Career Opportunities

Verto Education was founded to introduce every student to different ideas, cultures, values, and beliefs. We feel that this is the best path to a better, more just world, which is why we have decided to make travel the path of least resistance to a college education and degree. We offer the only international freshman year experience that partners with colleges to give full class credits so students can graduate in four years. We provide a flexible and enjoyable work environment that values inclusion, equity, diversity, and global citizenship.

Financial Services Officer
Portland, Oregon
Director of Academics
Portland, Oregon (Open to remote)
Regional Admissions Representative
Multiple Locations
Admissions Coordinator
Portland, Oregon

Open Positions

Financial Services Officer

We are hiring a Financial Services Officer to help current and future students navigate higher education’s complex financial landscape to ensure that Verto is setting each student up for a meaningful, successful, and affordable college career. The Financial Services Officer will work directly with our partner schools to assist with streamlining the student experience through the coordination of the FAFSA process, scholarships, student loans, and any other available method of tuition payment. The Financial Services Officer will ultimately be responsible for keeping Verto’s families informed of their financial responsibilities, and keeping them on track with the tuition payment schedule that best meets their financial needs. You will be a core member of Verto’s student support team, and will work directly with the COO / Co-founder Ben Welbourn. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter who can operate at start-up speed and is not afraid to work hard, and with enthusiasm. We provide a flexible and enjoyable work environment that values inclusion, equity, diversity, and global citizenship. This position is based in our Portland, Oregon HQ. Will consider remote work for the right candidate.

Responsibilities:

  • Have a passion for your work! Every student and parent interaction has the potential to change a life. 
  • Analyze and evaluate financial viability of students and families, and provide advice and counsel regarding available financial aid opportunities, eligibility requirements, and the application process.
  • Work with Verto’s scholarship committee to determine the appropriate scholarship award for each applicant.
  • Conduct financial orientations, entrance and exit interviews, in accordance with Verto Education’s guidelines.
  • Respond to inquiries and research and resolve problems related to transactions; serve as liaison with Verto’s school(s) of record and other institutions in the resolution of day-to-day administrative and operational challenges.
  • Provide information, in person, on the telephone, and through written communication, to students, prospective students, and families regarding student financial aid, admission, account balance, and payment timelines.
  • Oversee the collection, management, and reporting of data relevant to Verto’s student finances. Participate in the development and implementation of efficient and student-centric data management systems and procedures.

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus 1+ year of experience working in higher education finance, which could include direct experience with the bursar, financial aid or student account functions. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to call, connect and interact with students and their families, as well as other higher education institutions.
  • Self-motivated and self-directed.
  • Strong analytical background, with knowledge of financial aid policies, procedures, and eligibility requirements.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills; ability to investigate and analyze information and draw conclusions. 
  • Strong computer skills, including Google suite and CRM experience preferred.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.

What We Are Looking For:

  • First and foremost, you’re a team player. We’re a fast-moving, mission-driven startup. We care deeply about what we do, and you will too. 
  • Our “3 words” resonate with you: Curious, Relentless and Service-Oriented 
  • You’re proactive in identifying new opportunities, solving problems, and prioritizing efforts with confidence. 
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to diverse constituencies. 
  • You’re organized, have some level of detail-orientation, and are a fearless experimenter. 
  • You are mission-driven and ready to make a significant impact to grow and scale an organization committed to changing higher education.

Benefits includes:

  • $50,000 starting salary 
  • Unlimited vacation and sick time, with blackout dates related to the role 
  • A benefits plan that includes health insurance and as soon as possible, a retirement plan
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Director of Academics

Verto is on a mission to help change Higher Education in positive, student-focused ways. We want to make immersive travel and experiential education a core part of every students’ college degree. Verto Education offers the only international freshman year that partners with colleges to give students an admission decision and full class credits. Through Verto, students are accepted to college and stay on track to graduate in four years. 

We are hiring a Director of Academics for our quickly growing team in Portland, Oregon (open to remote). The Academic Director is responsible for quality assurance and successful delivery of the Verto Education academic curriculum across all international locations and models. The Director will work with co-founder and CPO Mallory to create curricula and an overall academic experience in Verto’s vision and be responsible for liaising with Verto Partner Institution admissions teams as well as international partner campus academic teams. This person will ensure that all aspects of the academic experience meet and exceed the expectations of our students, partner institutions, faculty and staff. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter who can operate at start-up speed and is not afraid to experiment. We provide a flexible and enjoyable work environment that values inclusion, equity, diversity, and global citizenship.

