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 Tuesay, May 23, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse Chicago

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 Thursday, May 25, 2017
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 Chicago 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 Tuesday, June 6, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse Miami

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 South Florida 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 Friday, June 2, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse National

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

Database Administrator and 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 Database Administrator and Research Associate will have 2 primary functions: 1.) managing all Salesforce related projects with outside developer and maintaining, developing and supporting Posse’s existing Salesforce database. This includes database cleanup, helping to produce reports, overseeing data integrity, training staff on Salesforce-related practices and executing special assignments, and 2.) to support the ongoing research of the Institute, which includes staying apprised of research and issues in the field, and supporting the department with data for speeches, survey design and presentations. The individual should also have experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative data and have strong written and verbal communication skills. These efforts will lead to the generation of multiple reports highlighting the impact of The Posse Foundation within the field of higher education.

The Database Administrator and Research Associate reports directly to the Posse Institute Director.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Strong proficiency in Salesforce
  • Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Research experience and interest in higher education, access and equity issues
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Excellent overall communication skills
  • Experience with data analysis
  • Certification from Salesforce.com is a plus
  • Graduate degree is a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, May 26, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse New Orleans

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 Orleans 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 Friday, June 2, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse New York

Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator is the primary administrative support for the local site. During recruitment, program coordinators manage incoming nominations, the interview schedule, and student personal information through Salesforce. Additionally, program coordinators provide logistical support for each phase of the interview process, as well as the Award Ceremony, and often take the lead in organizing volunteers. During Pre-Collegiate Training, program coordinators play a key role in managing the Writing Program and coordinate logistics for special events such as summer retreats and the Posse Olympics. In support of the Campus Program, program coordinators collect and organize student data and assist program directors in producing regular reports. Program Coordinators also manage travel logistics and supplies for special events on campus. In addition to these responsibilities, program coordinators provide general support for the local office such as managing calendars, tracking office supplies, answering phones, and welcoming students and guests. The program coordinator reports directly to the program director of the site.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Experience with youth is a plus
  • Ability to work well with college students
  • Able to work autonomously and within a team
  • Event management experience a plus
  • Proficiency required in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, internet and email
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign and MS Access a plus
  • Proficiency/Knowledge of Salesforce a plus
  • Knowledge of design software
  • Bilingual a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Thursday, May 25, 2017

Posse Veterans

Program Director

The primary responsibilities of the Program Director are to oversee and manage the Posse Veterans program for up to six (6) university partners; manage a staff of up to four (4) trainers and one program coordinator; and coordinate all program operations for the site, including by not limited to:

  • Maintaining and growing a national nominating network of community colleges, veteran service organizations, and military bases
  • Ensuring that prospective candidates remain engaged in Posse selection process throughout the year
  • Cultivating a network of health, mental health, financial, academic, and other service providers to support Scholar success
  • Planning and facilitating small and large group workshops for Veterans Posse Scholars
  • Monitoring student academic performance, retention and graduation rates, and providing regular reports about student outcomes.
  • Managing project-based recruiters located across the country
  • Working closely with the director to ensure that the program is achieving its goals and operating as effectively as possible
  • Supporting the director in maintaining university relations through campus visits and regular communication with designated university administrators and faculty.
  • Working closely with the Career Program Manager to ensure alignment in Scholar training and support
  • Ensuring staff development and effectiveness through coaching, modeling, and constructive feedback
  • Developing the program calendar and manage the Dynamic Assessment Process (Posse’s recruitment program), Pre-Collegiate Training, and Campus Programs

The Program Director will report to the Director of the Posse Veterans Program.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • U.S. Veterans strongly encouraged to apply
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with non-traditional college students
  • Experience working with veterans a plus
  • Excellent demonstrated skills in writing, communication, presentation, and time management.
  • 5+ years of work experience
  • Minimum 2-3 years of management experience
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong facilitation skills
  • Decisive
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values
  • Willing and able to travel extensively throughout year (current driver’s license required)
  • Strong computer skills (MS Word and Excel, database management, internet research, email, etc.).

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, June 2, 2017
no phone calls please

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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