Join The Skills Fund Team

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Named one of the top 50 startups to watch by Built In Austin, Skills Fund is a rapidly growing startup merging education tech and financial tech to revolutionize higher ed.

More importantly, we can't wait to come into work every day. Why? Because we emphatically believe in our mission to transform the lives of students by leveling the playing field for access to high-quality, skills training and education. We have a real opportunity to create real change.

We’re always looking for exceptional talent to join our growing team. If you’re interested in joining us, we encourage you to read The Skills Code to see if you'd be a great fit for our culture.

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Based in Beautiful Austin, Texas, & Washington, DC

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One of the top 50 startups to watch by Built In Austin

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High-Performing, Mission Driven Team (We have fun!)

Current Openings

Junior Web Developer

We’re looking for a Junior Web Developer to design, develop, and maintain dynamic and interactive websites for Skills Fund’s stakeholders.

What's the opportunity?

As Skills Fund’s Junior Web Developer, you design, develop, and maintain dynamic and interactive websites for Skills Fund’s stakeholders. Key responsibilities include:

· Assisting in the development of a scalable website strategy for existing and future educational partners and students.

· Manage the maintenance and enhancement of content and design for 70+ website resources using CMS, HTML, JavaScript and CSS.

· Develop, test, and deliver tools and applications that improve user experience and increase user conversion.

· Measure website performance and KPIs through Google Analytics and other data-oriented tools.

· Research best practices to optimize the user experience and interface design while improving the efficacy of the website development process.

What does it take to succeed?

Attitude: Positive, tenacious, curious, fun, inviting, warm. No BS. Zero office politics. No task is below you. If you’re seeking to be a specialist in back-end or front-end, this position isn’t for you. We all act with ownership over the company’s success and love having responsibility over many areas.

Qualities: You straddle the line between creativity and execution. You’re purpose-driven. Relentless in achieving important results. Have uncommonly high standards. Eager to take ownership. Exquisite ability to shift and focus and juggle many responsibilities at once. Welcome ambiguity and have a bias to action, even in its midst.

Focus: Must love details and are obsessive about precision, accuracy, and consistently pushing the envelope to find a better and more efficient way of working. You dream of scalable, cutting-edge user interfaces that build trust, effectively communicate the message at hand, and optimize user conversion.

Fun: Must know it, have it, and be able to inspire. You find joy in hard work.

Impact: You’re hungry to be a part of something bigger than yourself. You don’t work just to make money. You work to create significant impact and have extreme dedication to professional and personal growth. You’re looking for an opportunity to build a great career and take on responsibility way above what you would receive in other organizations.

What do you need to apply?

Experience in CSS, HTML, JavaScript, Java, and Content Management Systems (currently use SpaceCraft). Adobe Creative Suite and UX / UI design skills are preferred. Basic skills in Google Analytics and Webmaster Tools are required.

How do you apply?

Not every company is a great fit for every person, so before applying please visit https://skills.fund/careers and read our Skills Code to see if you are a match!

In your cover email, please include a succinct explanation as to why you want to join the team at Skills Fund distinct from anything having to do with the specific position. Email this plus your resume and portfolio to joseph@skills.fund.

In your brief explanation, please also respond to these two questions:

1) Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States for Skills Fund? Yes/No

2) Will you now or in the future require Skills Fund to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)? This is sometimes called “sponsorship” for an employment-based visa status. Yes/No

Customer Support Associate

What's the opportunity?

  • Build trust with our customers. Respond to incoming emails from both students and schools to ensure a seamless loan application and funding process.
  • Drive and execute daily responsibilities to exceed established metrics for response times and customer satisfaction.
  • Establish relationships with schools to advise on all daily technical and operational matters, including flawlessly and swiftly on-boarding new partners.
  • Collaborate with teammates across the company to troubleshoot customer service issues on behalf of our students and schools.
  • Be the resident expert in our schools’ daily operational needs. Identify opportunities to innovate and improve Skills Fund product and services to maintain customer momentum.

What does it take to succeed?

Customers: Lives and breathes to delight them.

Attitude: Positive, tenacious, curious, fun, inviting, warm. No BS. Zero office politics. No task is below you.

Qualities: Purpose-driven. Relentless in achieving important results. Have uncommonly high standards and high emotional intelligence. Eager to take ownership. Exquisite ability to shift and focus and juggle many responsibilities at once. Welcome ambiguity and have a bias to action, even in its midst.