This position will report to our co-founder and CPO, Mallory Meiser.

Responsibilities:

  • Continuously monitor the student academic experience, identify areas of improvement, and collaborate with international teams to implement enhancements
  • Develop Student Learning Outcomes and ensure all courses are assessed and facilitated in accordance with SLOs
  • Lead cross-functional teams in the review of Verto academic policies and implement recommendations to align Verto’s policies with U.S. higher education standards
  • Ensure best practices for delivery of new academic operations
  • Oversee pre-departure academic operations including but not limited to low GPA reviews, course registration, placement exams, and special accommodations
  • Map all courses from on-campus and field semesters to Verto Partner institution course registration system
  • Serve on Verto’s Programming Board to proactively seek ways to support student success while onsite
  • Oversee the execution of academic operations that support onsite academic delivery such as course set-up in Canvas and student and faculty access to the Learning Management System
  • Oversee the use of Verto’s learning management system (Canvas) and ensure Verto academic staff are properly trained
  • Oversee the timely and accurate processing of student transcripts
  • Manage all School of Record compliance responsibilities including academic performance reviews, annual reporting, and course audits
  • Oversee the submission of new course syllabi and faculty to Verto’s School of Record
  • Serve as a subject matter expert responding to the requests of University Relations, Partnership Services, Enrollment and Marketing to include but not limited to:
  • Contributing academic content for strategic Request for Proposals (RFPs)
  • Developing materials to articulate Verto’s academic advantage
  • Participating in video conferences or in-person meetings with university personnel
  • Responding to the unique academic requests of our U.S. university partners
  • Oversee staff responsible for responding to curriculum integration requests
  • Monitor the integrity of Verto’s academic program data and student academic records
  • Resolve escalated academic student issues in a timely fashion keeping the student’s best interest in mind while protecting Verto’s academic integrity
  • Support Verto partner campus faculty and Academic Directors worldwide with training needed for staff and faculty
  • Evaluate the academic credentials of potential new international academic partners in conjunction with Campus Partnership & Program Operations Teams
  • Support with global assessment initiatives, classroom and faculty management matters, and other projects as needed
  • Develop & Monitor Student Academic Improvement plans and Academic Probation & Dismissal policies & procedures

Job Qualifications:

  • Masters required; PhD preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible experience in higher education, with a considerable background in academic management & administration  
  • Detailed knowledge of and experience with campus-wide academic procedures and academic regulatory & accrediting bodies  
  • At least 3 years of experience managing staff  
  • Experience with international education 
  • Demonstrated ability to present formally to internal and external stakeholders in a professional manner   
  • Proven ability to build collaborative partnerships  
  • Experience working with a globally dispersed team of academic professionals  
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people across levels, functions, and organizations  
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

What We Are Looking For:

  • You’re obsessively organized, analytical, detail­-oriented, and a fearless experimenter.
  • You’re proactive in identifying new opportunities, solving problems, and prioritizing efforts with confidence. 
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to diverse constituencies.
  • You have project management experience and a demonstrated ability to manage rapidly evolving priorities.
  • You excel at — and love working in — a fast-paced, always-changing environment.
  • You are mission-driven and ready to make a significant impact to grow and scale business.
  • Commitment to diversity in the workplace.

Benefits Include:

  • Unlimited vacation and sick time, with blackout dates related to the role
  • Health insurance
  • Program visits around the world
Apply Now

Regional Admissions Representative

Verto Education is hiring Regional Admissions Representatives to help recruit passionate college-bound students to join our rapidly growing freshman semesters abroad. This position is responsible for one of twelve regions within the United States, and will have ownership over all admissions efforts within the region. The Admissions Representative plays a critical role in Verto’s mission to change higher education. Verto Education was founded to make travel the path of least resistance to a college education and degree. We offer the only international freshman year experience that partners with colleges to give full class credits so students can graduate in four years. We believe in inclusion, transparency, access, equity, and above all, the power of travel to foster empathy and kindness across cultures.

Do you have a passion for travel and working with students? Are you interested in traveling the country to talk about experiential education with students, educators, and families?

The Regional Admissions Representative promotes Verto Education at schools, fairs, conferences, and one-on-one meetings. This is a contract position from December 4 to May 8, with the possibility of extension based on performance. Admissions Representatives report directly to our Senior Associate Director of Admissions and will work closely with our COO.

