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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 National (New York, NY)

National Training Specialist

The National Training Specialist works in the national office as part of the team responsible for training and evaluating Posse program staff to ensure the quality and consistency of the national Posse Program. The position reports to the National Director of Training and Evaluation and works closely with a team of National Training Specialists. Ideal candidates for this position are experienced facilitators who can master material quickly, and are interested in working with issues involving higher education and diversity.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and facilitate local and national staff trainings
  • Assist in the coordination and delivery of initial program training for all new employees
  • Evaluate, give feedback and coach Posse staff members
  • Develop program curriculum for high school and college age groups
  • Assist with the replication of the Posse program in expansion cities
  • Write and revise program manuals
  • Design and facilitate retreats that address issues of diversity for Posse partner colleges and universities
  • Travel to Posse sites and partner universities to model the Posse Program and train Posse staff
  • Other related duties as assigned

Qualities/Qualifications

  • Minimum three (3) years of experience facilitating small and large groups
  • Experience designing workshops for small and/or large groups
  • Excellent writer
  • Experience coaching individuals and/or teams to effectively deliver a program model
  • Experience working with high school and/or college age students
  • Can work well independently or in teams
  • Strong time management, organization and multi-tasking skills
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Graduate degree a plus

To Apply: Send your résumé and cover letter to:

Pamela Phayme Director of Training and Evaluation, Posse National Office
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14 Wall Street, 8A-60
New York, NY 10005

Deadline for submission of application is February 9, 2015 at 12noon.
no phone calls please

Posse New Orleans

Career Program Manager

The Career Program Manager leads Posse’s Career Program in New Orleans. 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.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • 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

To Apply: Send your résumé and cover letter to:

Ebonie Williams Assistant to the Director, Posse New Orleans
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1515 Poydras St., Suite 610
New Orleans, LA 70112
Fax: (504) 910-9967

Deadline for submission of application is Thursday, February 5, 2015.
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 Orleans 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 Orleans 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: Send your résumé and cover letter to:

Prisca Washington Program Director, Posse New Orleans
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1515 Poydras St., Suite 610
New Orleans, LA 70112
Fax: (504) 910-9967

Deadline for submission of application is Thursday, February 5, 2015.
no phone calls please

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