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Like many not-for-profits, the culture of Junior Achievement is a decidedly mission-driven one. From the board of directors to senior management to staff members, the JA community is filled with dedicated professionals committed to delivering its programs of hope and opportunity to students around the world.

Through the key content areas of entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness, JA inspires students to succeed in a global economy. Our success stems from great people who are team players and share a common enthusiasm for the great mission of this organization.

Current Opportunities

Program Coordinator – Peoria Area K-8

About the Position: Do you have a passion for service and want to work to help young people be prepared for their futures? Being a Junior Achievement Program Coordinator may be for you! This part time position supports the Junior Achievement of Central Illinois program team with Junior Achievement (JA) Kindergarten – 8th grade traditional and blended program implementation primarily within the Peoria area.

This includes but is not limited to teacher & volunteer renewal/recruitment, training, correspondence, monitoring, evaluation, and stewardship. The Program Coordinator communicates with current and prospective volunteers and teachers, provides new teacher/volunteer training, solves problems and provides customer service, orders and tracks program materials, enters data and prepares reports, and coordinates administration of program pre-/post-surveys.

The position is based in East Peoria, IL. Under non-pandemic situations, the position involves a fair amount of local travel within primarily the Peoria area. Remote work may occur on a temporary basis during the global pandemic but is not expected to be permanent.

Minimum Requirements: 2-year college degree & 1+ year of nonprofit experience (or High School Diploma/equivalent & 3+ years of nonprofit experience) demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, & Teams; and demonstrated proficiency in Google Docs, Sheets, Forms, & Slides. Exceptional attention to detail required.

Desired: Experience with K-8 educational settings and/or 2-5 years of relevant nonprofit work experience, Bachelor's Degree, experience utilizing a customer database system (CRM), experience with public speaking & virtual training, and familiarity with Peoria area public and private K-8 schools.

Details: Hourly wage, part time, approximately 4 hours per day/20 hours per week Monday – Friday between hours of 8 am – 5 pm (schedule to be determined at time of hiring)

Pay Structure of Position: Base hourly wage range: $14.66 - $17.40.

Benefits: Paid time off (vacation, personal, and medical), 8 paid holidays per year and paid holiday break December 24 – December 31.

To Apply: Visit our posting on or and apply through or email cover letter, resume, and references to: Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


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