Responsibilities:

  • Represent Verto as a respectful and knowledgeable ambassador of our teams around the world
  • Drive enrollment and expand Verto’s footprint through direct student and educational advisor outreach
  • Identify new markets for Verto’s semesters
  • Schedule and perform five (on average) high-value outreach events per week, including school presentations, fairs, and meetings with school administrators to introduce Verto’s programs and partner colleges
  • Schedule and perform five home visits with interested families per week.
  • Maintain and grow the region’s portfolio of contacts, schools, and organizations, and build and nurture relationships with each
  • Make regular follow up calls with student leads you have identified, and assist with other student relationships/lead follow-up as needed
  • Keep an updated calendar that is public to Verto’s team
  • Provide detailed records and insights from all meetings and presentations in Verto’s CRM
  • Communicate regularly with other members of Verto’s team
  • Attend trainings with Admissions team and founders to become proficient in Verto’s programs and outreach techniques

Job Qualifications:

  • Years of Experience: 1+ years of professional experience in admissions, sales, and recruitment, preferably with a student-focused organization*
  • Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Travel, leadership, and/or education with high school students
  • Professional working proficiency in English. Additional languages are a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and eligibility to work in the US
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends

What We Are Looking For:

  • Adaptable and flexible personality
  • Personal experience in student travel as a student or leader
  • Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as on a team
  • Experience working with a CRM, ideally HubSpot
  • Aptitude for detail-oriented tasks, while not losing sight of larger goals
  • Interest in a fast-paced, rapidly developing role with opportunity for growth and ownership. Verto aims to become the largest freshman class in the world.
  • Appreciation of diversity in cultures, experiences, and ideas.

Benefits Include:

  • $3,000/month
  • Accommodation, transportation, gas, tolls, and parking
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Admissions Coordinator

We are hiring an Admissions Coordinator to help enroll students in Verto’s transformative semesters abroad before matriculating at one of our partner colleges. You will be a core member of Verto’s Admissions team, and will work directly with the COO / Co-founder Ben Welbourn. You must be comfortable making dozens of calls per day, working with parents, students, and high school counselors, generating interest, qualifying prospective students, and finalizing enrollment. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated self-starter who can operate at start-up speed and is not afraid to work hard, and with enthusiasm. We provide a flexible and enjoyable work environment that values inclusion, equity, diversity, and global citizenship. This position is based in our Portland, Oregon HQ.

Responsibilities:

  • Have a passion for your work! Every student and parent interaction has the potential to change a life. Your days will include calling up to 100 families per day (all warm leads, no cold calling) and speaking for 4 hours per day.
  • Create and maintain a list/database of prospective students and their parents
  • Understand each family’s needs and goals, and offering solutions and support
  • Route qualified students to the appropriate Regional Admissions Representative for in-person meetings
  • Finalize enrollment and achieve weekly, monthly, and quarterly goals
  • Maintain a database of leads and applicant’s data in Verto’s CRM
  • Provide detailed records and insights from all meetings and presentations in Verto’s CRM
  • Communicate regularly with other members of Verto’s team
  • Attend trainings with Admissions team and founders to become proficient in Verto’s programs and outreach techniques

What We Are Looking For:

  • First and foremost, you’re a team player. We’re a fast-moving, mission-driven startup. We care deeply about what we do, and you will too.
  • Our “3 words” resonate with you: Curious, Relentless and Service-Oriented
  • You’re proactive in identifying new opportunities, solving problems, and prioritizing efforts with confidence.
  • You have excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relate to diverse constituencies.
  • You’re organized, have some level of detail-orientation, and are a fearless experimenter.
  • You are mission-driven and ready to make a significant impact to grow and scale an organization committed to changing higher education.

Job Qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to call, connect and interact with potential students and their families
  • Persuasive and goal-oriented, possessing an energetic, outgoing, and friendly demeanor
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Tenacity to handle rejection and continue on with a positive attitude when reaching next potential client. Must keep in mind that every conversation is potentially a student’s first experience with Verto, and their first time hearing that their education can serve them better.
  • Previous experience in outbound call center, inside sales experience, or related admissions experience preferred
  • Strong computer skills, including Google suite and CRM/Salesforce experience preferred

Benefits Include:

  • $36,000 starting salary
  • Unlimited vacation and sick time, with blackout dates related to the role
  • A benefits plan that includes health insurance and as soon as possible, a retirement plan
Apply Now

Equal Opportunity

Verto Education is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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