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Senior Manager, Admissions

POSITION TITLE: Senior Manager, Admissions

REPORTS TO: Managing Director, Social Ventures


POSITION TYPE: Full-Time, Contract (18 months)

The Social Ventures team at Per Scholas is launching a new, large scale, customized training effort and has contracted with a large US-based tech services company to train local talent for in-demand tech roles. We are a small, multi-disciplinary team seeking individuals who can ensure the success of this new initiative.


Per Scholas is seeking a dynamic, team oriented individual to serve as a Senior Manager, Admissions. The Student Recruitment team is critical in identifying the talent it takes to succeed in a tech career. Key activities in this role will be screening and identifying candidates who have entry-level technology skills and are looking to accelerate their career; refining and evolving the recruitment process to maximize efficiencies; and working closely with the Social Ventures leadership team. If you love to innovate and try to new methods of sourcing and evaluating talent, you will excel in this role.  


  • Guide admissions process and oversee sourcing opportunities
  • Analyze current process and recommend ongoing improvements to streamline process
  • Recommend new strategies and avenues to recruit
  • Manage two Admissions Associates; one of those will focus on online recruitment postings and communications
  • Act as day-to-day coordinator of onsite admissions activities
  • Lead information and assessment sessions for prospective candidates; schedule staffing as required
  • Track and report on student application volume and trends
  • Conduct candidate interviews
  • Coordinate final round interviews and manage the final selection process
  • Enter data in real-time on all applicants
  • Use data to drive tactical decisions on the admissions process
  • Coordinate class kickoffs and graduations
  • Make appropriate referrals for students that are not selected for the training program
  • Respond to inquiries from prospective candidates
  • Assist in maintaining applicant records in order
  • Assist in coordination of special projects and events
  • Provide telephone coverage as needed
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor


Professional Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) and a minimum of 5 to 7 years of Admissions Experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Solid understanding of business needs and how to source talent to meet them
  • Excellent written communication, presentation, and customer service skills
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel; knowledge of Salesforce preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Prior knowledge or background in IT and a passion for technology is a plus
  • Strong technical aptitude and organizational skills
  • Strong follow-up skills
  • Prior knowledge of Per Scholas operations is a plus

Personal Characteristics

  • You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced startup environment with people who are passionate about their work and mission.
  • You are data-driven, result-oriented and a forward-looking catalyst for social change.
  • You have a collaborative and flexible work style. You’re excited to work cross-functionally with other departments and independently.
  • You are an effective communicator with strong oral and written skills.
  • You are strong at managing your time and you can balance multiple projects and tasks.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills.  You are personable, approachable, and socially engaging. You can cultivate relationships and build rapport.
  • You stand behind our mission, believing that individuals from any community should be able access well-paying career positions, and that talent should recognized and recruited from many diverse sources.

Why work here?

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 take 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 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 IT professionals, and we create on-ramps to businesses in need of their talents. Today we provide our solutions in six cities across the country: Atlanta, GA; Greater Cincinnati, OH; Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; the National Capital Region; and New York. To date, Per Scholas has trained 6,000 individuals, helping them build lasting, life changing skills and careers in technology.


If you have any questions about this role, please feel free to email Suzanne McShane, Talent Acquisition Specialist at We look forward to viewing your application!

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