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Part-Time Receptionist

Junior Achievement in Chesterfield seeks a reliable, qualified individual as a part-time receptionist/administrative assistant working Monday through Friday 8:00 am-12:30 pm, but not to exceed 980 hours within anniversary year. Must answer a multi-line telephone system and greet visitors in a professional and courteous manner. The receptionist will assist in data entry, UPS shipments, and must be able to perform other general clerical duties as directed. Position requires strong organizational and interpersonal skills, flexibility, and strong computer skills – proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. Experience with BCRM database system a plus. Desired:  Associates degree. If interested, please send resume and salary history to

Full-Time Advancement Manager

Company Summary

Junior Achievement:  Empowering young people to own their economic success®
Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis's purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.  Junior Achievement reaches over 170,000 students annually with 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 offers a collaborative, inclusive work environment and the opportunity to impact the lives of young people in our community.

Position Concept: 

The Advancement Manager is a critical member of the Advancement team of JA of Greater St. Louis in meeting annual funding goals with an emphasis on developing business partnerships, soliciting donations, and the management and stewardship of donors.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates with President and Director of Advancement of JA to identify prospective donors with an emphasis on small-medium sized businesses (general campaign) and corporations (major campaign) to secure funding. Conducts extensive research about prospects and helps to prioritize funding opportunities.
  • Assists President and Director of Advancement with coordination of meetings and in preparation for proposals to funders. 
  • Creates winning fund development strategies related to funding, develops proposals/letters for submission, coordinates and maintains funding request templates, prepares and stewards prospect portfolios, and ensures timely reports to funders.
  • Makes follow-up phone calls to funders to solicit donations ensuring a resolution for all.
  • Develops and/or manages the information systems which tracks prospects, solicitors, and funding history. Assures that all data remain up to date and correct. Invoices and collects pledges in a timely manner, prepares accurate and timely reports to campaign leadership.
  • Organizes and maintains an annual calendar of campaign solicitation process steps including, but not limited to, regular request submission timelines for former donors, key dates and deadlines of request in the funding pipeline, and steps to follow up on funding requests.
  • Manages the ongoing components of a stewardship program with primary focus on stewardship of donors including, but not limited to, communicating with donors as needed to keep donors informed, organizing and managing donor recognition initiatives, assuring that all members of the JA team and Board have information related to donors that encourages enhanced engagement.
  • Extracts, analyzes, and creates a plan for the appropriate use of information from the development donor database and other records to improve results of solicitation efforts.
  • Assists with the preparation of the income and expense budget and cash flow projections, including the tracking of revenues, expenses, and budget adjustments.
  • Other projects as required.

Education/Experience required:  

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.  A minimum 2 years of progressive work experience in stewardship, fund development, business administration, customer service, or other closely related area is preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Superior project management skills.
  • Attention to detail and proven ability to work independently and within functional and cross-functional groups under strict deadlines on multiple project.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a high pressure, fast paced environment managing multiple tasks and accommodating varying schedules of investors and supporters.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and database applications.

Please contact Rawn Ford to be considered, include salary history and résumé:

R. Ford
Director of Advancement
17339 North Outer 40 Road
Chesterfield, MO 63005

Phone: (636) 728-0707 ext 201
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