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, 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.


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:

  • Bachelors degree, or equivalent 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.


Volunteer Coordinator Intern: Part-time

Position Timeline: 
Position is ideally from September 01, 2017 through June 30, 2018. Interns will be required to re-apply at the end of each fiscal year. 
Position Available: Part-time (10-12 hours per week)
Position Summary: 
Junior Achievement of Wisconsin is seeking a part-time Volunteer Coordinator Intern to join the organization as a way to gain valuable workplace experience. This position is focused on supporting program managers through volunteer retention and placement. This includes enhancing relationships with program managers, teachers and volunteers who deliver JA programs. The position is ideal for someone who is a highly motivated, highly energetic professional who has the ability to meet goals and deadlines.  Excellent customer service and communication skills are required. 
Increase retention of past Junior Achievement volunteers
Conduct/Facilitate Volunteer Training Sessions
Volunteer at JA Events as needed 
Ensure program growth by assisting program managers  
Maintain accurate records through BCRM 
Assure quality through monitoring and collection of participant and program information
Sorting and rebuilding of program material 
A college junior, senior, or graduate student with good organizational, interpersonal, presentation and communication skills.  The ability to follow through on deliverables (while working on multiple projects) with assigned deadlines. Experience with Microsoft Suite of products helpful.  The ability to lift and carry a minimum 30 pounds. 
Two years of post-secondary education, marketing, sales or communication experience.  
Application Process: 
Please email resume to: Barbara Klocko, Senior Operations Manager at  Selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.