Admissions Recruiter (Temporary) - The Experiment in International Living

  • Mid-level, Part-time staff position
  • Posted on 9 July 2018
  • Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
  • Closing on 8 August 2018
  • Current

Job Description

The Experiment in International Living seeks a temporary (September 2018 – April 2019) Admissions Recruiter to participate in the recruitment and conversion efforts of The Experiment Admissions team. This person will manage a pool of recruiting events, including: school visits, summer/gap year opportunity fairs, parent information sessions, home visits, and others within an assigned recruiting territory.

The Experiment in International Living has been the leader in international education and experiential learning for high school students for more than 85 years. On our three- and four-week high school study abroad programs to 26 countries, students explore the world through hands-on experiences and homestays in local communities through the lens of a specific theme. Each year, hundreds of students come away from The Experiment with invaluable cultural, leadership, language, and college-prep skills that help them thrive in diverse environments.



  • Recruit high school students and host families for The Experiment in through presentations at high schools, summer opportunities fairs, parent information evenings, and collaborative work with partner, school or community groups. Promote Experiment group travel (“custom”) programs. This will involve extensive travel: as many as 20 days per month during the 6-month recruiting cycle;
  • Meet or exceed established conversion goal for recruiting enrolled students at events. Research and develop knowledge of assigned recruitment territory to identify new recruitment opportunities and nurture existing ones;
  • Work with marketing and communications team (MARCOM) to develop assigned territory strategies and identify marketing opportunities;
  • Pre-departure counseling: Assist in the creation of pre-departure materials, disseminate information to students and parents, and assist students through the visa and other pre-departure processes;
  • Planning: Assist with strategic recruitment planning with the goal of increasing awareness of The Experiment amongst prospective students, sending high schools and related mentoring organizations, community groups and sponsors. The Admissions Officer will be responsible for creating and executing a geographic recruitment plan for the assigned territory;
  • Serve as backup to other Experiment admissions officers;
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by Director of Admissions and Financial Aid.


  • Be able to speak knowledgably about Experiment programs and financial aid and scholarship opportunities;
  • Electronically record all contacts in the database and submit regular recruitment reports;
  • In cooperation with department staff and others, evaluate previous recruitment efforts;
  • Assist office staff with answering The Experiment’s general 1-800 line and website chat;
  • Promote diversity in all recruitment and admissions efforts.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in a related field, with 1 – 3 years of recruiting, admissions, higher education, or marketing experience desirable;
  • High level of comfort with technology and an interest in utilizing new technologies to increase efficiently;
  • Experience working with cross-cultural education and youth; with familiarity with Experiment or World Learning programs preferred;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with knowledge of a second language desirable;
  • Ability to make presentations to students, parents, teachers and other educators
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated customer service skills, with experience in advising/counseling of students preferred;
  • Ability to work independently and creatively.

About the Organization

For more than 85 years, World Learning has worked to create a more peaceful, sustainable, and just world. Our education, development, and exchange programs help people find their voices, connect with their communities, and strengthen the institutions that form the backbone of a democratic society. With our support, these emerging leaders tackle critical global issues like poverty, conflict, and inequality.

As a thriving international nonprofit organization with impact in 150 countries, World Learning works across six major program areas. We’re hard at work improving global education to ensure schools and teachers have the tools they need to support students — including English language instruction through our TESOL teacher training. We encourage civic engagement in communities around the world, and we strengthen institutions so that they can best serve their constituencies. Our workforce development programs help people cultivate the hard and soft skills they need to succeed. And we offer people-to-people exchanges for people of all ages who seek professional and academic enrichment.

All World Learning programs are grounded in five key approaches: experiential learning, leadership development, inclusive practices, innovation, and grants management. We believe in partnering with local experts, organizations, and institutions to find solutions that will truly work for each community. Together, we create the foundations for a better tomorrow.

World Learning is a member of the World Learning Inc. family, which also includes The Experiment in International Living and School for International Training.

More information

JD - Admissions Recruiter (Temp) 7-18.pdf

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