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 Bay Area

Development Officer

The development officer supports Posse Bay Area 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 Bay Area 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 Monday, August 21, 2017
no phone calls please

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

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Thursday, August 17, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse Chicago

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 Chicago Public 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

Deadline for submission of application is Tuesday, August 22, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse National

Career and Alumni Program Associate

The Career and Alumni Program Associate works with the national leadership team to advance one of Posse’s primary goals – to help Scholars transition from being leaders on campus to leaders in the workforce. Reporting to the National Director of Career and Alumni and the National Director of Graduate and Fellowship Programs, the Career and Alumni Program Associate supports programming aimed at providing critical career, graduate school, and fellowship opportunities to Posse Scholars and alumni. The Career and Alumni Program Associate focuses on three key responsibilities: 1) serve as a key liaison and resource for Posse Scholars and alumni seeking support in pursuing career, graduate school and fellowship opportunities; 2) help coordinate workshops, webinars, and signature programs and events such as the National Posse Alumni Leadership Conference, the Career Coaching program, and the graduate school and fellowships initiative; and 3) help collect and manage data related to the Scholar and alumni community. Other responsibilities include working closely with the national office and career departments in each Posse city to support the management of national career partners, the annual Posse Summer Leadership Award (PSLA) and, the Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC). The Career and Alumni Program Associate must be highly motivated, results driven, creative, organized, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree required
  • 3-5 years work experience required
  • Experience with alumni relations strongly preferred
  • Experience with corporate settings and nonprofits a plus
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Database management skills strongly desired
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Familiarity with social networking tools a plus, i.e., Facebook and Twitter
  • Familiarity with e-mail marketing tools, i.e., Eventbrite, a plus
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills
  • Strong time-management and administrative skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, August 28, 2017
no phone calls please

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer

The CFO/CAO reports directly to the President and is a key member of the national leadership team at Posse.The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 8 to 10 years’ experience in a senior role. CPA or Master’s degree in accounting or finance preferred. This position oversees all accounting practices, tax and audit functions, and investments — and works closely with the board’s finance and audit committee. This position is also responsible for human resources administration and information technology operations. Posse’s CFO/CAO is responsible for the integrity of the financial information for the organization. S/he must have strong management, analytical and interpersonal skills and the ability to use tact, diplomacy and good judgement.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing accounting and financial operations
  • Implementing and maintaining accounting policies and internal controls
  • Ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local tax and registration requirements for 501©(3) organizations
  • Ensuring timely reporting of all financial information to and for all Posse sites and departments
  • Managing the development and administration of the budget/s
  • Ensuring appropriate accounting training for accounting team and local sites
  • Developing and administering personnel policies and procedures, including employee benefit and compensation programs
  • Integrating risk management into all processes of the job functions
  • Supervising IT Manager and IT operations

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

  • CPA or Master’s degree
  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector
  • Strong technical accounting skills and knowledge of GAAP
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate financial concepts to individuals without financial or accounting background
  • Motivated and able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values
  • Knowledge of Financial Edge a plus

To Apply please click here

no phone calls please

Senior Research Associate

The Posse Institute is the research arm of The Posse Foundation. The Institute is interested in research on matters relating to access, leadership, diversity and retention in higher education. One of the primary goals of the Institute is to maintain and analyze The Posse Foundation’s unique data set and to ensure that as the Foundation grows, progress is tracked and best practices are analyzed.

The Senior Research Associate:

  • Creates and analyzes reports on all quantitative and qualitative student data and programming for the Posse Institute from Posse Salesforce database.
  • Conducts research related to higher education, access and equity issues.
  • Helps develop and create content for speeches, presentations and workshops.
  • Educates, trains and supports staff at the local sites and in the national office on data integrity and best practices.
  • Designs surveys, manages the input and collection of data results, and writes reports on trends and findings.
  • Works with the Posse Institute team on new projects and ongoing improvements related to data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • The senior research associate reports directly to the Vice President, Posse Institute.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical skills, including experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Research experience and interest in higher education, access and equity issues
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent overall communication skills
  • Experience with statistical analysis, SPSS preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred
  • Graduate degree
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, August 14, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse Veterans Program

Trainer

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 nomination by a community college or community based organization 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 community colleges and community-based organizations who work with veterans through personal contact with college counselors, advisors, 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 three partner colleges and universities through regular campus visits, telephone calls, email and other correspondence.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Posse Mentors at three partner colleges and universities, participate in 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 a plus.
  • United States military experience preferred, but not required.
  • Experience working with veterans a plus.
  • Facilitation and counseling experience.
  • Three to five years of previous work experience desired.
  • Experience working one-on-one with college-age 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 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.
  • 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

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, August 18, 2017
no phone calls please

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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