Contact Center Representative
SAG-AFTRANew York, NY
Full Time Job
POSITION PURPOSE: The Contact Center Representative will provide excellent member service through responding to telephone calls, emails, web chat and other interaction channels. This position acts as the most common touch point for SAG-AFTRA and is expected to have broad knowledge of the processes, policies and operations of the entire organization. Cashiering, Contracts, Membership, and Residuals Processing are key subject areas.
First level contract assessment and support; advocate for members working under a SAG-AFTRA collective bargaining agreement by answering questions for members, producers, studio executives, labor attorneys, casting agents and other industry professionals.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
(This section provides a general summary of the most significant job duties performed. It does not explain in detail every single duty or function performed)
• Provides producers, members, and their representatives with information regarding SAG-AFTRA Agreements.
• Answers inquiries and investigates and routes potential claims to appropriate areas.
• Problem solving and trouble shooting in the following areas:
• Cashiering functions including: billing inquiries, accepting payments, payment disputes.
• Membership functions including: station 12/cast clearance, eligibility status, new member inquiries, Taft Hartley inquiries.
• Residuals processing functions including: Residuals payment status, lost/missing payments, filing for potential claims.
• Effectively multi task; handle e-mail, web chat and phone inquiries simultaneously.
• Various special projects, research and other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
(The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.)
• Able to interact with tact and diplomacy with both external and internal customers.
• Able to sign on to a queue and handle phone calls for the entire workday, if required.
• Able to write clearly and succinctly.
• Excellent listening skills.
• Problem analysis and problem solving skills.
• Stress tolerance.
• Passion for customer service; must enjoy interacting with people and maintain a positive attitude under pressure.
• Independent problem solving and analytical skills.
• Must be proficient in Microsoft Office; familiarity with Oracle systems is a plus.
• Able to communicate effectively in English; both verbal and written.
• Able to use PC Applications.
• Able to adhere and maintain productivity and quality standards.
• Superlative interpersonal skills: high degree of patience and tact. Must be able to cultivate respectful, strategic and collaborative relationships with people from diverse backgrounds both internally and externally.
• Hold yourself and others accountable for a high level of performance and integrity.
• Have an understanding and awareness of worker rights impacting SAG-AFTRA members.
• Detail oriented.
• Able to organize and coordinate multiple tasks under daily deadlines.
• Able to prioritize tasks and work under pressure.
• Capable of taking direction from more than one supervisor.
• Must be able to work in a very challenging environment where constructive feedback from others is encouraged.
• Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined at SAG-AFTRA’s sole discretion.
• Must be available and willing to work extended hours and overtime including weekends as SAG-AFTRA determines is necessary to meet its business needs.
• 2 years of customer service experience (including heavy contact with the public) required. 3 years strongly preferred.
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required.
• Entertainment industry experience preferred, but not required.
Certificates, licenses, and/or registrations:
• Basic skills- math, spelling, grammar and filing – passing score: 76%
• Word and Excel (basic, intermediate and advanced) – passing score: 76%
• Typing Test – 35 WPM.
• Customer Service test modules: Customer Service Survey and Call Center Listening Skills - passing score: 76%.