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Consider a Career at Presidio Graduate School

We are looking for passionate individuals to join our team and offer rewarding opportunities to advance your career while making a difference. As part of our team, you’ll use your skills and expertise to drive change and develop the next generation of sustainability leaders in a culture of respect, collaboration, integrity, innovation, and professionalism.

About Us

Founded in 2003, Presidio Graduate School (PGS) educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary, and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous, and sustainable world. Through innovative MBA, MPA, Dual Degree, and Executive Certificate programs in Sustainable Management, PGS activates students and professionals across a range of disciplines, industries, and sectors to bridge the gap between commerce and the common good. PGS has 150 students currently enrolled and more than 1,900 alumni. Our community of world-class faculty is composed of scholar-practitioners, with subject matter expertise in areas ranging from ecological economics and clean technology to social entrepreneurship and urban sustainability. PGS was ranked among the top five sustainable MBA programs in the nation by Fast Company magazine.

For more information about PGS, our community, and course offerings, please visit https://www.presidio.edu/academics/.

What Is it Like to Work at Presidio Graduate School?

PGS is in an exciting “rebirth” phase. A high proportion of the staff is new, and we are launching into an invigorating era of program diversification and growth. Our team will be working remotely until summer 2021, at which time we plan to have an office near a BART station in San Francisco or Oakland. We compensate our employees well, offer unlimited/flex vacation, and are united in our common mission around sustainability, social justice, and education.

Current Openings

Position Summary

The Director of Admissions (DOA) will play an exciting leadership role in Presidio Graduate School’s growth and impact. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, they are responsible for leading PGS’s enrollment team to grow PGS’s student population. 

PGS is embarking upon an exciting new chapter of growth and program expansion, and as such the DOA will play a significant role in sustaining the growth of the current MBA program as well as building consistent and sustained enrollment growth in new program areas. The DOA will lead a small but mighty enrollment team and build/maintain efficient systems and structures to support other departments and nurture new students through their first semester. 

The DOA will be responsible for working with the marketing team to generate the necessary interest (leads) to meet enrollment goals. They will rely on data to inform decision-making. The DOA will produce reports and data to analyze the department’s performance and pinpoint PGS’s strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities. The DOA will constantly and consistently cultivate unique innovative and cutting-edge strategies and opportunities to attract prospective students. They will work on identifying opportunities to communicate all PGS internal efforts and alumni achievements to the world. 

The Director should be passionate about advancing our vision to diversify our student body and push the boundaries on a scholarship and tuition model that holds equity at its core.

Key responsibilities

  • Meet new student enrollment goals for each semester for current degree programs and new program offerings.
  • Represent PGS and serve as the face of the school with prospective students, in addition to engaging and informing prospective students about PGS and the benefits of a PGS education on an individual, small, and large group basis.
  • Lead and facilitate admissions events including individual and group tours, student shadow visits, curricular information sessions, student observations/testing/interviews, and student-to-student connections. 
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with area educational constituencies including regional and out-of-region schools, consultants, admissions directors, and mission-aligned organizations to build opportunities for partnerships that would result in enrollment growth.
  • Lead and develop a communications plan with prospective students to move them from inquiry to enrollment.  
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to create and implement a comprehensive and effective marketing plan, dynamic and differentiated messaging, and compelling materials.  
  • Coordinate systematic and efficient handling of applications and communications with student applicants so that the process supports and honors the student and all PGS policies.
  • Manage student expectations and deliver admissions decisions in a manner that is honest, caring, and supportive.  
  • Oversee the selection process of new students, including the work of the admissions and financial aid committees. 
  • Generate and maintain the school’s admissions data on the institution’s dashboard and consistently analyze historical and current performance and succinctly draw conclusions and recommendations for future projections.  
  • Support the financial aid process and participate in policy decisions, messaging/communications, award review meetings, and efforts with community partners.
  • Own and lead all related enrollment related systems such as; the CRM,  back-end lead generation management system, text messaging system, phone system, calendar management system, etc.  
  • Manage admissions staff, including providing direct reports with clear communication regarding responsibilities, practices, and feedback.  
  • Build a multi-year admissions strategy with a focus on our new programs.
  • Lead the DEI enrollment pipeline strategy and partner with the COO to build and expand a path-breaking strategy around equitable tuition that not only reimagines PGS’s enrollment revenue but also sets a new standard for higher education institutions more broadly.
  • Manage the admissions budget.  
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The Director of Admissions is a perfect role for someone who is motivated, competitive, data-oriented, and organized. You are goal-oriented, creative, and resourceful, yet also love organization, order, and meticulous planning.  You are intellectually curious and will enjoy adapting and adopting innovative ways to consistently tweak current processes and strategies to always be attractive to prospective students. You are tenacious and committed to making sure we are meeting our aggressive growth plan. You love building great relationships with your colleagues, realizing that your success relies on their partnership—plus you deeply enjoy meaningful collaboration. You are a positive person in nature who is able to challenge the status quo yet genuinely stay excited and positive about the institution’s strategy and direction. 

