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 Los Angeles


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.


• 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 Los Angeles 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

Jennifer DeGuzman Program Director

Deadline for submission of application is: Wednesday, August 10, 2016.
no phone calls please.

Posse National (New York, NY)

Director, Veterans Program

The Posse Foundation launched its veterans initiative in 2012 in an effort to increase the rates at which veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces attend and graduate from selective colleges and universities. Based at Posse’s national office in New York City, the veterans program recruits post-9/11 veterans from across the country, sends them in teams to Posse’s college and university partners, and provides ongoing support to ensure their success on campus. Currently, the veterans model recruits Scholars for three partner colleges and universities and plans to add 7 – 9 more partner institutions.

The primary responsibilities of the Director are to represent the mission of the program, manage the program’s financial operations, maintain strong university partner relationships, and 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, hard-working, and a strong role model. The Director reports to the Associate Vice President.


  • Graduate degree preferred
  • 5+ years management experience required
  • 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 higher education and educational access
  • Knowledge of educational transition services and other resources for veterans a plus
  • Willing to travel
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values
  • Veterans encouraged to apply

To Apply please click here

Lamont Gordon Associate Vice President

Deadline for submission of application is: Wednesday, August 3, 2016.
no phone calls please.

Salesforce Administrator & Research Associate

The Posse Institute is the research arm of The Posse Foundation. The Institute is interested in research on matters relating to access, leadership, diversity and retention in higher education. One of the primary goals of the Institute is to maintain and analyze The Posse Foundation’s unique data set and to ensure that as the Foundation grows, progress is tracked and best practices are analyzed.

The Salesforce Administrator and Research Associate will have 2 primary functions: 1.) managing all Salesforce related projects with outside developer and maintaining, developing and supporting Posse’s existing Salesforce database. This includes database cleanup, helping to produce reports, overseeing data integrity, training staff on Salesforce-related practices and executing special assignments, and 2.) to support the ongoing research of the Institute, which includes staying appraised of research and issues in the field, and supporting the department with data for speeches, survey design and presentations. The individual should also have experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and have strong written and verbal communication skills. These efforts will lead to the generation of multiple reports highlighting the impact of The Posse Foundation within the field of higher education.

The Salesforce Administrator and Research Associate reports directly to the Posse Institute Director.


  • Strong proficiency in Salesforce
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Research experience and interest in higher education, access and equity issues
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent overall communication skills
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Certification from is a plus
  • Graduate degree is a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Alba Rodriguez Posse Institute Director

Deadline for submission of application is: Friday, August 5, 2016.
no phone calls please.

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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