Careers

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Join the experienced, passionate and fun team at College Aid Pro, and help us deliver on our mission to change the way America shops for college and end the student loan crisis. See our list of our current opportunities below and contact us to apply.

About College Aid Pro

College Aid Pro (CAP) is a fanatically-passionate team driven to end the student loan crisis by helping every family find an affordable path to a great education. Our four co-founders have a combined 50 years of experience helping real families navigate the college funding maze so they can save on the cost of college, maximize their financial aid, and achieve great financial outcomes with their investment in higher education. We created the college planning software College Aid Pro to take the leg work and learning curve out of giving best-in-class college funding advice. Now we’re sharing that resource far and wide to help a million students reach better college outcomes by the end of 2022. We need ambitious, high-performing, and purpose-driven people to join us in our quest. 

College Aid Pro is a small team poised for rapid expansion. In our first three years, we were rated the #1 college planning technology for advisors each year by the T3 Advisor tech survey, and in 2021 we had the highest rating of any advisor software across all categories. Applicants for the Inbound Sales Representative role should be very comfortable in a fast-paced, nimble, and dynamic environment while working 100% remotely. This opportunity comes with tremendous growth opportunity, and the ideal applicant should expect to be challenged and adapt often as we grow together to change the college planning landscape. 


Inbound Sales Representative

The Opportunity

College Aid Pro (CAP) is seeking an Inbound Sales Representative (full-time, remote) to contribute to our consultative-sales approach for independent financial advisors. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of the financial services industry and the challenges facing advisors, a natural ability to listen and support the needs of advisors with the right solutions at the right time, and alignment with our mission to change the world through supporting advisors with the tools and resources they need to provide better college funding advice. 

The Inbound Sales Representative role will primarily involve taking scheduled, consultative-demo calls with advisors who are eager to learn how to grow their businesses and serve their clients. This requires a balance of being able to confidently share our suite of solutions with advisors while also listening to their needs and understanding a day in the life of the typical financial advisor. This is a chance to join a cutting edge team in the FinTech space at the ground level and advance professionally while helping millions of families.

Initial Duties 

  • Achieve a power-user proficiency within the College Aid Pro software quickly, and maintain deep product knowledge as CAP constantly evolves 
  • Attend and lead inbound, consultative-sales calls with financial professionals 
  • Identify opportunities for enterprise-level relationships and provide seamless handoffs to our enterprise relationship team 
  • Effectively manage a sales pipeline in HubSpot with up-to-date deal status, contact attributes, and detailed notes 
  • Effectively manage prospective-member follow up for on-time and goal-oriented communication 
  • Identify gaps in our sales collateral and communicate with appropriate parties to develop resources that help drive adoption 
  • Track objections and requested features to refine our consultative sales approach and enhance CAP functionality 

Other possible duties (depending on candidate’s strengths and interests) 

  • Travel to industry conferences to manage CAP vendor booth 
  • Own sales performance metrics and forecast using HubSpot to present to upper-management 
  • Directly supervise sales associates and sales-operations team members 
  • Develop and deliver sales training to onboard and continuously educate new team members 
  • Identify and nurture new top-of-funnel opportunities for growth. 
  • Proactively identify opportunities to deepen existing advisor relationships and manage campaigns to drive adoption of additional solutions 

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 
  • Ability to start in the next two months 
  • High level of confidence on video conference calls 
  • Clear verbal communication skills – this position involves talking to prospective members more than 80% of the day 
  • Ability to use and learn new technology 

Other Desired Candidate Traits 

  • Prior sales experience in financial services or a related industry 
  • Natural problem-solving skills 
  • Impeccable calendar management 
  • Organized and detail oriented 

Compensation and Structure

  • Base salary plus incentive commission and bonus structure 
  • Ability to grow base salary by 2x within 3 years through meeting performance goals. 

Benefits

  • Remote work – pants (almost) optional 
  • Open vacation policy – take time when you need it 
  • Potential path to employee ownership – join the next big thing before it becomes the next big thing 
  • Did we say crazy growth? We’re growing like crazy. That means internal promotion opportunities across multiple career tracks and a chance to help shape a fun, exciting, mission-oriented company. 
  • Work in a progressive, inclusive, FinTech startup environment and be yourself so you can be your best 
  • Wear CAP gear or your favorite college gear to work 
  • Contribute directly to changing the way America shops for college and ending the student loan crisis at its source 

To Apply

If you are interested in our Inbound Sales Representative position and think that you would be a good fit, please submit a resume and either a cover letter or writing sample to [email protected]. We will be accepting and reviewing applications through 07/31/21. 

Full-Stack Software Engineer

The Opportunity

College Aid Pro (CAP) is seeking a Full-Stack Software Engineer (full-time, remote). 

This is a chance to join a cutting edge team in the FinTech space at the ground level and advance professionally while helping millions of families. 

