Organization Summary: Prep for Prep is an education and leadership development program that creates ethical and effective leaders who reflect our diverse society. Prep identifies New York City’s most promising students of color, prepares them for success at the nation's top independent schools throughout the Northeast, and supports their academic and personal growth through college graduation. Today, over 5,000 students and alumni in the Prep for Prep Community are leaders in every field imaginable.
Position Summary: The Senior Admissions Officer works with the Admissions Team to recruit and enroll highly qualified applicants for Prep and PREP 9. They are responsible for helping Admissions Officers plan and execute outreach efforts, help organize files for review and committee, as well as facilitate weekly Admissions Officer meetings. The Senior Admissions Officer reports to the Associate Director of Admissions.
Responds to phone and e-mail inquiries
Researches and contacts school partners, community-based organizations, and other sources of nominations
Presents at school fairs, PTA meetings, and District Meetings
Tracks potential partners and student information in database
Travel to recruitment areas and share communication responsibilities with team members
Various responsibilities during First Level Tests and Parent Information Sessions, including:
Speaking to large audiences
Working with student volunteers
Preparing materials for events
Follow-up with applied students/families to ensure the submission of First, Second, and Final Level documents
Receiving, scanning, and tracking documents in database
Meeting deadlines for reading files and rendering decisions on student applications to Prep for Prep and PREP 9
Identifying potential Achieve PREP 9 candidates
Field status inquiries from applicant families
Various responsibilities related to Welcome Receptions and Orientations for Prep for Prep, PREP 9, and Achieve PREP 9, including:
Planning events and logistics
Collecting documents from newly admitted families
Communicating event details to families
Complete log sheets for admitted students.
A successful candidate will also possess the following characteristics and experiences:
Believes in and demonstrates Prep’s core values of Excellence, Integrity, Commitment, and Courage
Fluency in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Docs, and Filemaker database
Commitment to Prep for Prep’s mission
Bachelor’s Degree from a competitive college
Three or more years of admissions office experience
Independent school (day and/or boarding) experience as student or staff member preferred
Strong relationship building and interpersonal skills
Ability to network and develop partnerships with sending schools and community partners
Strong work ethic and attention to detail
Works in a cooperative and professional manner with colleagues
Ability to work in a fast paced environment
Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, or Bengali a plus
Work schedule is not a typical 9-5. Admissions Officers should be prepared to adjust to some weekend work days as well as evening events and extended hours when necessary. From October-February, we work Tuesday-Saturday, and from March-September it is Monday-Friday with some exceptions.
All employees must be committed to helping Prep for Prep and the Admissions office achieve its Mission. The responsibilities listed above should be seen as a general framework; flexibility and professional growth are critical to the accomplishment of the team, and roles should not be seen as fixed. Roles and responsibilities are divided and subject to change at the discretion of supervisors.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Manager with the subject line “Senior Admissions Officer” to email@example.com
Prep for Prep is an equal opportunities employer
About Prep for Prep
Prep for Prep develops leaders from under-represented communities through access to a superior education and life-changing opportunities. Since 1978, Prep has identified New York City’s most able students of color through a highly selective admissions process and, following 14 months of rigorous academic preparation, placed them at leading independent schools in the City and boarding schools throughout the Northeast. Once placed, Prep offers its students a sense of community, peer support, critical post-placement services, and a host of leadership development opportunities through college graduation. The results are compelling: more Prep students have graduated from Harvard than any other institution, and over 90% of Prep’s 2,694 college graduates have earned degrees from the most competitive colleges in the country; nearly 40% have graduated from Ivy League schools. They are emerging leaders in every field from business and law, to education and the arts, to science and medicine.