Jul 01, 2024

Student Recruitment Coordinator (Meridian PCS)

$60,000 - $70,000 yearly
  • TenSquare
  • Meridian Public Charter School, 13th Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA
Full-time Other Education School Support

Job Description

Meridian is a PreK-8th grade school with an elementary campus located in Washington DC’s vibrant U Street Corridor and a middle school campus a few blocks up the road in Columbia Heights. Our mission is to inspire a passion for learning in our students and to help them build their self-confidence and self-respect through academic achievement. 

Our 650+ students are a diverse mix of African-American, Latino, Asian, African, and White students. Almost 30% of our students are English language learners, and we serve one of the largest Latinx populations in DC charter schools. Meridian is committed to serving our local community, and one-third of our students live within a half mile of our campuses. We are also proud of the fact that Meridian is a school of choice for parents— all eight wards of the city are represented among our student population.

Meridian’s strengths include two beautiful campuses with nearby outdoor and recreational grounds; state of the art technology for students and teachers; updated and aligned curricula; an academic program laser-focused on student growth, achievement, and social-emotional development; extensive professional development and support for teachers and leaders; and a school culture grounded in student achievement, collaboration, and student-centered learning.

For additional information about Meridian visit mpcs-dc.org

ABOUT THE POSITIOThe Student Recruitment Coordinator will be central to executing Meridian’s student recruitment strategic plan and meeting our goals for the 2024-2025 school year and beyond. The coordinator will help assess, coordinate, lead and support the school-wide recruitment efforts at Meridian, with specific focus on recruitment, relationship building, family engagement and data sharing. This is a 12-month position reporting directly to the Director of Development and Community Partnerships.



  • Identify potential community partnerships that support and/or enhance recruitment efforts 
  • Develop, implement and evaluates a comprehensive and innovative recruitment program to attract new students
  • Attend local student recruitment events and community events to develop a pipeline of applicants for the next school year 
  • Follow up with student leads and guide them through the customer journey until the point of school hand-off
  • Support other PreK-8 grade student recruitment-related projects and tasks, as needed

Relationship Management 

  • Under the leadership of the Managing Director of Impact and Family Engagement Manager, develop and execute long-term plans for cultivating partnerships that lead to increased enrollment and resources for students and families
  • Build and maintain relationships and communications with new and interested families at both the elementary and middle school campuses

Family Engagement 

  • Create and implement a standard operating procedures for welcoming new families 
  • Engage with parents and families to understand their awareness and perceptions of Meridian and share information 
  • Co-lead Open House events with Family Engagement and campus based leadership teams

Data sharing

  • Collect and document parent and community feedback to inform school leaders of ways to make and keep Meridian attractive and competitive  
  • Use insights gathered from the community to influence new student recruitment materials and tactics (e.g., parents, students, community organizations, community leaders)  
  • Work closely with family engagement manager to implement  annual student recruitment plans aligned with student enrollment goals  
  • Tracks student enrollment data and progress and shares with school leaders in both written and graphic forms


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required 
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to learn electronic information and document retention systems (PowerSchool experience strongly preferred)
  • Must be able to pass a fingerprint and background check
  • Working hours include occasional evenings outside of set work hours (9:00 am-5:00 pm) to support school-wide and recruitment events
  • Two or more years of experience in recruitment in a school, business, or  nonprofit setting strongly preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong skills in using Microsoft Office suite and Google Workspace
  • Strong ability to adapt to change and problem solve to and respond both quickly and professionally
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and effective oral and written communication/public relations skills
  • Ability to manage multiple competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of recruitment, marketing and sales techniques
  • Ability to make presentations to large audiences
  • Ability to work well with individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Capacity to accept and implement feedback and exhibit sound and accurate judgment and decision-making
  • Ability to work well independently as well as with others in a team approach
  • Strong ability to Excellent organizational skills, timely completion of tasks and attention to detail
  • Strong writing and editing abilities
  • Customer Orientation: Persistent in approach and a genuine desire to connect with families, and provide a positive customer service experience to all families and stakeholders professionalism and a positive, can-do attitude
  • Flexibility/Adaptability: Open to change and to considerable variety in the workplace
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred

A recent TNTP Insight Survey of our teachers placed our staff’s satisfaction with compensation in the top quartile of all charter schools in DC. We also lead the charter sector in compensation transparency and publish our salary scales for teachers, apprentice teachers, and dedicated aides here.

Meridian teachers and staff are compensated competitively for their time and have opportunities to earn additional income through leadership opportunities at the school level, offering extracurricular clubs and sports for students, and facilitating tutoring programs.

The salary range for the Student Recruitment Coordinator is $60,000-$70,000.

Do you embody a love of learning? Do you believe in the importance of educating the whole child? Do you want to join a collaborative team driving Meridian’s continued growth from good to great? Apply today! 


Meridian Public Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The School’s EEO policy prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Meridian PCS prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and will reasonably accommodate applicants with a disability, upon request, and will also ensure reasonable accommodation for employees with a disability. Under this policy, equal employment opportunity is required in recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, termination, compensation, benefits, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment as required by applicable law.

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