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Contracts Manager

| Greater Boston Area

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 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.


  • 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.


  • Certificate of Paralegal Studies from an accredited college.
  • Experience working with a sales team and a global business.
  • Fluency in a foreign language, Spanish preferred. 

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

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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 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

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
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
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
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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