This position is ideal for someone who has experience in a similar role for more than 5 years and/or can demonstrate that they have the skills, knowledge, and aptitude to take the department, and consequently the school, to the next level through a well-articulated plan.

Is this the right position for you?

The Director of Admissions is the perfect role for an energetic data driven individual who is ready to empower a team and roll-up their sleeves to grow this community of change-makers. This position is a collaborative leadership role and is the right opportunity for someone who enjoys creating efficient processes and systems, while developing lasting relationships with potential students and empowering colleagues in order to further the school’s mission and impact. They always take a creative approach towards a challenge and are excited to be a part of a fast-moving and innovative organization.

Is Presidio Graduate School the right place for you?

PGS is not a typical higher ed institution. We are more like a fast-paced social enterprise with a high commitment to academic excellence and student outcomes. In addition, we are in a “rebirth” phase. A high proportion of the staff is new, and we are launching into an invigorating era of program diversification and growth. Our mission is at the core of all we do, and our team highly values social justice and environmental sustainability. 

Our team will be working remotely until summer 2021, at which time we plan to have an office near a BART station in San Francisco or Oakland. We compensate our employees well, offer unlimited/flex vacation, and are united in our common mission around sustainability, social justice, and education.

Admissions Ambassador 

Time Commitment: Parttime inoffice, remote, and on location, based on need. $20/hour @ 20 hours per week. 

Reports to: Director of Admissions  

Purpose: By providing support to the admissions team, the student worker will focus on ways to increase engagement of prospective students. The student will build on their current skills and gain experience with recruiting and networking effectiveness, data management, and promotional marketing. 

Duties and responsibilities may include: 

  • Be the first point of contact for new leads: call and email new leads within 24 hours of contact 
  • Enter lead/applicant data into Salesforce 
  • Coordinate volunteer students for monthly webinars/class tour 
  • Coordinate informative webinars with Faculty and students 
  • Serve as point of contact to help prospective students with their personal statement 
  • Represent PGS at recruiting and networking events 
  • Schedule connections between prospects and alumni/current students 
  • Assist with creating and executing external marketing campaigns (prior HubSpot experience a plus) 

Qualifications: 

  • Must be an enrolled Presidio Graduate School student  
  • Outgoing and excited about promoting PGS 
  • Enjoys working in a positive and cooperative manner to achieve shared objectives 
  • A self-starter who also knows when to ask for guidance  
  • Excited about data and meticulous record-keeping 
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects 
  • Interested in exploring efficiency improvements 
  • Understands compliance and admissions policies and their impact 
  • Balances confidentiality with customer/student service and satisfaction 
  • Ability to adapt and thrive in a constantly changing environment 
  • Understands systems thinking approach and interrelatedness of activities and processes within all PGS departments throughout the student lifecycle experience 

TO APPLY: Send an email to [email protected] with your resume attached and a brief description of why you are the best fit for this position and how it would enhance your experience at PGS. 

