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.

 

Regional Director - Northeast Wisconsin

 
Leads: Directors for Winnebago Area (Greater Fox Valley area) and Wolf River Area (Shawano) and the Greater Green Bay Area team
 
Reports to: Primary: Vice President of Program Partnerships; Secondary: Area Board of Directors
 
Status: exempt; salaried
 
Purpose:  The Regional Director will lead Junior Achievement activity within the Greater Green Bay Area as well as have regional accountabilities for the Northeast Region. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: coordinating community relation efforts, serving as an area board liaison and a liaison to current or new Senior Advisory Boards, quality program implementation, philanthropy and stewardship, forming and managing regional partnerships, and overall regional team development and performance. Ultimately responsible for regional strategic planning, preparing and training team members for success, and recruiting, training, and placing volunteers within her/his area of responsibility. 
 
Primary Regional Accountabilities (15%):
1. Regional Performance: Lead regional strategy sessions for programmatic and financial goal setting. Responsible for leading the regional team toward successful attainment of all regional philanthropic and program goals; provide direct leadership to the Greater Green Bay Area team and to the Winnebago Area and Wolf River Area directors; accountable for annual regional financial results.  
2. Regional Partnerships: Work within the region and across Junior Achievement of Wisconsin regions to seek out new and to deepen existing partnerships within business and education communities that meaningfully advance the mission.
3. Senior Advisory Board Liaison: Work with existing senior advisory boards or assess the appropriate timing for creating a senior advisory board as one way to help broaden Junior Achievement awareness, improve fundraising success, connect school leaders with JA programs, and forge new regional partnerships. Involved with strategic planning and goal setting, as appropriate and/or necessary. 
4. Team Development:  Directs and develops team members assigned to the region and her/his area. Conducts annual performance reviews. Assures all team members complete required training, and provides opportunities for professional development through additional local, state and national offerings. Maintains current personnel files, acts as liaison as needed between team members and director of human resources.  Provides current information to state organization on status of new and terminated team members, salary/other personal changes and insurance enrollment.  Communicates updated personnel policy information to team. Provides timely advice regarding adherence to established Junior Achievement policies.
 
Primary Greater Green Bay Area Accountabilities (85%):
1. Philanthropy and Stewardship:  Research, identify and secure financial resources for the organization from board, corporate, foundation, and individual sources. Be diligent about using financial gifts in the manner the donor intended them to be used. Demonstrate gratitude for each gift through appropriate stewardship and recognition.
2. Program Growth/Quality: Develops and maintains relationships with school district leadership and teachers, matching JA resource to meet educational needs. Assures recruitment and placement of trained volunteers from the community to meet program requests. Builds and maintains customer relations and volunteer satisfaction with program. Administers required program evaluation tools. Implements quality improvement based on customer feedback and direction from state or worldwide Headquarters. Ensures continued program growth in designated area.
3. Financial Management:  Ensures area revenue and expenses meet with targeted budget level. Implements individual philanthropy programs and manages special events and as needed. Manages district operations budget.
4. Board Development: Interacts with area board of directors 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. Provides key information, coordinates meetings, monitors and supports board committees and staff efforts to meet plan objectives.
5. Awareness: Working with colleagues, promotes awareness of Junior Achievement in assigned area. Develops media contacts. Secures articles in newspapers, magazines, and company newsletters. Conducts presentations to business and community organizations when needed. Assures brand compliance.
 
Qualifications (desired):
Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent business experience, proven ability to develop and lead teams, exceptional verbal and written communication skills, practical knowledge and experience of how to lead teams across a wide geography, ability to manage multiple projects and teams, and ability to work independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated success in achieving annual goals.
 
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.
 
Application Process:
Please direct resume to Kari Tylke, Director – Human Resources by Thursday, October 4: ktylke@jawis.org. Select candidates will receive an email for an interview.
 
 

Director - 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 resume to Kari Tylke, Director – Human Resources by Thursday, October 4: ktylke@jawis.org. 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: ktylke@jawis.org or by fax: 414.577.3869.  Select candidates will be phoned and invited for an interview.