Senior Program Manager, Student Enrollment


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.


The Senior Program Manager, Student Enrollment plays an essential role in introducing potential Scholars and families as well as partners to SF Scholars. In addition to managing a team of two (2) Program Managers, the Senior Manager of Student Enrollment leads the overall recruitment strategy during a time of exciting growth for SF Scholars as the incoming cohort size recently grew from 60 to 120, with a large increase in admits from East Bay cities. An ideal candidate will enjoy and excel at public speaking, marketing, partnership development, and project management. This role reports to the SF Scholars’ Executive Director and has the following key responsibilities:

Staff Management and Development

Inspire, coach, develop, and support a team Recruitment Managers through weekly department meetings, regular check-ins, observations, and feedback.
Coordinate with 9th Grade Program Managers to lead, track and execute a recruitment strategy for the program.
Set meaningful, outcomes-oriented department and individual performance goals that meet overall program goals; conduct mid and end-of-year performance reviews.

Student Recruitment Strategy

Collaborate with the Executive Director to set and refine the recruitment strategy each year, including establishing benchmarks for expansion, new targeted geographies,



Bachelor's degree in education, business, marketing, nonprofit management, or similar field
Experience working in community outreach, student recruitment, or college admissions. A familiarity and/or experience with public education and youth communities in San Francisco a plus.
At least one year of people management experience required.
Strong public speaking skills and ability to connect with and inspire a variety of audiences including students, parents, educators, and nonprofit leaders.
Ability to manage multiple priorities with high attention to detail.
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.
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. Intermediate to advanced Excel skills and working knowledge of databases like Salesforce preferred.
Bilingual Spanish/English language skills are highly desired.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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