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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.

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Program Coordinator – McLean and Logan Counties

Part Time

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

About the Position: This part time Program Coordinator position will support the Junior Achievement of Central Illinois program team with Junior Achievement (JA) Kindergarten – 12th grade traditional and blended program implementation primarily within McLean and Logan Counties. 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, coordinates administration of program pre-/post-surveys using the JA assessment engine process, and assists with coordinating student-centric events such as the Annual JA Stock Market Challenge and/or the Annual JA Titan Business Strategy Competition.

This position is based in McLean County. Under non-pandemic situations in the future, the position involves a fair amount of McLean and Logan County travel within primarily Bloomington-Normal and Lincoln. 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 with 1+ year of nonprofit experience OR High School Diploma (or equivalent), 3+ years of nonprofit experience & proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point, and Teams.

Pay Structure of Position:  Base hourly wage of $14.66

Desired: work experience in a K-12 education setting as an educator or paraprofessional and/or 2-5 years of relevant nonprofit work experience, Bachelor's Degree, experience utilizing a customer database, familiarity with McLean and Logan County public and private schools, familiarity with Google Docs and Sheets.

To Apply:  View posting on for more information & email cover letter, resume, and references to:

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