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 Atlanta

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 Atlanta 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 Thursday, February 22, 2018
no phone calls please

Posse Chicago

Development Director

The development director is an essential part of the Posse Chicago development effort. S/he is responsible for working with the site director and development officer along with Posse’s national development team to meet the annual revenue goals and reach higher revenue goals each year. The development director, in coordination with the site director will plan, manage, and coordinate the site’s development efforts including building new strategies for expanded funding, identifying, cultivating and soliciting donors and overseeing and at times collaborating with the development officer on writing proposals and reports with accompanying budgets, thank you letters and other correspondence for the director’s signature, planning events, soliciting corporate donations for events, and ensuring all necessary documents for grants management and audit purposes are filed electronically and in hard copy form.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work with site director and development officer to create and implement annual development plan and strategy to raise an annual budget of $2.8 million.
  • Develop a pipeline of prospects for cultivation and solicitation and arrange meetings for site director and self with prospects.
  • Cultivate and steward relationships with select corporate & foundation staff, and individual donors.
  • Maintain portfolios of fundraising prospects and donors.
  • At site director’s discretion, act as a surrogate for them regarding fundraising matters.
  • Assist site director with advisory board meetings and other related activities.
  • Manage the development officer or senior development officer.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Write grant proposals, reports and budgets with development officer or on own.
  • Compose thank you letters and other correspondence of own and at times for site director.
  • Working as a team with the site director and development officer, plan fundraising events and develop strategy for soliciting corporate donations for events.
  • Ensure site is properly filing in both electronic form and hard copy all required documents for grants management and audit purposes.

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Seven years minimum of work experience as a development professional
  • Motivated and able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Ability to meet deadlines and 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, March 5, 2018
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 Friday, March 23, 2018
no phone calls please

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 Houston 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 Wednesday, March 14, 2018
no phone calls please

Posse National

Associate Vice President

The primary responsibility of the associate vice president is to oversee the operation and performance of Posse’s Veterans program, Career + Alumni Programs, and Graduate School + Fellowships programs. With the director (Veterans) and national directors for Career + Alumni and Graduate School + Fellowships reporting to him/her, the associate vice president must support the ongoing development and implementation of each of these initiatives, which includes working with local and national leadership to ensure that benchmarks are being met; developing and maintaining relationships with senior level stakeholders, i.e., career partners, college and university administration, etc.; working with the training and evaluation team to develop training for staff and volunteers; and working with the Posse Institute to ensure appropriate data management for areas of responsibility. In addition to overseeing these specific initiatives, the associate vice president works closely with other members of the national team to represent the organization and its policies, help further its strategic goals, and support local leadership to ensure program quality at the site level. There may be other duties as assigned.

The associate vice president is located in NYC and reports to the chief operating officer (COO). There are two associate vice presidents.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Track record as a strong and inspiring leader
  • 8 – 10 years of senior level management experience
  • Experience in developing and scaling programs
  • Experience in developing and overseeing budgets
  • Experience in developing senior leadership
  • Ability to work collaboratively across departments
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Self-motivated
  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree a plus
  • Knowledge of higher education and career development fields
  • Willing to travel regularly
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, March 2, 2018
no phone calls please

Employee Benefits Coordinator

Posse is currently looking for an exceptional person to fill its Employee Benefits Coordinator position. The successful candidates will possess excellent communication and organizational skills. Reporting to the CFO/CAO, and works closely with the Human Resources Generalist. The Employee Benefits Coordinator is primarily responsible for employee benefits administration, HR record-keeping, and benefits enrollment. The Employee Benefits Coordinator is the liaison between staff members and benefit providers, and is also responsible for the processing of personnel changes and assist in overseeing vacation and paid time off request.

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

  • Process all monthly benefit billing and check for accuracy
  • Enroll, terminate and make any appropriate changes to benefit enrollment
  • Coordinate annual benefit open enrollment period
  • Communicate any changes in employee information and benefit updates to payroll
  • Assist with retirement plan presentation and enrollment information
  • Input employee data related to new hire, change of status, performance evaluation and separation information.
  • Notify and track employees regarding COBRA eligibility and payments
  • Assist employees with paid time off in HR system
  • Updates organizational charts
  • Creates reports in Excel
  • Act as backup for entry, audit and record keeping for applicant tracking and performance management.
  • Carry out other assignments & special projects as needed

Additional Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to present at employee meetings
  • Ability to work cooperatively with staff members, applicants, vendors, insurance carriers and visitors at all levels.
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to handle confidential information with care and discretion.
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills.
  • Proven ability to take initiative and be creative in solving problems.
  • Must be able to work with frequent interruptions on a daily basis.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and Access) with excellent skills in Excel
  • Experience in nonprofit a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Wednesday, February 28, 2018
no phone calls please

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 Research Associate will assist the Posse Institute research team with:

  • Conducting research related to higher education, access and equity issues.
  • Ongoing research and analysis of internal data.
  • Reports on quantitative and qualitative student data and programming.
  • Creating and updating content for speeches, presentations and workshops.
  • Data entry as needed.
  • Supporting staff at the local sites and in the national office on data integrity and best practices.
  • Designing surveys and writing reports on trends and findings.
  • Generating queries and reports in Excel and Salesforce.
  • New projects and ongoing improvements related to data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • The research associate reports directly to the Vice President, Posse Institute.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Analytical skills, including experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Research experience and interest in higher education, access and equity issues
  • Strong writing skills
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Extremely detail oriented
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred
  • Experience with statistical analysis preferred
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, March 12, 2018
no phone calls please

Posse New Orlean

Director

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.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • 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 Chicago 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

Deadline for submission of application is Tuesday, March 13, 2018
no phone calls please

Posse Veterans

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, March 16, 2018
no phone calls please

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