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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—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


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  Select candidates will be receive an email for an interview.
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