Contracts Manager

| Greater Boston Area

Contracts Manager

EdX is seeking a talented, organized, and experienced Contracts Manager to lead and manage the contracting process for sales, partnerships, and other key business lines. You will join a small legal team responsible for a wide range of contracts. To succeed in this role, you must have the ability to operate independently in a fast-paced environment and work proactively with all business areas in support of edX’s growth strategy and nonprofit mission.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate key commercial agreements including sales agreements, strategic vendor agreements, and business partner agreements.
  • Review and manage a high volume of garden-variety documents including NDAs, RFPs, vendor registration forms, renewal amendments and general vendor materials.
  • Identify contract issues related to payment, performance, operations, privacy, intellectual property, liability, and other key areas of risk.
  • Work closely with Sales, Partnerships, Customer Success, and Finance teams to explain and resolve contract issues and answer general business questions.
  • Help create internal policies and procedures that enable fast, large-scale growth while appropriately managing risk.
  • Expand your areas of expertise by actively participating in additional legal team activities and performing additional and different responsibilities as needed.

Requirements:

  • Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or equivalent professional experience.
  • Five years of professional experience as a business/corporate paralegal or contracts manager with proficiency in the areas of responsibility listed above.
  • Demonstrated ability to draft, negotiate, and manage a high volume of contracts from start to finish in an efficient and accurate manner.
  • Excellent business acumen and judgment, including ability to place legal risk in proper business context.
  • Strong client management skills; demonstrated ability to cultivate and maintain positive working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Ability to deal effectively with ambiguous situations and evolving business goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills and strong sense of accountability.
  • Must be a team player.

Plusses:

  • Certificate of Paralegal Studies from an accredited college.
  • Experience working with a sales team and a global business.

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

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