Posse New York is currently looking for two (2) trainers for its new Veterans program

From: Marcia L. M.
Sent on: Wednesday, June 6, 2012 8:00 AM

14 Wall Street, 8A-60
New York, NY 10005
Job Description: 05/29/12
Title: Trainer, Posse New York
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.
Posse New York is currently looking for two (2) trainers for its new Veterans program.
Job Description:
The role of the Posse trainer is to help recruit, train, support, encourage and maintain contact with Posse Scholars. The Posse trainer works with Scholars beginning with their nomination by a community college or community based organization and continuing to their graduation from the partner college or university. The Posse trainer works with Scholars both on an individual basis and in groups. The Posse trainer reports to the Program Director of Posse New York and will work in close collaboration with a partner trainer. Raise awareness of Posse program at community colleges and community-based organizations who work with veterans through personal contact with college counselors, advisors, program directors and other staff. Assist in recruitment of students for the Posse program. Serve as a resource for candidates throughout the recruitment process. Help organize and deliver recruitment, assessment and selection activities. Select Posse Scholars, in collaboration with partner college and university officials. Plan, facilitate and evaluate workshops, summer retreats, and other activities for up to three Posses during the eight-month, pre-college training program. Assist writing coaches in planning, implementation and assessment of writing program. Develop and maintain relationships with Posse Scholars at three partner colleges and universities through regular campus visits, telephone calls, email and other correspondence. Develop and maintain relationships with Posse Mentors at three partner colleges and universities, participate in Mentor training, communicate regularly with Mentors by phone and email throughout academic year. Maintain relationships with staff, administrators and faculty at partner colleges and universities. Plan, facilitate and evaluate annual Posse Plus Retreats at partner colleges and universities. Plan and attend graduation ceremonies at partner colleges and universities.
Qualities/Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree a plus. Experience working with veterans a plus. Facilitation and counseling experience. Three to five years previous work experience desired. Experience working one-on-one with college-age 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 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. 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.
Cover letter
In your cover letter, please share in detail how Posse’s mission and goals intersect with your previous work experience. In addition, please share your thoughts on the importance of diversity within a higher educational setting.
Salary commensurate with experience.
How to Apply:
Please send résumé and cover letter to:
The Posse Foundation
14 Wall Street, 8A-60
New York, NY 10005
Att: Lucia Mattox
[address removed]
No Phone Calls Please.
Deadline for submission of application is June 15, 2012.
US Veterans are encouraged to apply.
The Posse Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about The Posse Foundation please visit www.possefoundation.org.

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