"Compass provides exceptional training for tutors
as well as an amazing support system and materials.
With so many resources at my fingertips, I can create
a successful tutoring experience for each student."

- Adrienne W.
Harvard University

Careers at Compass

Compass Education Group is one of the world’s leading tutoring and test preparation companies. We provide completely customized one-on-one instructional programs for thousands of students each year from the most educationally demanding schools in California and around the world. The company is privately held by its three founders who are owner-operators with a combined 75 years of experience in educational services and tutoring businesses.

Our dedicated management teams totaling 30 professionals based in Los Angeles and San Francisco in turn support an elite group of 300 instructors who specialize in high-stakes admission tests and also provide tutoring for a full range of academic subjects. Compass’ stellar reputation within the education community is the result of 25 years of ethical conduct and helping students succeed.

Beyond its private client business, Compass is recognized by the professional community as the most trusted source of research and guidance on the topic of college admission testing. We are keynote speakers at over 100 high schools and higher education conferences each year, we maintain one of the industry’s most popular and respected blogs, and we are go-to sources for education reporters in the national media. Our annual Guide to College Admission Testing reaches well over 100,000 readers annually and is considered to be the definitive authority on its subject matter. We are proud to share the Guide and related resources free of charge through schools and counselors worldwide. We also partner with dozens of schools and community-based organizations to provide affordable test preparation to thousands of students.

Please review the links below for information about full-time and part-time career opportunities currently available. Please note that we are unable to accommodate unscheduled drop-ins or phone calls.

What’s it like to work for Compass? Take a peek at our profile on Glassdoor. You can also view more specific company information and job postings on Linkedin.

Full-Time Positions

Software Developer—Beverly Hills, CA, Larkspur, CA, or Remote

Position Title:
Software Developer

The Role:
Do you enjoy working on a small team where you can have a significant impact? Are you willing to push new initiatives forward in addition to maintaining legacy systems? Do you do your best work in an environment with sane timelines, a stable roadmap, and colleagues who appreciate your input? If so, we’d love to hear from you.

We have a smooth-running application which runs every aspect of our education business. Our “Compass Points” web-based data management system connects office staff, tutors, and clients in a paperless environment, handling client intake, communication, billing, testing, and feedback. Instructors have an online center for lesson scheduling, notes, timesheets, and payroll. The core of this system is built on .NET technology but is being modernized incrementally through Node APIs and React frontends. We also recently built and deployed an iOS app written in Swift that better allows our instructors to manage their schedules and students on the go. A client portal and a WordPress site (compassprep.com) round out the key systems that we currently maintain.

As we grow, so does our need for new systems, functionality, and content sites to serve our internal users, external clients, and the broader test prep community. We seek to leverage modern technologies wherever possible while acknowledging that pragmatic approaches and stability are also critical to our success.

You would be part of a small full-time Scrum team on the development side, collaborating regularly with stakeholders including the leaders of our operations, product/curricula, and marketing teams. We are growing our team and its capabilities at a steady, deliberate pace.

Skills and Requirements:
We are looking for a software developer who is curious, adaptable, organized, and focused on doing more with less. Quality and thoughtful software design should be foremost in your mind. Our ideal candidate has strong front-end development experience and an intuitive design sense. Prior experience with and an interest in further developing your server-side development skills is highly desirable. Qualified candidates will have a strong foundation in the following:

  • Source Control / Git / Github
  • HTML / CSS / Sass / Boostrap / Responsive Layout
  • Client-side Javascript / React
  • RDBMS (SQL Server preferred but relevant experience will suffice)
  • Some server-side development experience in Node.JS, .NET, Ruby, Java, or similar

Your academic pedigree is unimportant to us. We care about your skills, whether you’re pleasant and dependable as a colleague, and whether you’re productive in an environment with a lot of autonomy. Full-time telecommuting is perfectly fine (we have remote team members in the northwest and the east coast), or you could be based out of either our Beverly Hills office or our Larkspur office in Marin County in the Bay Area.

