Program Director, Posse Chicago

Job Type

Full Time




111 W Jackson Blvd
Suite 1100
United States


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. 


  • 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


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
  • 403B plan with employer match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Generous paid time off policy

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree