Student Recruitment Associate

  • New York, NY, USA
  • Full-time
  • Hiring Start Time: Immediate Start (Home Office)
  • HO Team: Uncommon-Wide Operations

Company Description

Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) Uncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing public schools that are increasing the academic achievement of historically under-resourced communities and preparing students for success in college and beyond. Uncommon currently manages 54 schools serving more than 20,000 students in six cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, Rochester, and Troy. We have achieved outstanding academic results based on internal assessments, statewide exams, and graduation milestones.

Job Description

Uncommon Schools NYC is seeking a Student Recruitment Associate to assist in supporting with student recruitment for Uncommon Schools in New York City. Uncommon Schools is a non-profit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. We will be recruiting students on behalf of our 24 schools for the 2019-2020 school year.



1.     Assists the Uncommon Schools New York City Team in developing and implementing a well- coordinated admissions process for Uncommon Schools. Duties include:

·       Managing the student recruitment phone line, fax line, and email address.

·       Inputting applications into an online database.

·       Monitoring an online database of applications for accuracy.

·       Coordinating applicant follow-up to ensure all applications are complete.

·       Maintaining paper files.

·       Sending application receipts.


2.     Supports the Uncommon Schools New York City Team with community outreach and follow-up.

·       Canvassing neighborhoods with flyers and information regarding our application.

·       Contacting local organizations and businesses to distribute flyers.

·       Supporting information sessions.


3.     Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


1. Required knowledge, skills & abilities:

·       Belief in the mission of Uncommon Schools.

·       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

·       Excellent attention to detail, with strong follow-through skills. Excellent organization and time management; high sense of urgency; demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently; ability to work independently.

·       Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.

·       Spanish language proficiency strongly preferred.


2. Minimum educational level:

·   Bachelor's degree



1. Compensation:

·   $15 per hour, working 40 hours per week.

2. Schedule:

·   January 15th, 2020 – May 1st, 2020

Additional Information

Uncommon Schools offers salaries commensurate with experience and a very generous benefits and vacation package. All staff members receive extensive professional development, and are equipped with a laptop computer and all necessary supplies.

Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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