Senior Manager, Student Recruitment and Retention

Sponsors for Educational Opportunities

About the organization

For more than 60 years, SEO has created a more equitable society by closing the educational and career opportunity gap for ambitious Black, Hispanic/Latinx, and Native American young people. All are welcome to apply to our programs.

Established in 1963, Sponsors for Educational Opportunity, is an educational non-profit focused on improving outcomes for students by closing the opportunity and achievement gap. SEO has been an innovator in education, mentorship, and creating educational programs and opportunities that maximize the full potential of our participants. Each year SEO serves 7,000+ participants nationally, and the organization is widely recognized for developing best-in-class programs with exceptional results.


The Senior Manager, Student Recruitment & Retention position uniquely combines student-facing and strategic responsibilities. Student enrollment plays an essential role in introducing potential Scholars and families as well as partners to SEO Scholars Miami. In this position you will lead and manage the execution of the Recruitment & Admissions strategy for our new hybrid program in Miami. Additionally, the SMSRR will develop special initiatives that support marketing, communications, partnerships, and outreach; manage the admissions process; and work directly with incoming Scholars and their families to provide individualized guidance and advisory programming to reduce student attrition from SEO and ensure successful student outcomes. An ideal candidate will enjoy and excel at public speaking, marketing, partnership development, and project management. This role reports to the Executive Director of High School Scholars Miami and has the following key responsibilities:


Bachelors’ degree required.
Direct experience working with high school-age students. 2+ year’s public teaching experience strongly preferred.
Experience working in community outreach, student recruitment, or college admissions. A familiarity and/or experience with public education and youth communities in Miami is a plus.
Exemplary written, and verbal communications skills; must be able to create compelling narratives and engage with diverse and multicultural communities through different mediums, including in-person and through messaging platforms, video chats/conferences, and phone calls.
At least one year of people management experience required. 
Excellent interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, and high level of professionalism. 
Exceptional leadership skills and aptitude in building strong culture and community.
Highly adaptable and solutions-oriented with an ability to solve complex problems.
Must be experienced and technically proficient in MS Office, Google Suite and standard workplace applications like Zoom and Box.
Bilingual Spanish/English skills are highly desired. Haitian Creole is a plus.


$63,450 - $72,540

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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