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Customer Service
Student Support Advisor - MSW
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2U | Lanham, MD
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Job Description

What We're Looking For

Schedule for this position: Tues-Thurs 11:30am-8pm EST and Friday and Saturday 8:30am-5pm EST

In partnership with the University of Southern California, 2U is launching a high quality and innovative Masters Degree in Social Work degreed program delivered online. The mission of the USC School of Social Work is to prepare competent and knowledgeable social work practitioners who can provide leadership in complex and culturally diverse urban settings in regional, national and global contexts.

The Student Services Advisor is responsible for managing student attrition for the MSW program through providing proactive, comprehensive and exceptional customer service.

This position is the critical "first line of defense" in executing 2U's expected white glove service level for its students, graduates and faculty.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To

The Student Support Advisor will be assigned a group of enrolled students and is expected to facilitate every need of those students including but not limited to the following:

* Providing exceptional service to students and faculty with academic, procedural or technical issues
* Corresponding with university staff and internal cross-functional teams to promptly resolve student issues
* Assisting in student on-boarding to include online orientation, registration and live training, as well as conducting Welcome Calls with students immediately upon enrollment
* Maintaining regular communication with assigned students at a minimum of every 2 weeks; address all incoming communications from students in an expedient and professional manner
* Serve as an Academic Advisor and Student Success Coach which includes assisting students with academic questions, concerns, and resources while using a strengths-based approach to support academic success.
* Troubleshooting student support issues and coordinate solutions in accordance with all university policies, to include basic technical issues in the LMS
* Identify and refer students to University Registrar/Student Services for additional support

Things That Should Be in Your Background

* Master of Social Work Degree required
* Minimum 1 - 3 years experience working in a service-oriented, customer support or related field
* Strong customer service background required. Previous experience providing exceptional customer service in a collegiate or university environment is a strong plus
* Familiarity with online learning technology a plus
* Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Adobe, Salesforce)

Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role

* Familiarity with using technology in an educational setting
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate in a courteous, personal, tactful, and concise manner
* Strong student-centered, customer service focus; commitment to student and faculty satisfaction and success
* Ideal candidate has a passion for building and maintaining relationships with their team and the students
* Flexibility to work hours outside of schedule when necessary
* Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change
* Ability to work and contribute in a team environment

Why It Is Great to Join Our Team

Benefits - at 2U we offer a great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and 401k. We also offer paid time off and company holidays. That's not all! Full time employees receive a 100% paid tuition benefit for themselves, their spouse and their legal dependents.

Our Culture - We are a highly energetic, innovative start-up company with room to grow. We don't take ourselves too seriously, and strive to maintain a casual, professional and highly productive work environment for our team. 2U employees enjoy many perks, including the ability to wear jeans to work every day.


Founded in 2008 by a unique team of education veterans with unparalleled experience, 2U Inc. partners with preeminent institutions of higher education to deliver rigorous, selective degree programs online to students globally.

2U supplies universities with the tools, expertise, capital, and global recruiting needed to build and support programs of quality and scale.

* Technology: 2U develops state-of-the-art technology platforms that give universities the ability to deliver traditional offline curricula in a unique online learning environment.
* Instructional Design: Our instructional designers work closely with faculty to translate classroom courses into a compelling combination of synchronous and asynchronous online and real-world experiences, using the best educational and social technologies available. We work side-by-side with professors to evolve those courses. We make improvements as usage and learning patterns emerge and new technologies become available.
* Infrastructure: 2U provides the support infrastructure and the logistical components of our partners' online programs. This includes comprehensive student support services from enrollment through graduation and beyond, as well as practical learning experiences in communities around the world.
* Resources: 2U makes an upfront investment of over $10 million in each of our partner programs. By supplying capital and global marketing capabilities, we enable universities to give high-performing students around the world a transformational educational experience.

Since our founding, 2U has partnered with some of the most prestigious research universities to deliver groundbreaking online degree programs. You can read about our partners here (www.2U.com/partners).

And if you're ready to help our team (www.2U.com/team) build the next great movement in higher education, consider joining us (www.2U.com/careers).

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time-to-time, as needed.

2U, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans' status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U, Inc.'s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits, pay, and dismissal.

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