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Student Recruiter

Job Details

Senter - San Jose, CA
Full Time
High School
$26.44 - $31.25 Hourly
Up to 25%


Position Title: Student Recruiter

Division: Education

Department: Charter School

Reports to: Dean, Student Success

FLSA Status: Full time / Non-exempt (hourly)

Compensation: $26.44 to $31.25 per hour

Schedule: Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm; Occasional evening / weekend work may be necessary for recruiting events

Location: This position is 100% in-person, located at 2650 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95111.

Travel: Local travel may be required up to 15% of the time.


About the San Jose Conservation Corps (SJCC+CS):

San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School offers an engaging work environment focused on growth, teamwork, and making a positive impact. We value collaboration, respect diverse perspectives, and provide opportunities for employees to contribute their skills to create a hopeful and sustainable community. Whether you're passionate about education and development, environmental conservation, or community engagement, joining our team means embracing a shared commitment to service and the chance to make a meaningful difference. Be a part of our mission to create transformational change and learn more at

Position Summary:

Under direction of the Charter School Dean of Student Success, develop and implement outreach, enrollment, and retention activities and services throughout Santa Clara County to connect participants with program services, determine youth eligibility using specific criteria, and provide Charter School orientations. Coordinates all campus school tours. Attend various off-site events and provide outreach presentations to various community agencies. Must be willing to work some evenings, nights, and weekends when necessary for outreach events. Collect and complete all documentation required to enroll each individual participant. Does related work as required.

Job Duties:

Outreach and Recruitment

• Builds relationships with community partners and feeder schools in order to identify potential students for the program.

• Recruit, screen and enroll eligible out-of-school and in school youth for participation in San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School.

• Identify community events and find opportunities to promote our school and raise awareness about our program to members of the community.

• Initiates contact with possible eligible students and coordinates all communication of enrollment process.

• Establishes contact with youth who have requested information and reviews applications.

• Coordinate interviews with applicants to understand eligibility for San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School and obtain education history.

• Develop and maintain relationships with Community Based Organizations and other schools in order to share recruitment materials and present/table at outreach opportunities.

• Meets with school counselors and other community partners as requested.

• Plans and coordinates the logistics of all school counselors in campus tours visits to provide an overview of school facilities and information career education programs

• Share recruitment materials and present San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School program in spaces where community members gather.

• Manage all inquiries of San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School and distribute recruitment materials.


Intake and Orientation

• Builds relationships with prospective students through the intake process. 

• Meets with the youth on campus to provide detailed program information and facilitate enrollment and program eligibility.

• Coordinates new student orientation for all incoming students.

• Assess all incoming students of potential barriers to participation in San Jose Conservation Corps & Charter School. • Collect all required eligibility and enrollment documentation.



• Partner with community based organizations to conduct student support groups/programs.

• Facilitates follow up groups with student orientation participants two weeks after their orientation date to assess needs/supports.

• Participates in data reviews and a processes to determine student services and support needs for engagement and retainment, including working with students and families to reengage, maintain learning and ultimately graduating

• Provides support in determining and coordinating referrals and supports to other agencies as appropriate.


Office and Administration

• Enters all data into the internal database system.

• Works closely with the principal and other school staff to maintain proper documentation of student’s enrollment forms in compliance.

• Develops and implements a recruitment strategic plan which will include monthly recruitment targets set in collaboration with the Principal.

• Develops and maintains a database of contacts and community resources to help identify and source eligible students and trainees.

• Maintain accurate and up to date data and information on all incoming students in order to support accurate student files; assists in the creation of student enrollment records.

• Prepares enrollment reports as needed.

• Keeps confidential all personal information gathered through the enrollment process.

• Other duties as assigned by Charter School Principal and/or Charter School Recruitment & Outreach Manager.

Salary and Benefits
• Salary: $26.44-$31.25 per hour. Placement on the compensation scale is determined using a number of factors, including the candidate’s level of experience and education that either meets or significantly exceeds the minimum requirements.
• 403(b) Retirement Benefits with up to 3% employer match after 1 year of service
• Credit Union and Employee Assistance Plan
• Medical, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance 
• Holiday, Vacation, and Sick Pay
• Education Assistance Program
• Subsidized annual Eco Pass

Work Environment & Requirements
Position may require prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. The incumbent may be required to drive and operate a vehicle up to 15% of  the time. The position may require the incumbent to occasionally lift up to 25lbs. Additionally, the position requires far 
and near vision when driving, reading, and using a computer. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. The nature of the work may require the incumbent to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such  accommodations.

Equipment Used: Desktop computer, laptop computer, keyboard, mouse, cellular phone, handheld (wired) phone, personal vehicle or company vehicle (sedan).

