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 Atlanta

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 Metro Atlanta 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:
Zenith N. Houston Director, Posse Atlanta
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The Posse Foundation, Inc.
101 Marietta Street, Suite 1040
Suite 1040
Atlanta, GA 30303
Att: Danielle Rucker, Assistant to the Director

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, April 27, 2015.
no phone calls please.

Posse Boston

Assistant to the Director

This is a great entry-level opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in nonprofit administration and fundraising. 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 also works to support the site’s fundraising operations. Those responsibilities include database management, event coordination and logistical support, mailings, research, grant writing and other general development administrative duties. 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

How To Apply:

Please send your résumé and cover letter to:
Julia Ryan Assistant to the Director, Posse Boston
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Fax: (617) 523-4468
45 Franklin St., 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, May 1, 2015.
no phone calls please.

Posse D.C.

Assistant to the Director

This is a great entry-level opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in nonprofit administration and fundraising. 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 also works to support the site’s fundraising operations. Those responsibilities include database management, event coordination and logistical support, mailings, research, grant writing and other general development administrative duties. 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

How To Apply:

Please send your résumé and cover letter to:
Tamara Wilds Lawson Director, Posse D.C.
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1319 F Street, NW Suite 604
Washington, DC 20004

Deadline for submission of application is noon on Monday, April 27, 2015.
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:
Michael Trask Program Director, Posse D.C.
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1319 F Street, NW Suite 604
Washington, DC 20004

Deadline for submission of application is Thursday, April 30, 2015.
no phone calls please.

Posse Houston

Career Program Manager

The Career Program Manager leads Posse’s Career Program in Houston. 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

How To Apply:

Please send your résumé and cover letter to:
Kamari Brewer Director, Posse Houston
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Fax: (832) 397-5398
1001 McKinney St, Suite 950
Houston, TX 77002

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, April 20, 2015.
no phone calls please.

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); (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

How To Apply:

Please send your résumé and cover letter to:
Noel Kanalley Assistant to the Director, Posse New York
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Fax: (212) 405-1698
14 Wall Street, Suite 8A-60
New York, NY 100005

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, April 24, 2015 by noon eastern time.
no phone calls please.

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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