SUMMARY:

As the Vice President (VP) of Programs & Evaluation, you will have overall strategic and operational responsibility for all program areas. The remote position will be a part of the senior management team that drives the overall strategy for the organization and represents Junior Achievement of WA (JAWA) on a local, regional, and statewide basis. The VP of Programs & Evaluation will initially develop deep knowledge of each program area and will focus on the following: the general management of all program areas, which includes program development, delivery, and evaluation, as well as program leadership and management, external partner relationships, and knowledge management. Reporting to the CEO, the VP of Programs & Evaluation will play a critical role in helping JAWA achieve its vision of providing high-quality programs statewide. The VP of Programs & Evaluation will be responsible for developing and implementing a rigorous program evaluation process.  

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING (ESSENTIAL DUTIES):

  • Program Leadership, Knowledge Management, Program Expansion, & Evaluation. 
  • Enhance and implement organizational vision as currently developed in JAWA’s Strategic Plan. 
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion by promoting, diversity, equity, and inclusion activities and employing anti-racist practices and principles in the day-to-day work. 
  • Attract, develop, coach, and retain high-performance team members, empowering them to elevate their level of responsibility, span of control, and performance.  
  • Oversee the program operations and day-to-day leadership of JAWA’s regional program managers to provide them with management guidance, strategies for regional growth, and operational assistance.  
  • Provide leadership in the development of inter-team communication and cohesiveness, sustaining culture, and supporting staff during organizational growth.  
  • Support the senior leadership team, Statewide Program Director, regional program managers, and staff to make consistent and progressive steps toward organizational and programmatic consistency and sustainability; effectively communicate work plans and priorities derived from the organization’s strategic plan by partnering with senior leaders to follow through with coordinated accountabilities, objectives, and associated budgets.  
  • Enhance organizational excellence by establishing operational benchmarks, timelines, and resources needed to achieve strategic goals, proactively recommending and driving improvements as necessary, set standards for accountability and measuring success.  
  • Further develop and oversee JAWA’s evaluation activities, including data collection systems, longitudinal evaluation, and all contracts and activities relating to program evaluation and measurement; communicate and prepare all data collection summary reports and evaluation updates for the CEO, board of directors, and staff.  
  • Develop the necessary systems, processes, and tools to support better the facilitation, collection, and sharing of knowledge generated by JAWA programs.  
  • Develop a dissemination system to share organizational learning with various communities.  
  • Ensure that key project outcomes and/or policy, advocacy, and legislation are evaluated and leveraged for maximum community and organizational impact.  
  • Work collaboratively with the senior management team to integrate cross-program activities and functions.  
  • Manage relationships with existing and new partner organizations.  
  • Coordinate and direct expansion strategies within current regional focus and beyond, including hiring, training, and leading the new region identification process and site development start-up efforts; help build strategic program partnerships in existing and new regions.  
  • Develop a knowledge management system that ensures maximum sharing of information and learning throughout the organization; create an environment whereby JAWA is known as a best in-class learning organization. 

WHAT YOU WILL BRING:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred; substantial experience in a program management role with development, delivery, and evaluation experience  
  • Experience working directly with diverse racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds  
  • Experience in change management and organizational growth, including creating team cohesiveness  
  • A successful track record in setting priorities, shaping processes, coaching and mentoring, and developing an infrastructure that creates a more robust, and more efficient organization  
  • Demonstrated skill in understanding GenZ and Gen Alpha populations and cultural perspectives. 
  • A consummate team player with a flexible and creative approach  
  • Excellent communication and coalition-building skills with an ability to balance, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders; high level of knowledge and understanding, especially as it relates to program replication, connecting programs to funding, creatively generating other resources, and building strategic partnerships  
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to JAWA’s mission  

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU:

JAWA PAYS 100% OF EMPLOYEE PREMIUMS FOR MEDICAL & DENTAL/VISION/EMPLOYEE LIFE

  • United Healthcare Medical and Dental Insurance  
  • Vision Insurance  
  • Life Insurance – Employee  
  • Family and Dependent Life Insurance  
  • Vacation and Wellness Leave  
  • Paid holidays and Winter Break  
  • 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 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. www.jawashington.org

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

JAWA SOCIAL JUSTICE STATEMENT
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.