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.


Statewide Program Director

Summary:

The Statewide Program Director reporting to the VP of Programs and Evaluation drives the overall programmatic direction for the organization and develops and executes organizational strategies in program delivery. The Statewide Program Director will develop a deep knowledge and understanding of JA curricula. The Statewide Program Director will utilize their experience and expertise to create effective business and operation plans related to the Program Team. The Statewide Program Director will be responsible for managing the Program Team, driving excellence in program delivery, providing leadership and vision, and cultivating and stewarding external partnerships vital to achieving overall programmatic goals.

This is an exempt position currently operating at 80% FTE (with the potential to increase to 100%) and is eligible for benefits. The standard, modified workweek is Monday – Thursday, with occasional evenings and weekends required.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING (Essential Duties):

Programs:

  • 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

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE 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

Regional K-12 Program Manager (Northern Washington Region)

Summary:

The Regional Program Manager (RPM) is responsible for the implementation and management of all JAWA K-12 programs within the Northern Washington Region, that spans Snohomish, Whatcom, Island and Skagit counties. This includes oversight of program quality and expansion, maintaining strong community and school relations, and verification of program completion. This position is responsible for recruiting teachers and education partners within their communities. The RPM will also be responsible for the recruitment, training, and retention of volunteers to teach JA programs, as well as for recognition of their service. The RPM is responsible for the management and maintenance of program data for the database system (BCRM) and Power BI. The RPM will also be responsible for expanding community awareness of programs, identifying additional sources for volunteer recruitment and funding opportunities. Currently this is a remote position with occasional onsite work in the Auburn Educational Center. This is an exempt position currently operating at 80% FTE (with potential to increase to 100%) and is eligible for benefits. It involves travel to schools within the counties above, therefore preference will be given to applicants residing within the regional territory. Standard workweek is Monday – Friday with occasional evening and weekends required.

What You’ll Be Doing:

• Partner with teams across the organization to further community, corporate partner and volunteer engagement and funding opportunities
• Plan, implement and manage daily operations of regional JA programs
• Assure program quality, innovation, and expansion
• Teach JA classes as needed (not to exceed 10 classes in a school year)
• Maintain strong school and school district relations; develop and deliver JA recruiting presentations both to schools and other community organizations, virtually and in-person.
• Recruit classroom teachers; register requested classes in database and place volunteers
• Secure, vet, and train all volunteers; collect volunteer documents; plan methods of volunteer recognition/awards
• Manage and maintain data in database accurately
• Increase public awareness for all programs
• Acquire and inventory program materials (kits) to assure quality control/updates
• Work with VP of Programs and Evaluation to evaluate student learning and assess teacher and volunteer satisfaction
• Provide ongoing communication regarding Programs, confirm, and verify program completion
• Participate in continuing program training via webinars, JA Learning Platform, conferences
• Assure that all administrative procedures are implemented
• Complete programs end-of-year reports
• Assist in program-related Board Committees to achieve goals of Regional Board
• Identify funding opportunities for referral to development team
• Assist in developing yearly departmental calendar
• Represent Junior Achievement of Washington to community members
• Other job-related duties as assigned

Education / Experience Required:

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; or equivalent work experience
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience with demonstrated program management abilities
• Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills: ability to maintain strong professional relationships with a range of groups, underscored by strong judgment and emotional intelligence
• Familiarity with regional schools and school districts, community, and businesses.
• Teaching experience, either formal or informal is a plus

What’s In It For You:

• United Healthcare Medical and Dental insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Life Insurance- Employee
• Vacation and Sick leave
• Paid holidays
• Paid Personal leave days
• Employee Ability Assist Program
• Family and Dependent Life Insurance Available
• Long Term Disability Insurance Available

What Makes Us Special:

• Fully paid medical/dental/vision plan for employee
• 401 (k) with matching company contributions
• Volunteer Days – Two paid days a year to support the causes that matter to you!
• Work life balance – Remote Office
• Flexible work schedule
• Opportunity to volunteer in classroom teaching JA programs
• WA Paid Family Leave – Consistent with Local and National regulations

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, and ability to adjust or focus.

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.

