Jobs at Posse

Posse is always looking for the best talent to join our team. We are a growing organization located in nine 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 D.C.

Trainer

Posse strives to cultivate a work environment that emphasizes teamwork, positive attitude, respect for team members and their ideas, and an undeniable passion for the mission of the Foundation. It is essential that all team members embrace, support and advance these vital principles. These principles are crucial to the success of the organization and our team as they have a significant and direct effect on our working environment and, most importantly, on the Posse Scholars and the partner institutions with whom we work closely.

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 in their senior year of high school 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 D.C. and will work in close collaboration with a partner Trainer.

  • Raise awareness of Posse program at high schools and community-based organizations through personal contact with college counselors, principals, 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 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, participate in Mentor training, communicate regularly with Mentors by phone and email throughout academic year
  • Assist with designing and producing newsletters, publications, and programming materials
  • 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
  • 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 District of Columbia public high schools
  • Willing and able to travel throughout year (current driver’s license strongly preferred)
  • Computer skills (MS Word and Excel, internet research, email, data entry etc.)
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to:

Michael Trask, Program Director, Posse D.C.
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Fax: 202-347-7480
The Posse Foundation
1319 F. Street, NW Suite 604
Washington, D.C. 20004

Deadline for submission of application is July 31, 2014.
No phone calls please

Posse Houston

Program Director

The primary responsibilities of the Program Director in Houston 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.

Qualities/Qualifications:
  • 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 Houston public high schools
  • Willing to travel frequently
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to:

Adela Khan, Assistant to the Director, Posse Houston
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Fax: 713-397-5398
Posse Houston
1001 McKinney, Suite 950
Houston, TX 77002

Deadline for submission of application is August 12, 2014.
No phone calls please

Posse Miami

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.

Qualities/Qualifications:
  • 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 professional experience preferred
  • Bi-lingual a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to:

Nadine Dalrymple, Director, Posse Miami
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
1101 Brickell Ave. Suite 1000N
Miami, FL 33131
Fax: 305-377-3999

Deadline for submission of application is August 15, 2014.
No phone calls please

Trainer

Posse strives to cultivate a work environment that emphasizes teamwork, positive attitude, respect for team members and their ideas, and an undeniable passion for the mission of the Foundation. It is essential that all team members embrace, support and advance these vital principles. These principles are crucial to the success of the organization and our team as they have a significant and direct effect on our working environment and, most importantly, on the Posse Scholars and the partner institutions with whom we work closely.

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 in their senior year of high school 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 Miami and will work in close collaboration with a partner Trainer.

  • Raise awareness of Posse program at high schools and community-based organizations through personal contact with college counselors, principals, 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 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, participate in Mentor training, communicate regularly with Mentors by phone and email throughout academic year
  • Assist with designing and producing newsletters, publications, and programming materials.
  • 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
  • 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 Miami public high schools
  • 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 send your résumé and cover letter to:

Benjamin Bingman-Tennant, Program Director, Posse Miami
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
1101 Brickell Ave. Suite 1000N
Miami, FL 33131
Fax: 305-377-3999

Deadline for submission of application is August 15, 2014.
No phone calls please

Posse National (New York, NY)

National Director of Graduate and Fellowship Programs

The National Director of Graduate and Fellowship Programs works to achieve one of Posse’s primary goals – to help Posse Scholars transition from college to leadership positions in the workforce. Reporting to the Associate Vice President and working out of Posse’s headquarters in New York, the Director collaborates with the national leadership team to develop and manage programming aimed at identifying and supporting Scholars and alumni interested in pursuing graduate school and fellowship opportunities. S/he provides direct support to Scholars, manages volunteers who serve as a resource for Scholars, and maintains relationships with graduate schools and fellowship organizations. The Director also manages the data related to the graduate school and fellowships program. S/he must be highly motivated, enthusiastic, organized, collaborative, results-oriented, and a strong role model.

Qualities/Qualifications:
  • Graduate or professional degree required
  • 3+ years work experience
  • Experience with graduate school and fellowship application processes required
  • Experience supporting and advising students in applying to graduate school and/or fellowship programs preferred
  • Excellent written, communication, and presentation skills
  • Strong networking skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience with Salesforce a plus
  • Willing to travel
  • Demonstrated commitment to Posse’s mission and values

To Apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to:

Michael McHugh, Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer, Posse National
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Posse Foundation
14 Wall Street, 8A-60
New York, NY 10005
Attn: Michael McHugh

Deadline for submission of application is August 8, 2014.
No phone calls please

National Director of Training and Evaluation

The National Director of Training and Evaluation leads the team responsible for ensuring the quality and consistency of the national Posse Program. This team trains and supports Posse program staff. The position reports to an Associate Vice President and directly manages four National Training Specialists. Ideal candidates for this position are experienced managers with strong facilitation, curriculum development and project management experience who are interested in working with issues involving higher education and diversity.

Responsibilities
  • Lead a team to sustain the quality and consistency of the Posse program and curriculum
  • Lead a team to develop and facilitate local and national staff trainings
  • Coordinate the delivery of initial orientation and program training for all new employees
  • Supervise a team of National Training Specialists
  • Evaluate, give feedback and coach Posse staff members
  • Assist with the replication of the Posse program in expansion cities
  • Write and revise program manuals
  • As part of a larger team, help design and facilitate retreats that address issues of diversity for Posse partner colleges and universities
  • As needed, lead a team to develop new workshops for high school and college age groups
  • Travel periodically to Posse sites and partner universities to model the Posse Program and train Posse staff
  • Other related duties as assigned
Qualities/Qualifications
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • Minimum three (3) years of management experience
  • Experience facilitating small and large groups
  • Experience designing workshops for small and/or large groups
  • Experience coaching individuals and/or teams to effectively deliver a program model
  • Decisive
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong and inspiring leader
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent writer
  • Experience working with high school and/or college age students
  • Willing to travel
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to:

.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Posse Foundation, Inc.
14 Wall Street , Suite 8A-60
New York, NY 10005
Attn: Raven Cary-James

Deadline for submission of application is August 13th, 2014.
No phone calls please

Trainer, Veterans Program

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, advisors, 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:
  • U.S. Veterans are encouraged to apply.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working with veterans a plus.
  • Facilitation and counseling experience.
  • 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).
  • Computer skills (MS Word and Excel, internet research, email, etc.).
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values.

To Apply: Please send your résumé and cover letter to:

Michael McHugh, Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer, Posse National
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The Posse Foundation
14 Wall Street, 8A-60
New York, NY 10005
Attn: Michael McHugh

Deadline for submission of application is August 1, 2014.
No phone calls please

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

Other ways you can help

Make a Donation

Thanks to its first-rate fiscal and fundraising management, The Posse Foundation has earned the prestigious four-star “exceptional” rating for six consecutive years from Charity Navigator. Donate

Become a Partner

Posse Scholars and alumni worldwide are making a tremendous impact on campus, in their communities, and in the workforce. Learn more about how you can share in the Posse experience:

How are Scholars Nominated?

Know an amazing student? We want to know them, too. Learn About the Nomination Process

Work for Posse

Posse is always looking for the best talent to join our mission. If you're interested in working with us: View Our Open Positions