Presidio Graduate School is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

Deadline to apply is September 01, 2020. 

Position Summary

The Marketing Producer plays a critical role in enabling Presidio Graduate School’s growth, expansion, and impact. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, this individual will keep the marketing and content engines fueled and should have a passion for delivering high-quality design and content. Ideally suited for someone who enjoys thinking big as well as focusing on the fine details, this person is a self-starter who is skilled at building processes and systems. This individual will support and lead a variety of projects to tell compelling stories and deliver beautiful finished works to inspire people and organizations as they embark on transformational work. Intellectually curious, s/he will run experiments and gather learnings, offer creative and innovative ideas, and be a valued utility player and thought partner.

This individual will also lead social media for PGS and ensure we create, curate, and promote valuable and engaging content. Part art and part science, this individual will determine the ideal mix of content to share and the right cadence and type of interaction to grow and engage our audience, as well as to measure and analyze performance to keep optimizing these channels. This individual will also work with our agency to oversee our social media advertising and help optimize ad copy/creative for maximum effectiveness.

To help PGS meet ambitious growth goals, our ideal candidate is passionate about the creative process, thrives on managing details and timelines, and maintains a zen attitude in the face of shifting deadlines and competing priorities. Part trafficker and part project manager, this individual will help keep our marketing factory humming by expediting the production process. S/he will triage incoming marketing requests, build and manage project timelines for major initiatives, and keep us on track.

Finally, we seek someone with strong writing and proofreading skills and elegant design capabilities who can inhabit our brand and help us design and deliver assets that embody our visual identity and aesthetic. In addition to producing content, this individual will also have opportunities to write short- and long-form content to meet our growing demand-generation and lead-generation needs. S/he will work closely with freelance designers, web developers, copywriters, and others to ensure that our finished deliverables are produced beautifully, as well as on-time and within budget.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn) to keep audiences engaged, informed, and entertained, employing a data-driven approach to optimizing performance
  • Producing and sharing content across all channels/communication platforms (building social media, email, newsletters, blog, and web content) and leveraging data and insights to improve our content and channel placement so we can continually optimize and improve
  • Curating and optimizing on-brand images for all channels; designing infographics, collateral, and other assets; and crafting engaging blog posts and other content to showcase impact creation, amplify alumni success stories, and educate audiences
  • Creating and maintaining content calendars and project plans for key initiatives (such as new program launches) that keep us organized, effective, and able to meet our deadlines
  • Ensuring effective handling of incoming marketing requests, flagging and troubleshooting any issues as needed, while keeping stakeholders informed
  • Managing hand-offs to ensure finished assets of the highest quality are delivered on time; performing quality assurance for all final content and creative to ensure edits and feedback collected throughout the process are correctly reflected in the finished products
  • Managing the deployment of finished assets to their respective systems and destinations (e.g., getting finished assets and supporting files into Sharepoint in a timely fashion or onto the website)
  • Managing content freshness so that our content reflects program updates, new messaging, and website changes

Qualifications

  • Experience managing content/creative projects under tight deadlines
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing social media channels and using relevant listening tools and publishing platforms; skilled at measuring and monitoring performance, and able to engage audiences successfully to build warm relationships and a positive view of our brand
  • Ability to work successfully and with minimal supervision in a changing environment to perform multiple tasks effectively and concurrently, with superior organizational skills and great attention to detail
  • Skilled at building emails, web pages, and other deliverables in HubSpot and WordPress (or equivalent)
  • Ability to manage successful stakeholder relationships by being a quick thinker, an innovative problem-solver, and an effective communicator
  • Experience with relevant project management tools and platforms and a sense of curiosity to explore and implement new ways for us to be productive, creative, and effective
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education/experience

Is Presidio Graduate School the right place for you?

PGS is not a typical higher ed institution. We are more like a fast-paced social enterprise with a high commitment to academic excellence and student outcomes. In addition, we are in a “rebirth” phase. A high proportion of the staff is new, and we are launching into an invigorating era of program diversification and growth. Our mission is at the core of all we do, and our team highly values social justice and environmental sustainability.

