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 is proud to offer competitive benefits to our employees. Some of our benefits include:

  • Employer paid medical, dental, and life insurance plan for employee
  • Paid parental leave
  • 403(B) plan with employer match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Generous paid time off policy

Posse Miami

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.


  • 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 of professional experience preferred
  • Bi-lingual a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
no phone calls please

Senior Development Officer

The senior development officer supports Posse Miami’s 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.
  • We are looking for someone who is collaborative, innovative, hard working and thrives in a fast paced environment.

The successful candidate will have these 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 click here

Deadline for submission of application is Wednesday, March 8, 2017.
no phone calls please

Posse National

Graphic Designer

The Posse Foundation is seeking a graphic designer to oversee the production of a variety of publications and creative materials. This individual will manage the creation and production of materials, including brochures, annual reports, newsletters, banners, multi-media presentations, e-blasts, invitations, programs, training materials, retrospectives and other related projects—all in a high-quality, cost-effective and timely manner. The graphic designer will also be expected to monitor the consistency and quality of the Posse brand and style across the different Posse sites, to assist sites in the completion of their design projects, and to assist in the maintenance of the Posse web site. The successful candidate will be a strong team player with good interpersonal skills, highly organized, and able to work independently. This person will also be a creative thinker with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.


  • College degree, preferably in a design-related field
  • Proficiency in Mac and Windows
  • Proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Ability to write and edit HTML/CSS using Dreamweaver or CMS platforms
  • Highly organized, task oriented and attentive to detail
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Support social media campaigns and create visual content for it
  • Comfortable working in an office environment
  • Knowledge of mass marketing email platforms (Constant Contact, BlackBaud, SalesForce/ExactTarget, MailChimp and EventBrite) a plus
  • Knowledge of various printing processes a plus
  • Photography knowledge a plus

To Apply please click here

no phone calls please

Human Resources Generalist

Posse is currently looking for an exceptional person to fill its Human Resources Generalist position. The successful candidates will possess excellent communication and organizational skills. Reporting to the CFO/CAO, and works closely with the Employee Benefits Coordinator and other senior management in the organization. The successful individual will work on recruitment, employee relations, performance management, compensation and special projects associated with HR function.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the processing of payroll and federal, state, and company leaves of absence
  • Process worker’s compensation and unemployment claims
  • Assist with the development of HR policies and procedures
  • Strong background in employment, employee relations, benefits, employee training and government policies that might impact HR
  • Conduct research on relating to HR best practices; stay current with new and relevant city, state and federal laws
  • Process all state and federal mandated reports
  • Oversee the onboarding process, including HR training, for all employees and supervisors
  • Support annual audits including 403B
  • Review and edit annual budget for employee related compensation and benefits
  • Build strong working relationships across the entire organization and serve as a trusted HR professional
  • Provides employees with guidance regarding HR matters
  • Propose and implement necessary changes to job descriptions, evaluations, and personnel policies


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • PHR/SPHR certification preferred
  • Minimum of 6+ years of progressive HR experience
  • Must have excellent writing skills, be an effective communicator and able to train staff on HR related policies
  • Strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to handle confidential information with care and discretion
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and Access) with excellent skills in Excel, ADP Workforce Now, and PowerPlan.
  • Experience in nonprofit a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

no phone calls please

Public Relations Associate

The public relations associate is responsible for producing content for various Posse publications, including the quarterly Posse Newsletter and the Posse Annual Report. S/he edits and proofreads all Posse materials at the local and national level. In addition, s/he manages inquiries from the press, occasionally solicits interest from the press, develops various promotional materials and produces content for the Posse website. S/he serves the national organization in this capacity and works closely with the offices of design and publications and development. The public relations associate reports directly to the VP for external affairs. S/he must be highly organized, enthusiastic, a great communicator, and an exceptionally strong writer.


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent proof reading and editorial skills
  • Proficiency writing press releases, crafting news stories, conducting interviews, and writing biographical profiles.
  • Familiarity with AP Stylebook a plus
  • Strong communication/presentation skills
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, March 10, 2017.
no phone calls please

Strategic Projects Specialist

The Posse Foundation is looking for a workshop/curriculum developer and facilitator to join its Strategic Projects team in New York City at The Posse Foundation headquarters. The Strategic Projects Specialist will join a small, dedicated team charged with creating high quality programming for The Posse Foundation and its consulting arm. If you are someone who can develop and facilitate interactive workshops related to diversity, inclusion and leadership, this is a great opportunity to join a department dedicated to producing innovative content and experiences. The Strategic Projects Specialist will report to the Vice President of Strategic Projects.

Core Responsibilities
1. Develop, write and modify curricula, workshops and proposals for The Posse Foundation Program and Posse Consulting.
2. Produce materials for curricula, workshops and events for The Posse Foundation Program and Posse Consulting.
3. Facilitate workshops and events for The Posse Foundation Program and Posse Consulting.
4. Interface with a wide array of stakeholders and constituencies at Posse (clients, partner institutions, full time staff, consultants).
5. Travel to program events and consulting projects.

Required Experience + Skills
1. Creating, developing and writing curricula, workshops and interactive programs related to identity and sociopolitical issues for small to large groups of various demographic backgrounds.
2. Facilitating and leading workshops related to identity and sociopolitical issues for small and large groups
3. Track record of successfully working and contributing in collaborative and creative teams.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Exceptional writing skills
  • Strong group facilitation skills
  • Relishes dialogue, discussion and research about issues related to social justice, diversity and inclusion
  • Enjoys frequent ideation processes
  • Self-driven with high standards for individual and team projects
  • Creative and energetic
  • Willing to get hands with all aspects of the job (logistics, planning, organizing)

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, March 6, 2017.
no phone calls please

Posse New Orleans


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.


  • 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 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 click here

no phone calls please

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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