Recruitment Specialist (Admissions)

Posted by
Year Up
Dallas, TX
Published 25 days ago


The Recruitment Specialist reports directly to the Director of Admissions and College Enrollment and will contribute to Year Up's recruitment efforts to build a robust, well-qualified, and diverse pipeline of applicants. The Recruitment Specialist will develop relationships and correspond with prospective students, coordinate advertising and social media campaigns, lead information-session presentations and assist in managing relationships with local schools and community-based organizations across the area 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 are able to think creatively about how to ensure that Year Up's reputation and value proposition are known deeply within our community and partners. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, skilled at relationship building, and enthusiastic about Year Up's mission.

The Recruitment Specialist 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
  • 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
  • Host information sessions for interested candidates and present compelling information about Year Up's program offerings
  • Support the development and distribution of Year Up program collateral to local organizations and high schools
  • Organize and participate in recruitment events
  • Oversee the implementation and monitor the success of the student ambassador program
  • Develop partnerships with community-based organizations and other partners that provide social services and student resources
  • Manage online and print ad placement for recruitment purposes
  • Other duties as assigned

Database & Document Management

  • Enter data, manage reports, and ensure data integrity within Year Up's national database (
  • Develop proficiency in 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


  • 1 year of work experience required (2+ years preferred), preferably in recruitment or partnership development
  • Experience with 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
  • 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
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required
  • Knowledge of preferred
  • Available for occasional weekend or evening events
  • Experience 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
  • 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)


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 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.


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.


The Recruitment Specialist reports directly to the Director of Admissions and College Enrollment and will contribute to Year Up's recruitment efforts to build a robust, well-qualified, and diverse pipeline of applicants. The…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    September 29, 2021




Dallas, TX, United States

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