EF Education First: Associate Creative Director

Associate Creative Director
Cambridge, MA

We are looking for a passionate, driven, talented, selfless Associate Creative Director to join and lead one of our creative teams.


  • Have at least 8 years of experience (agency or design studio preferred).
  • Are a digital native with experience across multiple channels and mediums.
  • Have a nothing is impossible attitude and approach.
  • Are serious about great creative but dont take yourself too seriously.
  • Have an ability to concept at a high level and then execute on that idea. (this is a player-coach roleyou will still be designing/writing on a daily basis)
  • Put the team and the work above self.
  • Have managed staff.
  • Have experience pitching and selling in new concepts, ideas, campaigns.
  • Look at every project, no matter its budget or scope, as an opportunity.
  • Are a dot-connector and collaborator.
  • Arent afraid of difficult conversations when needed.
  • Are adventurous with a valid passport (getting there out and experiencing the world is part of the gig).


  • Have creative teams globally, each one working on different parts of the business. You will join a family of amazing designers, writers, videographers, UX specialists, project managers, producers, illustratorsthe list goes on.
  • Work (globally) on everything from ad campaigns to catalogs to websites and apps to magazines to designing backpacks from scratch (and a million other things). Its a huge range of work that spans every channel, medium, space, experience. For a taste of some of what weve made, and to learn more about creative at EF, check out: https://ef.design/

The Perks (the abbreviated list)

  • The opportunity to travel internationally with our customers (and without, too)
  • Three weeks paid vacation your first year, and four weeks after your first year
  • Free in-house language classes
  • Free in-house workout classes
  • Discounts on EF products, including our travel and language programs
  • Market-leading benefits package including top of the line health coverage, 401k with company match, and much more.

A tiny bit about EF

EF is the worlds largest international education company providing life-changing educational experiences to create global citizens. We offer millions of people the opportunity to learn a language, travel abroad, experience another culture or earn an academic degree. Since 1965, EFs mission has been opening the world through education. Our 52,000 employees have a worldwide presence in over 600 schools and offices within 50 countries.

Big, right? The interesting thing is that we dont operate like a conglomerate. We balance the best of a small company approach, atmosphere, and energy with the backing and support of a big one.


Employee Testimonials

Helene Vincent
Manager of Product Innovation, Language Immersion Tours

It's a big university town so there are always concerts and cultural events. There are also people from all over the world so you can hear all kinds of languages. It's large enough to be exciting, but small enough that we have a real sense of community.

Kate Berseth
Executive Vice President

I was used to a fast-paced and informal environment in previous companies, but I think what sets EF apart is the physical office space – light, open, minimal, elegant, fun and happy. It sold me the first time I walked into the Boston office.

Angela Xu
EVP, Recruitment and Employee Development

I love the fact that there are so many universities in Boston, a city of culture and intelligence. There are so many meet ups you can join, to meet new people.