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

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:

Eric Lane, Program Director, Posse Los Angelescer
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Posse Los Angeles
515 South Figueroa Street, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Deadline for submission of application is September 5, 2014.
No phone calls please

Posse National (New York, NY)

Trainer, Veterans Program

The role of the Posse trainer is to help recruit, train, support, encourage and maintain contact with Posse Scholars. The Posse trainer works with Scholars beginning with their recruitment for the program and continuing to their graduation from the partner college or university. The Posse trainer works with Scholars both on an individual basis and in groups. The Posse trainer reports to the Director of Veterans Program and will work in close collaboration with a partner trainer.

  • Raise awareness of Posse program and develop relationships with community colleges, community-based organizations, and military bases through personal contact with college counselors, advisors, program directors and other staff.
  • Recruit candidates for the Posse program.
  • Serve as a resource for candidates throughout the recruitment process.
  • Help organize and deliver recruitment, assessment and selection activities.
  • Select Posse Scholars, in collaboration with partner college and university officials.
  • Plan, facilitate and evaluate workshops, summer retreats, and other activities for up to three Posses during the one-month, pre-college training program.
  • Assist writing coaches in planning, implementation and assessment of writing program.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Posse Scholars at up to three partner colleges and universities through regular campus visits, telephone calls, email and other correspondence.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Posse Mentors at up to three partner colleges and universities, help deliver Mentor training, communicate regularly with Mentors by phone and email throughout academic year.
  • Maintain relationships with staff, administrators and faculty at partner colleges and universities.
  • Plan, facilitate and evaluate annual Posse Plus Retreats at partner colleges and universities.
  • Plan and attend graduation ceremonies at partner colleges and universities.
Qualities/Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Facilitation and counseling experience.
  • Experience working with veterans a plus.
  • Three to five years previous work experience desired.
  • Experience working one-on-one with non-traditional college 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 students 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.
  • Willing and able to travel extensively throughout year (current driver’s license strongly preferred).
  • U.S. Veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • Computer skills (MS Word and Excel, internet research, email, etc.).
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values.

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

Mike McHugh, Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer
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The Posse Foundation, Inc.
14 Wall Street, 8A-60
New York, NY 10005

Deadline for submission of application is September 5, 2014 at noon.
No phone calls please

Posse New York

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:

Raven Carey-James, Receptionist
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The Posse Foundation, Inc.
14 Wall Street, 8A-60
New York, NY 10005

Deadline for submission of application is September 9, 2014 at noon.
No phone calls please

Trainer

Posse strives to cultivate a work environment that emphasizes teamwork, positive attitude, respect for team members and their ideas, and an undeniable passion for the mission of the Foundation. It is essential that all team members embrace, support and advance these vital principles. These principles are crucial to the success of the organization and our team as they have a significant and direct effect on our working environment and, most importantly, on the Posse Scholars and the partner institutions with whom we work closely.
The role of the Posse trainer is to help recruit, train, support, encourage and maintain contact with Posse Scholars. The Posse trainer works with Scholars beginning in their senior year of high school and continuing to their graduation from the partner college or university. The Posse trainer works with Scholars both on an individual basis and in groups. The Posse Trainer reports to the Program Director of Posse New York and will work in close collaboration with a partner Trainer.

  • Raise awareness of Posse program at high schools and community-based organizations through personal contact with college counselors, principals, program directors and other staff
  • Assist in recruitment of students for the Posse program
  • Serve as a resource for candidates throughout the recruitment process
  • Help organize and deliver recruitment, assessment and selection activities
  • Select Posse Scholars, in collaboration with partner college and university officials
  • Plan, facilitate and evaluate workshops, summer retreats, and other activities for up to three Posses during the eight-month, pre-college training program
  • Assist writing coaches in planning, implementation and assessment of writing program
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Posse Scholars at up to three partner colleges and universities through regular campus visits, telephone calls, email and other correspondence
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Posse Mentors at up to three partner colleges and universities, participate in Mentor training, communicate regularly with Mentors by phone and email throughout academic year
  • Assist with designing and producing newsletters, publications, and programming materials.
  • Maintain relationships with staff, administrators and faculty at partner colleges and universities
  • Plan, facilitate and evaluate annual Posse Plus Retreats at partner colleges and universities
  • Plan and attend graduation ceremonies at partner colleges and universities
Qualities/Qualifications:
  • 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 New York public high schools
  • 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

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

Raven Carey-James, Receptionist
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Posse Foundation, Inc.
14 Wall Street, 8A-60
New York, NY 10005

Deadline for submission of application is September 9, 2014 at noon.
No phone calls please

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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