Recruitment Manager (HIRED)

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Year Up is an award-winning national 501(c)3 organization with a mission to close the Opportunity Divide by providing young adults ages 18-24 with the skills, experience and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. Through a one-year intensive program, Year Up utilizes a high support, high expectations model that combines hands-on technical and professional skills, educational stipends, college-level coursework and corporate internships at more than 250 top companies. Its holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place talented and motivated young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency.

Year Up has served more than 19,500 young adults since its founding in 2000 and will serve more than 4,000 young adults in 2018 nationwide. Year Up currently serves 21 U.S. cities across 16 markets, including Arizona, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Greater Atlanta, Greater Boston, Greater Philadelphia, Jacksonville, Los Angeles, the National Capital Region, New York City, Providence, Puget Sound, San Francisco Bay Area, South Florida and Wilmington.

The job:
The Recruitment Manager (Charlotte, NC) reports directly to the Site Director and drives Year Up’s recruitment efforts to build a robust, well-qualified and diverse pipeline of applicants. The Recruitment Manager (Charlotte, NC) will develop relationships and correspond with prospective students, coordinate advertising and social media campaigns, lead information session presentations and assist in building and managing relationships with our college partner, local schools and community-based organizations across the area. You will also pursue other marketing opportunities through a variety of channels (including social media) to spread the work about Year Up’s programs 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 will bring existing community relationships and be able to think creatively about how to ensure that Year Up’s reputation and value proposition is known deeply within our community and partners. The ideal candidate will be detail-oriented, understand the nuances of the higher-education system, skilled at relationship-building, familiar with the local community and enthusiastic about Year Up’s mission.

The Recruitment Manager (Charlotte, NC) will also have the opportunity to interact with students as a mentor, group facilitator and advocate in building a positive educational environment.

Key responsibilities:
• In partnership with the Recruitment team, develop and implement a recruitment plan to effectively build a strong pipeline of prospective students for each class.
• Cultivate and coordinate relationships with our community college partner to identify prospective applicants from within the college system.
• 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.
• Create and oversee a social media strategy to target high-potential candidates.
• Host information sessions for interested candidates and present compelling information about Year Up’s program offerings.
• Manage the development and distribution of Year Up admissions collateral to local organizations.
• Organize and implement recruitment events.
• Develop partnerships with community-based organizations and other partners that provide social services and student resources.
Database and document management
• Analyze and manage data to design and produce regular reports that track, document and measure recruitment progress, make appropriate recommendations for future initiatives based on program needs.
• Enter data, manage reports and ensure data integrity within Year Up’s national database (
• Liaise with key college partner departments to obtain student information.
• 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 an advisor/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.

• At least 2-3 years of professional experience preferred, preferably in recruitment or partnership development.
• Experience creating and managing 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.
• Experience, connections or a deep understanding of working within the local market and higher-education system.
• 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.
• Experience working with young, ethnically diverse urban populations.
• Evidence of cultural sensitivity in past employment and life experiences.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite required.
• Knowledge of preferred.
• Available for occasional weekend or evening events.
• Experience managing and working with external stakeholders, experience with admissions a plus.
• A passion for working with urban 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.

Compensation and benefits:
• Salary – competitive and commensurate with education and experience.
• Benefits – competitive package including 100% healthcare coverage, dental and 401(k) match.
• Vacation – 3 weeks paid vacation in first year of employment, 4 weeks after initial year.
• Professional development – funds available to support staff in achieving career objectives.

Why work with us:
Voted one of the Best Nonprofits to Work For in the country by The NonProfit Times for eight consecutive years, 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.

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