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Trainer, Posse Boston

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The Posse Foundation, Boston


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Published 21 days ago

December 2, 2020

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. This year, Posse will select its 10,000th Posse Scholar to attend one of our top-tier university partners. These young people have received more than $1.5 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 Reserve, Centre, Colby, College of Wooster, Connecticut College, Cornell, Dartmouth, Davidson, Denison, DePauw, Dickinson, Franklin & Marshall, George Washington, Hamilton, Hobart and William Smith, Illinois Wesleyan, Kalamazoo, Lafayette, Lawrence, Lehigh, Lewis & Clark, Middlebury, Mount Holyoke, Northwestern, Oberlin, Pepperdine, Pomona, Sewanee, Smith, St. Olaf, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Trinity, Tulane, Union, UC Berkeley, U. Chicago, U. Michigan, U. Notre Dame, U. Puget Sound, U. Rochester, U. Virginia, UW Madison, Vanderbilt, Vassar, Villanova, Wesleyan, and Wheaton.

Candidates are required to submit a resume and cover letter when applying.

Job Description:

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 Boston 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


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

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

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

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 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…

Location

45 Franklin Street, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02110

How to Apply

To Apply:

Please click here for the application.

Submit your resume and cover letter to:

Stephanie Tafur

Program Director, Posse Boston

Deadline for submission of application is Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020.

No Phone Calls Please.

To Apply:

Please click here for the application.

Submit your resume and cover letter to:

Stephanie Tafur

Program Director, Posse Boston

Deadline for submission of application is…

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