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Customer Support & Operations Specialist 🔥


Title: Customer Support and Operations Specialist

Function: Technology

Location: Remote - West Coast

Reports to: Senior Manager, Portfolio Operations

Status: Full time, exempt position

New Teacher Center (NTC) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to disrupting the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students by accelerating educator effectiveness. Founded by teachers in 1998, NTC works with leaders at all levels of a system to center students’ needs to transform professional learning. In 2019-20, NTC developed the instructional leadership of over 8,000 instructional leaders to reach 25,000 teachers and impact the learning of 1.8M students in over 360 districts across 25 states. For more information, please visit: http://www.newteachercenter.org/ [1]


Job Summary: The Customer Support and Operations Specialist will provide outstanding customer service on “ Kiano ”, NTC’s new flagship learning platform in addition to other client-facing technology. This role will work closely with the Operations and Program departments to efficiently support and administer client-facing technology platforms and the program launch of our district partners. This role is integral to ensuring NTC has an accurate “system of record” for services delivered through technology while supporting NTC internal users and client leads.

As an expert in the customer experience, this role is also responsible for supporting the testing of the new platform and additional feature releases.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions: The following is an overview of the duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. The employee may perform other duties as required.

  • Provide timely, thoughtful, and thorough, Tier 1 support for NTC client-facing technology via our Zendesk Ticket system.
  • Coordinate with other Tier 2 and Tier 3 staff to troubleshoot and provide solutions to district partners
  • Provide Live Support via Text, Slack, Zoom, and Chat, (occasionally phone) using our Zendesk customer service platform and other internal technology.
  • Facilitate client intake and program set up in coordination with NTC Team Lead and Program Delivery Client Leads.
  • Assist in the accurate provisioning across client technology services e.g., Torsh, Kiano Tools Configuration, program set-up, and program user management support.
  • Maintain documentation of NTC internal enrollment system for better implementation and coordination with other product fulfillment services as well as ensure accurate data tracking
  • Coordinate with QA to conduct extensive scenarios-based and feature-based testing of beta systems and troubleshoot technical issues that emerge in production
  • Maintain flexibility with schedule to support clients, NTC Teams, and projects in different time zones. We are seeking a full time hire to support our clients from 10:00 AM-6:00 PM PST (1:00-9:00 PM EST).
  • High School Diploma (AA degree Preferred)
  • 3+ years of Customer Service Experience
  • Excellent empathy, listening, troubleshooting, and analytical skills
  • Patience and ability to manage challenging customer service situations
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, especially in areas of building and maintaining client relationships
  • Creative problem solving skills
  • Fluent in Excel and Smartsheet (preferred)
  • Attention to detail and ability to work independently to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work independently with a virtual team and accommodate flexible work schedule and hours to accommodate national clients
  • Ability to learn new systems and technology-based solutions quickly
  • Demonstrates good judgment and interpretation of tasks
  • Ability to move among and between tasks as needed
  • Work normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Limited physical effort required
  • Hearing, repetitive hand motions, sitting, talking, typing

Important notice to applicants: NTC has a mandatory COVID - 19 vaccination policy that requires all employees to attest to vaccination; medical or religious accommodation will be reviewed upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


  1. http://www.newteachercenter.org/

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