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Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore Career Opportunities

Below is a list of available job openings. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Kate Bleile at kate.bleile@ja.org

DEPARTMENT: Program/Education

LOCATION: Salisbury, MD

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time

COMPANY SUMMARY: Junior Achievement:  Empowering young people to own their economic success.®

Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.  Junior Achievement reaches almost 10,000 students annually in relevant, hands-on learning experiences that teach young people to manage their money, plan for their economic future, own their own businesses, and develop readiness for careers or college.

Junior Achievement associates are known for their passion for the JA mission that brings together business and education to work with students in kindergarten through high school so they are empowered to own their economic success.  Members of the JA team interact with community leaders who support JA with their time, treasure, and talent.  Junior Achievement of the Eastern Shore offers a collaborative, inclusive work environment and the opportunity to impact the lives of young people in our community.

POSITION CONCEPT:  The Program Manager position supervises the JA Program staff in implementation and expansion of JA programs.   Duties include management for all recruiting, training, and program management, and monitoring all programs for adherence to implementation models and quality.  Facilitate activities of consultants and teachers, uphold quality standards for the organization, assure adherence to program models and program expansion, and develop and maintain good educator relationships at all levels.  Works with the Vice President of Education to develop yearly planning calendar for all programs and interacts with Board committees as needed.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Supervise program quantity and quality.
  • Implement programs according to the Strategic Plan.
  • Assure volunteer recruiting and retention through individual renewals and company liaisons.
  • Develop and implement training programs/evaluations.
  • Manage and Assist the recruitment of program volunteers to meet program goals and identify and cultivate new company connections.
  • Coordinate placement and scheduling of trained volunteers. 
  • Assure adherence to program implementation models and file all needed class registration forms and program variances.
  • Develop and implement plan for teacher and volunteer contacts including class visits, newsletters, phone contacts, teacher visits, and call-back sessions. 
  • Solicit feedback from participants through a final evaluation instrument.
  • In support of the strategic plan and budget, develop, coordinate, and deliver sales presentations to new school districts, schools, and prospective teachers.  Renew commitments of all constituents. 
  • Submit forecasts and interim reports to Vice President of Education.
  • Develop and maintain good educator relationships.
  • Develop, coordinate, and implement recognition programs that are of interest and value to participants, including events, scholarships, awards, and gifts.
  • Manage the members of the Education team to include the effective recruiting, selection, training, development, and performance management that assures the acquisition and retention of a high quality staff.
  • Oversee volunteer programs and general records and staff correspondence with volunteers and prospects. 
  • Provide feedback, program materials, and resources to volunteers and teachers
  • Communicate with Marketing and Development on volunteer needs. 
  • Supervise procurement and delivery of all program materials.
  • Assist all program related Board committees in carrying out their specific functions.  Prepare materials for Board and Committee meetings.
  • Work with President and Board in supporting the financial requirements of the programs.
  • Other projects as required.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience, plus minimum two years in business sales, marketing, nonprofit development, or volunteer recruitment/management experience.  Presentation experience is necessary; computer literacy a must; should also be able to manage multiple priorities and high-level relationships.  Must be a goal driven, self-starter who enjoys providing exceptional customer-focused service and building mutually beneficial networks of supporters.  Demonstrated organizational and planning experience.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Bachelor's degree or higher in business or education.  Familiarity with area schools and business contacts.

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, occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, continually required to talk or hear, occasionally required to bend, lift, or climb, frequently required to lift and carry light weights (25-50 pounds), and specific vision abilities include:  close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust or focus. 

  • "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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