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Education Development Center, Inc. Overview

Waltham, MA
501 to 1000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
Business Services
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Education Development Center, Inc. – Why Work For Us?

Teachers in the Philippines participate in a literacy training.

Who We Are

EDC is dedicated to improving education, health, and economic opportunities for people of all ages. We create and implement innovative programs that take the results of rigorous research and put it into real-world practice at scale.

Founded in 1958 by MIT researchers and scholars, EDC today has 1,200 employees. We manage 250 projects and work in all U.S. states and in 22 countries around the world.

What We Do

With expertise in areas such as suicide prevention, early childhood development and learning, and youth workforce development, EDC collaborates with public and private partners to create, deliver, and evaluate programs, services, and products. This work includes:

  • Creating resources such as curricula, toolkits, and online courses that offer engaging learning experiences
  • Conducting formative and summative evaluations of initiatives
  • Applying expertise in capacity building, professional development, and training and technical assistance
  • Providing policy advisement, information documents, and research and analysis
  • Conducting qualitative and quantitative studies to inform our programs and assess their impact

From in-depth research endeavors to district- and country-wide reform initiatives, our programs provide individuals, families, and communities with the knowledge, skills, and support they need to achieve a better future. Programmatically, EDC is organized in three divisions: Learning and Teaching, Health and Human Development, and International Development.

Our Vision

EDC envisions a world where all people are empowered to lead healthy, productive lives.

Our Mission

EDC designs, implements, and evaluates programs to improve education, health, and economic opportunity worldwide.

Joining EDC

When you join EDC, you become part of a dynamic global organization filled with exceptional colleagues doing work that matters. With about 1,200 staff members worldwide, EDC welcomes employees at many stages in their careers, from those just starting out to experienced professionals.

EDC creates solutions to urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development, conducting programs in all 50 states and employ staff in nearly 20 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.

We offer a collegial environment that attracts employees seeking excellence in all they do. Our diverse staff includes teachers, health professionals, international development experts, community organizers, mathematicians, scientists, education researchers, technology specialists, and a range of business, technical, and creative professionals.

Benefits We Offer

EDC offers the following 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
  • Tuition and transportation reimbursement
  • Retirement plan with TIAA/CREF (Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association/College Retirement Equities Fund)
  • Paid sick time and up to 16 hours of personal time annually
  • Parental leave
  • Employee assistance program

EDC maintains a family friendly and culturally responsive work environment, with onsite amenities such as nursing mothers’ rooms, flu shot clinics, eye exams, and volunteer opportunities. In addition, when the position allows it, EDC supervisors accommodate telecommuting and flexible schedule arrangements. Internationally, EDC has competitive country-specific benefits.


EDC is dedicated to building an inclusive workplace that respects the dignity of each individual. We are committed to fostering a culture that embraces many perspectives, believing 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.

EDC participates in the U.S. Government E-Verify Program.

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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 e-mailing Lauren Bombardieror by calling her at 617-618-2923 or 800-225-4276.

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    Great, kind, patient, and understanding people at the company.


    More of a traditional work environment.

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Education Development Center, Inc. Interviews



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    Senior Literacy Officer Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Education Development Center, Inc. (Washington, DC) in January 2016.


    I was actually approached by a recruiter, because my skills matched the job. I read the description and then spoke to the recruiter who mentioned that the organization wanted a very specific candidate with very specific skills and that I had these skills. She felt that I had a great shot. The phone interview went well. She said that she would type this up, and asked that I spend a little time filling out paperwork and send it back to her ASAP. I did that the same day. A week passed and I followed up. The recruiter emailed back the same day, and said we just heard from them and I wasn't selected. I was obviously upset. I have the skills and am a strong candidate for this job. I have over 10 years experience in literacy development and 7 years of international development experience. I have a BA and a Masters degree. Every specific aspect of the job description is fit into my resume, perfectly. The recruiter mentioned that they wanted 20-30 years of experience. Wow! did I miss something in the job add that said they wanted that much experience. I went back, and they wanted 7-10 years of experience. That is why I wanted to write this review, because if they want 20-30, they need to state that so that I don't waist my time. If that is what they wanted, the recruiter should have known this, and not filled my head with this information that I am a perfect canidate. I feel cheated by this company and feel that they waisted my time.

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Education Development Center, Inc. Awards & Accolades

  • Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2009
  • Top Places to Work Globe 100, Boston Globe, 2008

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