Director of Sales and Marketing

Cognii - Boston, MA - Full time

Cognii - Boston, MA - Full time

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Join the rapidly growing AI & EdTech startup Cognii:

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

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 in higher ed. 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 in edtech space
  • 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
  • Implement a scalable sales process and train the sales team

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Experience Level

Mid Level


Cognii is a leading provider of Artificial Intelligence based educational technologies. Cognii's award winning Virtual Learning Assistant, called "Siri for Education," provides automated assessment of students’ open-response answers along with personalized intelligent tutoring.

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