Client Success Manager

Ascend Indiana is a fast-growing non-profit organization based in Indianapolis, Indiana that is making our state a better place. Our vision is for Indiana to be a place of economic opportunity for all.

Our team members are driven by the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our community, develop innovative solutions to address the critical workforce challenges facing our state, and eager to learn along the way.

The Position

We’re looking for a Client Success Manager to foster and maintain strong relationships with employers to achieve partnership objectives and address talent needs through the Ascend Network. The Client Success Manager will:

  • Steward a high volume of employer relationships.
  • Understand partner needs and objectives to connect them to talent.
  • Drive towards aggressive goals to maintain and renew employer partners.
  • Support additional high-priority projects and research.

The Responsibilities

  • Understand employer partner talent needs and develop success plans that enable connections through the Ascend Network.
  • Onboard employer partners to the Ascend Network including profile development and ongoing role posting.
  • Provide excellent and timely client service to employer partners.
  • Communicate employer partner needs clearly and effectively to drive candidate outreach.
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen, expand, and renew employer partnerships through data analysis and strategic thinking.
  • Develop systems and processes for securing employer partner feedback.
  • Track all activity in Ascend’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) platform and regularly communicate progress to Ascend staff and stakeholders.

The Requirements

  • 3.0+ cumulative GPA from either an undergraduate or graduate institution.
  • Organized and outcomes focused - a detail-oriented self-starter who can be given a task, break it down into executable activities, identify questions, set and manage to priorities, and execute effectively.
  • 2-4 years of applicable education, business, non-profit, and/or government experience.
  • Experience in client relationship and account management preferred

What You'll Get with this Opportunity

  • You will have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions, accomplish tangible goals, and to make real progress leading to systems-level change.
  • You will be a part of an organization that is dedicated to our mission and core values as we seek to advance our vision across the state.
  • You will work with people who value and respect each other’s contributions and challenge each other to be the best professional version of themselves.

The Details

  • Office location: 16 Tech Innovation District with temporary hybrid work, in office on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays each week.
  • You will report to Ascend’s Director of Employer Engagement.
  • You can expect to work 40+ hours per week.
  • You can expect to spend approximately 20% of your time traveling across the state for meetings and events.

Our Benefits

  • 100% of your healthcare and premiums are paid for both individuals and families.
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with generous match - 5% contributed by the employer regardless of employee contribution and up to an additional 5% employee voluntary contribution eligible to be matched by the employer.
  • Company paid group life benefits as well as company paid short-term and long-term disability insurance.
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) including 18 company holidays.

How to Apply

Send your resume, cover letter, and employment application to careers@ascendindiana.com.


CICP grants equal opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, disability, age, national origin, military service obligations, veteran status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by law. CICP provides equal opportunity in wages, promotions, benefits, and all other privileges, terms, and conditions of employment.

If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to careers@ascendindiana.com or 317.464.5412.

Responsibilities for this role include interacting with student personally identifiable information (PII). As a condition of access, you are responsible for taking steps to protect the confidentiality of student PII in both electronic and physical form. All responsibilities relating to student PII must be conducted within the parameters of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).