Community Support Specialist

About the Role

Every day, Kickstarter receives hundreds of inquiries from community members. As a Community Support Specialist, your primary responsibilities will be to effectively answer our high touch support tickets and to maintain our quality standards and SLAs. You will be expected to learn the ins and outs of Kickstarter and to familiarize yourself with our community of creators and backers so that you can provide the best support. You’ll work closely with creative experts on our team to provide a seamless experience for our community.

This is a full-time position.
In This Role, You Will:
Answer support tickets in Zendesk.
Develop an expert understanding of our platform and administrator tools.
Help to develop new processes for support based on CS data reporting
Identify, verify, and escalate bugs and technical issues through proper channels.
Report on trends and other insights gathered from support tickets.
Help maintain our community-facing support resources as our product, policies and procedures evolve.
Escalate sensitive and high touch issues to subject matter experts.
About You
You enjoy providing great support to others, making things right, and making people happy.
You’re a strong communicator in writing, with a knack for presenting complicated information in a way that everyone can understand.
You’re skilled at using critical thinking and deduction to recognize patterns in an ocean of information.
You bring a level of technical acumen to the role, able to understand new features and troubleshoot them accurately.
You’re excited about establishing new and creative ways of building and supporting our platforms.
You empathize with backers, creators, and the challenges of bringing creative projects to life.
What You’ll Enjoy:

  • Fridays off! Kickstarter is currently experimenting with a 4-day/32-hour workweek pilot so that we can all enjoy long weekends
  • A fully remote workforce with plenty of opportunities to get to know your colleagues
  • 100% employer-paid health plan offerings
  • 16 paid vacation days, 10 sick days, and a company-wide winter break between Christmas and New Years
  • 25 volunteer hours each year to give back to your community
  • 16 weeks of parental leave plus fertility/family planning resources
  • Incredibly talented and inspiring colleagues who know how to blend their creative endeavors into their work

You can read more about our benefits and working at Kickstarter at our Jobs page.

Our Fully Virtual Team

We’re currently able to support employees based in the following US locations: CA, CT, FL, GA, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OR, VA, and WA. We’re also able to support employees in the United Kingdom and Canada (Ontario & British Columbia). If you live in—or are willing to move to—any of these locations, we look forward to your application! If there is a required or preferred location for an open role, it will be listed in the job description.

Kickstarter is an equal opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to fight for equality, we work to ensure a fair and consistent interview process. We celebrate diversity and we are committed to an inclusive work environment.