• Student Recruitment Intern

    Job Locations US-MA-Jamaica Plain Boston
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(11/19/2018 4:29 PM)
    Direct Service / Work with Students
    Frequent, within Greater Boston
    Work Hours
    Approx. 22 hours per week, between 9:00AM-6:00PM Monday through Friday (with infrequent schedule changes for recruitment events)
    Intern (Part Time)
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Application Deadline
    Salary Range
    $12 per hour
  • Overview & Benefits

    Bottom Line is dedicated to helping first-generation students from low-income backgrounds get into college, graduate from 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 first generation students from low-income backgrounds 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 7,000 students. We plan to open two new sites in major urban areas and increase our footprint to over 10,000 students by 2020.


    Bottom Line focuses on 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 21 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, Affordability, 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.


    At Bottom Line we also have a strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We aim to attract qualified candidates who hold these same values and help us to further recognize and celebrate the diversity among us. 


    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 field, we are driven by our mission and motivated by the impact we’re achieving.



    For more information, please visit www.bottomline.org and



    Serving as a member of the student recruitment team, this part-time internship position will support the recruitment and intake of approximately 800 students in the greater Boston area into Bottom Line’s Access and Success Programs. Interns in this position will gain exposure to outreach, student recruitment, programming, data analysis and development work and will also participate in staff meetings and other professional development opportunities.


    The internship runs from late January through the end of June with an anticipated start date of January 28, 2019.


    Hours: Approx. 22 hours per week, between 9:00AM-6:00PM Monday through Friday (with infrequent schedule changes for recruitment events)

    Travel Required: frequent travel within Greater Boston Region



    • Present to students and community members about Bottom Line’s Programs, answer questions, and encourage students to apply
    • Use phone, email, text, mail, and social media to reach out to prospective students
    • Staff Bottom Line at outreach and recruitment events and canvass the community to represent Bottom Line
    • Create and complete special projects (i.e., event planning and implementation, marketing, social media)
    • Support a caseload of students through the intake process, including managing and analyzing recruitment related data
    • Discuss the value of a degree and a college education as well as specifics about the college application, financial aid, and decision making processes with students


    Required Qualifications:

    • Availability to commit to a schedule, with some flexibility for specific outreach events outside of the regular schedule
    • Demonstrated commitment to Bottom Line's mission, vision, and core values
    • Experience with community outreach, especially with students in urban high schools
    • Strong presentation skills
    • Experience analyzing data and working with Microsoft Excel
    • Experience working with diverse teams, and commitment to inclusiveness
    • High School Diploma/GED, some college, and work authorization

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Fluency in language other than English a plus, especially Spanish, Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Cantonese or Mandarin Chinese
    • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle 


    Boston-area college seniors or recent college grads, especially education, sociology, psychology, and other relevant majors, strongly encouraged to apply. 

    The priority deadline by which to apply is Friday, December 14th, 2018. Applications received after this date will be considered on a rolling basis.


    Competencies provide Bottom Line with a way to define, in behavioral terms, what it is that people need to do to produce the results that the organization desires, in a way that is in keeping with its culture.  Bottom Line defines a competency as a cluster of related knowledge, skills and attitudes that affects a major part of one’s job that correlates with performance on the job, that can be measured against well-accepted standards, and that can be improved via training and development. 


    Relationships: Identifies opportunities and takes action to build and maintain meaningful and collaborative connections with various stakeholders

    Results: Produces quality outcomes; compiles and analyzes data to drive future plans; uses creative solutions

    Communication: Effectively articulates information in a clear, concise and timely manner to a wide range of stakeholders

    Inclusiveness: Helps to create an environment that respects and values the identities and cultures of all colleagues and students we serve

    Talent Development: Effectively assesses one’s own, and others’, strengths and areas for improvement

    Agility: Demonstrates adaptability and openness to shifting priorities, needs of stakeholders, and organizational changes

    Planning: Effectively and efficiently uses resources (time, materials, technology) in order to create, meet, and assess goals



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