Reporting to the Director of Admissions and working closely with the Outreach Manager, the Admissions and Outreach Specialist will be the support engine behind our outreach efforts to more than 3,000 prospective students each year. As Year Up Boston grows to serve 50% more students over the next few years, the Admissions and Outreach Specialist will play a key role in ensuring our systems are working seamlessly to enable us to reach as many 18-24 year olds as possible, inspire them to apply to Year Up, and follow through with their applications.
In addition to air-tight organizational and project management skills, the successful candidate will have a persuasive and persistent communication style that works well via multiple channels (in-person, phone, email, text and social media, etc). As a key member of a six-person team, s/he will help to recruit a class of 200 students every six months and ensure smooth transitions in each phase of the application process.
This role willalso interact with students as a mentor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in building a positive educational environment.
This position will require occasional attendance at weekend or evening events
Outreach & Recruitment
Boston Team/ Learning Community Member
Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization striving to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive training program, Year Up provides urban young adults ages 18-24 with a unique combination of hands-on technical and professional skills, college credit, and corporate internships.
With an annual operating budget of $70 million, Year Up will serve over 2,100 students in 2014 nationwide, with sites in: Atlanta, Boston, Bay Area (San Francisco and Silicon Valley), New York, Providence, Puget Sound (Seattle), National Capital Region (Washington DC) and Chicago, with Year Up Professional Training Corps (PTC) sites located in Miami, Baltimore and Philadelphia.
Voted one of the Best NonProfits to Work For in the country by the NonProfit Times, 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.
Please visithttp:www.yearup.org/careersto learn more about working at Year Up, and to see a list of current opportunities.
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.