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Customer Advocacy Senior Associate - Affirm

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Job Title
Customer Advocacy Senior Associate
Job Location
Remote Canada
Job Description

Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest. Affirm proudly includes Returnly. 

Affirm’s Customer Advocacy and Retention (CAR) team houses our customer complaint experts.   When customers share their painful experiences with Affirm, Affirm has invaluable insight into the breaking points of our products, processes, or policies. As we learn from and champion for these customers, we use their voices to improve customer experience, deliver fair outcomes and repair relationships.

As a Customer Advocacy Senior Associate, you'll be empowered as the Voice of Affirm to use exceptional empathy and product expertise to solve highly complex complaints. The team facilitates communication and coordination among cross functional partners to identify the root causes and validity of the complaint, and uses a compliance and risk-based mindset to evaluate options to remedy the issues and determine the appropriate solutions to drive resolution. Your job is not only to help customers with the issues they encounter, but to help us learn as a company from each interaction, so we can make using our product as seamless as possible. See an opportunity to improve customer trust or our team's operations at scale? You'll drive this as the Voice of the Customer.

Key Attributes 

  • Commitment to customer centricity 
  • Instinctual problem-solving skills
  • Strong critical thinking and analytical skills 
  • Sound judgement and strong sense of accountability
  • Ability to drive initiatives with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, to concisely and accurately communicate complex topics

What You'll Do

Deliver an outstanding customer experience

  • Solve customer issues efficiently, effectively, and empathetically.
  • Communicate with customers using email, and when appropriate, phone.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to drive resolution of customer issues.

Drive continuous improvement 

  • Improve our internal complaints management program. 
  • Analyze complaint data to find trending pain points, and identify product opportunities. 
  • Engage with cross functional partners (Compliance, Legal, Risk, Product, Communications, etc.) to spearhead remediation of thematic problems. 
  • Improve our resources and tools available for our customers to enable customer education and streamline service.
  • Identify areas of opportunity to improve processes or tooling and lead project workstreams

Grow your financial services expertise

  • Become a subject matter expert on current and emerging products as well as consumer finance policies and servicing processes, and regulatory requirements


What We Look For: 

  • Willingness to support operation functions on evenings, weekends and public holidays
  • 3+ years experience in customer support, escalations, communications or related fields
  • Exceptional communication and writing skills with attention to detail, grammar, brand tone, and voice
  • An eagerness to think outside the box both in terms of solutions to complex complaints and process improvement
  • Resiliency with ability to bounce back from challenging interactions and manage through complexity and uncertainty
  • Strong customer empathy and service level focus
  • Proactive thinker constantly seeking improvement opportunities in work
  • Team player with the ability to collaborate and be sensitive of others

Location - Remote Canada


Affirm is proud to be a remote-first company! The majority of our roles are remote and can be located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of the U.S. Territories, Quebec, Yukon, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories) unless the job indicates a different global location. We are currently building operations in Spain, Poland, and Australia.  Employees in remote roles have the option of working remotely or from an Affirm office in their country of hire, and may occasionally travel to an Affirm office or elsewhere for required meetings or team-building events. Our offices in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Toronto will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis, subject to local COVID-19 guidelines.

All full-time jobs at Affirm (excluding interns and apprentices) are tied to a transparent grade-based pay range taking location into account. 

[Colorado Candidates] In accordance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the grade for this position in Colorado is listed above. You can find the Colorado base pay range and benefits here.

If you got this far, we hope you're feeling excited about this role. Even if you don't feel you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people who believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways—not just candidates who check all the boxes.

At Affirm, People Come First is one of our core values, and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2021 DEI Report.

We also believe It’s On Us to provide an inclusive interview experience for all, including people with disabilities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations to candidates in need of individualized support during the hiring process.

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Affirm Headquarters Location

San Francisco, CA

Affirm Company Size

Between 2,000 - 5,000 employees

Affirm Founded Year


Affirm Funding Rounds

  • Series G

    $500,000,000 USD

  • Series F

    $300,000,000 USD

  • Series E

    $200,000,000 USD

  • Debt Financing

    $100,000,000 USD

  • Series D

    $100,000,000 USD

  • Series B

    $275,000,000 USD

  • Series A

    $45,000,000 USD