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Customer Support Associate

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Are you ready to join a startup that’s transforming the education landscape? At edX, we provide world-class education to everyone, everywhere. EdX offers highly driven intellectually ambitious individuals an opportunity to work in a dynamic mission-driven organization. EdX is seeking a Customer Support Associate to join our growing Support Team. Customer Support Associates help learners resolve questions across a variety of course experiences. Students love edX courses, so they’re not shy about asking for help, and we pride ourselves in helping them make the most of their experience while providing World Class support. You’ll also work cross-functionally with our product teams regarding bugs, features, and ticket trends.


  • Manage high ticket volume within our ticketing system and provide timely, personal, & high-quality responses through resolution with an emphasis on empathy
  • Develop frequently asked questions and knowledge base articles that address common student inquiries.
  • Collaborate across the edX community to improve the student experience by providing feedback and recommendations to address common issues, through improved product design, operation, policy, or process.
  • Partner with various business units cross-functionally, representing the Support organization and developing subject matter and product expertise.
  • Communicate and stay up to date regarding ticket trends and features, bug progression, and product updates.


  • 1-3+ years of experience in a customer-focused position
  • Available to work on a Tuesday-Saturday schedule
  • Experience working within a ticketing or case management system (eg. Zendesk, Salesforce, Freshdesk)
  • Excellent communication skills with strong customer focus
  • Ability to work individually/autonomously and within a team environment to quickly and calmly resolve issues
  • Problem solver – a knack for tackling problems, solving puzzles, and identifying, analyzing, and resolving them effectively
  • Driven – by team and individual goals, whether daily targets, or longer-term aspirations.
  • Team Player – shared commitment towards the Team’s goals and performance, remains open to others' ideas, effectively helps and supports colleagues.
  • Business writer - corresponds clearly and concisely, edits work for spelling and grammar, communicates technical information effectively
  • Adaptable - manages competing demands and is able to flex with frequent change, delays or unexpected events. Is willing to try new things, and new ways of working.
  • Dependable - is trustworthy, follows through, follows instructions/ direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Technical acumen: Solid computer skills, and curiosity for learning new systems, software, and tools, and quick to adopt. Proficient with Google and/or Microsoft environments.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations and adapt communication style accordingly; our learner community is global!

About edX:

EdX is an MIT & Harvard funded start-up company that offers a highly competitive benefits plan, a pension program, free lunches every day as well as a plethora of other fun perks and meaningful work! 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.

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

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
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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