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

This is a re-post. New applicants only, please. Application is open until filled
no phone calls please

Posse DC

Career Program Manager

The Career Program Manager leads Posse’s Career Program in D.C. The mission of the Career Program is to help Posse Scholars transition from being leaders on campus to become leaders in the workforce. Career Program Managers focus on three key responsibilities: (1) Developing and leading exciting, career-enhancing programming (e.g. workshops and special events), internships, and job opportunities; (2) Collaborating with the Director and development staff to create, implement, and manage strategies to cultivate career partnerships; and (3) Providing career development services to students and Alumni, including job search support, skill building, and ongoing career guidance. As the site’s leader for career programming and part of the local management team, a Career Program Manager supports other Posse programming as needed in collaboration with the Program Directors; and regularly collects data and reports on career services and outcomes. The Career Program Manager is also a part of the National Career and Alumni Programs team and, as such, is responsible for working with national staff to coordinate the delivery of high quality programming for Scholars and Alumni. The Career Program Manager will travel to up to six partner universities annually. S/he will be responsible for maintaining close relationships with Scholars, Alumni, program partners, and directors of university career centers.


  • Bachelors Degree required
  • Experience with youth is a plus
  • Experience with corporate settings is a plus
  • Ability to work well with both College students and corporate representatives
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Able to work independently and with a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated; Self-starter
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Decisive
  • Strong time-management skills
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Graduate degree a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, April 30, 2018
no phone calls please

Posse New Orleans


The primary responsibilities of the Director are to represent the youth focused mission of the program, manage the financial operations and the development goals of the site, maintain strong university partner relationships, work closely with a local advisory board to raise the annual budget, and to 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, hardworking, and a strong role model. The Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer and works closely with the CFO/CAO and the Vice President of Development.


  • 5+ years management experience required
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • Strong development skills
  • 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 New Orleans public high schools
  • Knowledge of higher education and educational access
  • Willing to travel
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

This is a re-post. New applicants only, please. Application is open until filled
no phone calls please

Posse New York

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 Monday, April 30, 2018
no phone calls please

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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