Become a Vericant Operations Associate

Join the Vericant Associate Program

Vericant Operations Associates interview applicants to US and Canadian schools and take on a variety of projects integral to the growth of a business. One day, you might be flying to Hong Kong or Shanghai to interview students, to train new part-time staff, or to scout out a new location. The next day, you might be based in our Beijing headquarters to support our video editors and our translators so that our service stays top-notch.



Responsibilities

As a Vericant Operations Associate in our entry-level professional training program we trust you to:

  • Interview Chinese students as part of their admissions process to go abroad
  • Learn Vericant’s Spoken English Evaluation guidelines and assess interviewees’ spoken English abilities
  • Support interview and assessment quality maintenance
  • Help oversee continued training and feedback for Vericant interviewers
  • Take on special assignments to exhibit and build your own professional skills
Our Associate program is an opportunity to gain professional skills in a fast-paced, results-oriented setting, to see how a growing business makes decisions firsthand, and to be embedded in a company that is directly impacting the international admissions scene. Vericant team members take initiative, constantly strive to improve, and work together to get things done, and we expect no less from Associates. As a Vericant Associate you can take your growth in a direction most suited to you, whether it’s developing management experience and leadership abilities, gaining expertise in the education industry, or just getting exposure to how a small and efficient international business operates. By the time you’ve experienced an entire interview season with us, you will be ready to take on more permanent, mission-critical roles within the company, or leverage what you’ve learned with us to jumpstart your career elsewhere.

Here are the qualities we expect you to bring to the table:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • Native-level proficiency in English
  • 1-2 years of Mandarin study outside of China, or one semester of Mandarin study in China
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Excellent attention to detail and consistency
  • Resourcefulness & constantly seeking to improve
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills that are warm and friendly
  • Able to demonstrate professionalism with our clients and amongst Vericant peers

But if you’ve got these in addition, that’s even better:

  • Familiarity with China/US study abroad trends and/or international admissions
  • High level of conversational Mandarin Chinese
  • Able to think on your feet
  • Able to accept and manage feedback
  • Experience working in Mainland China and a demonstrated ability to work cross-culturally
  • Excited by working in a fast-growth, start-up environment

What’s it like to work at Vericant?

I enjoy speaking to young Chinese students from all over the country and hearing about their experiences and their lives. Working with Vericant, I get to meet the current generation of Chinese students who will become future leaders. Working in a growing startup is an experience worth having. Even as a relatively junior team member, I am in close contact with Vericant’s founders. In a bigger company, I would never have the same level of personal contact that we have with Vericant’s leaders.

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Current Vericant Operations Associate

At Vericant, I’m not just earning the money to pay bills and to put food on the table. I’m learning how a startup is run, how to manage small projects and processes that are essential to the operations of the business, and how to get things done effectively. In none of the previous organizations that I worked for did I feel like I was challenged to grow and to learn new things. At Vericant, I really feel like I’m part of a team that is working towards a common goal. I’m gaining the kind of experience that will eventually enable me to run my own company and to manage people and projects.

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Current Vericant Operations Associate

    

Operations Associate FAQs

What kind of person thrives as an Associate with Vericant?
If you enjoy talking to and learning about people, if you are excited to take on new projects, and if you want to be deeply involved in improving the international admissions process, then Vericant is a great fit for you. As part of a small, cross-functional team, your work contributes directly and tangibly to the growth of the company, one which is doubling every year and making waves in the international admissions scene. We’re looking for ambitious individuals early in their career who are willing to grow with us and to develop their skills while having front row seats to the changing lives of China’s youth. Does this sound like you?

What are the expectations for an Vericant Associate?
In your full-time position as a frontline team member, you will conduct in-person interviews with Chinese applicants, support quality control of final videos, oversee part-time interviewers, and coordinate with a larger Operations team to support thousands of interviews happening weekly across Mainland China.

Do Associates work on non-Operational tasks?
All Operations Associates will have opportunities to work on extra projects, whether in Marketing, CRM, or HR, depending on your strengths and interests. We give Associates opportunities to take on small projects and leadership roles so that they are ready to step into managerial positions upon completion of the program. If you have the potential, then we want you on our team.

What are the compensation and benefits of being an Vericant Associate?
During your time as an Associate, you will earn 7,000-8,500RMB/month depending on prior experience, with the costs of a business visa covered. We place a great deal of trust and value in your work and your personal as well as professional growth. In this kind of environment, you will gain professional experience through ownership of small projects and responsibilities, in addition to directly impacting students in a key part of their admissions process. You will experience life at a fast-paced startup with an cross-cultural atmosphere, and you will take on projects of progressively greater responsibility.

How large is Vericant?
We are a small team with a big reach. As of early 2015 Vericant employs 17 full-time staff, and we operate across Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, the United States, and Canada.

How long will I be an Associate?
Between 8-10 months. Associates start training in June/July so that they can hit the ground running at the beginning of interview season in August. You officially “graduate” at the end of March the following year when the interview season begins to wind down.

What happens after the Associate program is over?
Vericant is a rapidly growing company and we are always looking to keep great people. For those who meet and even exceed expectations (simply by working hard and constantly striving to improve), the work you do during the interview season will translate directly to your next, more permanent role at the company, whether it remains in Operations or in other areas.

Do I need to be located in Beijing to be an Associate?
Yes. All Associates must live in Beijing. If you are not currently in Beijing, you are welcome to apply, but you must move to Beijing before the beginning of the contract.

How do I apply to be an Associate?
Send an email with a cover letter and a resume in a single PDF document to Joseph.Lemien@vericant.com. We will reply to you with the next steps in the application process. After emailing in your documents, someone from Vericant will reach out to qualified candidates to schedule an interview via Skype. A second interview will take place with a more senior manager, with a minimum of 2 reference calls arranged with prior supervisors or professors before a decision is reached.

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