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Origination Specialist



cottonwood heights, ut, usa
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

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Who we are:

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Together with our members, we’re changing the way people think about and interact with personal finance.

We’re a next-generation financial services company and national bank using innovative, mobile-first technology to help our millions of members reach their goals. The industry is going through an unprecedented transformation, and we’re at the forefront. We’re proud to come to work every day knowing that what we do has a direct impact on people’s lives, with our core values guiding us every step of the way. Join us to invest in yourself, your career, and the financial world.

The role

The Originations Specialist is a full-time, entry-level role designed to provide a hands-on learning experience with SoFi Lending Operations focusing first on inbound member support. We want to see you succeed in this role, so it opens potential down the road to learn different parts of the business. Originations Specialists will complete a nine-week classroom and on-the-job training course and must pass associated aptitude tests before entering a “full production” state.

Originations Member Support team members provide best-in-class service to SoFi lending members and potential members through our phone and chat inbound channels. You’ll work with various internal teams to assist members with their questions. If you’re successful and want to grow, a natural progression can lead to any number of higher-level individual contributor or leadership roles.

What you’ll do exactly:

  • Respond to member inbound inquiries via phone and chat regarding SoFi’s Student Loan and Personal Loan applications.
  • Take ownership of resolving member inquiries and attempt to foresee causes of additional inquiries.
  • Demonstrate empathy, professionalism, top-notch problem-solving skills, and relationship management
  • Follow compliance and regulatory guidelines in order to protect sensitive information and keep our members’ trust
  • Share insights with teammates regarding the root causes of member inquiries, concerns, and complaints.
  • Advocate on our members’ behalf to improve our products, operations, and policies
  • Clearly document Member interactions using templates where appropriate
  • Develop strong knowledge of internal processes and procedures to ensure the quality of loan system data and the adequacy of paperless loan documentation
  • Perform ad hoc duties as assigned

What you’ll need:

  • A strong connection to the SoFi Mission and Values
  • A passion for helping others while solving problems quickly
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in Google products, data visualization tools, customer service tools, and admin tools
  • A self-starter mentality able to make decisions while applying analytical skills required to manage reviewing tasks
  • Be able to learn, retain, and apply new information quickly
  • Be able to identify trends in your day-to-day work and adjust appropriately
  • To establish productive working relationships with co-workers, management, and clients
  • A professional demeanor and strong work ethic, high accuracy, and strong attention to detail
  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Flexibility to work alternative schedules: evenings, early mornings, weekend days. Some bandwidth for overtime as the need arises

Please note that the starting hourly rate for this role is $19.50 an hour. However, we offer pay differentials for hours worked after 5 pm local time and any hours worked over the weekend.

Compensation and Benefits
The base pay range for this role is listed below. Final base pay offer will be determined based on individual factors such as the candidate’s experience, skills, and location.
To view all of our comprehensive and competitive benefits, visit our Benefits at SoFi page!
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The Company hires the best qualified candidate for the job, without regard to protected characteristics.
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