The TEAK staff is a dynamic, collaborative, innovative team of 15 individuals committed to educational access and success for low income, high achieving New York City students. TEAK is seeking a Director of Admissions who, under the guidance of the Director of Strategy & Growth, oversee the day-to-day operations of TEAK’s admissions cycle, from recruitment to Fellow selection and matriculation.
It is a particularly exciting time for TEAK, with plans for growth in the number of students admitted and expansion of the geographic footprint the organization will reach. The Director of Admissions will play a vital role in implementing a growth strategy for recruitment and selection as the cohort grows by 50% in the 2018-2019 program year.
Design and implement recruitment strategy for Admissions team. Past outreach has included mailing, school visits, and information sessions, with new ideas welcome
Build relationships with public, charter, and parochial middle schools and CBO partners
Update recruitment resources and materials (i.e., flyers, website pages, promotional materials) in partnership with TEAK’s Communications office
Design TEAK application materials and make updates annually
Maintain accurate records for all constituents, including school and CBO partners, applicants, teachers/guidance counselors, and families
Implement applicant evaluation process from inquiry through final notification and enrollment (contract signing)
Oversee admissions application coordination, such as: obtaining all required materials from applicants and supplemental materials from schools, teachers and families; exam administration; and student and family interviews
Oversee the day-to-day admission operations and events for selection, including: training full- and part-time staff; file distribution; evaluation calibration; selection committees and final decisions, while maintaining the big picture
Use systems--standardized process, evaluation rubrics, data--to drive decision-making
Manage and train junior staff and coordinate their efforts in recruitment and evaluation
With direct support from the Director of Strategy & Growth, manage the implementation of TEAK’s Salesforce system for recruitment and evaluation
Work collaboratively with program staff to ensure the successful transition of students from applicant to Fellow
Manage Admissions budget
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in education, non-profit management or a related field strongly desired
Strong commitment to TEAK’s mission of educational access and success for underrepresented students
5+ years of professional experience in recruitment and selection highly desired, or related experience in education and/or non-profit work
Fluency with information management systems (Salesforce is a plus), and proficiency using Excel to manage data
Availability to work a Tuesday - Saturday schedule two weeks a month with some evening commitments September through April is required
Prior management experience is desired
Excellent administrative, writing, public speaking, organizational and interpersonal skills
Problem solver and team player
Sense of humor and the ability to be flexible in a fast-moving environment
Valid driver’s license required
Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Bengali or Arabic highly desired
Start Date: May 15
Salary & Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. TEAK offers a generous benefits, vacation, and retirement package.
The TEAK Fellowship is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds.
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to TEAK at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Director of Admission Position Inquiry.” Due to volume, only candidates moving forward in the process will be notified.
About The TEAK Fellowship
The TEAK Fellowship believes that motivation and potential, not economic circumstances, should determine a student’s future. TEAK unlocks access to outstanding education and transformative experiences for exceptional NYC students, who use these opportunities to change their lives and the world around them.