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Posse Chicago

Program Director

The primary responsibilities of the Program Director in Chicago 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; oversee and coordinate all program operations for his/her team. These include: maintaining a network of school and community based organizations; overseeing the pre-collegiate training program; overseeing the on-campus program; communicating and working closely with the career program; organizing and attending summer and on-campus retreats; scheduling program activities; and maintaining relationships with university partner administrators and staff. The Program Director will also oversee student academic performance and retention and provide regular reports about program outcomes. S/he will also insure trainer development and effectiveness. The Program Director will work closely with the Director of the site to insure that his/her program is operating in the most effective way possible. The Program Director will support the Director of the site in maintaining university relations with his/her assigned university partners through campus visits and regular communication. 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.


  • 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 Chicago public high schools
  • Willing to travel frequently
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply: Send your résumé and cover letter to:

Zoe Engel, Assistant to the Director, Posse Chicago
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Fax: (312) 566-9796
The Posse Foundation
111 West Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1900
Chicago, IL 60604

No phone calls please. Deadline for submission of application is Sunday, November 2, 2014.

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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