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Associate, Student Recruitment & Enrollment, External Affairs

KIPP Foundation

KIPP Foundation

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Company Description

KIPP NYC Public Schools is a non-profit network of 18 free, public charter schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. We partner with families and communities to create joyful and rigorous schools in pursuit of a more just world. In 1995, we started our first middle school, KIPP Academy, in the Bronx, with a vision that every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities. Today, our network consists of eight elementary schools, nine middle schools, one high school, and KIPP Forward, a comprehensive program to support our students and alumni in choosing and preparing for the educational and career paths that fit their goals and sense of purpose. KIPP NYC currently serves more than 11,000 students and alumni, has a staff of more than 1,000 (11 % of whom are alumni), and continues to grow!

Job Description


The Student Recruitment & Enrollment Associate will support the execution of all efforts that drive KIPP NYC’s student enrollment goals. In partnership with our Student Recruitment & Enrollment team, as well as our school-based Operations Teams, the Student Recruitment & Enrollment Associate will provide families with information about KIPP NYC, as well as support them through the application and enrollment process. Whether connecting with prospective families, building/cultivating relationships with organizations, or supporting our school operations teams, the candidate will play a pivotal role in accomplishing our mission. The right candidate will embrace continuous learning and innovation and relish the challenge of finding ways to work smarter and more efficiently. They will also have a passion for the mission of KIPP NYC to create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students to lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. This role will report directly to the Associate Director of Student Recruitment & Enrollment to fill open student seats and build a robust waitlist.

This position requires frequent travel to areas surrounding KIPP NYC schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem, and Washington Heights.

General Duties and Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Craft and execute plans to connect with prospective families in our school’s communities
  • Effectively communicate the mission of KIPP NYC as the “face” of KIPP NYC
  • Establish strong relationships and credibility with prospective families from diverse backgrounds
  • Build and sustain partnerships with community-based organizations
  • Drive applications by flyering local businesses, tabling and canvassing in high traffic locations and community events
  • Increase regional enrollment by supporting families in the registration process
  • Administrative support in recording contact information and data about prospective families, including phone calls to new and prospective families and regular reporting to the External Affairs Team
  • Assist KIPP NYC school staff to successfully execute family-facing events
  • Assist in coordinating the new student lottery in compliance with State law


  • High School diploma or equivalent required, Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in a student recruitment, admissions, or community organization setting
  • Creative thinker with an ability to quickly implement thoughtful solutions in a fast-paced environment
  • Bilingual Spanish a plus
  • A passion for and commitment to being part of a team-oriented, mission-driven organizational culture
  • Informed on community events or the education landscape of New York City and/or their respective neighborhood
  • Able to stand or walk for 2-3 hours at a time and carry 10-20 pounds as needed (i.e. recruitment materials, etc.)
  • Ability to work anywhere in the Bronx, Manhattan, and/or Brooklyn
  • A passion for or understanding of KIPP’s mission to provide an excellent education to all students and belief in the power of families
  • Able to navigate difficult conversations with families and demonstrate empathy and/or discretion around sensitive information
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
  • Comfortable using technology, including a laptop and cell phone, and able to learn new programs quickly
  • Ability to work in a team as well as follow through independently on required tasks
  • Ability to shift priorities, multi-task and prioritize with a high volume of matters
  • Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high quality work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits:

For the Student Recruitment & Enrollment Associate position we offer, $60,770 - $69,010. Salary ranges at KIPP NYC are standardized based on role level and role function. Individual salaries are determined through a lens of equity, accounting for years of experience relevant to the role and scope of responsibilities, and are benchmarked against others within the same salary band.

KIPP NYC offers a generous benefits package including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Robust benefits that include medical, dental, and vision.
  • Up to 12 weeks 100% parental leave.
  • Bright Horizon Back-up Child and Elder care.
  • Employer paid Life Insurance and Short term/Long term disability.

This description is intended to describe the type of work being performed by a person assigned to this position. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required by the employee.

This role requires travel to our sites. If you relocate outside of a commutable distance from your assigned sites, your employment will be subject to review, which may include separation from KIPP NYC. It is important that you notify HR if you move or have plans to relocate.

KIPP NYC LLC does not offer visa sponsorship or work authorization.

KIPP NYC LLC is an anti-racist organization that believes in the importance of being diverse, equitable, and inclusive. We are committed to creating a welcoming environment that includes employees with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that enables us to better meet our mission and values while serving students and families throughout New York City. BIPOC, women, gender expansive, LGBTQIA+, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

KIPP NYC LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. KIPP NYC LLC is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment.