Jobs at Posse

Posse is always looking for the best talent to join our team. We are a growing organization located in ten 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

Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator is the primary administrative support for the local site. During recruitment, program coordinators manage incoming nominations, the interview schedule, and student personal information through Salesforce. Additionally, program coordinators provide logistical support for each phase of the interview process, as well as the Award Ceremony, and often take the lead in organizing volunteers. During Pre-Collegiate Training, program coordinators play a key role in managing the Writing Program and coordinate logistics for special events such as summer retreats and the Posse Olympics. In support of the Campus Program, program coordinators collect and organize student data and assist program directors in producing regular reports. Program Coordinators also manage travel logistics and supplies for special events on campus. In addition to these responsibilities, program coordinators provide general support for the local office such as managing calendars, tracking office supplies, answering phones, and welcoming students and guests. The program coordinator reports directly to the program director of the site.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s 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
  • Proficiency/Knowledge of Salesforce a plus
  • Knowledge of design software
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

How To Apply:

Please send résumé and cover letter to:

The Posse Foundation – Bay Area
350 Sansome Street, Suite 1010
San Francisco, CA 94104

Att: Farah Elakhaoui or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Deadline for submission of application is Sunday, July 12, 2015 at 12 p.m. PST
no phone calls please.

Posse Boston

Trainer

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.

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 Boston 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:
Rebecca Vogel, Program Director, Posse Boston
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mailing Address: 45 Franklin Street 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02110

Deadline for submission of application is July 8, 2015.
no phone calls please.

Posse Los Angeles

Program Director

The primary responsibilities of the program director 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; coordinate all program operations for the site. These operations include: developing and maintaining a scholarship nominating network of high schools and community-based organizations; managing the Dynamic Assessment Process (Posse’s recruitment program), Pre-Collegiate Training and Campus Programs; working closely with the Career Program; developing the program calendar; and maintaining strong relationships with university partner administrators and staff. The program director will also monitor student academic performance, as well as retention and graduation rates, and provide regular reports about student outcomes. S/he will also ensure trainer development and effectiveness through coaching, modeling, and constructive feedback. The program director will work closely with the director to ensure that the program is achieving its goals and operating as effectively as possible. The program director will support the director in maintaining university relations through campus visits and regular communication with designated university administrators and faculty. 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 Los Angeles public high schools
  • Willing to travel frequently
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

How To Apply:

Please send your résumé and cover letter to:
Jennifer DeGuzman, Program Director, Posse Los Angeles
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Fax: 213-622-0978
Mailing Address: 515 South Figueroa Street, Suite 300 Los Angeles, CA 90071

Deadline for submission of application is June 26, 2015.
no phone calls please.

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

How To Apply:

Please send your résumé and cover letter to:
Raven Carey-James, Receptionist, Posse New York
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Mailing Address: 14 Wall Street, Suite 8A-60 New York, NY 10005 Att: Raven Carey-James

Deadline for submission of application is July 20, 2015.
no phone calls please. Please indicate the position for which you are applying.

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), internships, and job opportunities; (2) Collaborating with the Director and development staff to create, implement, and manage strategies to cultivate career partnerships; and (3) Providing career development services to students and Alumni, including job search support, skill building, and ongoing career guidance. As the site’s leader for career programming and part of the local management team, a Career Program Manager supports other Posse programming as needed in collaboration with the Program Directors; and regularly collects data and reports on career services and 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 Scholars, Alumni, program partners, and directors of university career centers.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree required
  • Experience with youth is a plus
  • Experience with corporate settings is a plus
  • Ability to work well with both College students and corporate representatives
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Able to work independently and with a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated; Self-starter
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Decisive
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Good writing and communication 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 10005

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, July 13th by 12 pm eastern time.
no phone calls please.

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

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 10005

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, June 26th by 12 pm eastern time.
no phone calls please.

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