Reasonable Accommodations: The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, SJCC+CS will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact 

NOTICE: The statements herein are intended to give a broad description of this job function and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. Other duties and/or projects may be assigned.

SJCC Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: 
The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. The Corps and School does not discriminate based on an individual's race, sex, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, hair style, hair texture or any other basis prohibited by law. Working at SJCC+CS means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, benefits, and training. SJCC+CS makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Employment At-Will
The San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School is an “At-Will” employer. This means that employment with SJCC+CS is voluntarily entered into and staff members are free to resign at any time. Similarly, SJCC+CS may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause or prior notice, as it deems appropriate. This at-will employment relationship can be changed only in a written agreement signed by the staff member and the Executive Director of 

All new hires will be required to provide proof of vaccination absent an approved medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. If a new hire is in the process of being vaccinated, their start date may be adjusted to a future date after they have been vaccinated. Fully vaccinated means at it has been at least two weeks since the person has completed the entire recommended initial series of a COVID-19 vaccine. 

To Apply: 
To apply, please complete an application via the San Jose Conservation Corps’ website at The application deadline is 11:59 PM on November 30, 2023. 

Please allow adequate time to complete the application and submit before the deadline or the system may not save your application. If your online application was successfully submitted, you will receive an automatic confirmation email to the email address you provided. 

Please contact Hefziba Owens, Recruiter / Onboarding Specialist via email at if you have any questions.


Minimum Qualifications:
• High school Diploma or GED
• 1 year of work experience in a school district or nonprofit community organization working directly with youth, families, or community organizations in an enrollment and/or outreach capacity.
• An understanding of barriers youth face, both individual and system barriers, whether via professional and/or personal experience.
• Knowledge of the Santa Clara County youth serving eco-system.
• Experience in recruitment and outreach in the community, including in local public school system and community organizations. 

Driving Record and Requirements: If the position is offered and accepted, candidates must submit a copy of their DMV driver’s record. The candidate also must possess and continue to maintain a valid California Class C driver’s license and a clean driving record. 
Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in the United States. Please be informed that San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.
Medical Verification: State law requires all employees working with youth to provide medical verification of negative tuberculosis test results within the last year. Employees will also be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Background Check and Fingerprinting: If the position is offered and accepted, candidates will be required to undergo Live Scan Fingerprinting as well as a background check, which includes a state and federal criminal history record check. 
Drug Screen: If the position is offered and accepted, candidates will be required to undergo and pass a 5-panel drug screen.

Preferred Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree Social Work, Psychology, Education, or related field
• Bilingual English and Spanish

San Jose Conservation Corps + Charter School is a safe, inclusive environment that welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences. We strongly encourage individuals from marginalized or underrepresented groups to apply. We understand that some applicants may feel discouraged when they see a long list of job requirements and do not meet every single criteria - we urge you to apply nonetheless. At SJCC+CS, we do not seek a "perfect" candidate because we 
believe in our core values of Respect, Education and Development, Safety, Empathy, and Equity and Inclusion. If you are enthusiastic about making a difference, passionate about our mission, and dedicated to our values, we invite you to apply. Join us in creating a culture of excellence and transformational change.

Strategic Thinking: Understands role and responsibilities as it relates to departmental goals and overall company’s strategic plan.
Culture: Contributes to and maintains the desired organizational culture by outlining values and norms of expected behaviors; Demonstrates awareness of organizational values of Respect, Learning & Development, Safety, Empathy, and Equity & Inclusion.
Communication: Demonstrates good verbal and written communication skills, sound judgment, and strong organizational skills; strong sense of professionalism and ability to navigate conflict constructively
Team: Participates as an effective team player and demonstrates strong people skills.
Business Acumen: Demonstrates computer proficiency including email, MS Office, publishing, website skills, social media knowledge
Customer/Client Focused: Clear understanding of Corpsmember needs, demonstrates a professional and empathetic demeanor towards Corpsmembers to focus on providing the resources and help that they need to succeed.
Best Practices: Follows policies and procedures of role/responsibilities as outlined. Maintains a strong sense of confidentiality and privacy. Familiarity with Santa Clara County’s secondary education landscape and community based programs in food, health care, transportation, childcare, legal, well-being, and pregnancy care
Emotional Intelligence / Self Mastery: Demonstrates emotional intelligence and self-mastery by placing value in continued personal growth. Demonstrates a high level of personal accountability for the quality and impact of work for social equity.
Data-Informed Decision Making: Reports data as requested in a timely manner. Quality of work is in line with the expectations outlined by the requesting party.