WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING (Essential Duties):


  • Translate the strategic plan into operational program action plans and provide leadership for developing, implementing, and managing educational programs and initiatives.
  • Sets individual and programmatic goals for the Program Team and ensures achievement of the metrics monthly and ongoing program excellence.
  • Manage partnerships for the schools and broader community by delivering presentations to support strategic growth in existing and new schools and school districts and the business community as needed.
  • Actively participate in program management and education-related updates, training, webinars, and other JA USA training and communicate best practices to the staff.
  • Directly manage local project programs, collaborating with corporate and community partners to meet unique community needs, which serve as an entry point to deeper engagement, as needed.
  • Supervise the development and implementation of recognition programs for volunteers, teachers, and others involved with successful program delivery.
  • Work closely with the Corporate Engagement and Development team to identify and bring to fruition revenue-generating programs and volunteer opportunities for our corporate partners, both regionally and across the state. Gather significant sampling of constituent feedback to support the effectiveness and impact of programming.
  • Ensure programs are reported, verified, and documented regularly.

Team Management:

  • Recruit, train, develop and coach the best talent for the department and implement a system to evaluate skills, experience, and professional development needs of program staff.
  • Work with staff to develop objective performance measurements and ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting for all team members.
  • Maintain accountability among team members by modeling tight oversight of individual and organization performance standards and ensuring that excellence is the norm.

Support to the Development Team:

  • Manage program-specific grants and contracts in partnership with Senior Director of Grants and Development Directors
  • Support grant/funding deliverables.
  • Other duties as required


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, plus a minimum of 5 years of direct program experience.
  • K-12 teaching or administration experience with knowledge of curriculum requirements and motivational drivers for Superintendents, principals, and educators.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing people and budgets.
  • Proven record of successful management of multiple projects.
  • Strategic planning skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • A team player who is motivated by the mission of Junior Achievement and has the character, integrity, and service orientation to represent it.
  • Remote team management experience is a plus

What’s In It For You:

  • United Healthcare Medical and Dental insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance- Employee
  • Family and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Vacation and Sick leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid Personal leave days
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Employee Ability Assist Program
  • Family Leave -Consistent with Local and National regulations

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 2018/19, Junior Achievement of Washington reached nearly 75,000 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 associates are known for their passion for the mission that brings together business and education to work with students in kindergarten through high school, so they are empowered to own their economic success. Members of the team interact with community leaders who support Junior Achievement of Washington with their time, treasure, and talent. 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 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. www.jawashington.org

To apply for a job at JAWA, please reach out to the VP of Finance and HR Tammy Neese and include a cover letter and resume.