Every person's story can inspire someone else — to tackle a new challenge, embark on a different path, or pursue lofty dreams. At Merit, we make it easy for stories of success to reach and inspire others. Merit's network of stakeholders have a shared interest in student success, and Merit's technology allows those stakeholders to create, see, and share stories about individual students.
We're a small team with big aspirations. Our own stories are those of curiousity, courage, serendipity and hard work. We care deeply about the success of our customers and are intentional, every day, about making Merit meaningful to all who encounter it.
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"When it comes to winning media attention, most of the 6,900 accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. must feel as if they’re operating in the hush-hush shadows of Area 51. Sports teams lan...March 2016
Wesleyan has just partnered with Merit, an online service that helps colleges and universities celebrate and share students’ accomplishments. More than 300 institutions now use Merit, including man...February 2017
Seton Hall University in South Orange, N.J., has announced it is partnering with Merit to celebrate and share students' accomplishments. This year's launch will include Fall Dean's List notificatio...February 2017
Debbie Brosen recently joined Merit as a client success associate, where she will support the efforts of the client sucess team in helping college and university clients maximize the value of their...February 2017
Amy Mengel, Merit's vice president of marketing, was elected to a second term on the national executive committee of PRSA's Counselors to Higher Education section. CHE is a professional interest se...January 2017
Sending a congratulatory letter to constituents when they accomplish something noteworthy is a tried-and-true constituent relations strategy. A new service from Merit makes it easy and free for leg...January 2017
Colleges in Alabama and beyond are increasingly challenged to demonstrate their value and the unique opportunities they provide to students. Publicizing achievements of successful students external...December 2016
Merit is one of 36 companies in the Capital Region selected for the Albany Business Review's "Best Places to Work" award, an honor the company has won each of the last four years.December 2016
The University at Albany is the first of the SUNY University Centers to adopt Merit, an online platform that publishes and promotes stories of student success to critical stakeholders to better con...November 2016
"Merit's difference is that their achievements are foregrounded by a trusted network that is already in place, essentially creating a reputation platform for stakeholders who have a vested interest...September 2016
"The premise behind all of the badge and alternative credential projects is the same," writes Merit founder Colin Mathews in Inside Higher Ed. "That if only there were a new, unified way to quantif...September 2016
Colleges and universities across the country are continuing their rapid adoption of Merit, which makes it easy for institutions to connect personal stories of student success and achievement to cri...September 2016
A growing number of colleges are working with vendors... to help students display skills and accomplishments that transcripts fail to capture. Merit Pages, for example, began working with colleges ...August 2016
Digiday's Max Willens reported on Facebook's changes to Domain Insights, and talked with Merit co-founder Jason Fox about how this could impact publishers.August 2016
New platform enhancements enable university staff to submit stories of department and student successes, directly connect brand with key audiences As colleges and universities across America str...June 2016
Merit, whose online platform “connects the dots” between high school, college, and career for millions of students and hundreds of institutions, today announced enhancements that will enable sports...May 2016
Merit founder and president Colin Mathews will be featured on a panel at the Global Pathways Institute's "Southwest Pathways Conference" in Scottsdale, Ariz. on May 4. The event promotes "promising...May 2016
Walter Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, was honored with the 2016 Advocate for Higher Education Award by the Counselors to Higher Education section of the Public Relations Society of Ame...April 2016
Fayetteville State University, North Carolina's second-oldest public institution, became the first member of the UNC system to officially launch Merit on its campus. All UNCFSU students now have a ...April 2016
An educational software company in Albany hit a milestone last month. Merit, a company that sells marketing software to colleges and universities, released free Merit pages for all high schools ...April 2016
Merit, whose platform “connects the dots” between high school, college, and career for millions of students and hundreds of institutions, today announced the rollout of free Merit accounts for more...March 2016
The American Council of Education's 98th annual meeting will feature a presentation from Merit's vice president of marketing, Amy Mengel. Mengel and Kelly Chezum, vice president for external relati...February 2016
We’re proud of the work we do and want you to be proud to work with us. Working at Merit means that you’ll be treated as a peer and a grownup, someone able and trusted to use your talents and good judgement to help us thrive. You can check out our employee handbook if you’d like to see how we manage ourselves and our business, or you can get in touch if you want to be part of our team.
We’re looking for a new team member to join Merit’s User Experience Team for a research and data entry role. This is an hourly position that we’re looking to fill immediately.
As part of the team you will maintain an internal database of news organizations, government representatives, high schools, and more, to determine if the information on file is up to date, and track down the correct information to use if it is out of date. In addition you’ll be responsible for other types of data entry projects on an as needed basis.
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If you work at Merit, you’ll be part of a small but fast-growing company that has developed a distinctively excellent product that you can see at meritpages.com.
Please send us a letter introducing yourself if you're interested in this position. The letter is important: we're going to look at it as a writing sample. You don't have to overthink it, but please do consider it as an important part of how we get to know you. A resume is useful, too. If it seems like there's a fit, we'll respond with more details about the nuts and bolts of the job and invite you in for an interview. You can send your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.