Student Success Manager

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. By 2025, we aim to place 1M students per year in the workforce.

At OpenClassrooms, the Student & Employer Success (SES) Team is here to guarantee ROI for our customers: students and employers alike. The SES Team ensures our students and employers get the best possible experience with us. The Student Success side of the team handles both inbound reactive customer support and outbound proactive student success. From choosing their course, to completing their projects, graduating and finding professional success, we’re there every step of the way to offer a helping hand.

We’re expanding our proactive Student Success Team to help us proactively reach out to our growing number of path students. 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 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. You are a customer success guru, you love interacting with people and solving tricky problems. You’re extremely independent and autonomous: you can make things happen without someone saying so, with minimal management. “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 Director, Student 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 (demos, videos, 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

  • 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

  • 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 Workplace by Facebook, 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



  • This role will primarily serve the French market. Nevertheless, 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

  • Comfortable taking initiatives and making decisions on your own

  • 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 nonaggressive 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


  • 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, etc.)



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

Then we plan face to face meetings with:

  • Director, Student 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

- 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 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 to 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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👉 We highly value a workplace free from discrimination and we strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our students. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of revolutionizing Education.



👉 Working at OpenClassrooms means joining a dynamic and stimulating team, take up challenges, meet awesome people every week, and change the world, a little bit, everyday! 🌎