Our team will be working remotely until summer 2021, at which time we plan to have an office near a BART station in San Francisco or Oakland. We compensate our employees well, offer unlimited / flex vacation, and are united in our common mission around sustainability, social justice, and education. Bay Area candidates are preferred for eventual proximity to in-person events, but we will also consider remote candidates who can travel to the Bay Area (post-COVID) and who can work during Pacific time business hours.

TO APPLY: Send an email to [email protected] with your resume attached, your salary expectation, and a brief description of why you are the best fit for this position. Please provide links to the social media accounts you manage (organizational accounts), 1-2 writing samples, and 1-2 design samples showcasing your talents.

Presidio Graduate School is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Position Summary

The Student Services and Records Manager (SSRM) will play an exciting role in supporting Presidio Graduate School’s student body. Reporting to the Associate Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness, the SSRM is responsible for acting as the primary point of contact in providing students with academic advising, career services resources, and responding to general financial aid inquiries. The Student Services and Records Manager will develop initiatives that cultivate an excellent student experience, and manage registrar and record-keeping functions. The SSRM will also show a commitment to PGS’s core values of community, innovation, integrity, social justice, and environmental sustainability.

PGS has a philosophy of high engagement with and among students. It will be essential that the SSRM cultivates a culture where student relationships are a priority and the student voice is an essential component in institutional growth and development. This includes liaising with Student Representatives, supporting student clubs and organizations, and facilitating a broad range of student events. The SSRM will provide advisement to students regarding opportunities for growth and development and keep the student body apprised of PGS initiatives. The SSRM will act with diversity, equity, and inclusion at the forefront of their work.

The Student Services and Records Manager will also be responsible for academic record-keeping n the Student Information System including maintaining student records, creating course schedule projections and rotations, term and course builds, registration, schedule and status changes, and grades. The SSRM will act as the Registrar for PGS and will be responsible for timely reporting of student outcomes such as retention, persistence, and population data. In consult with the AVP, the SSRM will comply with IPEDS and Clery Act reporting.

Key Responsibilities

Student Experience

  • Act in conjunction with the Admissions Department to create a smooth transition for new PGS students.
  • Facilitate and manage New Student Orientation.
  • Facilitate and manage Commencement.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with students through matriculation and beyond.
  • Act as the Disabilities Coordinator, facilitating requests for accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
  • Facilitate, support, and provide advisement to Student Representatives and student clubs and groups.
  • Provide student academic advising including degree progression updates, proactive outreach, access to resources, and other support as needed.
  • Monitor student participation and provide advising regarding expectations, resources, and policy adherence.
  • Advise students regarding schedule changes, withdrawal, leave of absence, program changes, and other academic status revisions.
  • Facilitate documentation process and monitor student outcomes.
  • Monitor student academic progress and notify students of changes to their academic status. Facilitate the SAP process for all students, including coordinating with Financial Aid for students who receive Title IV funding.
  • Monitor and advise on matters related to student complaints and code of conduct expectations.
  • Assist the financial aid servicer in administering federal and institutional funds. Implement financial aid policies and procedures in accordance with federal, state, and institutional regulations and policies.
  • Provide financial aid servicer staff with ongoing training including file completion, awarding, and accuracy assessment for financial aid counselors. Ensure that daily process workflow objectives are met, and monitor financial aid counselor progress, enforcing accountability.
  • Develop student events each semester, and facilitate event coordination with other PGS departments and stakeholders.
  • Act as the first point of contact for questions regarding financial aid and liaise with PGS’s financial aid servicer as needed to ensure effective and timely student support.
  • Support the financial aid process and participate in policy decisions, messaging/communications, award review meetings, and efforts with community partners.
  • Coordinate career services activities for students in conjunction with PGS’s career services vendor. Assess the effectiveness of career services and provide recommendations and initiatives to improve professional planning tools for PGS students.
  • Facilitate student and alumni surveys and report on data and initiatives enacted in response to data collection and feedback.

