CWCLA: Student Recruitment and Partnership Specialist
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asigaran@cwclosangeles.org, rachelmariemodica@gmail.com
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Citizens of the World Los Angeles

Student Recruitment and Partnership Specialist


Position: Student Recruitment and Partnership Specialist

Location: Los Angeles, California

Reports to: Director of Outreach & Enrollment

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Exempt

Work Class: Classified

Capacity: Full-Time

Salary range: $66,560-$76,560

About Citizens of the World Los Angeles

The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC LA schools develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world, and we promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity. CWC LA enrolls a diverse student body that reflects the abundant diversity of the communities served by our schools.


On a grown path to serving more than 5,000 students in the coming years, CWC LA operates five charters:

  • CWC Hollywood (TK-5th) operating since 2010.

  • CWC Silver Lake (TK-8th) operating since 2012.

  • CWC Mar Vista (TK-8th) operating since 2013.

  • CWC West Valley (TK-4th) operating since 2020.

  • CWC East Valley (TK-3rd) operating since 2021.


CWC LAhas a Regional Support Office (RSO) that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWCS), linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in other parts of the country.


Our core values are embraced by the entire community:


  • Excellence:We demand lasting quality.

  • Diversity:We are better and stronger because of our differences.

  • Authenticity: We are our true selves in this work, and we are candid.

  • Community:We care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times.

  • Change:We welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.

Role Overview:

As a vital member of the CWC-LA team, the Student Recruitment and Partnership Specialist champions our schools by leading student recruitment and application initiatives. This role is crucial for connecting families in our communities with our outstanding educational offerings. Reporting to the Director of Outreach & Enrollment and collaborating with the School Operations and Data & Compliance Teams, this specialist plays a key role in meeting our enrollment objectives through strategic planning, effective recruitment tactics, and thorough data analysis.


Student Outreach and Enrollment Strategy:

  • Lead and execute annual student outreach and enrollment plans.

  • Develop and implement targeted outreach strategies to boost application diversity and achieve enrollment goals.

  • Coordinate with the Director of Outreach & Enrollment and the Regional Organizing Manager to execute a comprehensive outreach program, including canvassing, school tours, and community events.

  • Ensure timely follow-up with prospective and newly enrolled families within 24 hours.

  • Organize and conduct school tours for potential and new families throughout the year.

  • Manage all aspects of the student lottery process, including communication and logistical support.

  • Oversee ongoing enrollment activities, working closely with the Director of Outreach & Enrollment and the Regional Organizing Manager.

  • Evaluate recruitment strategies based on data analysis and make necessary adjustments.

  • Assist in creating outreach and enrollment content and participate in relevant training for professional growth.

  • Exhibit initiative and the ability to work independently - self-starter.


Community Engagement:

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with parent ambassadors and volunteers, informing them about the school's mission, programs, and enrollment procedures.

  • Act as the main point of contact for parents in assigned areas, coordinating volunteer activities and community events to foster engagement.

  • Work with the School-based leadership team to ensure community engagement efforts are inclusive and aligned with regional goals.

  • Organize school events for prospective students and handle volunteer documentation and training in collaboration with the Regional Organizing Manager.

  • Support the collection and analysis of data related to applications, matriculation, enrollment, and retention.


Data and Compliance:

  • Assist the data team in managing student information to comply with FERPA regulations.

  • Manage the SchoolMint lottery system and collaborate with teams to maintain the waitlist.

  • Support Data and School Ops team in the collection of school site data in preparation for the submission of various reports, including but not limited to Consolidated Application, CALPADS, MiSiS, SARC, CRDC, and LCAP

  • Assist in the preparation of the school’s end-of-year annual audits and oversight, by collecting and reviewing documentation

  • Support the completion of reports for the California Department of Education and other entities.

  • Participate in training related to supporting homeless and foster youth and provide relevant training to school staff.


  • Associate’s degree (Bachelor’s degree preferred)

  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant work experience

  • Experience in school enrollment, recruitment, sales, or admissions preferred

  • Experience in community engagement and community organizing is strongly preferred but not required.

