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HR Associate

| Greater Boston Area

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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Location

EdX is located right off the MIT campus in the Kendall Square neighborhood of Cambridge, MA

An Insider's view of edX

What projects are you most excited about?

My work focuses on enabling course teams at partner institutions to create high-quality learning experiences on edX.org. 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

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.

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
401(K)
We have a pension plan too!
401(K) Matching
5% match
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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