The Regional Director is responsible for the overall quality and effectiveness of JA in the South Puget Sound (SPS) region. This position provides leadership to the Junior Achievement of WA’s development function to secure revenue and strengthen our work throughout the region. The position will work closely with the JA Program Manager to create local partnerships with schools, youth-serving, and service organizations with a mission to volunteer in the community. The role will also work closely with the CFO and Chief Advancement Officer to ensure that the region’s strategy supports the overall objectives of JA of Washington. Regional Directors are critical to the fluid operation of JA. This hybrid position reports to the Senior Regional Director and will report into the office 1-2 times per month. The Regional Director must reside within the South Puget Sound region.  



  • Meet or exceed annual regional revenue goals and manage program funding and community support for Junior Achievement in SPS.
  • Lead and manage the SPS Board of Directors (BOD) to achieve the resource generation goals within the Region.
  • Secure new donors for program and operating support to ensure attainment of annual revenue goals.
  • Utilize donor database management system to track all donor interaction and fundraising activity.
  • Create and manage annual fundraising events that apply to region and support the statewide events.

Regional Board Management:

  • Motivate and provide professional support to SPS BOD.
  • Meet annual goals on new board member recruitment (number goal, diversity, industry).
  • Assist in recruiting and training board leadership.
  • Lead the board to secure resources and spur program growth to align with meeting 100% of program demand.
  • Conduct four board meetings annually and serve as lead for all meeting logistics.
  • Work with Junior Achievement of Washington President/CEO and Regional Board Chair to develop strategic initiatives that will fully engage the board and community leaders.

Community Engagement & Brand Championing:

  • Drive specific marketing initiatives to create greater awareness for Junior Achievement in SPS.
  • Develop new and innovative ways to grow the program each year with an emphasis on delivering a top-quality education program.

Quality and Service:

  • Track, manage, assist and respond to supporters, volunteers, board members and staff members in a timely, professional manner.
  • Maintain effective school/volunteer relationships to ensure top quality programs are being delivered in every JA classroom.

Program Goals and Management:

  • Support and manage all aspects of Junior Achievement program operations to achieve annual program goals.


  • Three years’ experience in development, financial education, or business development
  • Knowledge of South Puget Sound and surrounding communities
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Competitive
  • Mastery in full range of MS Office software
  • Experience in education and staff management

What’s In It For You:


  • United Healthcare Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance Employee
  • Family and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Vacation and Wellness Leave
  • Paid Holidays & Winter Break
  • Paid Personal Leave Days
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Ability Assist Program
  • Family Leave Consistent with Local and National Regulations

Anticipated Salary Range:

$76,983 – $78,983

What Makes JAWA Special:

  • Retirement Savings with matching company contributions.
  • Work-Life balance – Flexible options to balance office time via remote access as well as flexible work schedules
  • Opportunity to volunteer in classroom teaching JA programs twice per year.

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. 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, and ability to adjust or focus.

Company Summary:

Junior Achievement of Washington’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. In 2022, Junior Achievement of Washington will reach thousands of K-12 students with relevant, hands-on learning experiences that teach young people to manage their money, plan for their economic future, own their businesses, and develop readiness for careers or college.

Junior Achievement of Washington offers a collaborative, inclusive work environment and the opportunity to impact the lives of young people in our community. Junior Achievement of Washington associates are known for their passion for the mission of bringing business and education together to work with students in kindergarten through high school, empowering them to own their economic success. The team members interact with community leaders who support JAWA with their time, treasure, and talent.

Junior Achievement of Washington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JA of Washington does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. The position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

For questions regarding employment, reach out to the VP of Finance and HR Tammy Neese.

We at JA of Washington stand for social justice. We are committed to educating in a way that dismantles inequality, racism, and oppression and sparking honest conversations in our communities. The future we envision and for which we prepare our students cannot exist unless we become catalysts for change.
We pledge to do better. We must all do better.