Director of edX Degree Programs

Massachusetts, United States
20 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

DIRECTOR, DEGREE PROGRAMSedX, to be responsible for the successful launch and ongoing operations of online degrees, starting with edX’s first degree program offering stackable online master’s. Will play a role in driving success in online degree programs for edX, its university partners, and learners. Responsibilities include driving all processes to create complete end-to-end degree offerings, working with internal and external stakeholders; directing and executing program delivery operations, including market analysis, lead gen and marketing, admissions, enrollment management, program creation, and student support and retention; defining and managing overall degree and specific program metrics; helping to determine technology needed (edX platform and third-party integrations) to deliver world-class programs with high student and instructor satisfaction; and leading a team responsible for end-to-end program delivery.

EdX is a Cambridge-based nonprofit whose mission is to offer a world-class education to everyone, everywhere.  

The position is ideal for someone who has a passion for building new lines of business; a proven track record of leading new, cross-functional initiatives; and an entrepreneurial mindset.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED at least seven years’ relevant experience working in online degrees in higher education or at an online program management provider that covers the full degree program lifecycle, from course creation and program launch through to student completion; strong communication, project management and strategic planning skills; ability to lead cross-functional teams to achieve goals; flexible management and communication style; ability to operate effectively at multiple organizational layers and comfort working in matrixed organizational structures; and ability to spot issues early and escalate appropriately. Master’s degree (taken online) and P/L management experience preferred. Job #16780-R


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.