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Associate Director of Recruitment Admissions

Company: Year Up
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


The Associate Director of Recruitment reports directly to the Regional Director of Enrollment and leads the strategy and execution of local recruitment efforts with the goal of creating a robust pipeline of young adults who are ready, interested in, and the right fit for Year Up's programs. The Associate Director of Recruitment is responsible for developing and building relationships with feeder organizations throughout the local market and with our community college partner to recruit interested young adults every six months. The Associate Director of Recruitment will support the creation of processes, practices, and trainings to ensure recruitment targets are met each cycle. You will also oversee the Recruitment team, work closely with other site teams to guarantee high-quality outcomes.

To be successful in this role, you will be a dynamic leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment, and who is passionate about motivating a diverse team to achieve ambitious goals. You will be strategic, results-oriented, relationship-driven, and analytical in order to optimize quality and drive results. You will tactfully navigate building relationships with a wide range of community-based organizations and with our established community college partner. As the leader of a site team, you will employ superior communication and relationship-building skills to enhance Year Up's programmatic success through efficient and effective team operations, community relationships, and other internal and external partnerships.

The Associate Director of Recruitment will also have the opportunity to interact with students as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in building a positive educational environment.



  • Cultivate and manage existing community and college partnerships with the goal of expanding the reach of the regional recruitment team; model best-practice relationship building
  • Execute a regional strategy to target recruitment efforts, cultivate existing community partnerships, establish new partnerships to diversify recruitment pool, ensure a robust recruitment pipeline, and foster Year Up's recognition in the community.
  • Proactively develop and execute multiple outreach channels including social media, networking events, and presentations with community partners to ensure diversity in the candidate pool
  • Cultivate and expand existing community relationships and establish new partnerships
  • Provide support to staff as they work with students who need social work support identified through the admissions process or in the course of their involvement in the Year Up program
  • Other duties as assigned Data and Performance Management
    • Work with team leadership to create recruitment goals and develop engagement strategies through use of historical data
    • Use real-time data to report on progress towards goals, provide an ongoing assessment of recruitment activities (i.e. conversion of prospects and ROI for activities), and course-correct recruitment activities and strategy as necessary
    • Manage Salesforce.com platform to track and interpret analytics regarding pipeline development Leadership and People Development
      • Support cross-departmental and cross-site collaboration with leadership team to ensure programmatic outcomes are met and systems for best practice sharing are created and managed effectively
      • Oversee hiring, onboarding, training, management, and development of Recruitment team
      • Embody a "servant leadership" style to empower the strengths of all team members and flex individual style to most effectively lead, coach, mentor and manage team members in a collaborative, team-based environment 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:
          • Minimum of 4-5 years of work experience in a high-growth organization
          • Experience developing and implementing significant strategic relationships and/or client management experience; excellent executive presence and client building skills, with focus on details and follow-through
          • Intimate structural understanding of the higher-education system and an ability to navigate within a community college
          • Strong public speaking and interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate a wide variety of people; intuitive, empathic communicator who can quickly build rapport, trust, and credibility
          • Entrepreneurial, resourceful, and persistent with demonstrated success managing and inspiring individuals and teams toward ambitious, measurable results
          • Strategic thinker with a clear understanding and comfort with data and how it informs programming and performance; one who can recognize trends, analyze data, and drive strategic recommendations
          • Experience with Salesforce.com preferred
          • 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 COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
            • Year Up has established salary ranges for each of our sites, which allows us to pay employees competitively, equitably and consistently in different geographic markets. For roles in which the location is listed as flexible, the range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Salary offers take into account a candidate's skills, experience, and location. Your recruiter can share more about the specific salary range for your location during the hiring process.
            • 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 40,000 young adults since its founding in 2000. Year Up's nationwide presence includes Arizona, Austin, 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: 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.

              TO APPLY:

              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.

              COVID-19 UPDATE:

              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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