To Apply for this Position:

Submit cover letter and resume to: hiring@jawashington.org. Please included Position #65 RPM07292021

Regional K-12 Program Manager (South Puget Sound Region)

Summary:

The Regional Program Manager (RPM) is responsible for the implementation and management of all JAWA K-12 programs within the South Puget Sound Region, that spans Pierce, Lewis, Thurston, Kitsap, Mason and South King County counties. This includes oversight of program quality and expansion, maintaining strong community and school relations, and verification of program completion. This position is responsible for recruiting teachers and education partners within their communities. The RPM will also be responsible for the recruitment, training, and retention of volunteers to teach JA programs, as well as for recognition of their service. The RPM is responsible for the management and maintenance of program data for the database system (BCRM) and Power BI. The RPM will also be responsible for expanding community awareness of programs, identifying additional sources for volunteer recruitment and funding opportunities. Currently this is a remote position with occasional onsite work in the Auburn Educational Center. This is an exempt position currently operating at 80% FTE (with potential to increase to 100%) and is eligible for benefits. It involves travel to schools within the counties above, therefore preference will be given to applicants residing within the regional territory. Standard workweek is Monday – Friday with occasional evening and weekends required.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties):

• Partner with teams across the organization to further community, corporate partner and volunteer engagement and funding opportunities
• Plan, implement and manage daily operations of regional JA programs
• Assure program quality, innovation, and expansion
• Teach JA classes as needed (not to exceed 10 classes in a school year)
• Maintain strong school and school district relations; develop and deliver JA recruiting presentations both to schools and other community organizations, virtually and in-person.
• Recruit classroom teachers; register requested classes in database and place volunteers
• Secure, vet, and train all volunteers; collect volunteer documents; plan methods of volunteer recognition/awards
• Manage and maintain data in database accurately
• Increase public awareness for all programs
• Acquire and inventory program materials (kits) to assure quality control/updates
• Work with VP of Programs and Evaluation to evaluate student learning and assess teacher and volunteer satisfaction
• Provide ongoing communication regarding Programs, confirm and verify program completion
• Participate in continuing program training via webinars, JA Learning Platform, conferences
• Assure that all administrative procedures are implemented
• Complete programs end-of-year reports
• Assist in program-related Board Committees to achieve goals of Regional Board
• Identify funding opportunities for referral to development team
• Assist in developing yearly departmental calendar
• Represent Junior Achievement of Washington to community members
• Other job-related duties as assigned

Education / Experience Required:

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; or equivalent work experience
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience with demonstrated program management abilities
• Outstanding interpersonal and relationship management skills: ability to maintain strong professional relationships with a range of groups, underscored by strong judgment and emotional intelligence
• Familiarity with regional schools and school districts, community, and businesses.
• Teaching experience, either formal or informal is a plus

What’s In It For You:

• United Healthcare Medical and Dental insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Life Insurance- Employee
• Vacation and Sick leave
• Paid holidays
• Paid Personal leave days
• Employee Ability Assist Program
• Family and Dependent Life Insurance Available
• Long Term Disability Insurance Available

What Makes Us Special:

• Fully paid medical/dental/vision plan for employee
• 401 (k) with matching company contributions
• Volunteer Days – Two paid days a year to support the causes that matter to you!
• Work life balance – Remote Office
• Flexible work schedule
• Opportunity to volunteer in classroom teaching JA programs
• WA Paid Family Leave – Consistent with Local and National regulations

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, and ability to adjust or focus

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. http://www.jawashington.org

To Apply for this Position:

Submit cover letter and resume to: hiring@jawashington.org. Please included Position #50RPM07292021


Unpaid Internships

Interns and volunteers are a vital part of JA of Washington’s community engagement and program growth goals. For-credit, unpaid internships at Junior Achievement of Washington are available across all departments: Programs, Events, Development, Communications, and Operations. Learning tasks can include: data entry, online research, graphic design, social media support, website support, community outreach, fundraising event planning, and more.

The duration of the internship is 10 weeks minimum, and the timing and hours can be tailored to the intern’s needs. If interested, please email us a cover letter and resume with the subject line “JA Internship Application.”

What you will gain from a JA internship opportunity:

As an intern, you will have the unique opportunity to learn how a nonprofit organization functions, work closely with JA Directors and Program Managers, enhance leadership skills, strengthen public speaking skills, develop networking opportunities, and so much more. You will make contacts and expand your professional network to include other community organizations working with JA. This position is a great resume builder, and by project’s end, you will have made a significant impact on the success and advancement of JA’s mission. Letter of recommendation will be provided upon successful completion of internship.