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 Bay Area

Development Officer

The development officer supports Posse Bay Area individual, corporate and foundation giving. S/he is responsible for working with the site director and Posse’s national development team to meet the annual revenue goals and reach higher revenue goals each year. The development officer is responsible for grant reports and writing proposals with accompanying budgets, conducting prospect research, drafting thank you letters and other donor correspondence, planning events, soliciting corporate donations for events, managing development communications with the site director, gift entry, monthly financial reporting, and supporting the work of the rest of the development staff, locally and nationally. S/he also represents the program to board members, donors and various other constituent groups. The development officer reports to the director.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Write and submit foundation and corporate proposals, reports and letters in a timely manner. Track all proposal and report deadlines.
  • Maintain communication with all organizational donors (particularly foundation and corporate donors and prospects).
  • Work with director to identify and research prospects.
  • Track prospective donor contacts and set up prospect meetings. Assist Director with prospect meeting strategies.
  • Maintain all administrative development activities and maintain donor files, including electronic files through Raiser’s Edge Database.
  • Organize and implement several annual donor mailings.
  • Help facilitate communication and follow up with the Bay Area Advisory Board.
  • Manage logistics for development special events.

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

  • Bachelors degree
  • Three plus years of work experience in development or related field
  • Motivated and able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Ability to multi-task, manage concurrent processes/projects, and focus on the small but important details in all projects while keeping the bigger picture in mind
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including grant writing
  • Excellent office and computer skills. Proficient in Word, Excel and experience working with a fundraising database
  • Able to establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships with colleagues, donors, volunteers and the public
  • Strong public speaking and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Wednesday, November 1, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse Miami


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.


  • 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 Monday, October 23, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse National

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 Friday, October 20, 2017
no phone calls please

National Director of Development

The national director of development reports to the vice president of development and works closely with senior leadership. With the vice president of development this person conducts and coordinates ongoing development programs to raise funds for the organization which has a current budget of $23 million. The national director of development is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating fundraising activities, with an emphasis on grants and foundations. This position authors high level proposals for national initiatives and multi-site support. The national director of development also manages special projects including the annual gala and provides training and technical assistance to all Posse development staff across ten cities. The national director of development coordinates communications between the national office and local site offices and ensures national protocols are followed regarding all fundraising matters. Three national development staff members report to this position: grants officer, grant writer, and development officer.


  • Minimum 8 years of experience in development
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Strong experience with national nonprofit systems and practices
  • Knowledge of all aspects of fundraising, including individual major gifts, special events, grant writing, prospecting, stewardship and budgeting.
  • Detail oriented
  • Experience with database management
  • Strong writing skills
  • Experience developing budgets for proposals
  • Excellent overall communication skills
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values
  • Proficiency in “Raiser’s Edge” software a plus
  • Salary commensurate with experience

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Tuesday, October 24, 2017
no phone calls please

National Training Specialist

The National Training Specialist works in the national office as part of the team responsible for training and evaluating Posse program staff to ensure the quality and consistency of the national Posse Program. The position reports to the National Director of Training and Evaluation and works closely with a team of National Training Specialists. Ideal candidates for this position are strong writers and experienced facilitators who can master material quickly, and are interested in working with issues involving higher education and diversity.


  • Develop and facilitate local and national staff trainings
  • Assist in the coordination and delivery of initial program training for all new employees
  • Evaluate Posse Program, coach Posse staff members to deliver program with excellence
  • Develop program curriculum for high school and college age groups
  • Assist with the replication of the Posse program in expansion cities
  • Write and revise program manuals
  • Design and facilitate retreats that address issues of diversity for Posse partner colleges and universities
  • Travel to Posse sites and partner universities to model the Posse Program and train Posse staff
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Minimum three (3) years of experience facilitating small and large groups
  • Experience designing workshops for small and/or large groups
  • Excellent writer
  • Experience coaching individuals and/or teams to effectively deliver a program model
  • Experience working with high school and/or college age students
  • Can work well in highly collaborative teams or independently
  • Strong time management, organization and multi-tasking skills
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Graduate degree a plus
  • Supervision experience a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, October 20, 2017
no phone calls please

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

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