To Apply:
Email your resume and a cover letter explaining why this role would be a good fit for you to tech-recruiting@compassprep.com. We value thoughtful cover letters and will give priority to candidates who demonstrate interest in this way. Please note that we are unable to accommodate unscheduled drop-ins or phone calls. Thank you for your interest.

Administrative Assistant—Beverly Hills, CA

Position Title:
Administrative Assistant – Marketing and Business Development

Compass Education Group is a leading provider of tutoring for college admission tests. We provide the highest quality of one-on-one test prep to thousands of students annually, in-home in California and worldwide online. We are especially well known for the support and resources we provide to college counselors working with high school students. We are seeking a highly organized and enthusiastic individual to join our team as an Administrative Assistant. The role will focus primarily on performing and coordinating activities that support our business development efforts, with additional responsibilities supporting our marketing and product development projects. The Administrative Assistant will report directly to the Senior Director of Outreach.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining an extensive database of school counselors and educational consultants
  • Updating subscriber lists for email marketing campaigns and physical mailers
  • Using email marketing software (Mailchimp) to send personalized messages and important announcements to business contacts and clients
  • Maintaining an annual calendar of recurring business development events, including presentations, conferences, newsletters, website updates, etc.
  • Assisting team leaders with adherence to the annual calendar by sending reminders, deadlines, and writing initial drafts of correspondence
  • Handling event planning, including registration, booth placement, travel/hotel accommodations, and shipping (in coordination with the admin team)
  • Assisting with ad hoc projects, including arranging video and photo shoots, gathering client testimonials, implementing user experience/customer satisfaction surveys, etc.

The ideal candidate will have 2+ years experience working in a professional office setting, meticulous attention to detail, a self-starting and proactive disposition, and exceptional interpersonal skills. Previous experience as a professional assistant or administrative coordinator is preferred. College degree not necessary, but strong interest in higher education and college admissions is a must.

Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel, and the Google suite of tools (Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.) is a necessity. Experience working with large datasets is a plus.

Location and Hours

Work hours are 9am-5pm PST, Monday through Friday in our Beverly Hills office at 9100 Wilshire Blvd Suite 520E. Parking is provided.

Compensation and Benefits

  • Base salary of $45,000 to $50,000 with potential for annual bonuses and raises
  • 3 weeks PTO, plus 10 holidays
  • Company paid (80%) medical insurance (eligibility on the first day of the month after 30 days of employment)
  • 401(k) matching contributions (eligibility after 1 year of full-time employment)
  • Complimentary gym membership (LA Fitness on ground floor of building)
  • Gorgeous office space and comfortable work environment
  • Well-stocked snack kitchen

To Apply

Email your resume and a cover letter explaining why this role would be a good fit for you to careers_la@compassprep.com. We value thoughtful cover letters and will give priority to candidates who demonstrate interest in this way. Please note that we are unable to accommodate unscheduled drop-ins or phone calls. Thank you for your interest.

Program Director, Sales & Program Management—Beverly Hills, CA

Position Title:
Program Director, Sales & Program Management

At the core of every outstanding Compass experience is an outstanding Compass program director. Our program directors lead our efforts to deliver exceptional value to Compass’s clients and tutors.

The Role:
Program directors play the critical role of developing and maintaining relationships with our clients and instructors. Their activities are focused around consultative sales, attentive program management, customer guidance and care, supervision of our tutor staff, and relationship cultivation within a broad referral-based community. Every client’s test preparation program is crafted and managed by a Compass program director and every Compass tutor is hired, trained, mentored, supervised, and supported by our program director team.


Essential Functions:

– Conduct several consultative sales calls per day with potential clients, typically by phone and occasionally in person. Make customized and student-centric program recommendations based on extensive conversations. Follow up with prospective clients conscientiously and thoughtfully.

– Convert recommendations into individualized tutoring programs and manage those programs to successful and highly satisfying outcomes. Each program director actively manages several hundred one-on-one programs per year and provides a level of personalized service that consistently leads to enthusiastic word-of-mouth referrals and long term loyalty.

– Make thoughtful tutor matches for each client; supervise the tutor-client relationship; provide ongoing strategic guidance and expertise related to college admission testing and preparation; resolve any program-related concerns.

– Develop and maintain long term relationships with clients; strengthen relationships with tutors by providing ongoing support, evaluating performance, and offering professional development and mentoring.

– Conduct interviews with prospective tutors and share management responsibility for the overall recruitment, training, and professional development process.

– Deepen our enduring relationships with school-based and independent college counselors by consulting with them on program recommendations, and providing student progress reports. Program directors with interest and skill in public speaking have the opportunity to lead presentations at schools for parent and student audiences and at conferences for counselors.

The Ideal Candidate:
At Compass, our program directors stand out not only for what they do but also for how they think. We ask for conscientious and consistent effort to align daily actions with our ethical standards and long term goals. We expect that a program director’s contribution will increase over time with an expanding breadth and depth of experience and expertise, more and higher stakes responsibilities, and by assuming leadership roles.

While handling the busy demands of a routine day, our program directors are guided by the longview aspect of their roles. This is revealed in their client conversations, the details in their work, their decision making, and in the way they talk about Compass. They make a consistently positive impression on everyone they meet. They are experienced, empathetic, wise, trustworthy, sensible, fair, honest, engaged, and needed.

In Return:
We strive to make our program directors feel confident and secure, trusted and supported. We look for hard working team players who want to invest long term and who will make the most of an investment in them. Program directors are central figures at Compass but part of a much larger full-time team that provides mentoring, strategic leadership, administrative and operational support, and cutting-edge tech tools. Program directors are given the help – and the autonomy – they need to succeed.

While this is a sales position, ours is not a typical sales culture. We keep the client’s needs at the center of every conversation and let the appropriate recommendation emerge from there.

Qualifications:
– Exceptional interpersonal instincts and skill, in all modes of communication and contexts
– Meaningful and relevant professional experience in relationship management and sales
– High comfort level with, and interest in, college admission testing subject matter
– Naturally collaborative spirit internally, competitive mindset externally
– Willing to embrace a challenging learning curve and open to possibility of a long term role
– Able to work a traditional full-time weekday schedule based in our office
– Undergraduate degree required, advanced degree preferred

Compensation, Benefits, and Intangibles:
– competitive salary with incentives and potential for growth
– quality health insurance plan with modest employee contribution
– 401k with employer match
– paid vacation/personal days, holidays, and seasonal flex-days
– paid parking and paid gym membership (LA, on-site) or wellness stipend (SF)
– frequent lunches, social events, offsites, and prof dev opportunities
– beautiful offices with comfortable furnishings and modern equipment
– top-notch tech infrastructure supported by awesome product dev team
– kind, fun-loving, interesting, and talented teammates (no exceptions)
– transparent, equitable environment and ethical leadership

View our anonymous employee reviews on Glassdoor.com for additional insight into who we are and the quality work environment we’ve strived to create.

To Apply:
Email your resume and a cover letter explaining why this role would be a good fit for you to recruiting.la@compassprep.com. We value thoughtful cover letters and will give priority to candidates who demonstrate interest in this way. Please note that we are unable to accommodate unscheduled drop-ins or phone calls. Thank you for your interest.

Program Director, Sales & Program Management—Larkspur, CA

Position Title:
Program Director, Sales & Program Management

At the core of every outstanding Compass experience is an outstanding Compass program director. Our program directors lead our efforts to deliver exceptional value to Compass’s clients and tutors.

The Role:
Program directors play the critical role of developing and maintaining relationships with our clients and instructors. Their activities are focused around consultative sales, attentive program management, customer guidance and care, supervision of our tutor staff, and relationship cultivation within a broad referral-based community. Every client’s test preparation program is crafted and managed by a Compass program director and every Compass tutor is hired, trained, mentored, supervised, and supported by our program director team.


