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Prep for Prep’s staff and the Preparatory Component faculty who teach our students are a diverse, intensely committed team deeply motivated by our mission. Current job opportunities are listed below. 

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  • Admissions Officer

    Organization Summary: Prep for Prep is an education and leadership development program that develops ethical and effective leaders who reflect our diverse society. Prep identifies New York City’s most promising students of color, prepares them for success at the nation's top independent schools throughout the Northeast, and supports their academic and personal growth through college graduation. Today, over 5,000 students and alumni in the Prep for Prep Community are leaders in every field imaginable.

    Position Summary
    : The Admissions Officer works to recruit and enroll highly qualified applicants for Prep and PREP 9. The Admissions Officer executes outreach efforts, is a member of the admissions committee, and represents Prep for Prep to sending schools and community-based organizations.

    The Admissions Officer reports to the Associate Director of Admissions.
     
    RESPONSIBILITIES:
     
    Admissions Team
    • Believes in and demonstrates Prep’s core values of Excellence, Integrity, Commitment, and Courage
    • Respond to phone and email inquiries
    • Research and contact school partners, community-based organizations, and other sources of nominations
    • Present at school fairs, PTA meetings, and District Meetings
    • Track potential partners and student information in database

    Recruiting and Selecting Students
    • Various responsibilities during First Level Tests and Parent Information Sessions, including:
      • Speaking to large audiences
      • Proctoring exams
      • Working with student volunteers
    • Follow-up with applied students/families to ensure the submission of documents
    • Receiving, scanning, and tracking documents in database
    • Meeting deadlines for reading files and rendering decisions on student applications
    • Identifying potential Achieve PREP 9 candidates
    • Field inquiries from applicant families
    • Complete log sheets for admitted students 
    • Various responsibilities related to Welcome Receptions and Orientations
    • Organizing materials for mailings, fairs, and events
    • Complete log sheets for admitted students
       
      REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:
      • Four-year degree required
      • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and written skills
      • Fluency in Microsoft Office and Google Apps
      • Willingness to work in a collaborative environment
      • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
      • Fluency in Spanish, Mandarin, or Bengali is a plus
      • Experience with a database, such as InResonance, a plus
       
      The Admissions Officer should be prepared to adjust to some weekend workdays as well as evening events and extended hours when necessary. From October-February, we work Tuesday-Saturday, and from March-September, it is Monday-Friday with some exceptions.
       
      All employees must be committed to helping Prep for Prep and the Admissions office achieve its Mission. The responsibilities listed above should be seen as a general framework; flexibility and professional growth are critical to the team's accomplishment, and roles should not be seen as fixed. Roles and responsibilities are divided and subject to change at the discretion of supervisors.
       
      HOW TO APPLY
      Please email a cover letter and resume with the subject line “Admissions Officer” to personnel@prepforprep.org.
       
      Prep for Prep does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, or ethnic or national origin and is an equal opportunity employer.
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    ADMISSIONS & 
    ACADEMIC PROGRAMS 
    163 West 91st Street
    New York, NY 10024
    P: 212.579.1470
    LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS & 
    ADMINISTRATION 
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    New York, NY 10023
    P: 212.579.1390
    Prep for Prep develops ethical and effective leaders who reflect our diverse society for the enduring benefit of all.