Program Support Lead in Microverse

Job Published on: February 11th, 2020

Microverse is a global, distributed school for software developers that doesn't charge students anything until they get hired.

We are backed by Y Combinator and other top tier investors from Silicon Valley, and our team works remotely from all around the world. We are global citizens and passionate about our mission and company values. Being remote-first and fully transparent, we are proud of the amazing remote culture we are building, while also making time for frequent in-person meetups with team members around the world.

At Microverse, there are no classes or physical classrooms. Instead, students learn by remote pair programming and collaborating with other students in real-time, just as they would with colleagues in a real company. We create the support structure to help them learn the skills to become world-class software developers, and we don't charge them anything until they get hired.

Thanks to a unique peer-to-peer model that replaces teachers with students learning from and with each other, our low cost per student allows us to invest in exceptional individuals that no one else has access to. We have full-time students in 80+ countries, thousands of applicants per month from ~200 countries, and graduates from Nigeria to Mexico that have increased their salaries up to 10 times after completing our program.

Job Description:

We are looking for a Program Support Lead with customer success management experience to report to the Head of Student Success and serve as a key leader in our growing Student Success department. 

The Student Success team is responsible for answering daily questions related to student relationships, motivation, program information, financial issues, mental health, access to student systems, and much more. Together we work to ensure satisfaction and Program completion for our 100% online, highly diverse student population. 

We do not succeed unless our students succeed (no really - we don’t get paid until our student’s find a job!), so we provide the support system necessary to solve the challenges our students face and help them progress no matter what. The Program Support Lead helps manage and improve the systems to ensure students are supported using tools such as automated messages and video calls. This is an opportunity to shape an early-stage company and be part of a movement whose goal is to connect millions of people with global opportunities regardless of where they live.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage and improve on systems to tag conversations and build up our bank of content for responding quickly to students and connecting them to essential program information.
  • Track metrics around the time it takes to respond and solve student issues and create processes to improve these metrics.
  • Implement and improve operational processes to support students including re-pairings, Standup Teams, and mentor assignment
  • Identify areas of improvement including efficiencies, scalability and training improvements.
  • Keep documentation up to date around the most frequent student issues and continually propose new ways to improve upon student support.
  • Coordinate with new initiatives that will increase ticket volume and make sure we have a process in place for responding quickly and thoroughly to new student inquiries.
  • Help train other team members in operational processes and student communication tools and best practices.
  • Spend part of your day handling student communication and helping to solve more difficult student problems.
  • Set up, hold and document video conversations with students to 1) help solve problems 2) intervene when student experiences are negative and 3) gather feedback for Microverse.
  • Work closely with a Service Designer to improve the student experience
  • Provide coverage for periodic calls in both the UTC+1 and UTC-6 program timezones.

Education, Skills, and Experience:

  • 2+ years of customer support experience in a service-oriented company
  • Based in Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe or Asia
  • Experience managing process improvement initiatives for customer communication in an online learning or related setting
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English 
  • Efficient, organized and good at prioritizing in an environment with a fast-growing student population
  • Active, empathetic communicator who knows how to work autonomously, proactively, and humbly with little oversight
  • Familiarity with software development students or similar online learners
  • Mission-driven and passionate about helping students succeed
  • Have used a customer management tool such as Zendesk
  • Have used tools such as Zapier or Integromat to automate processes
  • Experience working remotely

You Ideally:

  • Have prior startup experience
  • Have managed people and/or complex systems or processes remotely
  • Mention the word river in your application documents
  • Are very comfortable on video calls and accustomed to building trust and empathy using this tool
  • Have trained others in customer service roles or using similar tools or processes
  • Have excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Have lived in different cultures or countries 

What We Offer:

  • Help change the lives of thousands of people from all around the world by helping them start international careers
  • Join and shape the direction of a rapidly growing startup backed by Y Combinator and some of the top funds in Silicon Valley
  • Become part of a company that is leading the way people collaborate and work remotely, both internally and through the training of our students and partners
  • Join the team at company retreats all around the world every year and enjoy our travel allowance to meet with team members anywhere near and far
  • Unlimited vacation, a hardware/office setup allowance, learning stipend/tuition reimbursement, and more!
  • Work alongside a fully distributed team that lives all around the world and believe in our core values:
    1. We are global citizens
    2. We are passionate about our mission
    3. We invest in people
    4. We are eager learners
    5. We are transparent
    6. We take ownership of our work
    7. We live a harmonious life

Interested? Apply now!

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Send us a cover letter telling us why you think you are a great fit for this position and the skills that you have according to our job posting. Include the secret word so we know you read the entire job description. 🙂

Microverse is an equal opportunity employer and acts in this capacity without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, or disability.

NOTE: Our company has competitive and transparent salaries adjusted for cost-of-living in different geographies. Your salary will depend on experience as well as the average cost of living in your area using a custom-made salary calculator for remote-employees.


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