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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, 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.

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 ktylke@jawis.org.  Select candidates will receive an email for an interview.

Director—Communities of Greater Racine and Kenosha

Title: Director
Area: Communities of Greater Racine and Kenosha 
Reports to: Primary: Sr. Director of Development; Secondary: Area Board of Directors
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 manages coordination of all individual and corporate charitable giving and assists the area program manager with education program requests 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 Southeast Region 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.  Assists with implementing and managing special events as needed. Manages 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.

Specifications: (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 ktylke@jawis.org.  Select candidates will be receive an email for an interview.

Program Manager - Dane County Area (Madison)

Title: Program Manager Area: Dane County
Area: Dane County  (office located in Madison, WI)
Status: Part-Time, 19 hours a week 

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc. is seeking a part-time Program Manager to serve teachers and volunteers in Dane County and the surrounding area. This position offers the opportunity to plan and implement Junior Achievement programming. The Program Manager is responsible for developing and maintaining good educator relationships at all levels. This is also a visible position in the business community offering the opportunity to add creativity, expertise, and fresh ideas to the organization's resource generation efforts. This position is ideal for a highly motivated, high energy professional with sales ability who can meet goals and deadlines. Excellent customer service, communication, and presentation skills are required.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with schools, educators, volunteers and businesses directly for program placement
  • Renew commitments of schools, educators, volunteers, and donors that are currently utilizing and supporting Junior Achievement programs
  • Market and secure new partnerships with businesses and schools
  • Assure quality through monitoring and collection of participant and program information
  • Increase public awareness of Junior Achievement in the education and business community through presentations and other outreach
  • Work with schools, businesses, and organizations as assigned
  • Ensure customer satisfaction and program quality through face-to-face, phone and electronic communication
  • Provide efficient and personable service to program participants through prompt follow-through and organization
  • Implement volunteer orientation and training
  • Ensure program growth and delivery to elementary, middle and high school students
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Generate additional financial support to sustain existing programs and fund growth to meet educator demand
  • Organize special events as required to meet goals of budget

 

Qualifications required:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Good organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated sales and marketing ability
  • Strong communication and problem solving skills
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds

Application Process:

Please direct a resume to Kari Tylke at ktylke@jawis.org. Select candidates will be phoned and invited for an interview.

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