Program Design + Implementation Specialist

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About The Posse Foundation:

The Posse Foundation is a nationally recognized youth leadership development and college access program that identifies, recruits, and trains diverse teams—Posses—of public high school students and sends them to top colleges and universities. To date, more than 10,000 Posse Scholars have been accepted into top-tier institutions of higher education throughout the country. These young people have received more than $1.6 billion in full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s college and university partners and have been agents of positive change on their campuses.

Posse’s unique and carefully structured, three-month selection process identifies candidates using criteria beyond academic achievement, including leadership talent, desire to succeed and ability to work constructively with people from diverse backgrounds. Posse’s high school through college programming makes it one of the most comprehensive programs of its kind in the nation. In 2010, The Posse Foundation was identified by President Obama as one of 10 national non-profit organizations to receive a portion of his Nobel Peace Prize grant. The foundation is poised to double in size over the next ten years and dramatically increase its national impact.

Posse’s current university partners include Agnes Scott, Babson, Bard, Boston U., Brandeis, Bryn Mawr, Bucknell, Carleton, Case Western, Centre, Colby, Wooster, Connecticut, Cornell, Davidson, DePauw, Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, George Washington, , Hamilton, Hobart and William Smith, Illinois Wesleyan, Kalamazoo, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lehigh, Lewis & Clark, Macalester, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oberlin, Pepperdine, Pomona, Rhodes, Sewanee, Smith, St. Olaf, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Trinity, Tulane, Union, , U. Michigan, , Puget Sound, Rochester, , U. Virginia, UW Madison, Vanderbilt, Vassar, Villanova, Wesleyan, William & Mary, and Wheaton.

Posse conducts programming in Atlanta, Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Memphis, Newark, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Puerto Rico and select cities in Minnesota and Virginia. There is a national board of directors, as well as advisory boards in each city.

Job Description

The Program Design + Implementation Specialist works in the national office as part of the team responsible for developing and implementing programming such as national trainings for Posse staff, curriculum for Posse Scholars, and workshops for external partners through Posse Consulting. They also support Posse program staff to ensure the quality and consistency of the national Posse Program. The position reports to the Vice President of Strategic Projects + Training and works closely with a team of Program Design + Implementation Specialists. Ideal candidates for this position are experienced facilitators who can master material quickly, have experiences writing curriculum, and are interested in working on issues involving higher education, diversity, equity, and inclusion.


·         Develop and facilitate local and national staff trainings

·         Assist in the coordination and delivery of initial program training for all new employees

·         Give feedback and coach Posse staff members on program implementation

·         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

·         Develop and implement training for Posse mentors on college campuses

·         Support the development and implementation of Posse Consulting sessions

·         Support the development of a positive and collaborative culture at Posse

·         Other related duties as assigned


·         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

·         Strong project management skills

·         Can work well independently or in teams

·         Strong time management, organization and multi-tasking skills

·         Bachelor’s degree required

·         Graduate degree a plus

·         Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values

·         Meet challenges with positivity and creativity 

About The Posse Foundation:

The Posse Foundation is a nationally recognized youth leadership development and college access program that identifies, recruits, and trains diverse teams—Posses—of public high school students and sends…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 4, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required


New York, NY, USA

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