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Recruitment, Admissions + Programs Associate


The Fund for American Studies is a nonprofit organization that sponsors educational programs in Washington, D.C. and abroad for undergraduate and law students with outstanding leadership potential. The programs have a focus on free-market education. For more information, please visit the websites DCinternships.org and TFAS.org.

About the Role

The Collegiate Programs + Alumni Engagement Department at TFAS is hiring a Recruitment, Admissions + Programs Associate. This position will focus on various recruitment and admissions projects for TFAS’s Washington, D.C.-based academic internship programs. These programs are for undergraduate students interested in careers in government, public policy, journalism and the nonprofit sector, as well as for first- and second-year law students. The position will also support collegiate and alumni programming.

This is a full-time role based in TFAS’s Washington, D.C. office. The position requires a limited amount (up to 10%) of travel for recruitment conferences, college campus visits, and events.


Recruitment + Outreach

  • Plan and staff recruitment conferences, college campus visits and virtual information sessions
  • Write content for the blog (#TFAS Updates) section of the website
  • Draft student and faculty correspondence
  • Assist with marketing mail and email campaigns
  • Contribute to digital communications, including creation of graphics and management of assets
  • Assist with video projects and content creation for various social media platforms (@DCinternships)
  • Manage database of recruitment contacts

Admissions + Tuition Payment Counseling

  • Communicate with prospective applicants and enrolled students via phone, text, email and videoconferencing
  • Process student application materials using CRM
  • Track student tuition payments, using cloud-based accounting software
  • Guide students in seeking out additional scholarship funding

Alumni Engagement

  • Assist with planning and execution of in-person and virtual alumni events
  • Create digital communications
  • Manage online networking platforms

Student Programs

  • Plan briefings, social activities, and other special events for student programs


  • A bachelor’s degree is required
  • Past internship or entry-level experience in higher education, program management, marketing, or other related fields
  • Strong communication, organizational and office skills
  • An interest in student programming with an emphasis on free-market education
  • A command of the Microsoft Office Suite and a desire to learn new software platforms
  • Design experience using Canva and/or the Adobe Creative Cloud is a plus
  • A willingness to work in a team environment and independently

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document:

  • Resume + Cover Letter (explaining the applicant’s interest in the position and mission of TFAS) should be submitted to Mary Stankus, Senior Director, Recruitment, Admissions + Operations at mstankus@TFAS.org.