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 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

Posse New York

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 York City Public 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, March 1, 2018
no phone calls please

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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