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Programs Assistant

Full Time - $26,000 annual salary

Full benefits include medical/dental/life, retirement plan, and paid time off

The Programs Assistant will provide administrative and scheduling support and assist with volunteer recruitment and training. This position reports to the Senior Programs Manager.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Volunteer and teacher communications via email and phone; Volunteer and teacher support
  • Material preparation for volunteer and teacher trainings and orientations
  • Data entry and database maintenance
  • Individual and group volunteer training
  • Coordination and oversight of and assistance with several volunteer events at local elementary schools
  • Program materials inventory management / Program kit rebuild
  • Volunteer recruitment

The successful candidate will be experienced, collaborative, organized and have the ability to implement creative solutions in challenging situations. Strong communication skills and the ability to work with various constituents is required.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

Qualified candidates should have the following:

  • Preferred experience in nonprofit organizations and/or project/program management
  • Excellent oral and written communication, public speaking and customer service skills
  • Excellent organizational, time management and planning skills
  • Volunteer recruitment experience
  • Experience in training and/or teaching
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite and data entry
  • Two- or four-year degree
  • Preferred knowledge of area schools
  • Spanish fluency is a plus
  • A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:  sit, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk, hear, bend, lift, climb, and carry light weights (25-50 pounds).

Application Process:

  • Qualified candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to jboyle@JAtoday.org.  Please use "Programs Assistant - Your Name" as the subject line.
  • Due to the anticipated response, we regret that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Development and Special Events Manager

Full Time - $33,000 annual salary

Full benefits include medical/dental/life, retirement plan, and paid time off

The Development and Special Events Manager is responsible for the management and coordination of Junior Achievement of Central Virginia annual fund communications, data management, gift acknowledgement, events and junior board oversight.  This position reports to the Vice President of Development.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate special events including the annual Bowl for JA fundraising event and the JA Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame gala. Create and coordinate event correspondence, marketing strategy, communications and production and distribution of materials. Manage guest lists and materials. Maintain planning calendars to ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Solicit special event corporate sponsorship for Bowl for JA and any new events; research and identify potential sponsors; prepare proposals.
  • Data entry of pledges, gifts and online donations. Database reconciliation.
  • Assist in annual fund campaign strategy and communications.
  • Acknowledge gifts with thank you letters and provide follow-up for proposals and grants.
  • Serve as liaison to the JA of Central Virginia Young Professionals Board. Coordinate meetings, steer projects, etc.
  • Write and apply for grants under the direction of the Vice President of Developmennt.
  • Coordinate and market fundraising events with community partners including local restaurants, merchants, and board companies
  • Manage development information in donor management system which tracks prospects, solicitors and funding history.  Assure data is timely and accurate and prepare reports.
  • Provide administrative support to Vice President of Development.
  • Work with staff to create and distribute special event brochures. Develop hard-copy and digital versions.

The successful candidate will be experienced, collaborative, organized and have the ability to implement creative solutions in challenging situations. Strong communication skills and the ability to work with all levels of donors is required.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.

Qualified candidates should have the following:

  • Prior experience in fund development with a strong emphasis on event coordination
  • Required experience in donor management software and data entry
  • Highly organized, motivated and comfortable meeting with or presenting to individuals or groups
  • Required experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Canva, Stencil and/or other image editing and design sites
  • Preferred experience in nonprofit organizations
  • Preferred experience working with boards and committees
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in social media platforms

Application Process

1. Qualified candidates should submit their resume to jboyle@jatoday.org.  Please use "Annual Fund and Events Manager - <Your Name>" as the subject line. No phone calls please.
2. Please do not include a cover letter.  Instead, in the body of your email, write a brief statement about how you can contribute to helping Junior Achievement of Central Virginia achieve its mission. 

Due to the anticipated response, we regret that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 

 

  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

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