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R&A Manager

R&A Manager





We are looking for a Manager, Recruitment & Admissions to cultivate a pipeline of applicants and lead the outreach and enrollment process training. The Manager will promote ActivateWork’s mission to prospective students through community outreach, digital engagement and partnership development. As an integral component of the student experience, you will build and refine our processes, and help establish our brand as a valued and sought-after IT training program in Denver.


Recruitment & Admissions: 

  • Manage a rigorous outreach and admissions process throughout its entire lifecycle, ensuring targets and benchmarks for recruitment and admissions are achieved each cycle.
  • Attend networking events to increase ActivateWork’s visibility in the community to recruit prospective students with an interest and passion for careers in the IT industry.
  • Conduct presentations and administer off-site information sessions.
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with referral partner organizations to sustain a pipeline of candidates with a focus on mutually beneficial long-term partnerships.
  • Receive and process candidate applications, including conducting phone screens, coordinating information sessions, administering relevant technical assessment tests, scheduling and participating in face-to-face candidate interviews.
  • Communicate with candidates (including notifying applicants of their acceptance status) while quickly building rapport and trust.
  • Make referrals to supportive services and/or alternative programs for applicants, as appropriate.
  • Implement retention activities (Meetups, networking opportunities, etc.) for specific alumni populations including women and young adults.

Data Management:

  • Execute the admissions strategy and refine systems for data management and tracking.
  • Ensure all data pertaining to stakeholder groups (applicants, students, volunteers, community-based organizations, etc.) is accurately entered into Salesforce in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Use Salesforce to track and interpret analytics to strategically focus time and resources.
  • Design and produce reports to track, document, and measure progress and outcomes.
  • Organize and be prepared to report on recruitment and enrollment data in Salesforce, particularly in comparison to site and organizational goals and grant deliverables.
  • Think strategically to recognize data and trends and suggest improvements in a start-up environment.
  • Work with the national Digital Marketing Manager to run recruitment ads on digital channels and ensure that needed revisions to collateral materials are timely.

Other Projects: 

  • Participate in staff meetings and training.
  • Provide telephone coverage as needed.
  • Coordinate class kickoffs and graduations.
  • Work cross-functionally with a willingness to “get things done” while promoting a collaborative work environment.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Managing Director.


Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree (or equivalent practical experience). Experience in admissions in a nonprofit or college environment a plus.
  • Strong technical aptitude (Google Sheets/Excel, Slides/PowerPoint, Salesforce, etc.), project management, and organizational skills with detailed follow-through abilities.
  • Excellent written communication, presentation, and customer service skills.
  • Solid understanding of business needs and how to source talent to meet those needs.
  • Strong evaluation and data management skills.
  • Experience with social media marketing a plus.
  • Prior knowledge or background in IT (if minimal, a desire and willingness to learn what’s needed) and a passion for technology is a plus.

Personal Characteristics

  • You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced startup environment with people who are passionate about their work and mission.
  • You are data-driven, result-oriented, and a forward-looking catalyst for social change.
  • You have a collaborative and flexible work style. You’re excited to work cross-functionally with other departments and independently.
  • You are an effective communicator with strong oral and written skills.
  • You are tech-savvy and learn new tools quickly.
  • You are detail-oriented, with exceptional organizational and time management skills.
  • You stand behind our mission, believing that individuals from any community should have access to well-paying career positions, and that talent should be recognized and recruited from many diverse sources.


We believe our staff is the heart and soul of the organization. Our workplace culture is challenging, supportive, collaborative, and mission driven. We take a genuine interest in career paths and welcome contributing ideas from staff at all levels. Working at ActivateWork means working in an organization full of engaging, savvy people who care deeply about pushing our work forward. You’ll enjoy a welcoming and professional environment, self-development opportunities, innovative technology, and benefits like health care. If you want to work in a progressive organization, where you can build something meaningful and have fun while doing it, we would love to hear from you.

ABOUT ActivateWork:

Our mission is to connect diverse, qualified talent to leading employers through rigorous skills training, community resources, and professional and life skills coaching.

ActivateWorks overarching goal is to assist un- and underemployed Coloradans primarily in the metro-Denver area to obtain and successfully retain IT careers. Philanthropy-launched and industry-supported, ActivateWork will replicate Per Scholas’; time-tested technology training and employment model. We will train and deploy 500+ IT professionals in metro-Denver over the first 5 years of operation.


Salary: $60,000-$75,000 depending on experience

Equal Employment Opportunity


We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.


Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.