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Job Posting: Marketing Manager

Junior Achievement of Kansas is looking for a full-time Marketing Manager. This statewide position will be responsible for the development and implementation of programs and initiatives that support our mission.

The position is based in Topeka and reports to the President of Junior Achievement of Kansas. The right candidate will have:

·         Excellent writing and interpersonal communication skills with strong attention to detail

·         Ability to present to groups and gain support for mission

·         Ability to work in fast-paced environment and manage multiple responsibilities

·         Advanced computer skills and be proficient with Microsoft Office, Outlook, website management and design software to produce written and designed materials quickly

·         Ability to engage support through partnerships with businesses, school districts, volunteers and through the use of social media and traditional media outlets

·         A valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation available during work hours

·         Ability to lift up to 30 pounds regularly

·         Other duties, as assigned

Statewide travel and occasional weekend and evening hours will be required.

To apply, e-mail resume to ashley@kansasja.org or mail to Junior Achievement of Kansas, ATTN: Ashley Charest, 3735 SW Wanamaker Road, Suite B, Topeka, Kansas 66610.



This role is responsible for the planning, development and implementation of all the organization’s marketing strategies, communications, and public relations activities. The Marketing Manager reports directly to the President. The Marketing Manager develops content and strategies relating to JA’s overall brand, educational programs, special events, and other initiatives. In addition to the President, the Marketing Manager works directly with the programming and events staff, board members, volunteers, external designers, vendors and partners. This position is a key member of the JA team, ensuring that Junior Achievement of Kansas’s brand and message is clearly communicated in a variety of creative and informative outlets to a diverse group of audiences including students, parents, educators, community leaders, and current and prospective donors and partners.


·          Develop and execute a comprehensive marketing and communications strategy, encompassing web, email, social media, and print.

·         Create and implement email communications highlighting JA’s programs and events

·         Engage stakeholders across all JA’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) by frequently posting engaging and creative content

·         Develop online and print collateral (sponsorship packages, program journals, signage, PowerPoint presentations) for JA’s signature events (approximately 10/year)

·         Create collateral for JA’s K-12 programs such as volunteer recruitment flyers, email blasts on partnership opportunities, etc.

·         Create short videos highlighting JA’s programs and positive community impact that can be utilized in email communications and other outlets (not a requirement, just a plus)

  • Works with President to initiates and maintains ongoing relationships with local media outlets to increase credibility and image of Junior Achievement among existing and potential volunteers, contributors and program users.  Positions Junior Achievement as a major facilitator of business/education partnerships.  With President, develops story angles, cultivates reporters and editors until placement is achieved within media. 
  • Design collateral including Annual Impact Report, letterhead, business cards, note cards, brochure and other print materials.

·         Updated JA of Kansas website, which includes writing content, providing photos and organizing website pages, working with internal team members to understand the specific needs for their stakeholders, etc.

·         Serve as the Liaison to the Marketing Committee which is comprised of JA Board Members and volunteers who are dedicated to assisting in achieving the marketing and communications goals

·         Ensure national brand guidelines are followed by all JA team members

·         Manage the organization’s photo and video library to ensure all files are easy to locate and properly saved


·         Excellent skills in writing, editing and generating the creation of web, print, video, and other content

·         Strong creative vision and storytelling ability

·         Well versed in print and digital marketing best practices

·         Expertise in developing and implementing organizational communication plans

·         Knowledge of public relations practices in order to interface with internal and external media

·         Strong interpersonal skills

·         Ability to execute a plan

·         Ability to handle several projects simultaneously in a dynamic, deadline-driven, team-oriented environment

·         Interpersonal savvy to deal with high level donors, other external contacts

·         Highly organized

·         Results/action and solutions-oriented

·         Unquestionable personal code of ethics, integrity, diversity and trust

·         Self starter; ability to anticipate next steps; proactively take actions necessary to produce results

·         Ability to multi-task; ability to take responsibility for a diverse number of projects and to complete them in a timely manner with limited supervision

·         Research and analysis skills

·         Resourceful; creative problem solver

·         Ability to help create the desired organizational culture

·         Discretion to handle confidential information

·         High proficiency required in Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and/or InDesign, Constant Contact, Hootesuite, Facebook, Instagram, and Word Press



Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in a related area preferred, including special events, mass media, public relations, community affairs, project coordination. Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills a must.  Graphic design, website updating, social media experience highly preferred.



Help Kansas Children Succeed!

Junior Achievement (JA) of Kansas is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices.

JA of Kansas trains and places volunteers from local businesses in the classroom, providing relevant, hands-on experiences that give students knowledge and skills in financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship.

JA of Kansas serves more than 28,000 young people annually, inspiring kids to dream big and reach their full potential. Explore our website for more information about the Junior Achievement program and how you can help us help Kansas youth succeed.