What We’re Looking For 

  • BS in Software Engineering or related field 
  • 2+ years of programming experience, writing code and unit tests in an Object Oriented Programming language 
  • Strong understanding of Computer Science (data structures, algorithms, optimization) 
  • Product minded: committed to building the best customer experience 
  • Strong commitment to quality designs, automated testing, and documentation 
  • Team-based working style that is able to work hand-in-hand with various 3rd parties 
  • A strong sense of ownership and a dislike for passing the buck 
  • A problem solver, a fixer, and a creative technologist. We believe coding is a talent and a passion, not just a skill.
  • Web design (UX & UI)
  • Back-end coding
  • Database administration
  • Server support, maintenance & security
  • Technologies:
    •  PHP using a variety of in-house and 3rd party frameworks
    • Javascript (front-end, mostly vanilla JS)
    • CSS (SASS)
    • MySQL with master/master replication
    • Debian Linux (AWS and Rackspace)
    • React

Bonus Skills 

  • Experience working with product owners to understand and implement business requirements 
  • A demonstrated track record of taking initiative and acting as a leader 
  • Comfort with a very fast-paced and continuously changing environment 

Compensation and Structure

  • Competitive base salary plus bonus structure 
  • Ideal candidates could be eligible for equity 

Benefits

  • Remote work 
  • Open vacation policy – take time when you need it 
  • Potential path to employee ownership – join the next big thing before it becomes the next big thing 
  • Did we say crazy growth? We’re growing like crazy. That means internal promotion opportunities across multiple career tracks and a chance to help shape a fun, exciting, mission-oriented company 
  • Work in a progressive, inclusive, FinTech startup environment and be yourself so you can be your best 
  • Wear CAP gear or your favorite college gear to work 
  • Contribute directly to changing the way America shops for college and ending the student loan crisis at its source 

To Apply

If you are interested in our position and think that you would be a good fit, please submit a resume and either a cover letter or writing sample to [email protected]. We will be accepting and reviewing applications through 8/1/2021

Director of Partnerships & Impact

The Opportunity

College Aid Pro (CAP) is seeking a Director of Partnerships and Impact (full-time, remote) to help us make sure every organization dedicated to the educational achievement and financial wellbeing of young adults and their families knows how CAP can enhance their impact at scale. Leveraging our groundbreaking college planning platform, we continue to expand the types of higher-education stakeholders we’re able to serve. We’re focused on growing our existing community of diverse partnerships to accelerate our goal of helping every family in America find their affordable path to and through college. To this end, the Director of Partnerships would be supported by the CAP founding team to create and nurture alliances across the for-profit, non-profit, and public sectors.

This role is ideal for someone with a deep passion for promoting financial wellness among high school and college students, as well as their families. The role also requires a strong understanding of the financial aid and higher education landscapes and a natural collaborative spirit. Existing relationships with stakeholders in the higher education space are a huge plus. The Director of Partnerships and Impact will likely be charged with growing their own team to support their efforts. We see this as a rare opportunity to join a cutting-edge technology team at the ground level in a role that is professionally rewarding, personally fulfilling, and deeply rooted in social impact.

What We’re Looking For 

  • Assist the CAP team in supporting and maximizing our existing partnerships in the financial advisory and college counselling spaces.
  • Identify and cultivate opportunities for new key partnerships with diverse, mission-forward organizations supporting college access and financial wellness. 
  • Develop and implement strategies for more on-time interventions with high school students and their parents who are planning for college.
  • Collaborate with our marketing team to guide our partner communication strategy.
  • Collaborate with our product development team and founders to guide platform improvements for helping families reach better financial outcomes with college. 
  • Help us make CAP the household name in college planning – Where America Shops for College

Other Possible Contributions (depending on candidate’s strengths and interests):

  • Grow and oversee a distribution team of other passionate CAP evangelists and direct-support specialists. 
  • Oversee the development of on-demand and live learning content and contribute to our CAP Community forums to support our educational ecosystem.
  • Develop and manage research initiatives to measure impact on financial outcomes for the college bound. 
  • Support our efforts to connect families who need professional advice to our growing community of vetted college planning professionals. 
  • Monitor policy changes at both the governmental and institutional levels to help CAP continuously adapt to a changing higher-education environment.
  • Lead our pro-bono efforts and scholarship initiatives.

Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working either in higher education (faculty or staff) or in a field related to college access and affordability
  • Ability to start within the next two months
  • Deep desire to change the college funding landscape for the better

Compensation and Structure

  • Competitive base salary plus bonus structure 
  • Ideal candidates could be eligible for equity 

Other Desired Candidate Traits

  • Experience building and growing coalitions of diverse groups to reach ambitious goals
  • Experience growing and overseeing teams of diverse people 
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, high achieving, and fun-loving environment
  • Willingness to travel quarterly for in-person company gatherings
  • Ability to bring creativity to your work every day and solve difficult problems in new ways

Benefits

  • Competitive salary, merit-based bonus, and potential for equity compensation
  • Remote work, flexible schedule and open vacation policy
  • Flexibility to influence your own career path to align with achieving CAP’s mission
  • Considerable autonomy to develop and implement your own strategic plans with the support and guidance of our founding team
  • Work in a progressive, FinTech startup and be yourself so you can be your best
  • Open dress code – wear your alma mater’s gear to work or whatever else makes you comfortable
  • Complete traditional and non-traditional benefits package coming soon (basics like medical/dental/vision, 401(k), HSA, etc., but also things like home-office equipment budget, annual college gear budget, education reimbursement, student loan repayment, and more).

To Apply

If you are interested in our Director of Partnerships and Impact position and think that you would be a good fit, please submit a resume and either a cover letter or writing sample to [email protected] We will be accepting and reviewing applications through 8/1/21.