Event Management, Program Management, Volunteer Management
4 Year Degree
Company: Junior Achievement of Chicago
Location: Northern Cook & Lake County, Illinois
Position Available: Program (Operations) Manager - Part Time
$16/hour, 20 hours/week, 1000 hours/year
Junior Achievement is the world's largest and fastest-growing non-profit economics education organization and has empowering students for the last 100 years. Junior Achievement of Chicago started in 1940 and last school year we reached over 600,200 students through our innovative educational programs in local classrooms from Kindergarten through 12th Grade. Over 88,000 of those students were in Lake & Cook County schools. We are passionate people dedicated to educating and empowering students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through JA’s experiential, hands-on programs taught by volunteers from local businesses and the community. See www.jachicago.org for more information about JA Chicago and our programs.
Position Description - Program (Operations) Manager
Implement and manage the daily operations of all JA education programs for a designated geographic/market area in Lake & Cook Counties. Responsible for JA classroom and student outreach goals in your designated area.
Organize the recruitment, placement, training, and management of volunteers from existing and new company partners and community organizations in your designated geographic/market area.
Oversee implementation of classroom programs taught by JA volunteers, including planning and executing a variety of events at area schools. Teach JA programs when necessary.
Responsible for regular and accurate data entry and management in JA database system and Excel relating to programs, volunteers, educators and companies.
Maintain program quality and provide exceptional hands-on service to all volunteers, executive partners, and educators. Increase public awareness of JA programming.
Responsible for relationship building and stewardship with pre-existing and new corporate sponsors and education partners to maintain and grow participation in JA programs.
Develop and secure volunteer and funding opportunities with pre-existing corporate and community partners, as well as some new business development.
Assist with divisional fundraising activities and events.
Please submit Cover Letter and Resume to:
Mary Kendall, Junior Achievement of Chicago, Assoc. Director of Operations, email@example.com
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent (required). Seeking someone with proven oral and written communication and public speaking skills; excellent interpersonal, organization, and planning skills; ability to manage multiple priorities, problem solve, and take initiative on tasks. Looking for someone who is self-motivated, highly organized, and creative. Experience in education, non-profit or business preferred. Strongly prefer knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and database or constituent relationship management system.
Candidate must have a valid Illinois driver’s license and adequate vehicle transportation to meet the responsibilities of the position.
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.