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Admissions Specialist

Phalen Leadership Academies
Dallas/ Fort Worth, TX, United States

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The Opportunity
The Admissions Specialist, reporting to the Campus Director, is responsible for managing the student admissions process from initial inquiry through enrollment. This role involves evaluating applications, conducting interviews, and assisting prospective students and their families with admissions. The Admissions Specialist will
work closely with other departments to ensure a smooth and efficient admissions experience while meeting enrollment goals and maintaining compliance with institutional policies.

The Details
Key Deliverables:
Admissions Process Management
  • Guide prospective students through the admissions process, providing information on programs, requirements, and application procedures.
  • Evaluate applications and supporting documents to determine eligibility for admission.
  • Conduct interviews with prospective students to assess their qualifications and fit for the institution.
Communication and Outreach
  • Respond promptly to inquiries from prospective students and their families via
  • phone, email, and in-person meetings.
  • Conduct informational sessions, campus tours, and open houses to engage with
  • potential applicants.
  • Maintain regular communication with applicants to keep them informed of their
  • application status and next steps.
Collaboration and Coordination
  • Work with academic departments, financial aid, and student services to ensure a
  • seamless admissions process.
  • Coordinate with marketing and outreach teams to develop and implement
  • recruitment strategies.
  • Participate in recruitment events, college fairs, and community outreach activities
  • to promote the institution.
Data Management and Reporting
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of applicant information and admissions
  • decisions in the admissions database.
  • Generate reports on admissions metrics and trends to support data-driven
  • decision-making.
  • Ensure compliance with institutional policies and regulatory requirements
  • regarding admissions.
Student Support
  • Assist admitted students with the enrollment process, including registration, orientation, and campus tours.
  • Provide information and support on financial aid options, scholarships, and other resources.
  • Address any concerns or questions from students and their families throughout
  • the admissions process.
  • Bachelor's degree in Education, Business Administration, Communications, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in admissions, recruitment, or a related field.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency in using admissions databases, customer relationship management systems, and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with higher education policies, procedures, and regulations.
Working Conditions
  • This position typically requires working in an office environment.
  • May require occasional travel for recruitment events, college fairs, and outreach
  • activities.
  • Some evening or weekend hours may be necessary to accommodate
  • prospective students' schedules and recruitment events.

LOCATION: Dallas, TX, or within a 40 mile radius

Organization Overview:
As part of PLA University's commitment to empowering adults in marginalized communities, the Career Advisor/Career Readiness Specialist is crucial in supporting individuals through career transitions. At PLA University, we aim to provide the tools, training, and resources necessary for individuals to secure high-demand jobs and achieve economic stability. Through comprehensive vocational programs, wraparound services, career counseling, networking, and mentorship, we equip our participants with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in today's job market. The success of our program graduates underscores the transformative impact of PLA University in breaking the cycle of poverty and fostering long-term economic growth.

Compensation and benefits: A base salary competitively aligned to the market.

PLA is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristics as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Please read carefully.

Phalen Leadership Academies (PLA) is an equal opportunity employer. PLA does not discriminate in employment on account of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service.

By completing this application you understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for PLA to hire me. If hired, I understand that either PLA or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of PLA has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

You attest by applying to this position that you have given PLA true and complete information on this application. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize PLA to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.


  • PLA is non-profit network founded in 2013
  •  Currently serves over 10,000 scholars at 22 schools across the country
  •  Our model is specifically designed to raise the achievement of historically underserved students by providing a rigorous, personalized, and well-rounded educational experience for all students
  •  Successfully transformed six F-rated schools into A-rated schools.
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