Student Success Manager - Social Programs CDD

Job description

There’s a revolution currently taking place in the education and training field and you want to be a part of it. You feel strongly about access to education and you may have even taken a few MOOCs or online classes yourself. Come help us make education accessible to all. OpenClassrooms is a startup founded by Mathieu Nebra and Pierre Dubuc. We’ve been going through a hyper-growth phase since our last round of series B funding in the amount of $60M during the first half of 2018. Over 3M people per month train themselves on our platform. Our goal is to confirm our current position of European leader of online training.

At OpenClassrooms, the Social Program Success Team is here to guarantee ROI for our customers: funding bodies (Pole Emploi, OPCOs, etc.). The Social Program Success Team ensures our students and partners get the best possible experience with us through excellence in project delivery.

We take Student Success seriously at OpenClassrooms. Our Student Success team is dedicated to going above and beyond for our students day in and day out. We are looking for an individual with exceptional customer service skills to deliver world-class service to all of our students and ensure they achieve their educational goals on our platform and help us retain the students who struggle during their training. You are a customer success guru, you love interacting with people and solving tricky problems.. “Continuous improvement” is second nature to you as you obsess over details and persist to make things just “perfect” for our students. If that’s you, then you might just be ready to join an agile and fast-moving structure, with the goal to make education accessible to all.


Reports to the Program Manager, Social Program Success.


By 2025, we expect to place 1M students per year into the workforce. Customer Success is essential to our growth, it’s who we are. OpenClassrooms is a small, fast-growing, and globally distributed company, so you’ll likely get to work on many projects across the organization. That said, here are some things you’ll probably do:

  • Help hundreds of path students per week via email, phone, chat, social media (we’re constantly opening new channels of communication), troubleshooting their issues, answering their questions, and proactively reaching out to them with a view to maximizing students’ retention:
    • We use Zendesk as a ticketing system. Our Student Success Managers handle 50 to 100 tickets and about 20 calls per day
    • You’ll work on technical and non-technical problems alike, pertaining to educational content and programs, platform usage, financial aid, and many other topics
  • From onboarding to graduation, build programs that delight customers, improve loyalty and can scale within a rapidly growing business
  • Community manage our path students community on Workplace by Facebook (data-driven content planning and creation, social media community management, etc.)
  • Leverage CRM tools and email marketing to scale student success programs
  • Deliver top-notch self-service:
    • Write documentation and develop resources (tutorials, how to’s, etc.) to help students help themselves on our Help Center
  • Route specific queries to other departments when appropriate. You should be comfortable discussing product capabilities and being the students’ voice internally
  • Organize, analyze, and escalate student feedback to help our Product Team improve our educational platform and Content team to provide the best courses in our field.
  • Experiment through iterations with a continuous improvement mindset in order to improve our internal processes and create efficiencies
    • When it comes to process creation, we go by what we call “the golden cycle”: Discover (do it yourself manually), standardize (make sure the process is manually replicable), actually processize (document in writing on our internal Wiki, Notion. so), and automate (with SaaS tools and technical developments)
  • Contribute to creating a unique, modern, and relevant tone of voice to interact with OpenClassrooms’ customers
  • Monitor, analyse and tackle the churn among our students
  • Work on projects related to improve our best practices, self-service, documentation, and tech tools
  • Turn existing time-consuming processes into sustainable and scalable automated tasks when possible
  • Extract, analyze, organize, and present Student Success related data to:
    • Measure the impact of our Student Success efforts on our student community and continue iterating towards excellence with a data-driven approach
    • Ensure we hit our targets. Here are some of our KPIs: graduation rates, path completion rates, CSAT, NPS, outbound calls, self-service score, engagement rates on our community tools, and more
  • Generate the WOW factor our students don’t expect! Our vision is our ambition to have others write about the quality of our Student Success as we become a reference of success in the field
  • Live by and exemplify our core values in everything you do. At OpenClassrooms, we CARE, DARE, PERSIST, and TELL IT AS IT IS
  • Most importantly, you’ll contribute to the creation and implementation of all this! A lot of the above is not done yet and we need your creativity and skills to get it off the ground

Job requirements

  • This role will primarily serve the French market and more specifically Social Program. Nevertheless, you will be part of a Global team, and we require excellent communication skills in both French and English (C1 level at the very least in both languages).
  • A love and natural affinity for service and customer satisfaction. You’re naturally empathetic and able to communicate in ways that empower, not belittle
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work autonomously: you can work several hours with minimal supervision and be able to report quickly and accurately on your daily activity.
  • Have a business-driven mindset and be able to adopt a sales-oriented attitude..
  • Flexible and adaptable to work in an extremely fast-changing environment. Your job duties will change and evolve constantly
  • Strong time management and prioritization skills. You can multitask like no one else
  • Desire to work in a performance-focused, KPI-oriented team and in a transparent environment
  • Strong wish to give and receive feedback frequently in a non-aggressive fashion and regardless of seniority or rank
  • Advanced MS Excel skills (you OWN Pivot Tables, maybe even Excel Macros)
  • Data analysis skills to review, understand, and act on internal reports
  • High level of comfort with SaaS tools and platforms. You can ease your way through virtually any online tool within minutes
  • A true passion for education coupled with an acute business acumen. You can align with both mission and revenue goals
  • Common sense!
  • We work when our customers need us so you need to be able to work on a set schedule
  • Bonus Points if you geek out on: Automation (Python programming, Excel, Zapier, etc.), CRM tools, SQL query writing, API integrations
  • Bonus: experience in the Elearning/EdTech industry (FOAD)
  • Bonus: knowledge and understanding of the French job market


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s level education
  • 5 to 10 years overall professional experience
  • 5+ years of experience in a customer success role with KPI’s
  • 2+ years of experience working at a SaaS Startup
  • 2+ years of data-driven social media or community management experience
  • Experience with ticketing tools (Zendesk, Freshdesk, HelpScout, etc.), and experience with our tech stack preferred (Slack, Zendesk, Zapier, G-Suite, AirCall, Asana, CRMs, etc.)
  • Experience with reporting tools (Tableau, Periscope, Advanced data analysis features in a spreadsheet)


The journey starts with a phone interview and a meeting with the Hiring Manager.

Then we plan face to face meetings with:

  • Program Manager, Social Program Success
  • Director, Social Program Success
  • and a few other people from teams across the organization

You will be asked to provide us with professional references

You will be asked to perform a short test

Feel free to get the gist of who we are:


- Highly competitive salary: as we said, we take Student Success seriously here at OpenClassrooms

- Public transportation in Paris and suburbs for free (Pass Navigo paid by OpenClassrooms)

- Health insurance for free (“Mutuelle” monthly fee entirely paid by OpenClassrooms)

- Meal vouchers (Employer contribution at the max authorized by law)

- Access to the gym for free

- Unlimited days off and a 1.000€ premium once a year for 15+ days off taken

- Access to remote working

- A company MacBook

- A work environment and a strong culture built on agility, openness, respect and high quality

OpenClassrooms is a French hyper-growth company eligible for the French Tech Visa program. That means, for foreign candidates, benefiting from the accelerated procedure to apply for a "Talent Passport" residence permit. There is also a simplified "accompanying family" procedure available for spouse and dependent minor children.

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