Job Posting | Junior Achievement of OKI Partners

 JA Education Director/Northern Kentucky 



The Education Director will manage education programs with particular emphasis on building relationships with schools, volunteer recruiting, training, placement, support, and recognition.  The Education Director facilitates activities of volunteers and teachers, upholds quality standards for the organization, assures adherence to program models and program expansion, and develops and maintains relationships with educators at all levels.

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 OKI Partners offers a collaborative, inclusive work environment and the opportunity to impact the lives of young people in our community.


  • Develop and maintain educator relationships.
  • Recruit program volunteers to meet program goals.
  • Secure new sources for volunteers.
  • Assure program quality through teacher and volunteer phone calls, classroom monitoring, and service.
  • Provide feedback, program materials, and resources to volunteers and teachers.
  • Organize and implement volunteer orientations.
  • Identify and cultivate new company connections with the purpose of recruiting volunteers.
  • Maintain regular contact with assigned company connections.
  • Develop and implement recognition programs that are of interest and value to participants, including events, scholarships, awards, and gifts.
  • Maintain strong understanding of new and existing products.
  • Handle general records and correspondence with volunteers and prospects, maintain class enrollment information in BCRM, communicate with marketing on volunteer needs, and 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.
  • Other projects as required, including event support on weeknights, weekends, and holidays.


  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Deep appreciation for the work of schools and the educational needs of youth
  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Self-starter
  • Proven success as an effective team player 
  • Comfortable managing electronic data
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the Northern Kentucky education community and organizations.

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. 

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About Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement's Purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.

The envisioned future - what we aspire to become. Junior Achievement maintains an active vision, front and center, on how we can have a positive impact on the lives of more students - guided by our core values:


Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship

Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity, and excellence in how we do it

Respect for the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals

Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration

Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning