TasselTurn Education Admissions Recruitment Manager Chicago, IL · Remote · Full time

Help high school youth achieve educational goals as Recruitment Manager!


TasselTurn Education (www.tasselturn.org) is a social impact company backed by national philanthropic and corporate partners, including: AT&T, Echoing Green, and New School Ventures Fund. Our mission is to promote the resilience of youth experiencing instability through foster care and housing-insecurity and provide them community, coaching, and connections that lead to increased high school graduation outcomes and pathways to college and careers. We accomplish this through our digital learning platform that provides free, 24/7/365 online tutoring and education coaching, and college prep curricula. You can read about our work in: Forbes, Cosmopolitan, and Essence Magazine!

TasselTurn Education is hiring a Recruitment Manager to join our organization! Reporting to the Executive Director, the Recruitment Manager will develop relationships and correspond with prospective program participants (high school students), support marketing and outreach efforts, lead information session presentations, and build and manage relationships with community partners and leaders. 

To be successful in this role, you will need to thrive in a fast-paced environment, have an entrepreneurial mindset, enjoy public speaking and cultivating relationships. You will bring existing community relationships, and be able to think outside the box and quickly to ensure TasselTurn Education is able to accomplish its mission and grow. The ideal candidate will be sales-oriented and understands how to navigate the educational journey from high school through college; and a self-starter passionate about helping youth reach their full potential. 

The Recruitment Manager will also have the opportunity to interact with program participants and other internal program components. 

Responsibilities will include: 

  • Building a robust pipeline of 400+ high school aged youth to sign-up for TasselTurn
  • Manage recruitment lifecycle for both participants and organizations
  • In collaboration with the ED, develop a recruitment strategy and plan to ensure a strong pipeline of prospective youth and organizations
  • Build and maintain relationships with local high schools, foster care agencies, community-based organizations and other groups that work with housing-insecure and foster care-involved youth
  • Track the weekly progress towards recruitment and retention-related goals
  • Host information sessions for interested organizations and youth and present compelling information about TasselTurn Education’s programs and services
  • Serve as prospective candidates point of contact through the recruitment process
  • Grow TasselTurn Education’s visibility through participation in local events
  • Support the creation of marketing materials and messaging, and incentives
  • Organize and implement recruitment events
  • Participate in team meetings and trainings
  • Other duties as assigned


  • At least 3 years of experience, preferably in recruitment, sales, or partnership development
  • Effective communication and public speaking skills, and the ability to connect with people quickly and authentically
  • Experience and connections of working within high schools, education organizations, and foster care agencies
  • Exceptional written, verbal, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated evidence of cultural sensitivity in previous employment and life experiences
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple deadlines and priorities
  • Access to personal transportation to meet with prospective partners and participants 
  • A passion for helping young people meet their educational, life, and career goals
  • A strong work ethic and willingness to be flexible
  • Available for occasional weekend or evening events

Work Environment

This is a hybrid position, working three days in office and two days remote. We believe in wholeness and want team members to live full lives, we typically work 35 hours a week.

Why join TasselTurn Education?

Do you want to be on the forefront of helping to change the narrative for housing insecure and foster care-involved youth through educational attainment? 

Do you want the opportunity to demonstrate your genius and talent immediately without having to navigate legacy bureaucracy at large-size organizations? 

Do you want the opportunity to create new, innovative programming and have your ideas championed and supported? TasselTurn Education is the ideal work environment to help you accomplish all this and more.  

At TasselTurn Education we believe that strong, bold, and passionate teams can accomplish BIG things! In a few short years, we have grown from running small pilots, to serving hundreds of young people, with robust national philanthropic and corporate partners. As we embark on this next phase of growth, we need passionate and driven members on our team. 

We are a culturally responsive team, providing benefits like: unlimited PTO, hybrid work environment, technology stipends, medical benefits, and performance based compensation for some roles. 


After 90 days of employment, the following benefits go into effect:

  • Medical Benefits
  • Unlimited PTO
  • One-Year streaming service
  • Hybrid work environment
  • Professional development assistance 
  • One time wellness or remote work stipend


$45,000 - $50,000 per year