Customer Advocate – CampusGuard at Nelnet

  • Customer Support
  • Fulltime
  • Anywhere (100% Remote) Only
Job Description

Customer Advocate – CampusGuard



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Full time

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CampusGuard, a Nelnet Company, provides information security services for campus-based organizations including higher education institutions, healthcare providers, city, county and state government agencies and hospitality markets. As a full-service information security firm, we leverage our knowledge combined with the industry standards for compliance and information security issues to provide our customers with world class information security & compliance services.

CampusGuard focuses primarily on the needs of campus based organizations including higher education institutions, healthcare providers, city, county and state government agencies and hospitality markets. All of our staff has experience working with the unique needs of these campus based environments. With a primary focus on assisting organizations with achieving compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and other information security standards, we are a full service cybersecurity firm experienced in all industry standard compliance and information security issues. The Customer Advocate coordinates the efforts of team members, and in some instances works with third-party contractors in order to deliver efficient and effective services to our customers. They establish and maintain constant communication with customers including selling and reviewing contract services, configuring portal and online training access, coordinating vulnerability scan and penetration testing services, establishing and attending monthly project update calls, and keeping CampusGuard staff up-to-date on activities at assigned customer sites.


Activities include, but are not limited to the following:

– Engage with customers and Security Advisors in order to fully comprehend and consequently define project scope, goals, and deliverables in order to support the business goals of our customers.

– Coordinate project Kick-Off Calls, Onsite Visit schedule of activities, Assessment Report and Roadmap Review Calls, and Monthly PCI Team calls.

– Promote and sell Annual Support Agreements, Consulting Services, Online Training, and other products and services offered by the Company.

– Develop and maintain loyal and trusted business relationships with our customers, managing all aspects of the customer relationship.

– Develop and maintain customer-specific project plans and associated communications.

– Plan and schedule project milestones and deliverables, and track to ensure timely delivery.

– Set realistic timelines by estimating the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals.

– Effectively communicate project expectations to fellow team members and customers in a timely and clear fashion.

– Continually manage project expectations with team members and customers.

– Build, develop, and grow any and all business relationships essential to the overall success of the project by maintaining integrity in all thoughts and actions.

– Maintain clear and candid communication with customers on an ongoing basis.

– Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requests, documentation, and presentations as needed.

– Coordinate customer meetings, preparing agendas for each discussion and detailed notes if requested.

– Coordinate vulnerability scans and/or penetration tests, along with associated report delivery as determined by customer agreement(s).

– Provide input on customer communications through comments on articles, social media references, or news alerts on the latest in industry, Company, and customer news.

– Candidate agrees to complete the PCIP Course and obtain certification within six (6) months of start date. Assist with sales and marketing activities:

– Participate in sales calls or presentations as needed

– Attend conferences as appropriate

– Other sales/marketing support duties as requested

– Willing to travel up to 15% of the time


The Customer Advocate must have sufficient service delivery knowledge and experience to coordinate customer project activities.

Minimum acceptable education requirements:

Bachelors degree in Business Management or Project Management, or the equivalent, and/or 5 years experience in an Account Management and/or Project Management capacity, including 1 year process development and execution (preferably at an institution of higher education).

Minimum acceptable work experience requirements:

– 5 years experience in an Account Management and/or Project Management role working with a list of assigned accounts

– 2 years experience in add-on sales (aka. cross-selling)

– 2 year experience working with payment card industry and/or information security and compliance


– Experience at working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is essential, with demonstrated experience in time management

– Ability to gain the customers trust in order to form the foundation for effective communication, thereby increasing customer retention.

– Able to educate and influence our customers by explaining our services and recommending the appropriate services that will best fit their needs.

– Capable of adjusting to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines.

– Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.

– Ability to work unsupervised in a home office setting.

– Maintain integrity and honesty, while being persuasive, encouraging, and motivating.

– Capable of eliciting cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including customers finance organization, IT and other departments, as well as Company personnel.

Core Competencies

– C- Understanding of PCI DSS and/or other compliance and cybersecurity standards

– C- Sales and/or up-sell experience required.

– C- Self-directed, organized, and able to work independently

– C- Strong interpersonal skills.

– C- Well-developed written and oral communication skills.

– C- Proficient in conducting research into project-related issues.

– C- Self-motivated to pursue learning about relevant technologies, compliance standards, and other cybersecurity-related topics.

– C- Must be able to learn, understand, and apply new technologies.- C- Adept at effectively prioritizing and executing tasks in a high-pressure environment.

– C- Understanding of higher education, banking, city/state governments, or healthcare

Colorado residents; pay range for this role is $65,000 – $80,000

Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, HSA and FSA, generous earned time off, 401K/student loan repayment, life insurance & AD&D insurance, employee assistance program, employee stock purchase program, tuition reimbursement, performance-based incentive pay, short- and long-term disability, and a robust wellness program. Click here to learn more about our benefits: LINK.

Nelnet is an Equal Opportunity Employer, complies with Executive Order 11246, and takes affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, national origin, gender, or sex, marital status, age, disability, use of a guide dog or service animal, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, or any other status protected by Federal or State law or local ordinance.

Qualified individuals with disabilities who require reasonable accommodations in order to apply or compete for positions at Nelnet may request such accommodations by contacting Corporate Recruiting at 402-486-5725

Nelnet is a Drug Free and Tobacco Free Workplace. 

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