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The Admissions Officer works with the Director, Admissions to identify, recruit and admit qualified candidates to our three academic programs: Scholars, Young Scholars and College Scholars. The process includes travel throughout New Jersey and surrounding states to conduct information sessions and school visits for interested students, parents, and community organizations; establish relationships with schools and key community members; and supporting both the SEEDS staff and the applicant families during the admissions process.


This is a great fit for someone interested in a mix of sales and data management. You will be the face of SEEDS for many students hearing about our program for the first time. Enthusiasm and attention to detail are keys to success for this role. This is a full-time, non-exempt role.


About SEEDS

SEEDS – Access Changes Everything (founded in 1992 as NJ SEEDS) is a privately funded, nonprofit organization. We change the lives of motivated, high-achieving students from low-income families by transforming their educational opportunities. With 160 students per year and more than 2,900 graduates, every member of SEEDS’ 25-person main office staff and 75-person site staff understands how their work contributes to students’ success every day.

 

Responsibilities

Recruitment:

Carry the story of SEEDS enthusiastically and persuasively throughout all tasks. This person develops their own expertise of the program, and is able to be a public-facing member of the team.


  • School Visits and Information Sessions – visit schools, including but not limited to present to students and parents and meet with guidance counselors, teachers, or principals,

·      Relationships building – increase awareness of SEEDS’ academic programs within targeted areas and establishing relationships with key stakeholders

·      Communication – Develop and execute all communication strategies and protocol for the inquiry and admissions process; be first point of contact for prospective families, school staff, and other partners; track and follow up with interested applicants, schools, community organizations and other stakeholders

·      Database –process all electronic submissions (inquiries, nominations and applications), admissions paperwork, and will be responsible for maintaining data integrity in the database.

  • Event Management – Managing the logistics of interview days, testing days and other admissions events, and coordinate these efforts with other SEEDS departments.

 

Admissions:

  • Pre-Enrollment Processing –process incoming applications and supporting documents; ensure dissemination of decision letters and emails occurs in a timely manner. 
  • Candidate Review –review, interview, and tests candidates for admissions
  •  Enrollment – Assist in all matters of enrollment 


Like everyone at SEEDS, this role will perform other organization-wide duties and responsibilities, as needed.


Important Considerations

This position requires:

·      Work on some weekends and evenings

·      Travel around New Jersey and beyond (reimbursed)

·      A valid driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle for business purposes (reimbursed)

·      Use of a personal cell phone (partially reimbursed)


Qualifications

·      Bachelor’s degree preferred

·      Administrative experience preferred, experience working in an independent school admissions office and/or college admissions office a plus

·      Knowledge of Microsoft Office, database experience preferred

·      A deep belief in the importance of an excellent education and SEEDS’s mission

·      Strong public speaking and presentation skills

·      Bilingual (English/Spanish) speaker preferred


Salary Information

·      The salary for this role has a range that starts at $36,000.

·      Medical, dental and vision benefits/Health and flexible spending accounts

·      401k retirement Plan with an employer-matching component


We encourage and support diversity and inclusion in our workplace. SEEDS – Access Changes Everything aims to select, place and train the best qualified individuals based upon relevant factors such as work quality, attitude and experience, so as to provide equal employment opportunity for all our employees in compliance with applicable local, state, and federal laws and without regard to non-work related factors such as race, color, religion/creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other protected class. 


The Admissions Officer works with the Director, Admissions to identify, recruit and admit qualified candidates to our three academic programs: Scholars, Young Scholars and College Scholars. The process includes travel throughout New…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

On-site
494 Broad St, Newark, NJ 07102, United States
Suite 105

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter in an email with the subject line “Admissions Officer Position” to jevans@seedsaccess.org

Send resume and cover letter in an email with the subject line “Admissions Officer Position” to jevans@seedsaccess.org

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