Jobs at Posse
Jobs at Posse

Chief Operating Officer - National


The primary responsibilities of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) are to oversee national program operations, maintain strong college and university partnerships, maintain Posse’s career program partnerships and be a champion for Posse culture and vision. The COO works closely with the president to provide support and inspiration to the staff and guarantee the success of the program. The COO has a team of direct reports that includes 2 regional vice presidents and 2 associate vice presidents who help to manage these responsibilities. The COO also supervises the Directors for the Virtual Program and the Arts + Puerto Rico Programs. The COO position is based out of NYC and reports directly to the president and founder. The COO is a critical member of the national team working to represent the organization, help develop its policies, and further its strategic goals.


  • Provide leadership, direction, and oversight for Posse city sites and programs.
  • Manage and develop strong relationships with college and university partners and career partners
  • Oversee the successful execution of national strategic goals for program
  • Manage and supervise the regional vice presidents and associate vice presidents to optimize program service delivery
  • Represent the organization and support the president in communicating the mission and executing annual goals
  • Ensure the integrity of the Posse program across all sites
  • Help develop and implement new strategic directions and initiatives
  • Work with the Posse Institute to ensure appropriate data management for sites
  • Travel to sites and partner campuses to manage relationships with constituent groups


  • Track record as a strong and inspiring leader
  • 8-10 years of senior level management
  • Experience developing senior leadership, as well as developing and scaling programs
  • Experience in developing and overseeing budgets
  • 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
  • Willing and able to travel regularly
  • Knowledge of higher education, college access and career development fields
  • Bachelors degree required; graduate degree a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values
To apply please click here.

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, July 1, 2022


In your cover letter, please share in detail how Posse’s mission and goals intersect with your previous work experience. In addition, please share your thoughts on the importance of DEI in the higher educational setting.

No phone calls please.

Posse Mission & History

Sgriffin Posse Retreat Select 152 "I never would’ve dropped out of college if I’d had my posse with me." Learn more about how Posse got its start.