-like experiences and cutting-edge research on an open-source platform.


edX is an MIT Start-up company that offers a highly competitive benefits plan, a pension program, free lunches , great fun as a company of dedicated like-minded professionals,  and access to some of the smartest people on the planet!  Are you ready to be a part of re-inventing education?!

Applicants must be able to work out of our Cambridge, MA office.   Sorry, Visa sponsorship is not available.