Manager of Student Recruitment, Stockton

Regional Support Office Stockton, California


Position Summary

The Manager of Student Recruitment (MSR) in Stockton is responsible for developing, implementing and executing a targeted student recruitment plan that aligns with our organization’s enrollment goals, including outreach, community engagement, and direct new student recruitment.  The MSR is responsible for leading, planning, and in partnership with School Operations Leaders executing key activities for recruiting, attracting and retaining new families to ensure enrollment targets are met. The MSR will partner with school teams, parents, and interns to mobilize and organize champions for recruitment activities, identify other local organizations to hold info sessions, establish info tables at events, canvass neighborhoods, and develop / implement programs that support recruitment efforts. 

To be successful in this role, the MSR brings a track record for designing and implementing successful recruitment, organizing campaigns, marketing or family and community engagement strategies and experience building and maintaining relationships with community members and partners in Stockton. The MSR should be a goal-oriented self-starter who is comfortable working in an environment that requires managing multiple priorities and competing deadlines, while never losing sight of the overarching goals and desired outcomes. 

This role requires work on weekends, evenings and some holidays and reports to the Managing Director of Schools.

Preferred Qualifications


  • 2+ years of experience with recruitment-related work preferably in a community engagement or advocacy organization, business, nonprofit, or education service. 
  • Proven experience organizing and mobilizing teams or volunteers toward a common goal.
  • Service-oriented, able to adapt to a changing environment while applying flexibility to work under pressure and remain calm in the midst of competing demands. 

Knowledge/skills required:

  • Strong cultural competency skills, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse population.
  • Exceptional project management skills, with an ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an energetic attitude; ability to successfully engage, cultivate, and steward relationships with community members and organizational partners effectively and quickly build rapport 
  • Meticulous attention to detail with an ability to produce high-quality work in a dynamic environment
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Time management and organizational skills 
  • Highly-motivated and self-starter / self-directed learner with a “whatever it takes” attitude to work independently and as a team player
  • Integrity and commitment to the KIPP mission and community in Stockton
  • Proficiency Google applications (Sheets, Docs, Google Drive), with the ability to quickly learn new technologies (SchoolMint, video conferencing apps, etc) used by our organization 
  • Must have reliable transportation to travel between campuses and to and from community events / meetings
  • Strongly prefer fluency in spoken and written Spanish

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Lead and Execute Recruitment Strategy 

  • Lead and manage the family outreach and student recruitment strategy, including designing the strategy and plan, assembling the team and executing the work. 
  • Represent KIPP at key community events, fairs, festivals, outreach or media events that will bolster enrollment. 
  • Execute a robust door to door canvass campaign in the neighborhoods surrounding the schools, with daily canvassing and recruiting activities during peak recruitment season.
  • Build and cultivate relationships with community leaders and organizations, garner their support and establish partnerships that support student recruitment. 
  • Work with school leaders, faculty, and staff in planning school-based open houses, enrollment information meetings, and other school-based recruitment events.
  • Network and build positive relationships with existing families and staff to recruit friends and family members in order to access their local networks to support recruitment goals and provide opportunities for teacher and family participation in recruitment events.
  • Support school based teams in routinely reaching-out to prospective and newly accepted families to keep them engaged, excited and informed about the school.

Team management 

  • Develop and manage part-time canvassers, volunteers and interns to drive on-the-ground student recruitment and hit application targets.
  • Deploy school team and regional team to support the recruitment efforts as needed. 
  • Hire and train new staff and volunteers as needed in coordination with school and central office staff.
  • Work in partnership with the MD of Schools, to train and organize the school-based staff to execute on recruitment and enrollment activities and procedures with high quality.
  • Lead meetings with all school leaders and/or operations leaders to inform and drive progress

Project Management and progress monitoring

  • Ensure the strong implementation of a robust student recruitment plan to meet benchmark goals, ensuring broad involvement and participation from various stakeholders.
  • Project manage all outreach activities and lead management 
  • Track and analyze progress on student recruitment and enrollment across KIPP Stockton schools to meet enrollment goals 
  • Report out regular updates on progress towards goals

Physical, Mental and Environmental Demands

Physical: Ability to navigate office and school campuses, and hold meetings in different spaces. Traditionally, much of the day involves walking. Ability to access and utilize technology. Occasional lifting/carrying of equipment 1-20 lbs.

Mental:  Stress of deadlines and normal work standards, ability to analyze problems and general alternatives, work with interruptions, concentrate for long periods of time, read, calculate, perform routine math problems, memorize and recall objects and people.

Environmental: Office/classroom/field environment subject to constant interruptions and distractions and frequent travel.


Full-time, exempt position.

About KIPP Public Schools Northern California

We are a thriving nonprofit network of 17 free, public charter schools open to all students. At KIPP, we believe all children should grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and that schools can and should be a critical factor in making that vision a reality. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. 

 Our student community consists of over 6,000 elementary, middle, and high school students in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, and Redwood City. 79% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 23% are multilingual learners, and 10% have special needs.  We strive to cultivate a representative team of teachers and leaders that reflect our students’ diversity.


We are dedicated to you and your family's well-being! KIPP offers a competitive salary as well as comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and transportation benefits. 

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume by clicking apply on this page.

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