Careers with Junior Achievement

Do you love working on behalf of children, fostering their growth and development? Do you want a job that is challenging, gratifying, and allows you the opportunity to impact tens of thousands of youth each year? Focusing on our three Pillars of Student Success: Entrepreneurship, Work Readiness and Financial Literacy, Junior Achievement (JA) staff enjoy a culture of mutual respect and co-worker camaraderie.

Are you interested in a career with Junior Achievement? Below are our current job postings.


Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc. Director—Winnebago (Fox Valley) Area

Title: Director

Area: Winnebago Area (office located in Appleton, WI) 
Reports to: Primary: Regional Director; Secondary: Area Board of Directors
Leads: Program Team
Status: Full-time, Salaried
Impact:  The Director is highly engaged in the community and demonstrates an interest in preparing young people for success in a global economy.  Working with business executives, educational leaders and community volunteers, the Director will be passionate about and committed to implementing school and community based programs that help students in grades K-12 learn how to be financially responsible, discover and prepare for careers, and explore what it takes to start a business. The Director is responsible for all individual and corporate charitable giving, educational programming, and volunteer placement.  Ultimately, the Director is responsible for achieving fundraising results, creating public awareness, and building and supporting the area board and committees.
Primary Responsibilities:
1. Resource Development:  To secure financial resources for implementing programs from individuals, corporations, and foundation sources. Develop and implement a plan to secure funding, volunteer and special event participation from Board firms. Research, identify and secure funding from foundations and corporate sources, and assure grant fulfillment. Assist the program manager in recruiting volunteers to ensure quality and growth in programs.
2. Program Growth/Quality: Develops and maintains relationships with school district leadership and serves as a liaison with the JA program team in the area to make appropriate introductions and ensure partnerships are maintained.  Ensures continued program growth in designated geographic market.
3. Financial Management:  Ensures area revenue and expenses meet with targeted budget level.  Implements and manages special events. Responsible for area operations budget.
4. Board and Advisory Development: Interacts with area board of directors and advisory committee members to meet program/funding goals.  Ensures appropriate board size and level through board development committee and/or board chair.  Provides assistance in identifying leadership for appropriate board positions.  Engages in the identification, recruitment and interaction with advisory committee members.
5. Awareness: Promotes awareness of Junior Achievement in the area. Develops media contacts. Secures articles in newspapers, magazines, and company newsletters.  Conducts presentations to business and community organizations when needed.  Assures brand compliance.
The above position description is not all inclusive and is not an implied contract of duties performed. It is a general overview of position responsibilities.
Qualifications (desired): 4 yr. degree preferred or equivalent business experience, proven spoken and written communication skills a must, ability to manage multiple projects, ability to work alone and in groups, must enjoy people and demonstrate creative ability, fundraising and/or sales and marketing experiences a plus. Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) encouraged.
Application Process:
Please direct resumes to Kari Tylke at  Select candidates will receive an email for an interview.

Capstone Instructional Coordinator: Part-Time, Seasonal, Based in Milwaukee

Reports to: Senior Manager - Capstone

Position available: Part-time, 2-3 days per week

Salary range:  $12.00 – $14.00 per hour

Position Summary: Facilitate daily operation of JA BizTown and JA Finance Park student simulations including volunteer trainings associated with JA BizTown and JA Finance Park.  Act as a resource to students, volunteers, and teachers.  Basic skills include good speaking and presentation skills, excellent oral communication, and the ability to train and work in a fast paced environment.  Hours are offered mid-October through mid-June and July for Summer Programming.  No hours are worked August through September and during Holiday breaks (i.e. Christmas and Spring Break).

Primary responsibilities:    

  1. Manage simulation day efficiently and effectively when students are present by leading simulation processes in assigned rotation.
  2. Understand how to troubleshoot computer and technology problems.
  3. Assist JA BizTown and JA Finance Park Program Managers as needed.
  4. Prepare for simulation by following morning set-up guidelines and afternoon cleaning and re-set procedures.
  5. Monitor inventory of simulation materials and forms and inform Program Managers of needs.
  6. Communicate with JA BizTown and JA Finance Park Program Managers to recognize potential problems, questions/concerns, etc.

Education/experience required:

  • Bachelor's/Associate's degree or comparable experience
  • Good interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong oral and written communication, facilitation, and organizational skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Desired Skills:  Bilingual in Spanish / English 

Application Process: Please direct resume to: Kari Tylke, Director – Human Resources: or by fax: 414.577.3869.  Select candidates will be phoned and invited for an interview.