When you join Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), you become part of a dynamic global organization filled with exceptional colleagues doing work that matters.
As a nonprofit research and development organization, we create solutions to urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development. We offer a collegial environment that attracts employees seeking excellence.
EDC conducts programs in all 50 states and employ staff in more than 30 countries. Positions are available at our world headquarters in Boston, at one of our main offices in New York, Chicago, or Washington, D.C., or in one of our many field locations around the world.
Careers at EDC
With about 1,350 staff members worldwide, EDC welcomes employees at many stages in their careers, from those just starting out to experienced professionals.
Our diverse staff includes teachers, health professionals, international development experts, community organizers, mathematicians, scientists, education researchers, technology specialists. It also includes a range of professionals in our comprehensive central and administration and finance departments. Because our organization is constantly evolving, EDC can offer its employees ongoing opportunities for advancement and professional growth.
New employees at EDC typically join a project in one of our three program divisions:
- Learning and Teaching
- Health and Human Development
- International Development
Or they may join one of the departments within Administration and Finance, such as Accounting, Human Resources, IT, or Facilities.
Benefits We Offer
EDC offers a comprehensive benefits package for all eligible employees.
- Health, dental, and vision insurance
- 11 paid holidays
- Generous vacation benefits for full- and part-time employees
- Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Domestic partner coverage
- Tuition and transportation reimbursement
- Retirement plan with Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association/College Retirement Equities Fund (TIAA/CREF)
- Paid sick time and up to 16 hours of personal time annually with enough accrued sick leave
- Parental leave
- Employee assistance program
EDC maintains a family friendly and culturally responsive work environment, with on-site amenities such as a nursing mother’s rooms, flu shot clinics, and volunteer opportunities. In addition, EDC supervisors have accommodated telecommuting, flex-time, and job-sharing arrangements.
Internationally, EDC has competitive country-specific benefits.
Guided by our belief that organizations do their best work when individuals with different backgrounds and perspectives are fully engaged, EDC is dedicated to building an inclusive workplace that respects the dignity of each individual. We are committed to fostering a culture that embraces diverse perspectives, and believe that a diverse workforce broadens our understanding of the communities we serve and enhances and enriches our work.
EDC is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and we comply fully with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce through our recruitment and employment practices.
What Our Employees Say
Ask our employees what they like about working at EDC, and unfailingly they point to the impact that our efforts have in the world.
“At EDC I have always been treated—by my boss and my colleagues—as a professional. I’ve had the opportunity to interact with staff at all levels of the company and to expand the kinds of work I do.”—Research Assistant
“In my international work, EDC has given me the chance to meet so many people. I have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, in an organizational culture that fosters learning based on trust and flexibility.”—International development specialist
“After working at EDC for 15 years, I’m still amazed by the range of work we do and the variety of projects I’ve had the chance to be a part of. I’m always learning something new.”—Senior research associate
“As a researcher and a parent, I appreciate the flexibility that EDC allows me. I can contribute to a vibrant research study and also get to see my child in his school play. That is important to me.”—Project Director
“Working internationally, I interact with a variety of partners, and I always know that we are supported by an experienced team in the home office.”—Chief of Party
If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access the EDC job opportunities website as a result of your disability. You can request reasonable accommodations by calling Stefanie Harrison directly at 617-618-2820 or toll free 800-225-4276; all other employment-related questions can be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.