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Program Manager
$36K-$40K DOE + Bonus, competitive benefits package and flex schedule
This position is responsible for growing and supporting JA programs in communities outside of Anchorage, in approximately 50 communities and villages statewide.  This requires working with local volunteer committees and providing them with tools and resources for quality program growth and expansion, maintaining strong relationships with volunteer committee statewide, and working with local corporations to recruit and train volunteers who travel on an annual basis to villages to present JA programs in rural village schools.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:                          
  • Provides support for JA quality program growth and expansion in communities outside of Anchorage. 
  • Meeting annual goals set by the President and the Board of Directors;
  • Responsible for continuing to develop and grow the Rural Alaska Initiative, specifically geared to educate and inspire young people in villages around the state. 
  • Provide training for teachers and volunteers in Anchorage and for remote volunteers;
  • Attend annual JA in a Day events in Anchorage and communities,
  • Recruit volunteers to fill classroom needs when necessary;
  • Recruit and renew commitments from schools/teachers in outlying communities;
  • Follow up with programs and collect registrations in a timely manner;
  • Maintain accurate records;
  • Follows up with programs and collects registrations in a timely manner, able to provide regular updates to President on year to date progress relative to current goals;
  • Assures program quality through face-to-face meetings (when possible), phone calls, classroom monitoring, and follow-up surveys;
  • Manage inventory for accuracy
  • Assist with community needs for volunteer recruitment and recognition;
  • Responsible for increasing public awareness of JA;
  • Assists all program related Board Committees;
Maintains a solid relationship with community school districts and the administrative staff
Bachelor's degree or  5+ years working in a non-profit or experience managing volunteers may be substituted.  Strong sales and marketing experience preferred.  Qualified applicants must have solid oral/written communication, interpersonal, organization/planning skills.  Applicant must be proficient in Microsoft applications, have a reliable source of transportation, and be a self-motivated individual with problem solving skills.  Physical requirements of the position require applicant to be able to lift 50 lb. 
Bachelors degree or equivalent.  Background in Marketing or experience with Education-related fields in Alaska.  Preference will be given for candidates with experience working with volunteers.
This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" relationship.
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