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Recruitment & Admissions Officer

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Organizational Overview:

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) empowers a community of exceptional young leaders from under-resourced backgrounds by supporting their higher education and professional success in order to create a more inclusive and equitable country. LEDA believes that selective colleges are not only a gateway to opportunity but a nexus for the development of leadership in every field. By helping talented students from under-resourced backgrounds access these institutions and providing them with the tools necessary to succeed, LEDA seeks to ensure that this country’s leadership is truly reflective of its citizenry. LEDA’s vision is to build an inclusive and equitable America where leadership reflects, celebrates, and supports diverse perspectives.


About the Position:

LEDA is seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated individual to recruit and admit future cohorts of LEDA Scholars. Reporting to the Director of Recruitment & Admissions, the Recruitment & Admissions Officer works to grow and strengthen LEDA’s applicant pool through strategic outreach to public-school and community based organizations across the country. They also market the LEDA program directly to potential applicants through digital marketing campaigns, virtual events, and in-person information sessions. As a senior member of LEDA’s admissions team, the Recruitment & Admissions Officer evaluates applicants, recommends final admissions decisions, and coordinates enrollment in the LEDA Scholars Program. This position is an excellent opportunity for an entry level candidate with a background or interest in admissions & recruitment, college access, and/or youth outreach. Our ideal candidate is an effective communicator and positive team member, who is excited to learn and brings a passion to connect with students and educators of all backgrounds to expand educational opportunities.


Key Responsibilities:

● Cultivate meaningful relationships with new and existing high school partners, CBOs, school districts, and other youth-serving organizations to generate a robust and qualified applicant pool

● Plan and execute in-person recruitment trips to targeted communities to deliver presentations, recruit LEDA applicants and raise awareness about higher education opportunities

● Work with the Recruitment & Admissions team to develop a marketing plan and new marketing content, including videos, social media posts, emails, webinars and presentations

● Host virtual information sessions for prospective applicants and partners

● Manage LEDA’s instagram account

● Track outreach efforts in LEDA’s Salesforce database to report and improve effectiveness.

● Recruit and train current LEDA Scholars and alumni to conduct recruitment workshops in targeted communities

● With the Director of Recruitment and Admissions to update and maintain online application

● Support students, families, teachers, and counselors throughout the LEDA application process

to promote application completion

● Review and evaluate LEDA applications

● Conduct interviews with LEDA finalists

● Engage in team deliberations to select LEDA Scholars

● Facilitate Scholar on-boarding and their transition to the LEDA Summer Institute

● Support the administration of the Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute at Princeton University, particularly during opening and closing weeks



Organizational Overview:

Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) empowers a community of exceptional young leaders from under-resourced backgrounds by supporting their higher education and professional success in order…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 29, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 28, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$42,000 - $47,500

Benefits

Compensation:

This is a full-time position. The salary offered will be in the mid $40,000 per year range and is commensurate with experience. LEDA offers medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, TransitChek, at least three weeks paid vacation, and paid sick leave.

Compensation:

This is a full-time position. The salary offered will be in the mid $40,000 per year range and is commensurate with experience. LEDA offers medical and dental insurance…

Level of Language Proficiency

Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree required

● Prior experience in the area(s) of recruitment and admissions, student mentorship/advising,

and/or college access a plus

● Experience with social media and digital marketing a plus

● Demonstrated commitment to promoting educational equity for students from

underrepresented backgrounds

● Exceptional interpersonal, public speaking, communication and writing skills

● Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail

● Ability to multitask and manage deadlines

● Strong technical, design and data tracking skills (e.g. familiarity with GSuite, Adobe Creative

Cloud, Canva, Salesforce, social media platforms)

● Willingness to work independently and as a member of a team

● Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to drive over long distances

Qualifications:

● Bachelor’s degree required

● Prior experience in the area(s) of recruitment and admissions, student mentorship/advising,

and/or college access a plus

● Experience…

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
315 West 39th Street, New York, NY 10018, United States
Suite 607

How to Apply

Work Environment:

This position may work out of our midtown Manhattan office or remotely year-round. Due to Covid-19 precautions, all LEDA positions will be fully remote at least through September 2021. This position requires 10% travel.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send an email with a cover letter and résumé to employment@ledascholars.org with “Recruitment & Admissions Officer” in the subject line.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Work Environment:

This position may work out of our midtown Manhattan office or remotely year-round. Due to Covid-19 precautions, all LEDA positions will be fully remote at least…

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