Director, Posse New Orleans

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline:



1515 Poydras Street, Suite 610
New Orleans
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 8,480 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, U. Pennsylvania, Puget Sound, Rochester, UT Austin, U. Virginia, UW Madison, Vanderbilt, Vassar, 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 responsibilities of the Director are to represent the youth focused mission of the program, manage the financial operations and the development goals of the site, maintain strong university partner relationships, work closely with a local advisory board to raise the annual budget, and to recruit and manage a team that ensures the coordination of all program operations. The Director must be highly motivated, organized, enthusiastic, willing to travel, a great communicator, hardworking, and a strong role model. The Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer and works closely with the CFO/CAO and the Vice President of Development.


·        5+ years management experience required

·        Graduate degree preferred

·        Strong development skills

·        Excellent interpersonal skills

·        Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task

·        Decisive

·        Self-motivated

·        Strong and inspiring leader

·        Excellent writing and communication skills

·        Knowledge of university structure and policy

·        Knowledge of New Orleans public high schools

·        Knowledge of higher education and educational access

·        Willing to travel

·        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

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

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

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