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Course Consultant

Remuneration:Market related 
Benefits:Two complimentary online short courses per year, medical aid subsidy, on-site gym, discounted healthy meals and an in-house barista.
Location:Cape Town, Observatory
Education level:Matric
Job level:Student
Company:GetSmarter / 2U

Job description

This is an opportunity to consult on courses from the best South African university brands. We need professional well-spoken graduates to help our mid-career students to decide how our internationally recognised short courses fit within their career growth. You will be required to serve our customers with dedication, commitment, pride and inspire them to action through meaningful conversations. Due to the nature of this role, shift work is required between 10:00am and 7:00pm.

Key responsibilities:
-Manage and respond to incoming queries for relevant courses and work progressively to close the sale, through execution of email and telephone strategies.
-Employ telesales or equivalent marketing strategies to ensure we reach all leads interested in pursuing studies for our respective courses.
-Complete structured and unstructured tasks related to each marketing campaign during the preparation, implementation, and wrap-up phases and constantly seek opportunities to improve processes.
-Manage integration of content and all marketing activities into sales strategy and apply this strategy to both email and telephone contact points.
-Continuously monitor campaign performance and progress and communicate findings to relevant Lead Course Consultant.
-Complete product knowledge training and proactively seek ways to improve product and industry knowledge and better understand the target market for courses.
-Accurately collate data and compile necessary reports relating to marketing campaigns, relevant projects and student groups.
-Incoming registrations (individual and group) following outlined process and liaise with relevant departments when required.
-Assume responsibility for own productivity, remain up to date on company projects and ensure company and department objectives are met.

Company Description

GetSmarter, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 2U, Inc., is a digital education company that partners with the world's leading universities to select, design and deliver premium online short courses with a data-driven focus on learning gain.


-Matric exemption and tertiary education preferred.
-At least 2 years work experience, involving email and telephone engagement with prospective clients.
-Proven sales experience essential.
-Practical working knowledge of Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word.
-Strong work ethic and ability to adapt to the fast pace of the business.
-Skill in organising time and establishing priorities.
-Own reliable transport.

Job specific competencies:
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
-Ability to work effectively in a team.
-Excellent telephone etiquette.
-Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
-Passion and a 'can-do' attitude.

Posted on 30 Apr 10:34

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