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 Atlanta

Development Officer

The development officer supports Posse Atlanta’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 Atlanta Advisory Board.
  • Manage logistics for development special events.

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

Zenith Houston Director

Deadline for submission of application is: Monday, August 29, 2016.
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

Renita Moore, Program Director

Deadline for submission of application is: Tuesday, September 6, 2016.
no phone calls please.

Posse Boston

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 Boston 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

Stephanie Tafur Program Director
Posse Boston
45 Franklin St, 3rd floor
Boston, MA 02110

Deadline for submission of application is: Monday, August 29, 2016.
no phone calls please.

Posse National

Grants Writer

The grants writer is responsible for writing proposals for unrestricted operating revenue as well as restricted projects. The grants writer is also responsible for tracking and submitting timely reports for all existing grants, preparing budgets for grant applications and grant reports, conducting prospect research, drafting acknowledgements/thank you letters and other donor correspondence. The grants writer reports to the National Director of Development.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Write and submit foundation and corporate proposals, reports and letters.
  • Track all deadlines for proposals and reports.
  • Work with National Director of Development and VP of Development to identify and research prospects.
  • Maintain communication, as directed, with organizational donors (specifically foundation and corporate donors) as well as with prospective donors.
  • Collect and manage information relevant to grants.
  • Provide written materials necessary for donor stewardship.
  • Maintain donor files, including electronic files through Raiser’s Edge Database.
  • Organize and implement annual donor mailings.
  • Assist and provide support with Posse-wide fundraising events and other duties as assigned.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Three + years of development experience preferred
  • Strong written communication skills, ability to write clear, structured, and persuasive proposals
  • A solid understanding of budgets as they related to proposals and grants
  • Strong editing skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent organization skills, ability to meet deadlines and multi-task
  • Knowledge of fundraising information sources
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Motivated and able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships
  • Excellent office and computer skills. Strong proficiency in Word, Excel and experience working with a fundraising database
  • Raiser’s Edge experience preferred
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply Please send résumé and cover letter to:

Alexandra Mane, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with the subject line GRANT WRITER POSITION.

Deadline for submission of application is: Thursday, August 25, 2016.
no phone calls please.

Director, Posse Veterans

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

Lamont Gordon Associate Vice President

Deadline for submission of application is: Tuesday, August 30, 2016.
no phone calls please.

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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