HR Associate at edX

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HR Associate

We’re looking to hire a Human Resources Associate to provide support for our employees and to build programs that will help us scale. You will be the primary partner for the Manager of HR and the Head of People and Culture as you focus on a range of human resources activities including onboarding, employee engagement and recognition, and performance management. 

If you’re eager to continue your career in HR and you’re an exceptionally detail‐oriented multi‐tasker with a consultative approach we’d love to hear from you. edX is a fast paced company of 200 people so it’s the right size to make a big impact.

You will:

  • Act as onboarding and orientation leader for all of edX, owning all program enhancements and updates
  • Promote and increase employee engagement by managing our employee recognition programs, organizing company-wide events, and writing the monthly HR Newsletter
  • Be the first point of contact for most HR questions, including Payroll and Benefits, and independently resolve, or escalate as appropriate
  • Become our HRIS expert, proactively guiding us to fully leverage Namely while maintaining accurate employee information
  • Provide support with employee relations issues in coordination with the Manager of HR
  • Run reports and identify trends in HR data that advance our strategic initiatives around employee engagement and improving the edX culture

Your current experience should include: 

  • A positive, friendly, and approachable attitude
  • Sound judgment and ability to efficiently resolve a variety of sensitive job-related problems
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated strength in building relationships both internally and externally, with a diverse group of employees at all levels
  • Strong technical skills and experience using all Microsoft Office products, Google Suite, and HR system
  • Proficiency in Google Sheets or MS Excel
  • Some experience with any of the following: talent development, people analytics, exit interviews and associated pattern analysis (even as an assistant)
  • Knowledge of state and local employment laws
  • Ability to multitask effectively
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a rapidly changing environment
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edX is right near the MIT campus in the Kendall Square neighborhood of Cambridge, MA. There are cafes, bars, restaurants, gyms, and a T stop nearby!

An Insider's view of edX

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Always fun and collaborative. I've never worked at a place where so many co-workers greeted me by name after just my first day.


Sales Development Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

My work focuses on enabling course teams at partner institutions to create high-quality learning experiences on Right now couldn't be a more critical time for this work as we ramp up the amount of Master's degrees we are offering this Fall. I work with faculty, instructional designers, media producers, and project managers.

Ben Piscopo

Learning Designer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Working at edX has given me invaluable experience that has allowed me to explore and develop my career. I’ve been able to take on challenges and learning opportunities that have helped me discover the work I’m most passionate about. In my time at edX I’ve grown into a new role and continue to learn more about my work and myself.

Mary Mooshian

Associate Product Marketing Manager

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

At edX, getting your work done is very important, but the company also understands that your life and well being outside of work is directly correlated to productivity during work hours. This is clearly communicated across all levels and departments. There is also lots of company wide fun activities that help us get to know our coworkers outside.


Software Engineer I

What are edX Perks + Benefits

edX Benefits Overview

edX employees are eligible for all MIT benefits. Enjoy the benefits of an established benefits program, but still live startup life.

Volunteer in local community
edX volunteers for the Charles River Conservancy for a Cleanup day and is deeply embedded in the local edtech community.
Partners with Nonprofits
edX partners with Year Up and She Geeks Out.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
edX has a Sustainability committee, various employee resource groups, and an edX Cares committe involved in giving back to the community.
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
We have a pension plan too!
401(K) Matching
5% match
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company sponsored family events
edX's summer party is for the whole family!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive _40__ hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
edX hosts two company outings per year - in the summer and in the winter. There are department-specific outings throughout the year!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
edX has a running group and a pickup basketball team.
Fitness Subsidies
edX has access to the MIT gym at a great rate!
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend
We have a $5,000 tuition reimbursement (per calendar year) through MIT's benefits. Additionally, we have a $200 stipend (per calendar year) for edX courses.

Additional Perks + Benefits

As employees of MIT, we have some of the best benefits around! Free lunch every day (of various catered cuisines) brings people into the cafeteria to enjoy lunch as a group, and opens up edXer's culinary horizons.

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