Per Scholas

Associate, Recruitment and Admissions

Per Scholas is a national organization that has been advancing economic mobility for more than 25 years. We believe a thriving workforce starts with equitable access to education. Through rigorous skills training and access to employer networks, we prepare individuals often excluded in technology for high-growth careers in the industry. Per Scholas envisions a technology workforce as diverse as the customers it serves. We partner with leading employers to build more diverse talent pools, directly connecting our graduates to new career opportunities at businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to innovative startups. With campuses in 20+ cities nationwide, more than 20,000 graduates have launched successful careers in tech to date through Per Scholas’ no-cost technical training. To learn more, visit and follow us on LinkedInTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

POSITION TITLE: Associate Recruitment & Admissions 

REPORTS TO: Managing Director

LOCATION: Cincinnati Ohio


In this role, you will cultivate a pipeline of applicants and implement the outreach and enrollment process. The Associate will promote Per Scholas’ mission to prospective students through community outreach, recruitment, and digital engagement. As an integral component of the student experience, you will help build and refine our processes, and help establish our brand as a valued and sought-after IT training program.


Recruitment & Admissions

  • Implement a rigorous outreach and admissions process throughout its entire life-cycle, ensuring targets and benchmarks for recruitment and admissions are achieved each cycle.
  • Build and manage a social media marketing strategy as a tool to promote student enrollment
  • Conduct presentations and administer off-site information sessions.
  • Identify relationships with referral partner organizations to sustain a pipeline of candidates with a focus on mutually beneficial long-term partnerships.
  • Receive and process candidate applications, including conducting phone screens and information sessions, administering the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE), scheduling and participating in face-to-face candidate interviews.
  • Communicate with candidates (including notifying applicants of their acceptance status) while quickly building rapport and trust.
  • Make referrals to supportive services and/or alternative programs for applicants, as appropriate.
  • Implement retention activities (Meetups, networking opportunities, etc.) for specific alumni populations including women and young adults.

Data Management

  • Execute the admissions strategy and suggest refinements for data management and tracking.
  • Ensure all data pertaining to stakeholder groups (applicants, students, volunteers, community-based organizations, etc.) is accurately entered into Salesforce in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Use Salesforce to track analytics in order to strategically focus time and resources.
  • Produce reports to track and document both progress and outcomes.
  • Keep recruitment and enrollment data organized in Salesforce, particularly regarding organizational goals and grant deliverables.
  • Think strategically to recognize data and trends and suggest improvements in a start-up environment.

Other Projects:

  • Participate in staff meetings and trainings.
  • Provide telephone coverage as needed.
  • Coordinate class kickoffs and graduations.
  • Work cross-functionally with a willingness to “get things done” while promoting a collaborative work environment.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Managing Director.


Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Experience in admissions in a nonprofit or college environment a plus.
  • Strong technical aptitude (Google Sheets/Excel, Slides/PowerPoint,, Salesforce etc), project management, and organizational skills with detailed follow-through abilities.
  • Excellent written communication, presentation, and customer service skills.
  • Strong data management skills.
  • Experience with social media marketing a plus.
  • Prior knowledge or background in IT (if minimal, a desire and willingness to learn what’s needed) and a passion for technology is a plus.


For this role specifically, we target 45,000 with a  salary range of $35,000 – $45,000. The salary difference is typically determined by several factors, including geography in which the selected candidate resides, and alignment with qualifications and experience.

#LI-Hybrid (2-3 Day onsite)


If you have any questions about this role, please feel free to email our Talent team at We look forward to viewing your application!

Equal Employment Opportunity

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.

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