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Senior Program Operations Associate

Guild Education

Denver, CO, US / San Francisco, CA, US / Austin, TX, US / New York City, NY, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Industry: Enterprise
  • Post Date: 09/08/2021
  • Website:
  • Company Address: 999 18th Street, Suite 2240, Denver, CO, 80202

About Guild Education

Guild is at the forefront of the Future of Work, partnering with Fortune 1000 companies and non-profit universities to offer education benefits to their employees, with a focus on frontline workers. We partner with America’s largest companies including Walmart, Disney, Discover, Taco Bell and Chipotle.

Job Description

This is a remote role, which can sit in any of the following 22 states: AZ, CO, CA, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, MA, MD, MI, MN, NC, NY, NJ, OR, PA, TN, TX, WA, WI. Please only apply if you are able to live and work full-time in one of the states listed above.

Guild is hiring a Senior Program Operations Associate on the Learning Marketplace Operations team to play a central role in Guild’s mission to unlock opportunity for America’s workforce by scaling and optimizing learning programs. In this position, you will play a critical cross-functional role on the Learning Marketplace Operations team to ensure Guild’s programs are efficient and deliver high quality outcomes to our students and employers.

You’ll be great in this role if you are a detailed project manager, have a knack for analysis, and want to solve fun and challenging problems.

As a Senior Program Operations Associate you will:

  • Build a deep knowledge base of current program operations and student experience touchpoints.
  • Analyze outcomes and current processes to identify opportunities for academic program improvement.
  • Manage projects to improve and optimize ongoing academic partner and program operations post-launch, with a focus on internal efficiency, scalability, and student experience.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to resolve operational, academic and student-related issues in a timely manner, and build systems that enable our team to do so at scale.
  • Build and maintain strong cross-functional and accountable relationships with Learning Marketplace teams, Student Experience, Marketplace Enablement, Product, Employer Partnerships, and more.
  • Document current internal process and student journey, utilizing data analysis, program feedback from internal and external stakeholders, and industry learnings to understand program pain points (ex: operational inefficiencies/gaps, poor student experience).
  • Assist with the development of internal- and external-facing resources, including presentations, training and reference materials, and general communications.

You are a strong fit for this role if you have:

  • 3+ years of total experience in operations, project management, or similar analytical roles
  • Fluency in project management and design tools like Asana, Lucidchart, Miro, Confluence, etc.
  • Strong program development and project management skills.
  • The curiosity to constantly ask questions and experience using analytical approaches to develop, measure and evolve processes - never settling for “good enough.”
  • Ability to execute quickly with high attention to detail to critical operations, processes, and dependencies in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Strong work ethic and independence, with a high degree of motivation to learn and iterate.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to develop strong trust-based partnerships - balancing confidence, humility, and diplomacy at senior levels.
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills with the ability to synthesize information and deliver strong story-telling.
  • Experience engaging cross-functionally with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

About Guild:

Guild is increasing economic mobility for working adults by partnering with the largest employers in the country to offer education as a benefit to their employees via our marketplace of nonprofit universities and education institutions. Guild’s proprietary technology platform facilitates the administration of this innovative benefit and our team of coaches helps each employee navigate the path back to school, providing individualized support from day one through program completion. 

Guild is a female-led, Certified B Corporation - and with a valuation of $3.8 billion is one of the highest-valued, privately held education companies in the world, and the only one led by a woman. Guild's investors include Ken Chenault, General Catalyst Partners, chairman and former CEO of American Express, Emerson, LeadEdge Capital, and Iconiq.

Guild Education is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let your recruiter know.  Additionally, we feel passionately about equal pay for equal work, and transparency in compensation is one vehicle to achieve that. Total compensation for this role is market competitive, including a base salary range of $70,000-$85,000, as well as company stock options. 

  • Access to low-cost, high-quality health care options through Cigna and Kaiser (due to coverage limitations, Kaiser is currently only available in CA & CO)
  • Access to a 401k to help save for the future
  • We provide 3 weeks of vacation in the first year and an open vacation policy after year 1 to help recharge
  • We provide 8 days of fully-paid sick leave, to take the time to heal and or recover 
  • We provide family-friendly benefits, including 14 weeks of parental leave, employer-paid short-term and long-term disability, employer-sponsored life insurance, and fertility care benefits.
  • We provide well-rounded wellness benefits including access to free and low cost mental health resources and support services
  • We offer education benefits and tuition assistance to help your future development and growth

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