National Director of Alumni Programs

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



14 Wall Street
Suite 8A-60
New York
United States


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 8,000 Posse Scholars have been accepted into top-tier institutions of higher education throughout the country. These young people have received more than $1.2 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, Centre, Colby, Wooster, Connecticut, Cornell, Dartmouth, Davidson, Denison, DePauw, Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, George Washington, Grinnell, Hamilton, Hobart and William Smith, Kalamazoo, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lehigh, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oberlin, Pepperdine, Pomona, Sewanee, Smith, St. Olaf, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Trinity, Tulane, Union, UC Berkeley, U. Michigan, Puget Sound, Rochester, UT Austin, U. Virginia, UW Madison, Vanderbilt, Vassar, Wellesley, Wesleyan, and Wheaton.

Posse’s 2018 budget of $23 million supports programs in Atlanta, Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New Orleans, New York City, and Washington, D.C. Posse has a staff of 170 nationally. There is a national board of directors, as well as advisory boards in each city.

Job Description:

The primary responsibility of this position is the development and oversight of Posse’s Alumni programming nationally. The director will work with the national leadership team to develop policy, strategy, and goals for strong alumni engagement and support on the national and local levels. The director will be primarily responsible for the planning and execution of an annual national alumni conference. The director will work closely with the national directors of career programs and graduate school + fellowship programs to ensure program integration for the alumni community. The director will coordinate with and support the national development efforts around alumni giving. The director will also collaborate with site directors and their staff in each Posse city to ensure high quality delivery of alumni programming locally. Reporting directly to the associate vice president, the director of Alumni programs will work at Posse’s headquarters in NYC. A shared career + alumni program associate reports to this position.   

This is a new position at The Posse Foundation.


  • Experience in alumni program development and management
  • Experience developing and leading staff development workshops
  • Event planning and project management experience
  • Strong staff supervision skills a plus
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Self-motivated
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Track record as a strong and inspiring leader
  • Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree a plus
  • Knowledge of higher education access and career development fields
  • Willing to travel (travel will include site visits and other related travel)
  • Demonstrated belief in Posse’s mission and values


Posse is proud to offer competitive benefits to its employees. Some of Posse’s 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

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

No Phone Calls Please. 

Deadline for submission of application is  April 2, 2018.

The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about The Posse Foundation please visit