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 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

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

Stephanie Tafur, Program Director, Posse Boston
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Fax: 617-523-4468
The Posse Foundation
45 Franklin St, 3rd floor
Boston, MA 02110

Deadline for submission of application is February 11th, 2016.
no phone calls please

Posse Miami

Development Officer

The development officer supports Posse Miami individual, corporate and foundation giving. S/he is responsible for working with the site director and Posse’s national development team to meet the annual revenue goals and reach higher revenue goals each year. The development officer is responsible for grant reports and writing proposals with accompanying budgets, conducting prospect research, drafting thank you letters and other donor correspondence, planning events, soliciting corporate donations for events, managing development communications with the site director, gift entry, monthly financial reporting, and supporting the work of the rest of the development staff, locally and nationally. S/he also represents the program to board members, donors and various other constituent groups. The development officer reports to the director.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Write and submit foundation and corporate proposals, reports and letters in a timely manner. Track all proposal and report deadlines.
  • Maintain communication with all organizational donors (particularly foundation and corporate donors and prospects).
  • Work with director to identify and research prospects.
  • Track prospective donor contacts and set up prospect meetings. Assist Director with prospect meeting strategies.
  • Maintain all administrative development activities and maintain donor files, including electronic files through Raiser’s Edge Database.
  • Organize and implement several annual donor mailings.
  • Help facilitate communication and follow up with the Miami Advisory Board.
  • Manage logistics for development special events.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree
  • Three plus years of work experience in development or related field
  • Motivated and able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Ability to multi-task, manage concurrent processes/projects, and focus on the small but important details in all projects while keeping the bigger picture in mind
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including grant writing
  • Excellent office and computer skills. Proficient in Word, Excel and experience working with a fundraising database
  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships with colleagues, donors, volunteers and the public
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

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

Nadine Dalrymple , Director, Posse Miami
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The Posse Foundation
1101 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1000N
Miami, FL 33131
Fax: 305-377-3999

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, February 29, 2016.
no phone calls please

Posse National (New York, NY)

Senior Accountant

The Senior Accountant will report directly to the CFO/CAO. This position will work closely with the accounting manager and rest of the accounting team playing a key role in the accounting department.

  • Prepares and records asset, liability, revenue, and expenses entries by compiling and analyzing account information
  • Reviews GL accounts and verifies allocations, postings, reconciles transactions, and resolves discrepancies
  • Maintains general ledger by transferring subsidiary accounts; preparing a trial balance; and reconciling entries
  • Prepares benefit distribution JE
  • Ability to organize, manage, prioritize and complete multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Assists in the payroll process and prepares and enters all payroll JE
  • Prepares PTO accruals JE
  • Prepares invoice distribution of employee benefits
  • Supports budgeting process
  • Supports external audit by analyzing and scheduling general ledger accounts; providing information for auditors, etc.
  • Performs other duties as required

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required
  • CPA certification a plus
  • Five years of accounting experience
  • Broad knowledge of general accounting principles, practices and procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Attention to detail and ability to cope with several tasks simultaneously, and be deadline oriented
  • Initiative and analytical skills are mandatory
  • Demonstrated skills in the utilization of automated financial systems including generated reports
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Outlook, database management, internet research, e-mail and basic computer skills are required
  • Financial Edge accounting system and ABM a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

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

Chabeli Lajara , Receptionist, Posse New York
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The Posse Foundation
14 Wall Street, Suite 8A-60
New York, NY 10005

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, February 12, 2016.
no phone calls please

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).
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word and Excel, database management, internet research, email, etc.).
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values.
  • U.S. Veterans are highly encouraged to apply.

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

Mydashia Hough, Program Coordinator, Posse Veterans
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The Posse Foundation
14 Wall Street, Suite 8A-60
New York, NY 10005

Deadline for submission of application is February 17, 2016.
no phone calls please

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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