Operations/Project Management, Program Management, Volunteer Management
4 Year Degree
The Operations Manager implements and manages the daily operations of all Junior Achievement programs for designated geographic/market area. Responsibilities include fundraising, class sales, volunteer recruitment, marketing and training. Prepares accurate and current reports; assists in increasing public awareness; assures program quality; expansion, and excellent school and business relationships; secures the necessary financial resources to support programs through a variety of sources. This position requires a lot of initiative, assertiveness, public speaking and the ability to be a motivated self-starter.
Meets program goals in geographic/market area. Supervises the placement and recruitment of all volunteers from companies and in organizations within geographic/market area.
Provide exceptional hands-on service to all volunteers, executive partners, and teachers.
Consistently recruits and secures new volunteer and funding opportunities.
Meets geographic area revenue goals. Successfully carries out contingency plan to make up for any shortfalls.
Maintains quality and accurate information on volunteers and companies in geographic/market area.
Assists Director with all program related Board Committees in carrying out their specific functions. Prepares material for Board and Committee meetings.
Junior Achievement is the world's largest and fastest-growing non-profit economics education organization. Started in Chicago in 1940, Junior Achievement of Chicago office served over 570,000 students last school year. We are the passionate people dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. See the JA website at www.jachicago.org for more information.
Education/Experience Required: Bachelor’s degree. At least one year of business experience. Proven oral and written communication skills; ability to manage multiple priorities, be self-motivated and be highly organized; computer knowledge in word processing and spreadsheet documents extremely helpful. Candidate must have a valid Illinois or Indiana driver’s license and adequate vehicle transportation to meet the responsibilities of the position.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to: sit, walk, occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, continually required to talk or hear, occasionally required to bend, lift or climb, frequently required to lift and carry light weights (25-50 pounds) and specific vision abilities include: close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust or focus.
Junior Achievement of Chicago is a non profit that teaches students from kindergarten through 12th grade about financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship through hand on activities taught by business and community volunteers. Junior Achievement of Chicago empowers young people to own their economic success.