About IYRS School of Technology & Trades
IYRS School of Technology & Trades is a non-profit, post-secondary trade school in Newport, Rhode Island. IYRS's mission is to empower students through immersive, hands-on learning to realize their full potential in career and in life. IYRS offers accredited certificate programs which train students for hands-on careers in the marine trades and modern manufacturing.
Newsweek Magazine named IYRS one of the Best Maker Schools in the world in 2021.
IYRS School of Technology & Trades is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and is approved by the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education.
Job Title: Admissions Associate
Supervisor: Director of Admissions
Primary functions and purpose of this position
The Admissions Associate is responsible for qualifying and converting prospective student
leads into applicants and converting admitted students to enrolled students. The Admission
Associate represents the school in a wide range of recruitment and marketing events.
Understand and represent our programs accurately to our prospective students
Ideate and implement Admissions strategies aimed at increasing prospective student
applications and enrollment with a focus on area high schools, college fairs and other
locales where prospective students can be reached
Nurture leads using multiple channels of communication
Coordinate recruitment activities on and off campus and promotional or community-
building activities with influencers, industry partners, and community members
Facilitate relationships with high school counselors, post-secondary counselors, veteran
liaisons, industry representatives, alumni and other constituents
Coordinate with Student Services and Finance to support admitted students’ enrollment
Maintain accurate and punctual data via the customer relationship management
Admissions team members must sign and adhere to the ACCSC Code of Conduct.
Support organizational initiatives as assigned by the Director of Admissions
Perform additional duties as needed
Required KSOC’s (knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics)
Natural curiosity and passion for personal growth
Ability to self-start and work independently
Experience in admissions, sales, customer service, or relatable field
Exceptional communication skills via phone, email, and in-person
Ease presenting to large groups and a knack for keeping them engaged
Attention to detail and appreciation for well-organized data
Experience navigating an applicant tracking system or customer relationship
Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and an eagerness to leverage technology to accomplish tasks and goals
A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
Preferred but not required:
Experience in admissions
• Participation in required school events, training, and professional development
• Commitment to the mission, vision, and values of IYRS
• Adherence to all policies and procedures in the Employee Handbook
$42,000 - $48,000 annual salary
Paid holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental, and vision insurance; health savings account; retirement plan with match; and employee assistance program
To apply please submit a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.