has joined the Ascent family!

Skills Fund & Ascent will both operate under the Ascent brand and are committed to delivering affordable loan options to millions of underserved students.

Careers with Ascent

Consider a bright future with Ascent Funding -
Named one of San Diego’s best employers.

We’re Looking for People Who Want to Make a Difference

Headquartered in downtown San Diego, CA, Ascent Funding is a rapidly growing higher education loan company that is built around one guiding principle: Loans should expand possibilities, not limit them.  Ascent is proud to be part of the Goal Solutions family, named “Best Places to Work” by the San Diego Business Journal since 2015 and awarded a “Top Workplaces” honor by The San Diego Union-Tribune 2016 & 2017.  Learn more about us.


A few tenets that we hold dear:

  • Look for the right answers. Be diligent about driving toward good decisions, testing via experiments to find proof points and solve problems.
  • Be collaborative. Our team and our customers are pretty sharp, with a variety of backgrounds, experience and perspectives. Be willing to listen, to partner and to grow together.
  • Lead by example. Each of us are leaders, no matter our title, learning and growing each day, driving good outcomes for our fellow team members and our customers.


Current available positions:


Senior Program Manager

The Senior Program Manager position will be responsible for the management of project initiatives and programs within the Ascent student lending business and operations. This key role works cross-functionally with Engineering, Operations, Product Management, and Marketing to drive success.

Please apply here.


Senior Software Engineer

The Senior Software Engineer is an individual contributor role working with a small, focused, and dedicated team of software and quality assurance engineers to produce cutting edge, best in-class commercial software for student lending.

Please apply here.


Principal Software Engineer

The Principal Software Engineer is a key technical contributor that will be responsible for leading key development initiatives to produce cutting edge, best in-class commercial software.

Please apply here.


Full Stack Software Engineer (PHP)

The Full Stack Software Engineer is an individual contributor role working with a team of software and quality assurance engineers to produce cutting edge, best in-class commercial software for student lending.

Please apply here.


Product Marketing Manager, Growth Initiatives

The Product Marketing Manager will be responsible for developing products & services to help students succeed across the traditional higher education and accelerated learning (bootcamp) industries.

Please apply here if you’re located in the Austin, TX area.

Please apply here if you’re located in the San Diego, CA area.


Digital Marketer/Affiliate Manager

The Digital Marketer/Affiliate Strategist is responsible for making an impact on our business – from overseeing online campaigns (SEM) to optimizing our website (SEO) and managing our affiliate partners.

Please apply here.


Social Media & Digital Marketing Specialist

The Social Media and Digital Marketing Specialist will maintain positive, engaging relationships with our audiences online by sharing Ascent’s exciting story with the world.

Please apply here.


Director of School Partnerships/Director of Sales

The Director of School Partnerships/Director of Sales will lead the development process for Ascent Funding in the accelerated learning and credential/certificate market.

Please apply here.


School Partnership Account Representative

The School Partnership Account Representative person will secure, build and manage partnerships with the top 500 national colleges and universities. In addition to building relationships, you have the ability to manage the full lifecycle of an integrated, marketing partnership across prospecting, contracting and developing growth strategies.

Please apply here.


Senior Analyst, Corporate Strategy

The Senior Analyst, Corporate Strategy will conduct analysis that assists with the execution of financial, strategic and capital markets initiatives of the business.

Please apply here.


Senior Enterprise Data Analyst

The Senior Enterprise Data Analyst is focused on expanding and optimizing our data and data pipeline, defining how we use analytics to transform customer experiences, answering business questions using data and quantitative analysis, and optimizing the collection and use of data by our cross functional teams.

Please apply here.


Underwriter, Financial Services

The Underwriter is responsible for the review and processing of new student loan application requests in a paperless environment. Underwriters work closely with Customer Service Representatives and Loan Processors to ensure the accurate and timely underwriting of Ascent Loans.

Please apply here.


Introduce Yourself

We may not have an open position that is a good fit for you right now, but we’re always looking to grow.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] or click here for a complete list of other available positions with the Goal family of companies.


Make a Great First Impression

How do you apply for any job? How do you prepare for an interview? What are some good resume tips to help you stand out from the other candidates?

From your first interview to your first day on the job and more, Ascent has some words of advice to help you prepare. Please visit ascentfunding.com/career-advice.



Additional Perks

Some of our employee benefits that make us award-winning include:

      • Parking reimbursement
      • Free on-site gym membership plus private group fitness classes four times per month
      • A fully-stocked kitchen of healthy and organic food
      • A Wellness Program that hosts wellness seminars throughout the year plus a meditation room and stand-up desks


For Ascent’s 2021 Employee Benefits, please click here