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Associate, Admissions

LOCATION: Silver Spring, MD

Per Scholas is seeking a dynamic, team-oriented individual to serve as the Associate, Admissions within our Program Operations department in the National Capital Region.


The Associate, Admissions is responsible for supporting the admissions process in the National Capital Region which includes leading daily information sessions, assessing and interviewing candidates, maintaining data on all applicants in Salesforce, and coordinating special projects and events like graduations and class kickoffs.


  • Lead daily information and assessment sessions for prospective candidates
  • Conduct candidate interviews to select program candidates based on eligibility criteria
  • Coordinate final round interviews and manage the final selection process
  • Enter data in real-time on all applicants to the training program
  • 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

  • Associate's Degree or higher preferred, HS Diploma or equivalent required
  • 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
  • Previous admissions or HR recruiting experience preferred
  • 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 tech savvy and can learn quickly.
  • You are solutions and process oriented with strong project management skills.
  • You are strong at managing your time and you can balance multiple projects and tasks.
  • You are highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects.
  • You stand behind our mission, believing that individuals from any community should be able access well-paying career positions, and that talent should be recognized and recruited from many diverse sources.


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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