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Position Description
Junior Achievement of Northern New England is seeking a committed and passionate individual to join our Programs Team. The Programs Coordinator will primarily be responsible for providing support to three Program Managers and the Director of Programs. Responsibilities include prepping Program Managers before program events at schools and external meetings. Responsibilities also include visiting schools to conduct evaluations, gather testimonials, and take photos of JA events in action. The Programs Coordinator will also work with the Director of Programs to disseminate evaluation data and create queries and pull reports from the BCRM database to be able to share with external stakeholders and staff. The position requires an acute attention to detail and ability to multi-task and handle multiple priorities at once. We are a small office of passionate individuals looking to make a difference in the lives of young people by providing them the life skills necessary to be successful adults and contributing members of society. This is a newly formed position with opportunity to expand and grow in responsibilities.
Primary Responsibilities & Qualities                                
  • Prepare relevant collateral for Program Managers to share at school meetings, corporate recruitment meetings, and corporate volunteer trainings.
  • Prepare evaluations for JA in a Day events, including providing paper copies to Program Managers in advance of events and communicating with the School Coordinator to go to schools before and after program events to conduct and collect the pre and post-survey evaluations.
  • Enter evaluation data in relevant spreadsheets.
  • Conduct research, as necessary, on schools and companies, including history of JA involvement and share with Programs Team and other staff members attending meetings.
  • Respond to individual volunteer inquiries.
  • Conduct bi-monthly volunteer webinar trainings and match individual volunteers with volunteer opportunities.
  • Ensure Programs/Volunteer Calendar is up-to-date and includes all necessary details.
  • Communicate regularly with Program Managers and provide other support functions as necessary, including with larger student events such as the JA Summer Institute and JA STEM Symposium.
  • Learn functions of BCRM database and enter and update data as required, including constituent and organization records, interactions, history, and pulling reports for Director of Programs and rest of the team.
  • Work closely with Development Team to ensure Programs Team is aware of deliverable requirements for grants.
  • Design and pull together program data and information for impact reports for donors, volunteer companies, and schools.
  • Complete special projects, including some administrative in nature, for the Director of Programs.
  • Support organization, as requested, at special events, Board meetings, teaching JA programs in classrooms, and other meetings.
Education & Experience
Required: Excellent written and verbal communications with strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail and diligent follow through a must. Ability to effectively work under tight deadlines and manage projects independently while sticking to a fast paced strategy plan.  Computer literacy, including Microsoft Outlook for email and calendars. Desire to work hard and play hard in a collaborative environment.
Desired: Bachelor's degree preferred. Prior experience working within education preferred.  Experience with data entry and database management and social media savvy a plus. 
Travel is absolutely required within our entire footprint. Must have a reliable vehicle and be able to work at our office in Bedford, MA.
Willingness to work outside of "9-5" including early mornings, evenings, and some weekends.
This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" relationship.
Interested applicants may send a resume and cover letter to Deirdre O'Connor Mitchell at
About Junior Achievement of Northern New England
Junior Achievement's mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. JA is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating young people on financial literacy, workforce readiness and entrepreneurship through programs taught by trained corporate or community volunteers in schools, and at after-school sites throughout the world.
Junior Achievement of Northern New England is strategically focused on making the biggest impact possible by partnering with school districts, cities and towns to serve students throughout their Kindergarten to 12th grade education. For the 2018-2019 school year, JAofNNE reached 20,278 youth through the efforts of 1,634 trained volunteers throughout Central and Eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Junior Achievement of Northern New England has experienced significant growth in the past three years and is embarking in a strategic planning process that will set its direction for increased impact for years to come.
Corporate Culture Statement
We hire the best people, not just the best talent. We work together as ONE team to deliver our mission. We treat each other with respect, communicate clearly, value diverse opinions and challenge the status quo on our quest for continuous improvement. We value our people and offer competitive compensation/benefits, schedule flexibility and purposeful professional/personal development opportunities. We treat all of our stakeholders as important contributors to our ultimate goal of delivering on our mission to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
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