Assistant Manager for Admissions & Placement - Southeast Region

A Better Chance

Posted: 5/15/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Programs

Primary domain: Education

City: Atlanta

Postal code: 30344

State: Georgia

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M


Mission statement:

To increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Since 1963, A Better Chance has been the only national organization of its kind, working to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society.

Reporting to the Southeast Regional Manager and serving as an integral member of the Southeast team, the Assistant Manager for Admissions & Placement will be experienced, talented and have an engaging personality. The Assistant Manager will be someone who embraces and articulates well the mission of A Better Chance to prospective students and families; fosters collaborations with schools and community based  organizations  to  grow  awareness  and  engagement  across platforms  and  partnerships;  and supports the execution of business processes in order to meet enrollment/placement goals.



Admissions and Placement (70%)


Ø   Develop and maintain relationships with a network of representatives from feeder schools, churches, civic and community-based organizations, alumni and other volunteers

Ø   Design and lead presentations that accurately and competently explain the educational programs available to our students

Ø   Make prompt and effective contact with inquiries and redirect unqualified candidates based on incompatible educational goals or program criteria

Ø   Organize recruitment activities that are aligned with our institutional brand, mission anstrategic plan

Ø   Lead the coordination of Benchmark Testing Days in the Southeast region

Ø   Ensure completion of applications by working with applicants and their families

Ø   Read and evaluate student applications

CohorDevelopment &  Placement/Advocacy:

Ø   Plan and execute annual Summer Skills program in the Atlanta area

Ø   Work with Regional Manager to hire teaching staff for Summer Skills program

Ø   Work with test prep partners to facilitate programs for Candidates in the cohort

Ø   Lead the coordination of Interview Days, Admissions 101, Financial Aid and other admissions readiness related workshops in the Atlanta area

Ø   Spearhead annual testing  initiatives in partnership with SSAT

Ø   Assist Regional Manager with school referrals for Candidates in the cohort

Ø   Advocate for our Candidates with school leaders and admissions officers at our Member Schools

Member School Growth & Cultivation

Ø   Assist Regional Manager with developing strategies for growing Member School base in accordance with our strategic plan

Ø   Develop and maintain relationships with, and instill enthusiasm for our program in our Member

Schools through biannual site visits

Operations (20%)

Ø   Assist Regional Manager with analysis to interpret enrollment data using the information collected to direct strategic decisions

Ø   Create, distribute and analyze surveys to assess the efficacy of our admissions readiness programs

Ø   Record all attendance data for regional programs either designed by A Better Chance or conducted in partnership with another organization


Other duties (10%)

Ø   Assist with Scholar support programing such as New Scholar Orientations and End-of-Year


Ø   Assist with special projects as needed within the organization



Ø   Bachelors degree - required;

Ø   Minimum  3  years experience  working  with  students  and  families  in  Higher-Ed  or  K-12 admissions;

Ø   Deep understanding of the broad educational issues facing educational systems and students of color in particular;

Ø   Outstanding public speaking and writing skills;

Ø   Experience in creating on-line resources;

Ø   Knowledge of curriculum and survey design;

Ø   Working knowledge of independent schools;

Ø   Demonstrated ability to work with a wide cross section of people at various levels in an organization;

Ø   Ability to prioritize, organize, follow through and multi-task in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment;

Ø   Execution focused and able to convert strategy into action and results;

Ø   Self-motivated and flexible; must work well both independently and on a team;

Ø   Fluency in Spanish highly desired.



Ø   You have a valid driver’s license (frequent travel throughout Southeast region during the admissions season);

Ø   You are able and willing to work weekends and late evenings throughout the year;

Ø   You are eager to learn new techniques, procedures, processes, and computer programs;

Ø   You combine a talent for strategy and implementation with a passion for results;

Ø   You are a skilled communicator, collaborator, and relationship builder;

Ø   You are inspired by A Better Chance’s mission!




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Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:


For consideration, please forward your cover letter and resume to  [email protected]  Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please note “Assistant Program Manager Admissions & Placement, Southeast – [your last name]in the subject line of your email.  Only candidates being considered will be contacted.


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