Associate Director of Admissions

Posted by
Prep for Prep
New York, NY
Published 4 days ago

Organization Summary: Prep for Prep is an education and leadership development program that develops ethical and effective leaders who reflect our diverse society. Prep identifies New York City’s most promising students of color, prepares them for success at the nation's top independent schools throughout the Northeast, and supports their academic and personal growth through college graduation. Today, over 5,000 students and alumni in the Prep for Prep Community are leaders in every field imaginable.

Position Summary: The Associate Director works with the Admissions Team to recruit and enroll highly qualified applicants for Prep and PREP 9. The Associate Director is responsible for helping Admissions Officers plan and execute outreach efforts, is a member of the executive admissions committee, and works with the Director and Senior Admissions Officer to plan the recruitment and admission processes.

The Associate Director reports to the Director of Admissions.



Admissions Team

  • Acquire a strong knowledge base of the unique qualities of the Prep for Prep community; mission, history, student experience, etc.
  • Demonstrate the values of Excellence, Integrity, Commitment, Courage, and Community
  • Manage Admissions Officers, performing annual performance reviews, and making recommendations for individual goals
  • Plan and execute Admissions Team professional development efforts, including annual kickoff retreat and monthly engagement with partner schools and organizations
  • Set agenda for biweekly Admissions Team meeting, getting input from Senior Admissions Officer
  • Meet weekly with the Director and biweekly with the Director and Senior Admissions Officer
  • Communicate with Alumni Affairs, Post-Placement, LDO, and Preparatory teams to source volunteers for events, including panels and Open House presentations
  • Help lead Parent Information sessions and First Level testing events
  • Interacts cordially with school leadership, and families
  • Works cooperatively and professionally with colleagues
  • Represents the Talent Search at All-Staff meetings to communicate Admissions Team efforts to the greater Prep for Prep staff


Recruiting and Selecting Students

  • Oversees updating of materials disseminated as part of recruitment process  
  • With the Director and the admissions team, strategize and implement effective and new marketing and recruitment strategies
  • Maintains relationships with nominating partners and community organizations
  • Attend school fairs, neighborhood events, parent meetings, etc., as part of recruitment efforts
  • Helps monitor recruitment goals and needs
  • Disseminates information to schools and parents 
  • Reviews candidate folders as part of Admissions Committee
  • Serve as Second Reader on Admission Officer files and deliver feedback to Committee members


  • Four-year degree required, advanced degree preferred
  • At least five years of admissions or related experience
  • Experience working in public or charter schools a plus
  • Background in sourcing or recruiting diverse populations
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and written skills
  • Fluency in Microsoft Office and Google Apps
  • Willingness to work in a collaborative environment
  • Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, or Bengali a plus


The Associate Director of Admissions should be prepared to adjust to some weekend workdays as well as evening events and extended hours when necessary. From October-February, we work Tuesday-Saturday, and from March-September, it is Monday-Friday with some exceptions.


All employees must be committed to helping Prep for Prep and the Admissions office achieve its Mission. The responsibilities listed above should be seen as a general framework; flexibility and

professional growth are critical to the accomplishment of the team, and roles should not be seen as fixed. Roles and responsibilities are divided and subject to change at the discretion of supervisors.



Please email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Associate Director of Admissions."


Prep for Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin and is an equal opportunity employer.

Organization Summary: Prep for Prep is an education and leadership development program that develops ethical and effective leaders who reflect our diverse society. Prep identifies New York City’s most promising students of color…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Application Deadline
    April 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
New York, NY

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