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Support Escalations Specialist (Remote)

Remote-US, Remote-CAN


Remote-US, Remote-CAN


The Company


Outschool's mission is to inspire kids to love learning. We achieve this by linking learning to kids’ interests, connecting them with other classmates who share their passions, and giving them the autonomy to pick their own paths. Our small group classes meet over live video chat with teachers who celebrate their unique strengths and empower all learners to develop confidence and a strong sense of self.

 

We're also focused on removing barriers for historically underserved learners who face systemic challenges to their success. Outschool.org is a nonprofit that partners with homeschooling co-ops, community-based organizations, and schools across the U.S. to provide marginalized communities with access to virtual and hybrid learning experiences.

 

We believe that diversity drives learning. To meet our mission, we encourage, support, and celebrate different ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds. As a fully distributed (remote) team, we challenge one another to find the most effective way to empower learners, teachers, and parents. Your name, race, religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and age are not barriers; they are why we want to work with you. We invite talented and creative candidates who value the importance of nurturing a child's boundless curiosity to join us on this journey.

 

The pandemic has been challenging for families all over the globe. We acted quickly and worked together to provide quality resources to learners, parents, and teachers in the past year. As communities worldwide rethink their approach to education, Outschool will continue to innovate and provide kids with unique opportunities to explore their passions.

Outschool has been named Fast Company’s most innovative EdTech company in the world, and one of the top ten best startups for women from ElphaOutschool has also been one of BuiltIn’s Best Remote Places to Work for the last two years and has appeared on Y Combinator’s Top Companies list for the last three years. 


The Role


As part of the Support Escalations team, you will play a central role in enhancing the Outschool customer experience. Your primary focus will be to minimize ticket escalations and identify opportunities to increase efficiencies in our support workflows. By collaborating with our outsourced team of agents and harnessing the power of AI, you’ll aim to reduce the percentage of escalated tickets. Your critical thinking skills will be crucial in pinpointing opportunities for the Support team to become more efficient, ultimately providing top-tier service. Your contributions will be instrumental in shaping a seamless educational experience for our community while optimizing support operations. 


CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:


  • Provide email support to parents and educators with complex and escalated product issues 
  • Reduce the percentage of escalated tickets by developing strategies to tackle recurring challenging issues at their root, ensuring that similar cases can be efficiently handled by our outsourced team or AI in the future 
  • Play an active role in training our outsourced agents handling escalated cases 
  • Apply critical thinking to identify opportunities for enhancing the efficiency of workflows and processes for escalated tickets 
  • Advocate for reducing friction in the customer experience by proactively identifying and surfacing pain points 


DESIRED EXPERIENCE & SKILLS:


  • Demonstrated experience as a top performer in customer support, specializing in reducing ticket escalations and driving operational efficiencies
  • Proven ability to handle complex and escalated customer issues with a track record of finding solutions that minimize escalations 
  • Ability to quickly learn and demonstrate a passion for Outschool
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Thriving in a rapidly shifting dynamic environment, track record of keeping up with product changes and evolving support processes 


 Outschool recruits across the US and Canada, and sets employee salaries to reflect local compensation and cost of living. For New York and California candidates, as well as candidates based in Seattle, WA the salary range for this role would be $75,000-$90,000 USD.

For Washington candidates outside of Seattle, as well as Colorado candidates, the salary range for this role would be $67,500-$81,000 USD.

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OUTSCHOOL CARES:


At Outschool, we believe that taking care of one another enables us to do our best work. To us that means:

 

Shared Financial Success: Competitive salaries, stock options, and investment plans that make saving for retirement easier.

Health & Wellness: Comprehensive health, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance coverage options for employees and their families. Our medical benefits include fertility and family planning coverage. We also provide employees with online access to coaching and therapy sessions through our partner, ModernHealth. 

PTO & Family Benefits: PTO and family leave enable our team to take the time that we need to recharge, relax, and spend time with family and friends. 

Fully Distributed: With a team distributed across the US and Canada, we create a remote culture through expensable weekly meals, virtual events, expensable home office setup, and internet allowance.

Lifelong Learners: Annual budgets to self-direct our professional development as well as DEI learning. There’s also a budget for employees’ learners to take classes on Outschool! 

•Community Impact: Outschool matches employee donations to established charities and has committed to support Outschool.org’s non-profit programs.

 

 

Outschool is an equal opportunity employer. We view diversity as a moral imperative and competitive advantage. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We plan and structure our interviews to directly assess skills and experience. 

 

Outschool is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to neurodiverse individuals, applicants with physical and mental disabilities, and disabled veterans. For individuals who would like to request an accommodation, you may reach out to us at recruiting@outschool.com or through your Recruiting point of contact as you schedule your initial interview.

 

Benefits packages are included for full-time employees only.

Full-time employees must be a citizen or legal residents of the U.S. or Canada and reside in U.S. or Canada.

 

Once you submit your application, Outschool will process your personal data to evaluate your candidacy for employment. Unless specifically indicated otherwise, we hire employees only in the U.S. and Canada. Applicants else where should be aware that we may discard your application upon submission or we may ask if you would like us to retain it later should there be consideration (this is not typical at all). If you are selected for interviewing, your data will be shared with interviewers and personnel involved in that process. If not hired, your application will be retained for one year in case there is another suitable role. You may opt out of this at any time. Please see our Employee/Applicant Privacy Notice for more detailed information. If applicable, as you progress through the process, we will be clear about what information is being asked for and what happens with that information.

Outschool is where kids love learning! Our innovative education platform offers engaging, small-group classes online.

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BENEFITS & PERKS
Medical Insurance
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Learning & Development
Equity
Fully Distributed
FUNDING
Beyond Series C
DEPARTMENTS
Customer Support
SECTOR
Education
TEAM SIZE
1001-5000
LOCATION
Remote
DATE POSTED
October 17, 2023

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