Director of Sales and Marketing

Cognii - Boston, MA - Full time


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Join the rapidly growing AI & EdTech startup Cognii:

  • 2016 EdTech Innovation of the Year Award Winner (MassTLC)
  • 2015 Best Learning Assessment Innovation of the Year Award Winner (Reimagine Education)
  • 2017-2021 Leading vendor for rapidly growing AI market in education (Technavio)

Cognii’s innovative Virtual Learning Assistant uses the AI to provide instant automatic assessment to students’ open-response answers along with personalized tutoring feedback.

We are looking for a passionate sales and marketing executive to manage the rapidly growing business. This is an opportunity for you to build a career in high tech space while making a difference in education, get rewarded with generous stock options and be a part of a dynamic startup.


  • 2+ years experience in sales-related roles at educational technology or high tech companies
  • Knowledge of the education ecosystem and the problems in learning assessment
  • Familiarity with the K-12, higher ed, corporate training and professional education markets required, including knowledge of digital learning content and platform providers
  • Entrepreneurial - relish the challenge of taking an idea from concept to realization
  • Strong work ethic, track record of high productivity
  • Operate independently, attention to detail, strong follow-through
  • Creative, innovative, holistic thinker
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Team player who is excited by collaborating with and motivated to build a great business


  • Develop sales strategies and campaigns for different segments of the education market
  • Execute on all aspects of sales – from prospecting to ongoing relationship management
  • Develop strategic partnerships and close direct sales
  • Be a key member of team developing and testing new product and service offerings, positioning, marketing and sales collateral
  • Put the processes in place that enable sales team to scale

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Experience Level

Mid Level


Cognii is a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence based educational technologies to K-12, Higher Ed and corporate training markets. Cognii's award winning Virtual Learning Assistant, often called "Siri for Education," provides automated assessment of students’ open-response answers along with personalized intelligent tutoring that guides them towards conceptual mastery. Cognii helps students learn better, improves teachers’ productivity and helps organizations reduce the cost of delivering high quality eduction at a large scale.

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