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 Chicago

Program Director

The primary responsibilities of the Program Director in Chicago are to oversee and manage the Posse program for up to six (6) university partners; manage a staff of up to four (4) trainers and one program coordinator; oversee and coordinate all program operations for his/her team. These include: maintaining a network of school and community based organizations; overseeing the pre-collegiate training program; overseeing the on-campus program; communicating and working closely with the career program; organizing and attending summer and on-campus retreats; scheduling program activities; and maintaining relationships with university partner administrators and staff. The Program Director will also oversee student academic performance and retention and provide regular reports about program outcomes. S/he will also insure trainer development and effectiveness. The Program Director will work closely with the Director of the site to insure that his/her program is operating in the most effective way possible. The Program Director will support the Director of the site in maintaining university relations with his/her assigned university partners through campus visits and regular communication. The Program Director must be detail-oriented, highly organized, enthusiastic, a great communicator, hard working, and a strong role model. The Program Director reports directly to Director of the site.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree required
  • Masters Degree preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Minimum 2-3 years experience in youth development/training programs
  • Minimum 2-3 years of management experience
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong facilitation Skills
  • Decisive
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Chicago public high schools
  • Willing to travel frequently
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply: Send your résumé and cover letter to:

Zoe Engel, Assistant to the Director, Posse Chicago
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Fax: (312) 566-9796
The Posse Foundation
111 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60604

No phone calls please. Deadline for submission of application is Sunday, November 2, 2014.

Posse National (New York, NY)

Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer

The primary responsibilities of the position are to directly support all aspects of the COO including assisting with major research projects, organizing and managing special projects, organizing an annual conference for college partner liaisons, maintaining strong university relationships, maintaining university administrative networks, organizing files, calendar and travel, supporting program operations on a national level, generating reports, keeping track of expenses, representing the program to university officials, board members and various other constituent groups. The assistant to the COO must be highly motivated, organized, enthusiastic, a great communicator and writer, hard working, independent and knowledgeable in basic computer skills and research. The assistant reports to the Chief Operating Officer.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Research and database background preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Detail oriented
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Bi-lingual a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply: Send your résumé and cover letter to:

Raven Carey-James, Receptionist
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The Posse Foundation
14 Wall Street Suite 8A-60
New York, NY 10005
Attn: Raven Carey-James

Deadline for submission of application is October 23, 2014. No phone calls please. Please indicate the position for which you are applying.

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: Send your résumé and cover letter to:

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

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, October 27, 2014. This is a re-posting and we are only accepting résumés and cover letters for new applicants at this time.

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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