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 Los Angeles 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 Monday, August 22, 2017
no phone calls please

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 Monday, August 7, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse Boston

Assistant to the Director

This is a great entry-level opportunity for someone looking to gain experience in nonprofit administration and fundraising. The primary responsibilities of the position are to directly support all aspects of the site director’s daily duties including general office management, organizing calendar and travel, generating reports, managing petty cash, event planning, working with donors and various other constituent groups, and assisting with major projects and program operations. The assistant also works to support the site’s fundraising operations. Those responsibilities include database management, event coordination and logistical support, mailings, research, grant writing and other general development administrative duties. The assistant reports to the site director.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Database management and administrative background required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software including Outlook, database management, internet research, e-mail and basic computer skills are required
  • Knowledge of Access, InDesign, and Raiser’s Edge software a plus
  • Excellent demonstrated skills in writing, communication and time management
  • Ability to organize, manage and complete multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Superb interpersonal relationship skills with many different constituents
  • Self-motivated, hardworking, independent and enthusiastic
  • Deadline and detail oriented
  • At least one year professional experience preferred
  • Bi-lingual a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Friday, July 28, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse DC

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 D.C. 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 send your résumé and cover letter to:

Michael Trask
Program Director, Posse DC
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Deadline for submission of application is Monday, August 7, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse Los Angeles

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 Los Angeles 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, July 31, 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

Senior 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 Senior Research Associate:

  • Creates and analyzes reports on all quantitative and qualitative student data and programming for the Posse Institute from Posse Salesforce database.
  • Conducts research related to higher education, access and equity issues.
  • Helps develop and create content for speeches, presentations and workshops.
  • Educates, trains and supports staff at the local sites and in the national office on data integrity and best practices.
  • Designs surveys, manages the input and collection of data results, and writes reports on trends and findings.
  • Works with the Posse Institute team on new projects and ongoing improvements related to data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • The senior research associate reports directly to the Vice President, Posse Institute.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Strong analytical skills, including experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • Research experience and interest in higher education, access and equity issues
  • Strong writing skills
  • Strong proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent overall communication skills
  • Experience with statistical analysis, SPSS preferred
  • Experience with Salesforce preferred
  • Graduate degree
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, August 14, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse New York

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 York 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, July 28, 2017
no phone calls please

Posse Veterans Program

Career Program Manager

The Career Program Manager leads Posse’s Career Program for the Posse Veterans program. The mission of the Career Program is to help Posse Scholars transition from being leaders on campus to become leaders in the workforce. Career Program Managers focus on three key responsibilities: (1) Serving as a resource for Scholars and alumni as they seek career development services, including internship and job search support, skill building, and ongoing career guidance; (2) Collaborating with the Director and development staff to cultivate and manage career partnerships; and (3) Developing and leading exciting, career-enhancing programming (e.g. workshops and special events). As the program’s leader for career programming and part of the program management team, the Career Program Manager supports other Posse programming as needed in collaboration with the Program Director. An important part of the work involves the regular collection of data and reporting on career outcomes. The Career Program Manager is also a part of the National Career and Alumni Programs team and, as such, is responsible for working with national staff to coordinate the delivery of high quality programming for Scholars and Alumni. The Career Program Manager will travel to up to six partner universities annually. S/he will be responsible for maintaining close relationships with program partners, and directors of university career centers.

Qualities/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience working with Veterans or other adults strongly preferred
  • Experience working in corporate settings is a plus
  • Experience managing volunteers a plus
  • Experience facilitating workshops
  • Event planning experience
  • Database management skills strongly desired, i.e., Salesforce
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills and ability to multi-task
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Able to work independently and with a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to travel
  • Graduate degree a plus
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

To Apply please click here

Deadline for submission of application is Monday, August 7, 2017
no phone calls please

Program Director

Reporting to the 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 Posse Veterans 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

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 Monday, August 7, 2017
no phone calls please

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