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9 Aug 2022

Full-Time Scholar Recruitment Coordinator

Generation Hope – Posted by Generation Hope Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

Scholar Recruitment Coordinator
Job Title: Scholar Recruitment Coordinator
Reports to: Community Engagement Manager
Job Status: Full time (40 hours/week)
Salary Range: $55,000 – $64,999
Application Deadline: August 29, 2022
Starting: September/October, 2022

About Generation Hope:
Generation Hope is a nonprofit organization with a mission to ensure all student parents have the opportunities to succeed and experience economic mobility by engaging education and policy partners to drive systemic change and providing direct support to teen parents in college as well as their children through holistic, two-generation programming. To date we have provided over $1 million in tuition assistance, supported 275 teen parents in college, celebrated more than 100 degrees earned through our program, and built relationships with 20+ two and four-year institutions around the DC Metro region as well as other institutions across the
country. For more information, please visit: www.generationhope.org. We are one of the “best non-profits in the region.” Read below to learn why. By joining our team, you will be working for an organization named “one of the best nonprofits in the Washington, DC region” by the Catalogue for Philanthropy. Not only do we live out and operationalize our values, we have done the work to create a culture that truly supports every member of our staff. The best part of our organization is the people, from the families we serve to the team we have deliberately cultivated. We strive for excellence while understanding the most valuable asset that we have is our people. We celebrate diversity in all of its forms, including thought, professional and lived experiences, race, gender – even taste in music. If this sounds like a mission and work environment you would like to contribute to and grow with, please consider joining our team.

Position:
The Scholar Recruitment Coordinator is responsible for managing and implementing Generation Hope’s recruitment process for our Scholar Program for teen parents, which includes overseeing the Scholar application process, being a voice in the community to spread awareness about Generation Hope, and executing strategies to recruit specific student groups, such as teen fathers. The Scholar Recruitment Coordinator should have a solid track record in large-scale recruitment efforts, a strong background in public speaking, provide outstanding customer service, be an enthusiastic professional, and be able to build relationships with internal and external customers. This person will often act as the first point of contact for Generation Hope and must be able to excite people about our mission and inspire them to action.

Primary Responsibilities:
● Conduct college-readiness workshops at schools, nonprofits, and social service agencies throughout the region each year to provide parenting students with basic information on postsecondary opportunities.
● Execute creative strategies for recruiting specific groups of young parents, such as teen fathers.
● Host virtual and in-person events relevant to recruitment, including finding speakers,
coordinating promotion, and providing general event planning.
● Oversee the application process for Scholar applicants, which includes updating the
Scholar application annually, working with the communications team to announce the
application cycle to external audiences, working with the Program Intern to ensure all
incoming applications are complete, and leading the interview process.
● Create and manage a Scholar recruitment database that documents teen parents
reached through all outreach efforts and progress toward goals.
● Manage and improve the Scholar Leadership Council, which is a voluntary group of
Scholars who further engage with our programming and community leadership/speaking opportunities.
● Work with the community engagement team to synchronize Scholar and mentor
onboarding.

Communications
● Work with the communications team to amplify Scholar recruitment messaging by
providing content, priorities, etc.
● Speak regularly at events around the region that are attended by teen parents and
potential Scholars and/or youth professionals for the purpose of meeting Scholar
recruitment goals.
Other
● Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops;
reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; and participating in professional societies.
● Other duties as assigned.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR A HARDWORKING, INNOVATIVE, COLLABORATIVE INDIVIDUAL WHO THRIVES IN A FAST-PACED ENVIRONMENT. THE SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE MUST HAVE THESE QUALITIES/QUALIFICATIONS:
● Bachelor’s Degree OR a combination of post-secondary education and experience equal to five years
● Experience collaborating across departments
● Extremely organized with strong attention to detail and unparalleled follow-up
● Bilingual – Spanish/English
● Access to reliable, insured transportation to get to events around the D.C. metro area
● Must be available for special events and speaking opportunities, which may occur on
evenings and weekends
● Compelling and confident public speaker who can inspire people to action and is
comfortable speaking and presenting in both formal and informal settings
● Strong relationship-builder who can connect with a diverse range of people and groups
● Ability to analyze and interpret data and make data-driven adjustments to maximize
effectiveness
● Ability to self-direct and prioritize among competing goals and to initiate process
improvements
● Strategic and able to think several steps ahead in creating plans to reach ambitious
targets
● Goal-oriented, with strong initiative and creative problem-solving skills
● Unquestioned integrity and commitment to Generation Hope’s mission and values
● Personal and professional commitment to understanding and dismantling systemic and institutional racism

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
● Generation Hope provides full benefits, including 403(b), health, dental, flexible work
schedule, and paid time off.
To apply, please complete the online application. If this link does not work, you can access the application at the following URL: https://Generation_Hope.formstack.com/forms/apply_now
*Please do not call

CANDIDATES MUST RESIDE IN WASHINGTON, D.C., VIRGINIA, OR MARYLAND BEFORE THE
EMPLOYMENT START DATE.
Generation Hope is an equal opportunity employer. Generation Hope will not discriminate on any basis prohibited by law, including marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, breastfeeding, or reproductive health decisions), age, national origin, genetic information, veteran status, and disability.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the online application. If this link does not work, you can access the application at the following URL: https://Generation_Hope.formstack.com/forms/apply_now *Please do not call

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Community-Based, coordinator, dc, DMV, Education, Higher Education, non-profit, and recruitment. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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