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Customer Support Associate

141 Portland Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Are you ready to join a startup thats 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 theyre not shy about asking for help, and we pride ourselves in helping them make the most of their experience while providing World Class support. Youll 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.


  • 3+ years of experience in customer support (preferably supporting online higher education degree/certificate programs)
  • 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 Teams 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!
  • Fluency in other languages is a plus!

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.

Category: Customer Success

See What It's Like To Work Here

EdX is a nonprofit, open-source online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT that offers free, high-quality courses to anyone, anywhere. Since our inception in the spring of 2012, edX has grown to include more than 140 highly acclaimed international institutions, offering 2,000+ courses with more continually being added.


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