Marketing/Outreach/PR, Program Management, Volunteer Management
4 Year Degree
This position will be located at our suburb office in River Grove, IL.
Starting salary will be $36,000 and raised to $38,000 once you passed the 90-day performance review. 5% bonus + annual merit increase opportunity upon annual performance appraisal.
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 600,222 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.
Target Area for Outreach:
Evanston, Skokie, Glenview, Morton Grove, Lincolnwood, Niles, Wilmette, Winnetka, and Northfield.
Des Plaines, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Wheeling, and Buffalo Grove.
If you enjoy community involvement and youth education advocacy, come join Junior Achievement of Chicago as our Program Operations Manager! The Program Operations Manager implements and manages the daily operations of all Junior Achievement programs for designated geographic/market area. Responsibilities include school recruitment & management, volunteer recruitment, training and management, fundraising, class sales, along with networking/brand-awareness for the area. Prepares accurate and current outreach 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.
Liaise among schools, businesses and volunteers. Coordinate program implementations by scheduling programs/events, learning schools needs, consistently securing the placement/recruitment of all volunteers from companies or community organizations within geographic/market area.
Provide exceptional hands-on service to all volunteers, executive partners, and teachers. Maintain quality and accurate information on volunteers and companies in geographic/market area.
Act as an advocate for JA programs to meet program revenue/funding goals in geographic/market area. Successfully carries out contingency plan to make up for any shortfalls.
Assist Program Directors with all program-related Board Committees in carrying out their specific functions. Prepare material for Board and Committee meetings, as needed.
Participate in special events to build relationships with Area Board, community partners and businesses as needed.
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 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.
About Junior Achievement of Chicago
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.