Manager, Recruitment and Admissions

Posted by
Per Scholas Inc.
Chicago, IL
Published 12 days ago

POSITION TITLE: Manager, Recruitment & Admissions

LOCATION: Chicago 

REPORTS TO: Managing Director 


Per Scholas provides rigorous technology skills training and professional development to motivated and curious individuals nationally who are unemployed or underemployed. We are looking for a Manager, Recruitment & Admissions to support our Chicago site.

In this role, you will cultivate a pipeline of applicants and lead the outreach and enrollment process training in our Chicago market. The Manager will promote Per Scholas’ mission to prospective students through community outreach, digital engagement and partnership development. As an integral component of the student experience, you will build and refine our processes, and help establish our brand as a valued and sought after IT training program in Chicago.

Recruitment & Admissions 

  • Manage a rigorous outreach and admissions process throughout its entire lifecycle, ensuring targets and benchmarks for recruitment and admissions are achieved each cycle.
  • Attend networking events to increase Per Scholas’ visibility in the community to recruit prospective students with an interest and passion for careers in the IT industry. 
  • Conduct presentations and administer off-site information sessions.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with referral partner organizations to sustain a pipeline of candidates with a focus on mutually beneficial long-term partnerships.
  • Receive and process candidate applications, including conducting phone screens, coordinating information sessions, administering the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), scheduling and participating in face-to-face candidate interviews.
  • Communicate with candidates (including notifying applicants of their acceptance status) while quickly building rapport and trust.
  • Make referrals to supportive services and/or alternative programs for applicants, as appropriate.

Data Management 

  • Execute admissions strategy and refine systems for data management and tracking.
  • Ensure all data pertaining to stakeholder groups (applicants, students, volunteers, community-based organizations, etc.) is accurately entered into Salesforce in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Use Salesforce to track and interpret analytics in order to strategically focus time and resources.
  • Design and produce reports to track, document, and measure progress and outcomes.
  • Organize and be prepared to report on recruitment and enrollment data in Salesforce, particularly in comparison to site and organizational goals and grant deliverables.
  • Think strategically to recognize data and trends and suggest improvements in a start-up environment.
  • Work with national Digital Marketing Manager to run recruitment ads on digital channels including CareerBuilder and ensure that needed revisions to collateral materials are timely.

Other Projects

  • Participate in staff meetings and training.
  • Provide telephone coverage as needed.
  • Coordinate class kickoffs and graduations.
  • Work cross-functionally with a willingness to “get things done” while promoting a collaborative work environment.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Managing Director. 

Qualifications and Requirements

  • HS Diploma; Associate's Degree or higher preferred
  • Excellent written communication, presentation, and customer service skills
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel; knowledge of preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Typing speed of 35 wpm or higher
  • Prior knowledge of Per Scholas operations is a plus


We believe our staff is the heart and soul of the organization. Our workplace culture is challenging, supportive, collaborative and mission-driven. We take a genuine interest in career paths and work-life balance, and welcome contributing ideas from staff at all levels. Working at Per Scholas means working somewhere full of engaging, savvy, diverse people who care deeply about pushing our work forward.

You’ll enjoy a welcoming and casual professional environment, self-development opportunities, innovative technology, and benefits like health care and a 401K match. If you want to work in a progressive organization, where you can build something meaningful and have fun while doing it, we would love to hear from you.


Per Scholas is a national organization that has been advancing economic mobility for 25 years. Through rigorous training, professional development and robust employer connections, we prepare individuals traditionally underrepresented in technology for high-growth careers in the industry. We partner with leading employers to build more diverse talent pools, directly connecting our graduates to new career opportunities with leading employers, from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups. With campuses in 14 cities, Per Scholas has trained more than 12,000 individuals in tech skills, building bridges to careers in technology.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. See our full EEO statement here.

POSITION TITLE: Manager, Recruitment & Admissions

LOCATION: Chicago 

REPORTS TO: Managing Director 


Per Scholas provides rigorous technology skills training and professional development to motivated and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 10, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 7, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
  • Professional Level


Healthcare, Vacation Paid Time Off, 401K Match

Healthcare, Vacation Paid Time Off, 401K Match


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
Chicago, IL

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