Essential Functions:

– Conduct several consultative sales calls per day with potential clients, typically by phone and occasionally in person. Make customized and student-centric program recommendations based on extensive conversations. Follow up with prospective clients conscientiously and thoughtfully.

– Convert recommendations into individualized tutoring programs and manage those programs to successful and highly satisfying outcomes. Each program director actively manages several hundred one-on-one programs per year and provides a level of personalized service that consistently leads to enthusiastic word-of-mouth referrals and long term loyalty.

– Make thoughtful tutor matches for each client; supervise the tutor-client relationship; provide ongoing strategic guidance and expertise related to college admission testing and preparation; resolve any program-related concerns.

– Develop and maintain long term relationships with clients; strengthen relationships with tutors by providing ongoing support, evaluating performance, and offering professional development and mentoring.

– Conduct interviews with prospective tutors and share management responsibility for the overall recruitment, training, and professional development process.

– Deepen our enduring relationships with school-based and independent college counselors by consulting with them on program recommendations, and providing student progress reports. Program directors with interest and skill in public speaking have the opportunity to lead presentations at schools for parent and student audiences and at conferences for counselors.

The Ideal Candidate:
At Compass, our program directors stand out not only for what they do but also for how they think. We ask for conscientious and consistent effort to align daily actions with our ethical standards and long term goals. We expect that a program director’s contribution will increase over time with an expanding breadth and depth of experience and expertise, more and higher stakes responsibilities, and by assuming leadership roles.

While handling the busy demands of a routine day, our program directors are guided by the longview aspect of their roles. This is revealed in their client conversations, the details in their work, their decision making, and in the way they talk about Compass. They make a consistently positive impression on everyone they meet. They are experienced, empathetic, wise, trustworthy, sensible, fair, honest, engaged, and needed.

In Return:
We strive to make our program directors feel confident and secure, trusted and supported. We look for hard working team players who want to invest long term and who will make the most of an investment in them. Program directors are central figures at Compass but part of a much larger full-time team that provides mentoring, strategic leadership, administrative and operational support, and cutting-edge tech tools. Program directors are given the help – and the autonomy – they need to succeed.

While this is a sales position, ours is not a typical sales culture. We keep the client’s needs at the center of every conversation and let the appropriate recommendation emerge from there.

Qualifications:
– Exceptional interpersonal instincts and skill, in all modes of communication and contexts
– Meaningful and relevant professional experience in relationship management and sales
– High comfort level with, and interest in, college admission testing subject matter
– Naturally collaborative spirit internally, competitive mindset externally
– Willing to embrace a challenging learning curve and open to possibility of a long term role
– Able to work a traditional full-time weekday schedule based in our office
– Undergraduate degree required, advanced degree preferred

Compensation, Benefits, and Intangibles:
– competitive salary with incentives and potential for growth
– quality health insurance plan with modest employee contribution
– 401k with employer match
– paid vacation/personal days, holidays, and seasonal flex-days
– paid parking and paid gym membership (LA, on-site) or wellness stipend (SF)
– frequent lunches, social events, offsites, and prof dev opportunities
– beautiful offices with comfortable furnishings and modern equipment
– top-notch tech infrastructure supported by awesome product dev team
– kind, fun-loving, interesting, and talented teammates (no exceptions)
– transparent, equitable environment and ethical leadership

View our anonymous employee reviews on Glassdoor.com for additional insight into who we are and the quality work environment we’ve strived to create.

To Apply:
Email your resume and a cover letter explaining why this role would be a good fit for you to recruiting.sf@compassprep.com. We value thoughtful cover letters and will give priority to candidates who demonstrate interest in this way. Please note that we are unable to accommodate unscheduled drop-ins or phone calls. Thank you for your interest.

Part-Time Positions

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