Student Recruitment and Partnerships Manager

US-MA-Jamaica Plain Boston
1 month ago(12/21/2017 11:02 AM)
Program Management
Regular Full-Time
Targeted Job Start Date

Overview & Benefits

Bottom Line is dedicated to helping low-income, first generation students get into college, graduate college, and go far in life.  Our vision is to dramatically transform urban communities by producing thousands of new career-ready college graduates.


As one of the first college support organizations to focus on college completion, Bottom Line now produces best-in-class college graduation rates that eliminate the significant gap between low-income students and their wealthier peers. We operate regional programs in Massachusetts, where we were founded in 1997, New York City and Chicago that collectively serve over 6000 students.  We plan to open two new sites in major urban areas and double our footprint to 11,000 students by 2020.


Bottom Line identifies students who have the desire and potential to earn a degree, but lack the support structures necessary to navigate the college application process, make a responsible school choice, succeed in college, and prepare for a meaningful career.


Over the last 20 years, Bottom Line has developed a proven and proactive long-term, high-touch, high-impact model.  Full-time, trained and specialized advisors leverage our DEAL model which addresses the four key areas that are most likely to lead to college success:  Degree, Employability, Financial Aid, and Life.  Our relationship and results focused approach helps our students change their lives by gaining economic mobility through college selection, graduation, and career-readiness.


When you join Bottom Line, you will find a rewarding, fast-paced, results-oriented environment. We build strong relationships with our students and with each other. We take our work seriously, and we know that a focus on data and metrics is integral to our continued success. Experts in our fields, we are driven by our mission and we are extremely proud of the work we do.


The salary for this position is mid-to-upper 40s, commensurate with experience.


Bottom Line offers a comprehensive benefits package:



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Student Recruitment and Partnerships Manager


Bottom Line is currently searching for a Student Recruitment and Partnerships Manager to lead our Boston-area outreach and student recruitment efforts for our College Access and College Success programs. The Student Recruitment and Partnership Manager is responsible for strengthening existing relationships, as well as identifying and creating new relationships with stakeholders in the community who are connected with the students and families that we serve. Additionally, they will lead our recruitment team through educational and/or recruitment-focused presentations in the community to accomplish organizational goals. Hours are approximately 10am to 6pm, but with flexibility as there will be morning, evening, and weekend meetings and events. Local travel around Boston is also required.


Strong candidates should be detail-oriented, have excellent communication and presentation skills, and embrace creative problem-solving skills, and the ability to manage several tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Additionally, candidates should be comfortable managing a team to achieve strong results. All candidates will embrace and demonstrate our core values: Relationships, Persistence, Results, Efficiency, Responsibility, and Excellence.


Reports to: Access Program Director




Team Management

  • Manage 3-4 part-time student recruitment interns, ensuring that all team members are working effectively and efficiently toward a common goal
  • Train interns on all aspects of student recruitment and intake processes
  • Create a cohesive team culture by being available, approachable, and providing management and support that meets the needs of each team member
  • Ensure staff feel connected to mission while holding team members accountable for achieving goals, for 2017-18 year, we anticipate needing to recruit ~600 Access and Success students


Student Recruitment & Intake

  • With input from members of Regional Leadership Team, develop Bottom Line’s strategy for recruiting Access and Success Direct classes, including strategy around working with external partners
  • Deliver high-energy, engaging presentations to groups of students in order to motivate them to apply to Bottom Line
  • Oversee the execution of all student recruitment activities in the Boston community, by personally presenting or by engaging interns or other program staff in 5-10 presentations per week
  • Oversee the student intake process, maintaining excellent attention to detail to ensure that Bottom Line meets all recruiting deadlines and has a high quality class of students.
  • Ensure that Bottom Line’s student database is consistently updated and accurately reflects the current state of recruitment/intake.
  • Analyze data and trends, such as high school class size, matriculation, demographic or other education data, to identify opportunities for improvement in processes and adapt as needed



Relationship Management & Outreach


  • Manage recruitment-level external relationships with all individuals and organizations who can help connect eligible students to Bottom Line. Work with staff to source new relationships and manage/upgrade existing relationships.
  • Provide periodic updates to partners around shared students
  • Produce and share student recruitment and progress reports with select high school, college and CBO partners
  • Develop and maintain strong communication with CBOs that have potential for primary partnerships and communicate with community members and inquiries from other partners
  • Spend time at important and relevant community events and meetings and act as one of the ‘faces of Bottom Line’
  • Increase awareness with Boston educational community to increase brand recognition and thought leadership

Program Management

  • Manage programmatic projects and assist with Summer Transitional programming
  • Support program staff with hiring and training
  • Assist with Program Management and Summer transitional programming




  • Demonstrated commitment to Bottom Line's mission and education equity
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of management experience preferred, ideally in non-profit environments
  • An ability to deliver high-energy, engaging presentations to groups of students
  • Experience working with and building diverse teams, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively to maximize teamwork and camaraderie
  • Experience working with diverse teams, and commitment to inclusiveness
  • Ability to approach situations strategically and to problem solve creatively
  • Strong analytic skills and the ability to leverage data to inform process and results
  • Experience working with Excel and Google Drive.
  • Polished and authentic presence, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, and a customer service orientation
  • Excellent organizational skills, with experience working in data-driven and process-driven organizations
  • Existing knowledge of Boston, MA non-profit and educational community a plus
  • Driver’s license and vehicle preferred
  • Bachelor's degree and work authorization required



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