Records Management and Registrar Services

  • Create course rotations and projections for upcoming semesters by analyzing student degree progression and course needs.
  • Manage the creation and amendment of the academic calendar, including webinar and residency dates for hybrid learning.
  • Create academic years, semesters, programs, courses, and course sections in the Student Information System.
  • Maintain accurate records in the Student Information System.
  • Run reports to audit record-keeping, provide data analytics, and report on information as needed.
  • Monitor student registration to ensure accuracy and appropriateness of course scheduling.
  • Process course schedule changes in a timely manner and ensure reporting of schedule changes to Financial Aid as needed.
  • Coordinate with faculty to ensure grades are posted and available to students in accordance with PGS’s policies. Ensure completeness of grade reporting and monitor grade exceptions such as incompletes.
  • Monitor student progress for degree completion and confer degrees as needed.
  • Manage the process for transcript and diploma ordering for students and alumni.
  • Provide routine reporting on population, program enrollment, course enrollment, retention, persistence, academic progress, demographics, and course outcomes.
  • Provide biannual IPEDS reporting as required by the Department of Education.
  • Manage the Campus Safety Report in accordance with Clery Act requirements.
  • Administer policy in accordance with PGS standards. Make policy recommendations that reflect adherence to diversity, equity, and inclusion and that support the regulatory requirements of the Department of Education, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), state authorization, Bureau for Private and Post-Secondary Education (BPPE), Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Military Tuition Assistance Program, and other regulatory bodies.
  • Maintain the PGS Student Handbook and ensure its accuracy as well as adherence to policies set forth therein.
  • Act as the steward of all student records, ensuring compliance with record maintenance standards.
  • Ensure institutional compliance with privacy standards and the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

The Student Services and Records Manager is an ideal role for someone who is motivated, data-oriented, organized, and skilled at relationship management. The SSRM should be goal-oriented, creative, diplomatic, and resourceful, while adhering to strict deadlines and creating organizational systems for maximum efficiency and student support. The SSRM must be student-centric and enjoy adapting and adopting innovative ways to ensure students receive the utmost in service and opportunity at PGS. The SSRM must be skilled at building great relationships with colleagues, realizing that student success is an institutional initiative that requires communication and collaboration. The SSRM should be positive while also unafraid to challenge status quo in an effort to continuously elevate PGS through innovation. The SSRM will provide key information that helps leverage the institution’s strategy and direction, remaining enthusiastic about and committed to PGS’s goals, values, and future.

This position is ideal for someone who has experience managing robust student services and records in a high touch environment at a growing institution. Candidates must demonstrate that they have the skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm to manage the student experience in a highly engaged, collaborative environment. This requires positivity, innovation, detail- orientation, and excellent resource management.

Ideally, candidates will have two years of experience working in a fast-paced, student-centric environment with oversight of student services and records. A degree is preferred, but not required.

Is Presidio Graduate School the Right Place for You?

PGS is not a typical higher education institution. We are a fast-paced social enterprise with a high commitment to academic excellence and student outcomes. In addition, we are in a “rebirth” phase. A high proportion of the staff is new, and we are launching into an invigorating era of program diversification and growth. Our mission is at the core of all we do, and our team highly values social justice and environmental sustainability.

Our team will be working remotely until summer 2021, at which time we plan to have an office near a BART station in San Francisco or Oakland. We compensate our employees well, offer unlimited/flex vacation, and are united in our common mission around sustainability, social justice, and education.

How to Apply

To apply for a current job opening, please send your salary requirements, cover letter, and resume to [email protected] Applications will not be considered without a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for this position.

Presidio Graduate School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, handicap, or disability in accordance with federal law.

How to apply

To apply for a current job opening, please send your salary requirements, cover letter, and resume to [email protected]. Applications will not be considered without a thoughtful cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for this position.

Presidio Graduate School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, handicap or disability in accordance with federal law.