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 DC

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 D.C. 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 Tuesday,December 12, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse Houston

Development Officer

The development officer supports Posse Houston 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 Houston 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 Monday, December 11, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse Los Angeles

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 click here

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, December 15, 2017
no phone calls please

Career Program Manager

The Career Program Manager leads Posse’s Career Program in Los Angeles. 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.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • 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 Friday, December 15, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse Veterans

Program Director

The primary responsibilities of the Program Director are to oversee and manage the Posse Veterans program for up to six (6) university partners; manage a staff of up to four (4) trainers and one program coordinator; and coordinate all program operations for the site, including by not limited to:

  • Maintaining and growing a national nominating network of community colleges, veteran service organizations, and military bases
  • Ensuring that prospective candidates remain engaged in Posse selection process throughout the year
  • Cultivating a network of health, mental health, financial, academic, and other service providers to support Scholar success
  • Planning and facilitating small and large group workshops for Veterans Posse Scholars
  • Monitoring student academic performance, retention and graduation rates, and providing regular reports about student outcomes.
  • Managing project-based recruiters located across the country
  • Working closely with the director to ensure that the program is achieving its goals and operating as effectively as possible
  • Supporting the director in maintaining university relations through campus visits and regular communication with designated university administrators and faculty.
  • Working closely with the Career Program Manager to ensure alignment in Scholar training and support
  • Ensuring staff development and effectiveness through coaching, modeling, and constructive feedback
  • Developing the program calendar and manage the Dynamic Assessment Process (Posse’s recruitment program), Pre-Collegiate Training, and Campus Programs
  • The Program Director will report to the Director of the Posse Veterans Program.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • U.S. Veterans strongly encouraged to apply
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with non-traditional college students
  • Experience working with veterans a plus
  • Excellent demonstrated skills in writing, communication, presentation, and time management.
  • 5+ years of work experience
  • Minimum 2-3 years of management experience
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Decisive
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values
  • Willing and able to travel extensively throughout year (current driver’s license required)
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word and Excel, database management, internet research, email, etc.).

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, January 5, 2017
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 nomination 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 the Posse Veterans Program, and will work in close collaboration with a partner
trainer.

  • Raise awareness of Posse program at community colleges and community-based organizations who work with veterans through personal contact with college counselors, advisors, 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 four-week, pre-college training program.
  • Assist writing coaches in planning, implementation and assessment of writing program.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Posse Scholars at three partner colleges and universities through regular campus visits, telephone calls, email, and other correspondence.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Posse Mentors at three partner colleges and universities, participate in 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 a plus.
  • United States military experience preferred, but not required.
  • Experience working with veterans a plus.
  • Facilitation and counseling experience.
  • Three to five years of previous work experience desired.
  • Experience working one-on-one with 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 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.
  • 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 5, 2017
no phone calls please

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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