"Compass provides exceptional training for tutors
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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, both in-home and online, for thousands of students annually. The company is privately held by its three founders who are owner-operators with a combined 80 years of experience in educational services and tutoring businesses.

Our dedicated management teams totaling 50 professionals based in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. in turn support an elite pool of hundreds of 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 decades of ethical conduct and consistently guiding students to highly successful outcomes on tests.

Beyond its private client business, Compass is recognized by the education community as the most trusted source of research and guidance on the topic of college admission testing. We are keynote speakers at hundreds of high schools and many 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 no-cost or low-cost test preparation to students from under-resourced backgrounds.

What’s it like to work for Compass? Please check out an extensive list of anonymous employee reviews in our profile on Glassdoor. We are proud to provide a caring and rewarding work environment for our amazing team of tutors and full-time staff.

Full-Time Positions

Assistant Director, Outreach—Remote

Full-time: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm (Eastern or Central Time)

The Role:

The Assistant Director, Outreach is a highly organized, forward-thinking professional who assists the business development team by reaching out to schools and college consultants and building relationships in order to promote our products and services.  The position reports to the Senior Director, Outreach.

Essential Functions:
  • Manage incoming calls/emails to business development team (BD); take initial meetings with school counselors and consultants to assess needs
  • Email and telephone outreach to new prospective partners, typically school-based college counselors or independent college counselors
    • Introduce new or existing offerings
    • Preview or follow-up on outreach efforts of senior BD  team members
    • Keep all tracking tools current and provide regular reports
    • Research independent and high-performing public schools in target markets
  • Maintain BD calendar and lead event planning efforts
    • Track all major industry events and conferences
    • Register for conferences, manage all logistics involved with exhibiting and presenting at conferences, personally attend select conferences
  • Assist with competitive market analyses and monitor competitor activity
    • Research alternative paths into schools such as influential community organizations and social media groups
    • Assist with research and planning related to growth strategies in new and emerging markets for Compass
  • Track and report on performance of referral sources and relationships
  • Partner with marketing on various initiatives as necessary
  • Support admin with projects (e.g. direct mail campaigns) as necessary
The Ideal Candidate:

At Compass, our employees 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 long term goals.  We expect that the contributions of the Assistant Director, Outreach will improve the workflow of the leaders of the business development team by taking on critical administrative tasks and will facilitate the company’s growth in new and existing markets by providing excellent behind-the-scenes sales support.  The role is ideal for someone who is impeccably organized with keen research skills and who thrives in a service-oriented position while also being comfortable making outbound communications.

In Return:

We strive to make our employees feel confident and secure, trusted and supported.  We look for hard-working team players who seek a work environment that is casual, friendly, fast-paced, organized, collegial, and non-bureaucratic.  We are committed to providing the help – and the autonomy – needed to succeed.

Qualifications:
  • Affable and engaging communicator and relationship-builder
  • Service-oriented, eager to support the company’s and clients’ goals

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail, able to work productively with minimal supervision

  • Experience or interest in education and the college admission space

  • Able to work remotely:  Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm in Eastern Time or Central Time

Compensation and Benefits:
  • Starting hourly rate of $26.50, reviewed annually

  • Quality health insurance plan with modest employee contribution

  • 401k with employer match

  • Paid vacation/personal days, holidays, and seasonal flex-days

  • Wellness stipend

  • Top-notch tech infrastructure supported by awesome product development team

  • Dynamic, interesting, and talented teammates

  • Transparent, equitable environment and ethical management team

To Apply:

Submit your resume and a cover letter detailing why this position would be a good fit for you to recruiting.chi@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.

Compass Education Group is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of this company to consider all applications on the basis of merit without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other protected characteristic. Furthermore, we comply with the ADA and provide reasonable accommodation measures that may be necessary for eligible applicants/employees to perform essential functions.

Director—Houston

Due to significant growth in online tutoring and strong relationships with schools and counselors, Compass is seeking the right individual to open a bricks-and-mortar office in the Houston area and lead the growth of a team and an expansion of our services there. This is an exciting opportunity to build something new in an area with strong roots already established, while supported by an industry-leading company with dedicated and stable leadership. You would be full-time employee #1 in your city and would be hands-on in every aspect of growing a new office.

The Role:

At the core of every outstanding Compass experience is an outstanding Compass director. Our directors lead our efforts to deliver exceptional value to Compass’s clients and tutors. 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 director and every Compass tutor is hired, trained, mentored, supervised, and supported by our director team.

 Essential Functions:
  • Conduct consultations every 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. Provide 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 responsibility for the overall recruitment, training, and professional development process for tutors.
  • Deepen our enduring relationships with school-based and independent college counselors by consulting with them on program recommendations and providing student progress reports.
  • Lead presentations at schools for parent and student audiences. 
Additional Activities:

Certain responsibilities are particularly important during an office’s start-up phase. Some of these initiatives would include: 

  • Recruit, train, manage, and mentor the office’s future full-time and part-time hires
  • Develop a keen understanding of local neighborhoods and schools to inform a search for office spaces, client-sourcing, and tutor hiring
  • Conduct market and competitor research on local tutoring providers
  • Consistently communicate office-specific updates to colleagues in other offices; collaborate for assistance in hiring, events, client and tutor management, etc.
  • Spark new relationships with counselors and within local networks
  • Synchronize our DEI initiatives with local families and schools
  • Stay up-to-date on testing policies at regional schools and other localized concerns
The Ideal Candidate:

At Compass, our 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 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 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 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. 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. Directors are given the help – and the autonomy – they need to succeed.

While this position involves considerable focus on marketing and sales, ours is not a typical sales culture. We keep each student’s and family’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 primarily in an office, not remote
  • Undergraduate degree required, advanced degree preferred
Compensation, Benefits, and Intangibles:
  • Competitive salary with incentives and potential for growth
  • Full health insurance plan with employee contribution
  • 401k with employer match
  • Paid vacation/personal days, holidays, and seasonal flex-days
  • Frequent prof dev and cross-office collaboration and social opportunities
  • Pleasant 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
To Apply: 

Email your resume and a cover letter explaining why this role would be a good fit for you to sue@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. If you are a current Compass employee, please mention your interest to your manager as well.

About 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 40 professionals based primarily in CA and NY in turn support an elite group of 400 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 decades 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 hundreds of high schools and a dozen 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 hundreds of thousands of 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 low-cost or no-cost test preparation to thousands of students.

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