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Recruitment Manager (Admissions)

Year Up

Year Up

Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Friday, April 26, 2024


The Recruitment Manager reports directly to the Senior Director of Recruitment & Admissions and drives Year Up’s recruitment efforts to build a robust, well-qualified, and diverse pipeline of applicants. The Recruitment Manager will develop relationships and correspond with prospective students, coordinate advertising and social media campaigns, lead information session presentations, and assist in building and managing relationships with our college partner, local schools and community-based organizations across the area. You will also pursue other marketing opportunities through a variety of channels (including social media) to spread the word about Year Up’s programs with the goal of stewarding interested applicants into our admissions process who are strongly aligned with our programmatic outcomes.

To be successful in this role, you will thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic organization where you can leverage your relationship-building and public speaking skills to draw highly qualified prospective students to the Year Up program. You will bring existing community relationships, and be able to think creatively about how to ensure that Year Up’s reputation and value proposition is known deeply within our community and partners. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, understand the nuances of the higher-education system, skilled at relationship-building, familiar with the local community, and enthusiastic about Year Up’s mission.

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



  • In partnership with the Recruitment team, develop and implement a recruitment plan to effectively build a strong pipeline of prospective students for each class
  • Cultivate and coordinate relationships with our community college partner to identify prospective applicants from within the college system
  • Build and maintain relationships with local high schools, community-based organizations, and other groups that work with young adults from a full range of local communities to increase the pipeline of interested qualified candidates
  • Create and oversee a social media strategy to target high-potential candidates
  • Host information sessions for interested candidates and present compelling information about Year Up’s program offerings
  • Manage the development and distribution of Year Up admissions collateral to local organizations
  • Organize and implement recruitment events
  • Develop partnerships with community-based organizations and other partners that provide social services and student resources
  • Other duties as assigned

Database & Document Management

  • Analyze and manage data to design and produce regular reports that track, document, and measure recruitment progress; make appropriate recommendations for future initiatives based on program needs
  • Enter data, manage reports, and ensure data integrity within Year Up’s national database (Salesforce.com)
  • Liaise with key college partner departments to obtain student information
  • Develop proficiency in Salesforce.com report generation and usage to track recruitment statistics and inform improvements to the recruitment process
  • Track the weekly progress towards recruitment-related goals

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

This position may require occasional attendance at weekend or evening events

Salary Range: $52,500-$55,000


  • At least 2-3 years of professional experience preferred, preferably in recruitment or partnership development
  • Experience creating and managing social media campaigns to drive results
  • Effective communication/public speaking skills, and the ability to connect quickly and authentically with people from a variety of different professional and cultural backgrounds
  • Experience, connections, or a deep understanding of working within the local market and higher education system
  • 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
  • Experience working with young, ethnically diverse populations
  • Evidence of cultural sensitivity in past employment and life experiences
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required
  • Knowledge of Salesforce.com preferred
  • Available for occasional weekend or evening events
  • Experience managing and working with external stakeholders; experience with admissions a plus
  • 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



  • 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 embraces diversity and equal opportunity in a serious way. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discharge, or discipline, are based on meritocracy. We do not permit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws. Learn more about our commitment to diversity: http://www.yearup.org/about-us/careers/commitment-to-diversity/

Year Up is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Your recruiter can provide details regarding the expected work environment and any physical requirements. Please let our hiring team know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process. Information received relating to accommodation will be addressed confidentially.


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.