Position Announcement

JOB TITLE: NOLS Customer Service Representative - Seasonal

REPORTS TO: NOLS Sales & Marketing Assistant Director

JOB OBJECTIVE: Customer service representatives are one of the first points of contact for prospective and enrolled students. The position is responsible for providing excellent customer service via telephone, email, and chat for schoolwide offerings (Expeditions, Wilderness Medicine, Risk Services, and Custom Education). The seasonal customer service representative is a part of the Marketing Outreach team.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must demonstrate exceptional customer service skills
  • Passion for NOLS mission and excitement for fulfilling it in creative ways
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for and ability to connect with a wide variety of individuals
  • Ability to build rapport quickly in person as well as through phone conversation and personal correspondence with a wide audience
  • Must demonstrate a propensity for self-leadership
  • Collaborate to work effectively in both a team environment and independently
  • Basic computer knowledge and willingness to learn required systems

Preferred: 

  • Basic office skills, such as information tracking, filing, using
    spreadsheets, and data entry
  • NOLS graduate

LEADERSHIP OR SUPERVISORY DUTIES: There are no direct supervision duties for this position, but cooperation skills are required. Must demonstrate a propensity for self-leadership with ability to balance being a member of a high-paced, admissions and marketing team while also remaining self-directed, seeking feedback, articulating needs, and maintaining a degree of ownership and responsibility.

Works as a team with the other Customer Service team members, especially as workloads shift seasonally. Works as a team with other Admissions, Sales & Marketing, Headquarters, and NOLS locations staff.

FUNDS AND/OR PROPERTY: Responsible for securing expedition deposits and tuition installments in a timely fashion, and for accurately communicating financial status of a student's account.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

80% - Customer service: Be well-versed to communicate with prospective and enrolled students in person or via phone, online chat, texting, and email regarding NOLS. 

15% - Clerical support: Office tasks related to school-wide enrollment support, such as filing, database updates, reviewing simple forms, etc.

5% - Other projects as assigned: Roles and responsibilities of this role may change at any time.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: NOLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetics information, disability unrelated to job or admission requirements, or status as a protected veteran. The school’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all phases of its employment process, its admission and financial aid programs, and to all other aspects of its educational programs and activities. Retaliation directed to any person who pursues a discrimination complaint or grievance, participates in a discrimination investigation, or otherwise opposes unlawful discrimination is prohibited.

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK: A criminal background check is required from all NOLS employees.

E-VERIFY: NOLS participates in E-Verify. 

WORK LOCATION: NOLS World Headquarters, Lander, WY.

HOW TO APPLY: Send cover letter and résumé to Jessica Boucha. 
Email: jessica_boucha@nols.edu
Phone: 800-710-6657 x2238
Contact Jessica Boucha or Kary Sommers (x2232) with questions.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: February 17, 2019.

START DATE: TBD (preferably before February 28, 2019). This is a six-month position.

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