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Admissions Manager

Year Up

Job Description

The Admissions Manager reports directly to Associate Director, Admissions and College Enrollment and will ensure consistent improvement of the admissions and enrollment processes. The Admissions Manager will be responsible for stewarding a class of qualified students through the Year Up admissions process every six months and will help facilitate smooth transitions in each phase of the application process.
To be successful in this role, you will thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic organization where you can manage an entire process that underpins the service delivery of a mission-driven organization. You will participate actively in applications, assessments, selection and database management with a keen eye for opportunities to improve quality and efficiency of the Year Up admissions process through implementation and maintenance of systems. You will leverage superior communication and relationship building skills to connect with potential students, collaborate with other members of the Admissions team, and manage a small team.
The Admissions Manager will also have the opportunity to interact with students as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in building a positive educational environment.
  • Manage the student admissions process, utilizing existing Year Up guidelines and innovating as necessary to strengthen and streamline that process
  • Manage data collection to ensure effective reporting and smooth processes, maintaining all relevant admissions and enrollment records in Salesforce.com
  • Conduct one-on-one interviews with prospective students as part of the admissions process, assessing social, emotional, academic, and technological fit with the program
  • Facilitate learning assessments and group interviews for all prospective students
  • Work closely with Recruitment team to ensure strategic alignment and share pipeline updates
  • Foster continuous evaluation and innovation within the admissions process, gathering and applying feedback as necessary to increase efficiency and quality
  • Collaborate with Recruitment and Admissions staff from each Year Up site to hone effective tools
  • Become an expert of report generation and usage to inform improvement to the admissions process and regularly report on activity
  • Manage a small team, support goal setting, delegating as needed, and assign additional projects as required
  • Other duties as assigned
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
  • At least 2-3 years’ work experience, preferably in admissions, recruitment or another relevant field
  • A professional and resourceful style with the ability to work both independently and as a team player; to take initiative and manage multiple tasks and projects
  • A high level of detail-orientation, and an analytical focus on process
  • Interest in working in a fast-paced, dynamic, complex start-up and/or entrepreneurial environment
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness, including ability to figure out solutions in ambiguous situations
  • Experience managing and working with external stakeholders; experience with admissions a plus
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and public speaking skills
  • Ability to connect quickly and authentically with people from a variety of different backgrounds
  • Ability to handle multiple work priorities with accuracy and attention to detail
  • A passion for working with 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
  • Salary: Competitive and commensurate with relevant experience and skills.
  • Benefits: Comprehensive healthcare options and dental coverage; 401(k) match for eligible participants.
  • Vacation: Earn 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 ($2,500 per year)

** This is an exempt role (paid on a salaried basis). **

Year Up is a national 501(c)3 workforce development organization committed to ensuring equitable access to economic opportunity, education, and justice for all young adults—no matter their background, income, or zip code. Employers face a growing need for talent while millions of talented young adults lack access to meaningful careers. These inequities only further perpetuate the opportunity gap that exists in our country—a gap that Year Up is determined and positioned to close through three interconnected strategies: providing targeted skills training and connections to livable-wage employment for students and alumni; empowering others to serve and support young adults, and changing systems that perpetuate the opportunity gap. Year Up’s intensive training program utilizes a high expectations, high support model where students learn in-demand technical and professional skills and apply them during a corporate internship. Year Up has directly served more than 35,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up's nationwide presence includes Arizona, Bay Area, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City/Jersey City, Pittsburgh, Puget Sound, Rhode Island, South Florida, Tampa Bay, and Wilmington.
Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The NonProfit Times, Year Up is a rewarding and impactful 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 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.
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:
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.
Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume through our website.
Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. We respectfully request no phone calls.
To ensure the safety of our young adults, staff, and families as we return to in-person work, Year Up requires that all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless someone qualifies for an exception. Subject to reasonable accommodations for individuals with medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from being vaccinated. Face masks and physical distancing are also required in Year Up spaces.

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