Jobs at Posse
Jobs at Posse

Special Assistant to the COO

The Special Assistant supports the Chief Operating Officer in ensuring the success of the Posse program nationally. S/he will work with the COO to maintain quality standards for all aspects of programming. S/he will engage with senior stakeholders from the College and University Partners on behalf of the COO, as needed, and will work to ensure that any urgent Scholar matters are addressed in a timely and appropriate fashion. S/he will take on special projects as directed by the COO. The Special Assistant to the COO must be highly motivated, collaborative, able to balance multiple projects simultaneously, enthusiastic, a dynamic communicator and writer, hard-working and self-directed.

The Special Assistant role is located in NYC and reports directly to the Chief Operating Officer.

Responsibilities, but are not limited to:

  • Manages/creates schedule and agenda for Director calls + meetings
  • Supports COO to ensure strong implementation of annual Scholar selection process nationally
  • Coordinates the review of finalist pools by COO and AVPs
  • Works with the Posse Institute on various data projects related to program

    • Supports the collection of Posse Access and financial aid data

    • Manages Senior Survey with Posse Institute and sites

    • Helps track down outstanding transcripts
  • Monitors and follows up on Scholar crises (keeping COO up to speed)
  • Engages Liaisons, heads of Admissions, etc., on behalf of COO as needed
  • Supports planning and delivery of annual Liaison Conference


  • 5 – 7 years professional experience with increasing responsibility
  • Graduate or professional degree strongly preferred
  • Experience in higher education or educational access strongly preferred
  • Program or operations experience preferred
  • 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
  • Proficiency with Salesforce a plus
  • Willing to travel periodically
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values
To apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, August 30, 2019

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.