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

Program Director

The primary responsibilities of the program director 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; coordinate all program operations for the site. These operations include: developing and maintaining a scholarship nominating network of high schools and community-based organizations; managing the Dynamic Assessment Process (Posse’s recruitment program), Pre-Collegiate Training and Campus Programs; working closely with the Career Program; developing the program calendar; and maintaining strong relationships with university partner administrators and staff. The program director will also monitor student academic performance, as well as retention and graduation rates, and provide regular reports about student outcomes. S/he will also ensure trainer development and effectiveness through coaching, modeling, and constructive feedback. The program director will work closely with the director to ensure that the program is achieving its goals and operating as effectively as possible. The program director will support the director in maintaining university relations through campus visits and regular communication with designated university administrators and faculty. 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 San Francisco and Oakland public high schools
  • Willing to travel frequently
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, March 27, 2017.

no phone calls please

Posse National

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer

The CFO/CAO reports directly to the President and is a key member of the national leadership team at Posse.The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 8 to 10 years’ experience in a senior role. CPA or Master’s degree in accounting or finance preferred. This position oversees all accounting practices, tax and audit functions, and investments — and works closely with the board’s finance and audit committee. This position is also responsible for human resources administration and information technology operations. Posse’s CFO/CAO is responsible for the integrity of the financial information for the organization. S/he must have strong management, analytical and interpersonal skills and the ability to use tact, diplomacy and good judgement.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing accounting and financial operations
  • Implementing and maintaining accounting policies and internal controls
  • Ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local tax and registration requirements for 501©(3) organizations
  • Ensuring timely reporting of all financial information to and for all Posse sites and departments
  • Managing the development and administration of the budget/s
  • Ensuring appropriate accounting training for accounting team and local sites
  • Developing and administering personnel policies and procedures, including employee benefit and compensation programs
  • Integrating risk management into all processes of the job functions
  • Supervising IT Manager and IT operations

We are looking for someone who is collaborative and hardworking and who thrives in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate will have these qualities/qualifications:

  • CPA or Master’s degree
  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector
  • Strong technical accounting skills and knowledge of GAAP
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate financial concepts to individuals without financial or accounting background
  • Motivated and able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values
  • Knowledge of Financial Edge a plus

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, March 24, 2017.

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Graphic Designer

The Posse Foundation is seeking a graphic designer to oversee the production of a variety of publications and creative materials. This individual will manage the creation and production of materials, including brochures, annual reports, newsletters, banners, multi-media presentations, e-blasts, invitations, programs, training materials, retrospectives and other related projects—all in a high-quality, cost-effective and timely manner. The graphic designer will also be expected to monitor the consistency and quality of the Posse brand and style across the different Posse sites, to assist sites in the completion of their design projects, and to assist in the maintenance of the Posse web site. The successful candidate will be a strong team player with good interpersonal skills, highly organized, and able to work independently. This person will also be a creative thinker with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • College degree, preferably in a design-related field
  • Proficiency in Mac and Windows
  • Proficiency using Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Ability to write and edit HTML/CSS using Dreamweaver or CMS platforms
  • Highly organized, task oriented and attentive to detail
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills
  • Support social media campaigns and create visual content for it
  • Comfortable working in an office environment
  • Knowledge of mass marketing email platforms (Constant Contact, BlackBaud, SalesForce/ExactTarget, MailChimp and EventBrite) a plus
  • Knowledge of various printing processes a plus
  • Photography knowledge a plus

To Apply please click here

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Human Resources Generalist

Posse is currently looking for an exceptional person to fill its Human Resources Generalist position. The successful candidates will possess excellent communication and organizational skills. Reporting to the CFO/CAO, and works closely with the Employee Benefits Coordinator and other senior management in the organization. The successful individual will work on recruitment, employee relations, performance management, compensation and special projects associated with HR function.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the processing of payroll and federal, state, and company leaves of absence
  • Process worker’s compensation and unemployment claims
  • Assist with the development of HR policies and procedures
  • Strong background in employment, employee relations, benefits, employee training and government policies that might impact HR
  • Conduct research on relating to HR best practices; stay current with new and relevant city, state and federal laws
  • Process all state and federal mandated reports
  • Oversee the onboarding process, including HR training, for all employees and supervisors
  • Support annual audits including 403B
  • Review and edit annual budget for employee related compensation and benefits
  • Build strong working relationships across the entire organization and serve as a trusted HR professional
  • Provides employees with guidance regarding HR matters
  • Propose and implement necessary changes to job descriptions, evaluations, and personnel policies

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • PHR/SPHR certification preferred
  • Minimum of 6+ years of progressive HR experience
  • Must have excellent writing skills, be an effective communicator and able to train staff on HR related policies
  • Strong work ethic and excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to handle confidential information with care and discretion
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and Access) with excellent skills in Excel, ADP Workforce Now, and PowerPlan.
  • Experience in nonprofit a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

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National Director of Career and Alumni Programs

The primary responsibility of this position is national oversight of Posse’s Career and Alumni programs. The director will work with the president, chief operating officer, and associate vice president to develop national policy, strategy, curriculum and goals. The director will also collaborate with site directors and local career program managers in each Posse city to ensure high quality delivery of career and alumni programming locally. The position serves as the national point person for the coordination of a growing network of national partnerships and activity definition for both the Career and Alumni programs. The director will work at Posse’s headquarters in NYC. A career and alumni program associate reports to this position. The director of Career and Alumni programs reports directly to the associate vice president.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Experience in career and alumni program development and management
  • Experience in building and managing external partnerships
  • Strong staff supervision skills
  • Experience developing and leading staff development workshops
  • Event planning experience preferred
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Track record as a strong and inspiring leader
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Self-motivated
  • Graduate degree a plus
  • Knowledge of higher education access and career development fields
  • Willing to travel (travel will include site visits, campus visits and other related travel)
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, March 27, 2017.

no phone calls please

Posse New Orleans

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 New Orleans 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

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