Careers with Ascent

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

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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.

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Award-Winning Workplace

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Employee Benefits

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

  • Annual bonus + company stock options
  • Medical, dental, vision coverage
  • Annual HSA contribution of $1,500
  • Life Insurance, disability and 401(k) with company match
  • Generous PTO, including Paid Parental Leave
  • Wellness, Transportation and Parking reimbursement
  • Professional development and tuition reimbursement
  • $2,000 Vacation Incentive Bonus every 3 years + $1,000 Sabbatical Day

Ascent’s 2022 Employee Benefits

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Additional Perks

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

  • Free snacks and drinks (when we are in the office)
  • Free on-site gym membership plus private group fitness classes every month
  • Flexible schedule and work-from-home options
  • Home office stipend and technology allowance
  • Company parties, summer BBQs, virtual events
  • Team building activities, such as laser tag
  • A Wellness Program that hosts seminars throughout the year plus a meditation room and stand-up desks


Find the perfect job for you.

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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

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