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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 Bay Area


The role of the Posse trainer is to help recruit, train, and support Posse Scholars. During recruitment, trainers assist with outreach to high schools and community based organizations. Trainers also interview candidates and guide them through the college application process. Once the Posse Scholars are selected, trainers work closely with them beginning in their senior year of high school and continuing to their graduation from college. In Pre-Collegiate Training, trainers facilitate weekly workshops for Posse Scholars that focus on leadership, cross-cultural communication, team-building, and academic excellence. To support the Campus Program, trainers travel to our partner universities four times a year to meet with Posse Scholars individually. Trainers track Scholars’ academic progress and help develop strategies to address any potential retention issues. Additionally, trainers work closely with Posse mentors (usually college faculty/staff members) to ensure Posse Scholars on campus receive the support they need. Trainers report to the program director of the site and work in close collaboration with co-trainers.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Experience working with youth; facilitation experience; counseling experience; and two years previous work experience desired
  • Experience working one-on-one with high school and college aged students
  • Excellent demonstrated skills in writing, communication, presentation and time management
  • Ability to organize, manage, prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to relate to and interact with high-school and college-aged participants from diverse backgrounds
  • Must be enthusiastic, possess a strong work ethic, be able to work independently and as part of a team, and serve as a positive role model for Posse Scholars and staff
  • Knowledge of San Francisco and Oakland public high schools is a plus
  • Willing and able to travel throughout year (current driver’s license strongly preferred)
  • Computer skills (MS Word and Excel, internet research, email, etc.)
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

How To Apply:

Please send your résumé and cover letter to:
Leroy Foster, Director, Posse Bay Area
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mailing Address: 350 Sansome St. suite 1010, San Francisco, CA 94104

Deadline for submission of application is June 3, 2015.
no phone calls please.

Posse D.C.

Assistant to the Director

This is a great entry-level opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in nonprofit administration and fundraising. The primary responsibilities of the position are to directly support all aspects of the site director’s daily duties including general office management, organizing calendar and travel, generating reports, managing petty cash, event planning, working with donors and various other constituent groups, and assisting with major projects and program operations. The assistant also works to support the site’s fundraising operations. Those responsibilities include database management, event coordination and logistical support, mailings, research, grant writing and other general development administrative duties. The assistant reports to the site director.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Database management and administrative background required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Outlook, database management, internet research, e-mail and basic computer skills are required
  • Knowledge of Access, InDesign, and Raiser’s Edge software a plus
  • Excellent demonstrated skills in writing, communication and time management
  • Ability to organize, manage and complete multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Superb interpersonal relationship skills with many different constituents
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, independent and enthusiastic
  • Deadline and detail oriented
  • At least one year professional experience preferred
  • Bi-lingual a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

How To Apply:

Please send your résumé and cover letter to:
Tamara Wilds Lawson, Director, Posse D.C.
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mailing Address: 1319 F Street, NW Suite 604 Washington, DC 20004

Deadline for submission of application is noon on Monday, June 8, 2015.
no phone calls please.

Posse New York

Career Program Manager

The Career Program Manager leads Posse’s Career Program in New York. The mission of the Career Program is to help Posse Scholars transition from being leaders on campus to become leaders in the workforce. Career Program Managers focus on three key responsibilities: (1) Developing and leading exciting, career-enhancing programming (e.g. workshops and special events); (2) Collaborating with the Director and development staff to cultivate and manage career partnerships; and (3) Connecting Scholars and alumni to resources that allow them to access a range of career development services, including internship and job search support, skill building, and ongoing career guidance. As the site’s leader for career programming and part of the local management team, the Career Program Manager supports other Posse programming as needed in collaboration with the Program Directors. An important part of the work involves the regular collection of data and reporting on career outcomes. The Career Program Manager is also a part of the National Career and Alumni Programs team and, as such, is responsible for working with national staff to coordinate the delivery of high quality programming for Scholars and Alumni. The Career Program Manager will travel to up to six partner universities annually. S/he will be responsible for maintaining close relationships with program partners, and directors of university career centers.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience working with youth strongly preferred
  • Experience working in corporate settings is a plus
  • Experience managing volunteers a plus Experience facilitating workshops
  • Event planning experience preferred
  • Database management skills strongly desired, i.e., Salesforce
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills and ability to multi-task Strong writing and communication skills
  • Able to work independently and with a team Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Graduate degree a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

How To Apply:

Please send your résumé and cover letter to:
Noel Kanalley, Assistant to the Director, Posse New York
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mailing Address: 14 Wall Street, Suite 8A-60 New York, NY 100005
Fax: 212-405-1698

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, June 5th by noon eastern time.
no phone calls please.

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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