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 Houston

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 Houston 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, September 7, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse National

Career and Alumni Program Associate

The Career and Alumni Program Associate works with the national leadership team to advance one of Posse’s primary goals – to help Scholars transition from being leaders on campus to leaders in the workforce. Reporting to the National Director of Career and Alumni and the National Director of Graduate and Fellowship Programs, the Career and Alumni Program Associate supports programming aimed at providing critical career, graduate school, and fellowship opportunities to Posse Scholars and alumni. The Career and Alumni Program Associate focuses on three key responsibilities: 1) serve as a key liaison and resource for Posse Scholars and alumni seeking support in pursuing career, graduate school and fellowship opportunities; 2) help coordinate workshops, webinars, and signature programs and events such as the National Posse Alumni Leadership Conference, the Career Coaching program, and the graduate school and fellowships initiative; and 3) help collect and manage data related to the Scholar and alumni community. Other responsibilities include working closely with the national office and career departments in each Posse city to support the management of national career partners, the annual Posse Summer Leadership Award (PSLA) and, the Posse National Alumni Advisory Council (PNAAC). The Career and Alumni Program Associate must be highly motivated, results driven, creative, organized, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree required
  • 3-5 years work experience required
  • Experience with alumni relations strongly preferred
  • Experience with corporate settings and nonprofits a plus
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Database management skills strongly desired
  • Ability to work independently and with a team
  • Familiarity with social networking tools a plus, i.e., Facebook and Twitter
  • Familiarity with e-mail marketing tools, i.e., Eventbrite, a plus
  • Strong networking and interpersonal skills
  • Strong time-management and administrative skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, August 28, 2017
no phone calls please

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Administrative Officer

The CFO/CAO reports directly to the President and is a key member of the national leadership team at Posse.The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 8 to 10 years’ experience in a senior role. CPA or Master’s degree in accounting or finance preferred. This position oversees all accounting practices, tax and audit functions, and investments — and works closely with the board’s finance and audit committee. This position is also responsible for human resources administration and information technology operations. Posse’s CFO/CAO is responsible for the integrity of the financial information for the organization. S/he must have strong management, analytical and interpersonal skills and the ability to use tact, diplomacy and good judgement.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Overseeing accounting and financial operations
  • Implementing and maintaining accounting policies and internal controls
  • Ensuring compliance with all federal, state and local tax and registration requirements for 501©(3) organizations
  • Ensuring timely reporting of all financial information to and for all Posse sites and departments
  • Managing the development and administration of the budget/s
  • Ensuring appropriate accounting training for accounting team and local sites
  • Developing and administering personnel policies and procedures, including employee benefit and compensation programs
  • Integrating risk management into all processes of the job functions
  • Supervising IT Manager and IT operations

We are looking for someone who is collaborative and hardworking and who thrives in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate will have these qualities/qualifications:

  • CPA or Master’s degree
  • Minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in the non-profit sector
  • Strong technical accounting skills and knowledge of GAAP
  • Strong writing and oral communication skills
  • Ability to communicate financial concepts to individuals without financial or accounting background
  • Motivated and able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values
  • Knowledge of Financial Edge a plus

To Apply please click here

no phone calls please

IT Manager

Posse has an immediate opportunity in our national office for an experienced IT manager to manage and support all information technology related functions of the organization as well as develop and implement a long term IT strategy designed to match The Posse Foundation’s current and future growth. The IT manager reports to the Vice-President of Strategic Projects. The IT Manager will be joining a diverse, high-energy and entrepreneurial work environment.

The IT Manager’s primary responsibilities include:

  • Managing Posse’s overall technology infrastructure, including maintenance of our network, servers and software applications.
  • Hands on support and troubleshooting basic desktop issues for staff members, which include Outlook, network access, remote network access and basic office applications. This includes providing day-to-day operational support and maintenance for all computing and communications systems, including phone systems.
  • Purchasing and installation of hardware and software applications for all staff members.
  • Maintaining multi-site IT budgets.
  • Assistance with technology around event planning.
  • Management and implementation of cost effective solutions for organization wide savings in relation to IT infrastructure.
  • Executing technology strategy and communication efforts for current and future technology platforms including researching partnerships, and external relationships with vendors.
  • Building systems that ensure physical and data security of Posse to protect the organization’s information and system integrity.
  • Monitoring of technology trends and current knowledge of cutting-edge practices in the IT field.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with minimum of 3-5 years of relevant information technology experience in a professional environment. Bachelor’s or Graduate degree in Computer or IT Sciences highly desired
  • Experience with Windows servers and collaboration tools, network infrastructure, Active Directory, DNS, VMware virtual environment, SANS
  • Current IT environment: Desktops Windows 7/10, Mac OS, Server OS 2008/12/16, Lenovo/HP, Netgear, Sonicwall, SAN Drobo
  • Experience with Office 365 and Google Apps (G suite)
  • Experience with Allworx and Ayava phone systems
  • Experience with advanced networking
  • Experience managing IT for non-profits a plus
  • Experience with Salesforce and Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced multi-tasking environment while producing high quality output
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to interact with users, understand their day-to-day needs, and translate those needs into technical requirement

To Apply please click here

no phone calls please

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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