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 (email preferred):

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

Deadline for submission of application is Tuesday, December 23, 2014.
no phone calls please

Posse Los Angeles

Development Officer

The development officer supports Posse Los Angeles’ 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.
  • In coordination with Development Director, maintain communication with all organizational donors (particularly foundation and corporate donors and prospects).
  • Work with Director and Development Director to identify and research prospects.
  • Track prospective donor contacts and set up prospect meetings in coordination with the Development Director. 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.
  • Working with Development Director & Director to facilitate communication and follow up with the Los Angeles Advisory Board.
  • Manage logistics for development special events.

We are looking for someone who is collaborative, innovative, hardworking and thrives in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate will have these qualities/qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s 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: Send your résumé and cover letter to:

Mary Avila, Development Director, Posse Los Angeles
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515 S. Figueroa St
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90071

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, December 29, 2014.
no phone calls please

Posse New York

Assistant to the Director

This is a great entry-level opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in nonprofit administration. The primary responsibilities of the position are to directly support all aspects of the site director’s daily duties including general office management, organizing calendar and travel, generating reports, managing petty cash, event planning, working with donors and various other constituent groups, and assisting with major projects and program operations. The assistant reports to the site director.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Database management and administrative background required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Outlook, database management, internet research, e-mail and basic computer skills are required
  • Knowledge of Access, InDesign, and Raiser’s Edge software a plus
  • Excellent demonstrated skills in writing, communication and time management
  • Ability to organize, manage and complete multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Superb interpersonal relationship skills with many different constituents
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, independent and enthusiastic
  • Deadline and detail oriented
  • At least one year professional experience preferred
  • Bi-lingual a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply: Send your résumé and cover letter to:

Dena Wallerson, Director, Posse New York
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14 Wall Street, Suite 8A-60
New York, NY 10005

Deadline for submission of application is 12:00pm EST on December 29, 2014.
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: Send your résumé and cover letter to:

Catherine L. Finneran, Program Director
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14 Wall Street, Suite 8A-60
New York, NY 10005

Deadline for submission of application is 12:00pm EST on December 29, 2014.
no phone calls please

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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