Disorders: Email virtuoso – concise, well written, and empathetic. Typo slayer. Adding, subtracting, and percentages – no worries.

Time: You’re ready for game time anytime. 9 – 5 = 4.

Fun: Must know it, have it, and be able to inspire. You find joy in hard work.

Trust: You are a lockbox. Click.

Impact: You’re hungry to be a part of something bigger than yourself. You don’t work just to make money. You work to create significant impact and have extreme dedication to professional and personal growth. You’re looking for an opportunity to build a great career and take on responsibility way above what you would receive in other organizations.

How do you apply?

In your cover email, please include an explanation as to why you want to join the team at Skills Fund based on the company’s purpose and the Skills Code found at https://skills.fund/careers. Email this plus your resume to jale@skills.fund

In your cover email, please also response to these two questions:

Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States for Skills Fund? Yes/No

Will you now or in the future require Skills Fund to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)? This is sometimes called “sponsorship” for an employment-based visa status. Yes/No

Director of Marketing

We’re looking for a customer-minded marketer who can exceed performance expectations and lead a dedicated marketing team. Our Director of Marketing will drive growth and customer acquisition by identifying highest-impact B2C or B2B2C channels and strategies, executing data-driven campaigns, and refining our message to borrowers at each step of their education and career change journey.

What is the opportunity?

This role is strategic and operational in nature. The Director of Marketing will quickly develop an understanding of our company, our products, and the education finance industry. You will then use that knowledge to develop, execute, measure, and improve our borrower acquisition and conversion campaigns across our channels.

You’ll have the autonomy to lead our overall marketing strategy, driving growth through B2C and B2B2C channels in close partnership with schools. Excellent collaboration and project management skills will be key.

This high impact position will be part of the management team with significant leadership responsibilities. We’re looking for a marketer who loves a challenge, has developed functional skills, and is ready for exponential professional opportunity and development.

You’ll be responsible for:

● Identifying, executing, and improving data-driven borrower acquisition and conversion opportunities, including demand generation, content marketing, website optimization, and relational marketing

● Managing and growing our marketing team, including recruiting, training, and developing team members

● Capturing, measuring, and interpreting marketing data

● Managing our marketing budget and prioritizing resources

● Driving brand development and cohesiveness

● Working cross-functionally within Skills Fund to define and clarify marketing opportunities, stakeholder feedback, market intelligence, competitive insights, and product development needs, which will inform strategic, financial, and operational planning

Experience and Skills:

● Five or more years in a B2C or B2B2C marketing role, at least one year leading a team

● Experience driving customer acquisition and conversion across many channels and at several customer lifecycle stages

● Ability to analyze, segment, and respond to complex data

● Proven track record of identifying and improving KPIs

● Excellent project management skills, ability to define and implement processes

● Experience in HubSpot or other customer marketing software

● Understanding of partner relationships and customer engagement in a B2B2C environment

● Functional knowledge of consumer finance a plus

What does it take to succeed?

A Learner’s Mindset: You should have a desire to learn, adapt, and grow in a rapidly changing start-up environment.

Passion for our Mission: You should care deeply about helping drive access to quality tech bootcamps and skills training programs.

Qualities: Energetic and passionate. Ability to inspire the best in others. Highly analytical, strategic thinker with exceptional ability to prioritize and focus on the highest value opportunities. Not intimidated by getting thrown into the deep end (or anything else for that matter).

Impact: You’re hungry to be a part of something bigger than yourself. You don’t work just to make money. You work to create significant impact and have extreme dedication to professional and personal growth. You’re looking for an opportunity to build a great career and take on responsibility way above what you would receive in other organizations.

Attitude: Relentless. Focused. Positive. Humble. Curious. Fun.

How do I apply?

In your cover email, please include an explanation as to why you want to join the team at Skills Fund based on the company’s purpose or the Skills Code found at https://skills.fund/join-the-skills-fund-team. Email this plus your resume to kristina@skills.fund

In your cover email, please include the answer to the following questions:

Are you authorized to work lawfully in the United States for Skills Fund? Yes/No

Will you now or in the future require Skills Fund to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to employ you (for example, H-1B or other employment-based immigration case)? This is sometimes called “sponsorship” for an employment-based visa status. Yes/No

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Interested in joining Skills Fund?

We're always on the hunt for great talent! Email careers@skills.fund to tell us about your skills today.