Academic Program Associate

Academic Program Associate for Test Preparatory Company – New York City (full time - Midtown)

[Position posted May 10th, 2019]

How to apply:

Please apply via input form below. Please include cover letter and resume in PDF (preferred) or Word format.

After submission of you application, you will be contacted within a week. If you have any questions, please send them by email only. No phone calls please.

Company Description:

Manhattan Review is a leading boutique test preparatory company offering GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT, and TOEFL preparation courses and private tutoring in various locations in the US and worldwide, both in-person and online. The company also offers admissions consulting for top business schools, graduate programs and colleges. Manhattan Review was founded by Professor Joern Meissner in 1999 and is known to employ top-notch instructors with an unrivaled track record of academic achievements, MBA teaching experiences and career success after graduating from top-notch business schools.

Job Description:

We are looking for an academic program associate (sales focused) to provide principal support for our student services and communicate (email/phone) with prospective clients/students. This position is a good fit for someone who is highly entrepreneurial and self-motivated and would like to join a high growth boutique firm by taking initiatives and learning and working with minimal supervision in a driven and dynamic team setting.

Specific duties include:

  1. Coordination of daily international and domestic telephonic and email correspondence to ensure a thorough and persuasive response to prospective program participants and existing clients;
  2. Coordination with teachers for various info events and class schedules;
  3. Marketing efforts in the USA to promote firm image and course offerings in order to effectively attract prospective business school applicants and business professionals to take Manhattan Review's programs;
  4. Assistance with recruiting of highly qualified teachers and other academic and administrative personnel;
  5. Editing newsletters, websites, and course brochures;
  6. Researching market data, contact magazine and on-line media for press exposure;
  7. Preparing various presentations for meetings and classes.

The position is available immediately. Please note, this is a full time position and you must be available at least 40 hours per week. The work schedule is flexible with committed hours and, given the nature of a test prep business, will also include some hours on the weekend, in particular, on Sundays. Please do not apply if you are not able to commit to these times for the foreseeable future.

The position is located in our office in midtown Manhattan (275 Madison Avenue close to Grand Central Station).

Job Qualifications:

We are looking for recent college graduates or young professionals with advanced degrees who have had previous experience with individual client management or sales/marketing in general. The candidate must possess excellent communication skills, both written and otherwise, to deliver professional, courteous, accurate and persuasive responses to prospective and existing clients. Familiarity with computer programs in general and MS Office programs (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) in particular is mandatory. Given that our services are offered worldwide; we require a certain level of willingness to work flexible hours.

We consider the following as highly beneficial when evaluating candidates:

  1. A history of being punctual, responsible and reliable;
  2. Excellent verbal communication skills with an understanding of proper phone etiquette;
  3. A track record of excellent corporate sales/marketing experience;
  4. Prior experience with educational services companies and providing academic guidance on the phone;
  5. Motivated, detail-oriented and enthusiastic about her/his work.


Base salary $16–$20 per hour depending on experience and commitment. A bonus scheme based on individual and company performance can bring this up to over $25 per hour. The chosen applicant will work for a 4-week initial trial period. After a demonstrated satisfactory performance, the job will become permanent.

Please use the form below to submit your personal information, education, curriculum vitae and cover letter to be considered by Manhattan Review for an Academic Program Associate position.

Manhattan Review will treat all your documents confidential and will not share any information with third parties.


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