  • Working in an Education setting is preferred but not required

  • Understanding of computer software programs, including Office (Mac, Word, Excel, Google Suite, etc.) and willingness to learn new software programs, including but not limited to school operating systems and additional software

  • Knowledge of policies and procedures including, but not limited to, the recruitment and enrollment in a public charter school (strongly preferred)

  • Experience with SIS and CRM systems preferred

  • Bilingual in Spanish and/or Korean is strongly preferred but not required

Key Competencies

Strategic Planning and Execution

Ability to develop and implement comprehensive outreach and enrollment strategies that align with the organization's goals and target enrollment numbers.

Proficiency in planning, coordinating, and executing various events and activities, such as school tours and community events, to promote the school and engage prospective families.

Capable of managing and adjusting strategies based on data analysis and feedback to ensure effective outreach and enrollment outcomes.  

Capable of being flexible, adaptable and comfortable with change

Community Engagement and Relationship Building

Skill in building and maintaining strong relationships with diverse community members, including parents, volunteers, and community leaders, to foster a supportive and inclusive school environment.

Experience in developing and managing community engagement initiatives that promote the school's mission, values, and programs to various stakeholders.

Ability to serve as a primary liaison for parents and volunteers, ensuring their involvement and support align with the school's diversity and inclusion goals.

Data Management and Compliance

Competence in handling sensitive student data and ensuring compliance with FERPA and other relevant regulations.

Experience in supporting data and school operations teams in managing enrollment processes, and waitlists, and submitting various compliance reports.

Ability to assist in preparing and reviewing documentation for audits and compliance with state and local education requirements.

Able to read, reflect, and respond to data to drive decision-making. Leverages data as they make recommendations related to family recruitment strategy.

Effective and Compelling Communicator

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to convey information clearly and persuasively to diverse audiences.

Proficiency in conducting follow-ups and maintaining consistent communication with prospective and current families throughout the enrollment cycle.

Ability to develop and contribute to outreach and enrollment content and training materials to enhance understanding and engagement among stakeholders.

Speaks compellingly to the mission and overall value proposition for families who are seeking to join the CWC-LA community

Nimbleness in Working Context

Ability to work effectively with different teams and individuals, including the outreach and enrollment director, regional organizing manager, school leadership, and data teams, to achieve common goals.

Experience coordinating with school-based leadership to ensure community engagement and volunteer activities align with regional objectives.

Able to drive work forward as an individual contributor and/or a manager of others (either directly or dotted line), self-directed in approach to planning out and executing work while remaining thoughtful about how and when to collaborate with others.

Skill in providing training and support to staff and volunteers, fostering a collaborative and productive working environment.

Innovative and Entrepreneurial Spirit

Entrepreneurial mindset to innovate and implement new partnership and outreach strategies that align with the school's mission and contribute to family enrollment growth.

Skilled in fostering, cultivating, negotiating, and managing partnerships, ensuring mutual benefits and alignment with the school's enrollment objectives and values.

Creative problem-solver and solutions-seeker; persistent in efforts to design and test out strategies to support work of family and community outreach.



  • Build relationships with school administration, CWC LA school operation teams, and other key stakeholders with a focus on collaboration

  • Maintain outstanding attention to detail and efficiency

  • Communicate and interact effectively with multiple stakeholders

  • Exhibit strong project management skills

  • Ability to work non-traditional hours, including evenings and weekends

  • Be adaptable and flexible

  • Innovate and think creatively

  • Exhibit strong data management skills

  • Identify recurring challenges that need new or revised systems and work collaboratively with the RSO Data and Compliance team to analyze the problem(s)

  • A demonstrated passion for improving K-12 public education

  • Valid driver’s license and dependable transportation as travel between school sites in Los Angeles may be required

  • Aligned to CWC mindset and core values

  • Embody and model CWC core values through work with both current and future community members. 

Physical Requirements and Typical Work Conditions are examples of the physical aspects that this classification performs in carrying out the essential job functions; 

  • Must be able to communicate verbally and in writing effectively to exchange information, do presentations, etc.

  • Approximately 50% of the time is spent sitting, frequently required to walk, stand, and bend. 

  • Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • Employees must lift and or move unassisted up to 20 pounds

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods and manual dexterity to operate a computer and other various office equipment as needed 

  • Required to speak and listen for extended periods.

  • Ability to acclimate to different work environments, as may be required to work for a long period in an outdoor, office, school, etc. environment.


Equal Opportunity Employer 

Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC) prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, military status, immigration status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. CWC requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying. Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying, equity or Title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to: CWC Talent and Human Resources Department at talent-hr@cwclosangeles.org

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