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Per Scholas Inc. Associate, Recruitment & Admissions in Silver Spring, Maryland

POSITION TITLE: Associate, Recruitment & Admissions

REPORTS TO : Director, Recruitment & Admissions



In this role, you will cultivate a pipeline of applicants and implement the outreach and enrollment process. The Associate will promote Per Scholas’ mission to prospective learners through community outreach, recruitment, and digital engagement. As an integral component of the learner experience, you will help build and refine our processes, and help establish our brand as a valued and sought after IT training program.


Recruitment & Admissions

  • Implement a rigorous outreach and admissions process throughout its entire life-cycle, ensuring targets and benchmarks for recruitment and admissions are achieved each cycle.

  • Build and manage a social media marketing strategy as a tool to promote student enrollment

  • Conduct presentations and administer off-site information sessions.

  • Identify 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 and information sessions, administering the admissions assessments, 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.

  • Implement retention activities (Meetups, networking opportunities, etc.) for specific alumni populations including women and young adults.

    Data Management

  • Execute the admissions strategy and suggest refinements 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 analytics in order to strategically focus time and resources.

  • Produce reports to track and document both progress and outcomes.

  • Keep recruitment and enrollment data organized in Salesforce, particularly as related to organizational goals and grant deliverables.

  • Think strategically to recognize data and trends and suggest improvements in a start-up environment.

    Other Projects:

  • Participate in staff meetings and training.

  • Provide telephone coverage as needed.

  • Coordinate class kickoffs.

  • Work cross-functionally with a willingness to “get things done” while promoting a collaborative work environment.

  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Recruitment & Admissions and/or Managing Director.


    Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent practical experience)

  • Experience in admissions in a nonprofit or college environment is a plus.

  • Strong technical aptitude (Google Sheets/Excel, Slides/PowerPoint,, Salesforce etc), project management, and organizational skills with detailed follow-through abilities.

  • Excellent written communication, presentation, and customer service skills.

  • Strong data management skills.

  • Experience with social media marketing is a plus.

  • Desire and willingness to learn what’s needed) and a passion for technology 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 (http://perscholas.org) is a national nonprofit that drives positive and proven social change in communities across the country. Through rigorous and tuition-free technology training and professional development, we prepare motivated and curious adults who are unemployed or underemployed for successful careers as technology professionals, and we create onramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today we provide our solutions in fourteen cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Charlotte, NC; Chicago, IL; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Detroit, MI; Greater Boston, MA; Greater Cincinnati, OH; the National Capital Region; Newark, NJ, New York, NY; and Philadelphia, PA. To date, Per Scholas has trained more than 10,000 individuals, helping them build lasting, life changing skills and careers in technology.

Equal Employment OpportunityWe'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 (http://s3.amazonaws.com/perscholas/press-releases/NON-DISCRIMINATIONPOLICY.pdf) .

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