Title: Admissions and College Enrollment Manager (Boston, MA) Office: Boston, MA Location: Boston, MA Career Stage: Manager FLSA Status: Exempt Job Type: Regular Full-Time
OVERVIEW: The Admissions and College Enrollment Manager (Boston, MA) reports directly to Associate Director of Admissions and drives Year Up’s admissions processes with the goal of accurately and efficiently identifying and admitting young adults who are the best fit for Year Up’s program. You will manage the Admissions team to work with the Year Up team, college partner’s Admissions and Academic team and other community resources to drive efforts to implement the Year Up PTC program model, which is geared toward connecting top corporations in need of entry level talent with college trained, high-potential urban young adults.
To be successful in this role, you will be a dynamic leader and collaborator who thrives in a fast-paced environment, and who is passionate about building relationships, and using data to achieve ambitious results. You will be results-oriented, and focused on optimizing program quality and driving results. As a manager, you will eagerly support your team’s professional growth, guiding the successful execution of the admissions and assessment processes.
The Admissions and College Enrollment Manager (Boston, MA) will also have the opportunity to interact with students as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in building a positive educational environment.
We understand that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications below. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.
Student Assessment/Admissions * Lead the team in admitting and enrolling of a full class of students * Create and manage the admissions calendar and ensure the implementation of all associated steps * Engage students at every stage of the admissions pipeline, with the goal of transforming prospective students into applicants, and applicants into enrolled students * Conduct one-on-one interviews and psycho-social assessments with prospective students as part of the admissions process * Facilitate Decision Forums and student on-boarding * Serve as a point of contact for potential applicants * Design and produce regular reports to track, document, and measure progress * Facilitate enrollment process with our partner college * Provide excellent customer service to every prospective student via phone and in person * Other duties as assigned
Database Management * Ensure proper usage of Year Up database and systems to ensure the most efficient storage of information and utilization of data * Coordinate data entry (prospective interest forms, interviews, all admissions related documents, completed applications, enrollment support & follow up) into Year Up national database system and other data collection tools * Become an expert on report generation and usage to inform improvements to the Admissions process and selection criteria * Ensure data integrity for all Admissions related contacts and accounts
College Liaison * Serve as a conduit between the college enrollment and financial aid office and program staff * Manage day-to-day relationship(s) with the college partner ’s administration (enrollment management, admissions, financial aid, operations, etc.) to oversee on-campus recruitment and ensure that enrollment and financial aid information is up-to-date * Ensure that all of the college partner’s enrollment objectives are integrated into PTC project plans, data collection, and outcomes measurement
Site Team/Learning Community Member * Serve as a coach/mentor for a small number of current students * Join and sometimes facilitate weekly group sessions with students * Participate in staff meetings and trainings
QUALIFICATIONS: * At least 2-3 years of professional experience preferred, including some management experience * Experience in the college recruitment, admissions and/or enrollment field * Experience working with young, ethnically diverse urban population * Ability to assess student's social emotional needs * An existing network of high schools and youth serving organizations in the area a plus * Knowledge of the breadth of youth serving organizations, services and resources in the area * Effective communication/public speaking skills, and the ability to connect quickly and authentically with people from a variety of different professional and cultural backgrounds * Strong work ethic and positive attitude, with a willingness to be flexible * Professional and resourceful style with the ability to work independently and as part of a team * Knowledge and comfort with marketing and social media a plus * Exemplary skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook and Excel required * Knowledge of Salesforce.com preferred * A passion for working with urban young adults, an unshakable belief in their potential and a strong commitment to the mission of Year Up * Understanding of the Opportunity Divide and its drivers * Commitment to diversity and inclusion
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS: * Salary: Competitive and commensurate with education and experience * Benefits: Competitive package including 100% healthcare coverage, dental, and 401(k) match * Vacation: Three weeks paid vacation in first year of employment; four weeks after initial year * Professional development: Funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives
ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION: Year Up is an award-winning, national 501(c)3 organization that enables motivated young adults, ages 18-24, to move from minimum wage to meaningful careers in just one year, by providing the skills, experience, and support they need to reach their full potential. Through a one-year, intensive program, Year Up utilizes a high expectations, high support model where students spend the first six months learning in-demand technical and professional skills, focusing on one of five career pathways, before applying their skills during a six-month corporate internship with a top company. Throughout the program, students earn an educational stipend, and complete coursework eligible for college credits.
Year Up has served more than 24,000 young adults since its founding in 2000, and will serve more than 4,700 young adults in 2019 nationwide. Year Up currently serves 25 U.S. cities across 18 markets, including Arizona, Baltimore, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington. 90% of Year Up graduates are employed and/or enrolled in postsecondary education within four months of program completion and employed graduates earn an average starting salary of $40,000 per year.
Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The NonProfit Times for eight consecutive years, Year Up is a rewarding place to work. Our staff is passionate, supportive, mission-driven, and committed to positive change and continuous learning. We set high standards for both ourselves and our students, and live by a set of core values that reflect an unshakable belief in the talent and full potential of our young people. The work we do is life-changing, and we know that our team is the greatest asset in achieving our mission.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY: Year Up actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to our young adults as we work to close the Opportunity Divide. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive and supportive work environment. Learn more about our commitment to diversity:http://www.yearup.org/about-us/careers/commitment-to-diversity/
As an equal opportunity employer, Year Up is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.
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