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 Boston

Senior Development Officer

The senior development officer supports Posse Boston’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 Boston 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 Thursday, January 26, 2017.
no phone calls please

Posse Houston

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 Houston 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

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, January 27, 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.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • 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

Deadline for submission of application is Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
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

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • 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.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • 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 Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
no phone calls please

Posse New Orleans

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 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

Posse New York

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 Monday, January 23, 2017.
no phone calls please

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 New York City 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

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, January 20, 2017.
no phone calls please

Veterans Program

Director

The Posse Foundation launched its veterans initiative in 2012 in an effort to increase the rates at which veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces attend and graduate from selective colleges and universities. Based at Posse’s national office in New York City, the veterans program recruits post-9/11 veterans from across the country, sends them in teams to Posse’s college and university partners, and provides ongoing support to ensure their success on campus. Currently, the veterans model recruits Scholars for three partner colleges and universities and plans to add 7 – 9 more partner institutions.

The primary responsibilities of the Director are to represent the mission of the program, manage the program’s financial operations, maintain strong university partner relationships, and recruit and manage a team that ensures the coordination of all program operations. The Director must be highly motivated, organized, enthusiastic, willing to travel, a great communicator, hard-working, and a strong role model. The Director works at Posse’s national office in New York City and reports to the Associate Vice President.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree preferred
  • 5+ years management experience required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Decisive
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong and inspiring leader
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge of university structure and policy
  • Knowledge of higher education and educational access
  • Knowledge of educational transition services and other resources for veterans a plus
  • Willing to travel
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values
  • Veterans encouraged to apply

To Apply please click here

no phone calls please

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 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, advisers, 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 click here

Deadline for submission of application is Tuesday, January 10, 2017.
no phone calls please

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