Jobs at Posse

Posse is always looking for the best talent to join our team. We are a growing organization located in nine cities with career opportunities for highly qualified and experienced individuals who believe in what we do. Please visit this page to check if we’ve posted new job opportunities. Posse also lists jobs on Idealist, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and other higher education career postings.

Posse Los Angeles

Development Officer

The development officer supports Posse Los Angeles’ individual, corporate and foundation giving. S/he is responsible for working with the site director and Posse’s national development team to meet the annual revenue goals and reach higher revenue goals each year. The development officer is responsible for grant reports and writing proposals with accompanying budgets, conducting prospect research, drafting thank you letters and other donor correspondence, planning events, soliciting corporate donations for events, managing development communications with the site director, gift entry, monthly financial reporting, and supporting the work of the rest of the development staff, locally and nationally. S/he also represents the program to board members, donors and various other constituent groups. The development officer reports to the director.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Write and submit foundation and corporate proposals, reports and letters in a timely manner. Track all proposal and report deadlines.
  • Maintain communication with all organizational donors (particularly foundation and corporate donors and prospects).
  • Work with director to identify and research prospects.
  • Track prospective donor contacts and set up prospect meetings. Assist Director with prospect meeting strategies.
  • Maintain all administrative development activities and maintain donor files, including electronic files through Raiser’s Edge Database.
  • Organize and implement several annual donor mailings.
  • Help facilitate communication and follow up with the Los Angeles Advisory Board.
  • Manage logistics for development special events.
We are looking for someone who is collaborative, innovative, hard working and thrives in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate will have these qualities/qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree
  • Three plus years of work experience in development or related field
  • Motivated and able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Ability to multi-task, manage concurrent processes/projects, and focus on the small but important details in all projects while keeping the bigger picture in mind
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including grant writing
  • Excellent office and computer skills. Proficient in Word, Excel and experience working with a fundraising database
  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships with colleagues, donors, volunteers and the public
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to:

Tamara Craver, Director, Posse Los Angeles
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515 S. Figueroa St
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Deadline for submission of application is August 22, 2014.
No phone calls please

Posse New Orleans

Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator acts as a project organizer. S/he is a main support to the Program Director and supports the entire program team. S/he directly supports the dynamic assessment process/recruitment, pre-collegiate training, and the career and campus programs. S/he maintains the student database and networks, organizes volunteers, plans special events, maintains other critical databases and files, keeps calendars and schedules, makes travel plans, coordinates major mailings, and manages phone calls. The Program Coordinator is responsible for organizing and managing special project logistics including the awards ceremony, pre-collegiate writing program, the summer Posse Olympics, and retreats. S/he reports to the Program Director.

Qualities/Qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree required
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Experience with youth is a plus
  • Ability to work well with college students
  • Able to work autonomously and within a team
  • Event management experience a plus
  • Proficiency required in MS Word, Powerpoint, Excel, internet and email
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and MS Access a plus
  • Knowledge of design software
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to:

Prisca Washington, Program Director, Posse New Orleans
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The Posse Foundation, Inc.
1515 Poydras St., Suite 610
New Orleans, LA 70112

Deadline for submission of application is August 25, 2014.
No phone calls please

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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