College Possible Leadership Team
  • 17-Nov-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Administrative
  • Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Full Time
  • Open Until Filled

Recruitment and DEI Manager College Possible Milwaukee



EMPLOYMENT Full-Time Exempt





Milwaukee, WI



Executive Director


About College Possible

College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model has earned national recognition: the inaugural Evergreen National Education Award recognized our leadership in increasing access to and success in college for students from low-income backgrounds. It also earns top-of-field results: a Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers. College Possible has a budget of $25 million, more than 140 full-time employees and more than 270 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2019-20 school year, we will reach an estimated 25,000 students in all 50 states, at more than 90 partner high schools and at more than 350 colleges. 

College Possible is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks to build a diverse workforce to create impact in partnership with the communities we serve.  We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants.  For each of its positions, College Possible is mindful about what best serves our students, and seeks to hire staff with relevant experience, skills and aptitude, and a commitment to the power of education. To learn more, Diversity and Inclusion Plan.

Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, College Possible also operates in Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; Portland, OR; and Seattle, WA; and has Catalyze partnerships in Minnesota, Iowa and Ohio. We're joining forces with colleges to achieve a transformational impact: by 2021, we will partner with 400 colleges to reach 50,000 students. 

To learn more, visit


Position Summary:

The Recruitment and DEI Manager supports the day-to-day operations of the site including specialized diversity community project management events and projects, serves as the local recruitment expert to lead on AmeriCorps recruitment, hiring, training and management with a DEI lens. Oversee and implement DEI training and initiatives at the Milwaukee site with the direction of the Executive Director.

 Lead AmeriCorps Recruitment and Management: Serve as the site lead for annual recruitment, selection, and hiring of AmeriCorps members. Coordinate local recruitment and interview opportunities. Train, coordinate, and support leadership team in their recruitment and selection efforts. Monitor member files, time sheets, and other management activities as appropriate to ensure AmeriCorps compliance. Support the site and national teams in collecting needed reporting data, and preparing all required quarterly or annual reports

 Support and Train AmeriCorps Members: Assist AmeriCorps members with program event and workshop planning, including logistics and problem solving. Lead in the development and implementation of an AmeriCorps training calendar; help prepare and evaluate trainings for AmeriCorps members, and summarize all information for future reference. Help build and maintain relationships with partner high schools and colleges. Ensure compliance with AmeriCorps reporting and management requirements. Assist program leadership team in the planning of orientation, trainings and special events.

Serve as site DEI Leader:

Consult with Executive Director and periodically, the National DEI Director, to identify opportunities to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at the Milwaukee site.

Facilitate and work directly with the Milwaukee Board's DEI committee regarding strategic planning and assist with the successful implementation of committee initiatives at the site level.

Manage formal and informal training programs so that staff members across all levels can engage in building their DEI competency. Assist in providing learning and development resources for staff members across all levels that strengthen employees' knowledge, skills, and impact related to DEI.

Serve as an advisor and thought leader regarding DEI at the Milwaukee Site. Mentor peers across the organization on DEI issues, as needed. Utilize the DEI Action Plan for strategic vision as a guide, create training, resources and tools to improve the experience of site staff and AmeriCorps by working to create a more culturally-sensitive organization. Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to core values and leadership competencies.

Evaluate, Track and Report on Progress: Assist the Program Coordinator, Program Manager and Executive Director in the maintenance of member files and web reporting of member hours. Ensure documentation relating to Service Corps member performance and other experiences relating to their term of service is appropriately documented and filed.

Represent College Possible in Milwaukee: Collaborate with external partners to advance College Possible's community relationships and advance the organization's work throughout the state by working with local and regional high schools, higher education institutions and community-based organizations to advance the Milwaukee site's DEI efforts.

Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree required. Master Degree, Preferred


Related Work Experience:

  • A minimum of three years related work experience required, including one year of dedicated recruitment experience; college recruitment experience strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated success in recruiting diverse applicant pools highly desired;
  • Strong background in DEI for at least three- five years; preferably within non-for-profit organizations, higher education or K-12 institutions.


Computer/Software Skills:

  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in: Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must be proficient in capturing, analyzing and reporting data and data trends.


Other Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • Strong oral presentation skills
  • Openly communicates necessary information with accuracy in a timely manner;
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously, thriving in a fast-paced environment.
  • Passion for mission and the transformative power of education and opportunity;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written;
  • Track record of operating as a highly organized self-starter, eager to innovate and create new efficiencies;
  • Must be willing and able to work evenings and weekends;
  • Valid driver's license and insured vehicle required.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift up to 15 pounds when needed
  • Office environment with limited travel
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for a minimum of 7 hours a day

 What We Offer

In addition to joining a committed, diverse, values-based organization, we offer:

  • An opportunity for you to have a tremendous impact both internally and in the broader country
  • a competitive salary commensurate with experience
  • excellent benefits including complete health, dental, life, short-term and long-term insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Encouraged sustainability through a generous paid time off program
  • Personalized professional development and growth opportunities


To Join Our Growing College Possible Team

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