Regional Student Recruitment Coordinator - San Antonio (Immediate Opening)

San Antonio, TX, United States
Jan 10, 2019
Position at IDEA Public Schools

About San Antonio
San Antonio is the nation's 7 th largest city and boasts the highest rate of population growth across the U.S. As the San Antonio region continues to grow rapidly, IDEA is committed to increasing our community presence to provide the best experience for all families and children.

In May 2019, we are excited to welcome our first graduating seniors out of the 11,800 students we serve across 22 schools in the San Antonio region. We believe through the hard work of our passionate IDEA Team & Family, college acceptance and matriculation can be realized. Currently, 1 in 6 San Antonio students graduate college-ready. Changing this statistic for the better is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students.

Join our IDEA San Antonio family as we are poised to serve 29,000 students at 37 local schools by 2022

Role Mission: The Regional Student Recruitment Coordinator (RSRC) is responsible for the planning, development and execution of regional recruitment strategies which will assist IDEA schools to meet 100% enrollment goals. The RSRC will lead the regional recruiting team to promote and raise awareness about IDEA to potential parents by organizing effective recruitment events while positively representing IDEA Public Schools.


1. Ensure 100% of schools are fully enrolled by the first day of school
  • Actively work with Headquarters and Regional Director of Operations.
  • Pla n and direct recruitment strategies and tactics to achieve regional goals.
  • Develop and execute student recruitment efforts that target families with school-aged children within the 1 to 3-mile radius immediately surrounding each school.
• Schedule and attend community events and informational fairs to inform eligible families and promote IDEA Public Schools .
  • Schedule, a ttend , and deliver off-site presentations to daycares, housing authorities, community centers and other organizations who serve primarily low-income families .
  • Participate in neighborhood walks and door-to-door presentations in neighborhoods near IDEA schools .
  • Assist parents in completing a paper or online application.
  • Any and all other duties as assigned by Regional Director of Operations or National Recruiting and Enrollment team.

2. Secure 20% of Target Applicants for Open Seats at Existing Campuses
  • Lead team members to effectively recruit new families with specific application goals per grade level .
  • Validat e application data integrity and m onitor quality of all applications submitted.
  • Maintain and cultivate a wait list after lottery.

3. Develops Recruiting Staff
  • Train, support, and supervise assigned staff to perform recruitment activities.
  • Ensure the professional development of all recruiters.
  • Support campuses on the application, lottery and registration processes.

4. 90% New Family Persistence for Recruited Families
  • Ensure all new families are effectively on-boarded beginning with Lottery .
  • Monitor parent participation throughout the recruiting year.
  • Collaborate with campuses on recruiting events to greet new families.

5 . Score 90% o n IDEA Proficiency Exams
  • Learn the intricacies of the IDEA Public Schools model
  • Attend program observations in existing regions
  • Take assessments after observations

6 . Live IDEA's values
  • Believe and is committed to our mission: that all students are capable of getting to and through college .
  • Is driven by outcomes and results and wants to be held accountable for them .
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly.
  • Thrive in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change .
  • Seek and respond well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization .
  • Work through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes.

  • High School Diploma (required)
  • Some college (preferred)
  • 3-5 years' experience in management, sales, recruiting, event coordination, project management, or other related field.

Knowledge and Skills:
  • Management Skills
  • Data Driven Decision Making
  • Organized
  • Responsive
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Interpersonal S kills
  • Public S peaking
  • Computer S kills
  • Knowledge of IDEA Public Schools
  • Marketing Experience a Plus
  • Bilingual Spanish P referred
  • Intimate knowledge of the greater San Antonio area.
  • Ability to connect with parents and families around issues of education for their children.

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends
  • Long, irregular hours
  • Significant walking
  • Outdoor events
  • Set-up & tear-down of IDEA information booth
  • Cold calls

  • Salary for this role typically falls between $ 15.38/ hr and $ 19.22/ hr commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications.

IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.

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