Operations Associate | Remotive.com

Full Time
United States
Posted 3 weeks ago

About TKS

The Knowledge Society (TKS) is a global human accelerator focused on developing young people (ages 13-17) to impact billions. In TKS, students learn about solving problems using emerging technologies, develop foundational mindsets, and build real-world skills, while being part of a global community of like-minded people. Our vision is to help create the next generation of unicorn people – people who impact billions. In 2020, TKS was recognized by The World Economic Forum as a “School of the Future”.


The Operations Associate Role

The Operations Associate will be an integral team member at TKS, ensuring that all the teams have the foundation, infrastructure and support to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible. In this job, the Operations Associate will be responsible for administering, evaluating and enhancing all operational processes in many areas.


What you’ll be doing:

  • Financial Aid – leading Financial Aid and Scholarships process of distributing over $2M in tuition support for students and families; coordinating reviews and supporting parents and students through the process,

  • Finance – spending review, statement and receipt reconciliation for bookkeepers, budget monitoring, aligning financial platforms,

  • Process and Systems – building tools to support our internal customers (TKS teams & students)

  • Technical Support – liaison with the engineering team to provide back up technical support, platform updates, QA testing, UI and UX enhancements based on customer feedback,

  • Legal – monitoring legal requirements across all TKS programs, ensuring compliance for filings and regulations.

Experience we’re looking for:

  • 2+ years of experience in operations or financial functions.

  • A bias toward action – you wouldn’t think twice about picking up the phone to make things happen.

  • Excellent organization, communication and time management skills.

Traits we’re looking for in you:

  • Has high standards: We’re building a world-class brand and cannot settle for mediocrity especially when we share things that are public-facing.

  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment. There is so much happening behind the scenes at TKS and you need to be able to organize and prioritize to get stuff done.

  • Has a strong intuition for what the potential of TKS could be**:** you see what we do and have an intuition for how things can be improved.

  • Embodies ownership mentality: You’re comfortable and excited to be the person who the responsibility falls on to make things happen. You don’t need anyone telling you what to do and prioritize well.

  • Has a strong work ethic: You will roll up your sleeves and do what needs to be done.

  • Believes they can change the game: Do you feel like in your heart of hearts that you can have an impact on this organization?

Three reasons why people join the TKS team:

  1. Work with awesome mission-driven people who want to make the world a better place. The people at TKS are kind, intelligent, fun, and authentic. There’s no politics here.

  2. The fulfillment and joy of helping ambitious young people discover their passion, achieve their potential and make lifelong friendships. We can have a meaningful impact on peoples’ lives and will shape the world one day.

  3. Have flexibility and ownership over your time. We value results, which are directly correlated with the growth of the students and their enjoyment of the program.

PS. Yes, we offer health benefits, vacations, swag, and other nice perks.


Resources to learn more about TKS

Below we’ve included some resources that you check out to get a deeper understanding about TKS, including podcasts from our founders and videos of our students.


🎬 Video: What Does Ambition Mean?

🎙️ Podcast: Nadeem & TKS Philosophy

🎬 TEDx Talk: Human Potential

🗞️ Forbes: Equipping Youth To…

🎬 Video: TKShowcase Highlights

🎙️ Podcast: Navid & TKS Story

🗞️ Fast Company: Where Tomorrow’s…

🎬 Video: TKS Changed My Mindset




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