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Position Announcement: 
President
Lexington, KY

Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass, Inc. (JA) is looking for a high energy, engaged leader to meaningfully impact area children every year. JA is at the forefront of inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy. 

The best person for this role will be able to lead program impact, ensure financial stability and will possess the following attributes:
• Strategic and action-oriented
• Energetic, mission-driven and self-directed
• Enthusiastic about making new connections and ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders
• Persuasive and passionate communicator
• Engaging and inspirational leader and coach
• Solid financial acumen

PURPOSE OF POSITION:
The President has overall strategic and operational responsibility for JA staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission. Works collaboratively with the Board of Directors to develop strategic goals, lead organization with a sense of passion and creative promotion of the mission. Responsible for all planning, finance, fundraising, student & volunteer programs, public relations, staff development and administrative operations.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent business experience
• Minimum four years of experience in a related leadership role with a successful track record
• People management experience
• Strong professional network
• Strong fundraising, public relations or marketing experience (leading ‘the ask')
• Experience working with a Board of Directors
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Willingness to undergo criminal, credit and background checks

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Management and/or Board experience in education or nonprofit organization
• Experience managing a budget of $1M+
• CFRE certification

Send resume, cover letter and salary requirements no later than September 15, 2020, to:

Jackie Dant, Senior Vice President
Junior Achievement USA
One Education Way Colorado Springs, CO 80906
presidenthiring@ja.org (note "Lexington" as Subject)

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