Are you a cause-orientated individual who enjoys working on behalf of children, helping them realize their potential and equipping them to succeed? Do you want a job that is meaningful, challenging, gratifying, and allows you the opportunity to impact tens of thousands of kids each year? Do you believe that, through education, we can break cycles of poverty and help children to own their future? Working for Junior Achievement is all that and more. Join us as we empower the future.

Come join an amazing team of passionate, fun and collaborative people! For more than 60 years, Junior Achievement has been shaping the future by giving youth the skills needed to succeed in work and life. We care about the work we do and the people we do it alongside. As a team, we go the extra mile and are committed to preparing students to succeed!


JA BizTown/JA Finance Park Program Coordinator – Tempe Office (Part-Time)

We are looking for a new member of our team that has a natural ability to problem-solve, lead, and works well within a team. You’ll work part-time in our experiential JA BizTown and JA Finance Park programs, guiding students through our experiential simulations where they spend a day-in-the-life running our student-sized town and economy. We’ll want you to think big, we’ll want you to think small, and sometimes we’ll just want you to do it. Some days are a breeze, some days a little harder; every day you and your teammates will be changing lives.

  • Your attitude toward work, your co-workers and the people you come in contact with through our programs are first class. Even in the most trying of times, you maintain a positive attitude, and you don’t believe in impossible.
  • Computer literacy is a MUST, you will be required to troubleshoot basic technology.
  • MUST be comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups, with or without a microphone. Can you project your voice and take charge when needed?
  • You are game to jump in and help whenever and however needed. When fires break out, everybody grabs a bucket, from the dogs (yes, we have dogs visiting our office!) to our President!
  • Ability to perform and prioritize multi-level tasks in a fast-paced environment while dealing with constant interruptions from students and volunteers.
  • You are willing to step up and lead when necessary. You can adapt, problem-solve and adjust.
  • Coinciding with the school year and day, you’ll work 2-3 days/week (M-F; 7.5-hour shifts). Daily start times vary from 7:15 am to 10:15 am.
  • Help to manage day-to-day operations of the program, including program paperwork and evaluations.
  • Manage inventory responsibilities in JA BizTown or JA Finance Park, including restocking supplies which may require you to climb a ladder.
  • Ability to work closely with children
  • Team oriented. We all succeed together!
  • Detail oriented, knowing that each part is important to the big picture/experience.
  • Ability to be on feet for long periods of time and lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Due to our work with children, all employees must pass a background check.
  • Fully COVID vaccinated required

Anyone interested in applying, please send your resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Clements, VP of People & Technology (elizabethc@jaaz.org).

JA Chief Development Officer – Tempe Office (Full-Time)

Junior Achievement is looking for an innovative, resilient, self-starting leader responsible for the execution of a robust development function to sustain the organization’s annual operations and programmatic goals. You will have highly developed negotiation skills, be articulate and socially poised, have a proven track record of personally and directly generating significant new sources of revenue through business partnerships, and produce results of $7MM+ through your own efforts and with the cooperation of a team. Reporting to the President, you’ll have a natural ability to manage projects and teams, problem-solve, think strategically and critically, and work collaboratively while dealing with interruptions. You are motivated to help us change the lives of Arizona’s youth and passionate about the mission of our organization. You’ll listen first and understand how we can best fit the donors’ desires while supporting our programs.

  • Your attitude toward work, youth, your co-workers and the people you come in contact with through our programs are first class.
  • You have an insatiable desire to grow/improve and are excited at the prospect of leading and motivating a team to work toward stretch goals.
  • You are game to jump in and help whenever and however needed. When fires break out, everybody grabs a bucket, even the dogs (yes, we are a dog-friendly office!).
  • You are a big thinker and are invigorated by the idea of what might be possible if resources are made available.
  • You are a great juggler with fantastic follow-through. No detail is too small or too big, each part is important to the full picture/experience.
  • You are comfortable accepting and incorporating feedback from all directions. You can adapt, problem-solve and adjust.

Job Responsibilities

  • In partnership with JAAZ leadership, provide strategic direction for immediate and long-term revenue strategies, as well as staffing and budget necessary to sustain programmatic goals.
  • Deliver and manage oversight of revenue goals from the organization’s various philanthropic streams.
  • Lead by example and work with staff to secure new donor accounts: from point of networking/identification of prospects (see next bullet), to cultivating relationships, to stewardship, recognition and renewal of donors.
  • Work with staff in the identification and cultivation of potential partners; identify industries, demographic and geographic areas with high potential for corporate and individual contributions and create strategies to cultivate potential partners.
  • Supervise Development Officers statewide, and lead the team in renewing donor contributions, preparing grant proposals, and managing unpaid pledges.
  • Direct the special events team to encourage community participation in events and to sell sponsorships for special event fundraisers.
  • Oversee the expansion of the overall funding base from individual contributions including the successful implementation of planned giving strategies and expanded major donor strategies.
  • Speak at prospective donor organizations and events.
  • Collaborate with communications staff to implement integrated development communications across organizational channels.


  • Proven ability to raise $6MM+ annually.
  • Bachelor’s degree or 10+ years’ experience in the nonprofit field including a minimum of 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Proven commitment to organizational values: respect, diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team, and to organize, direct, plan and coordinate operations.
  • Experience working with nonprofit boards.
  • Grant proposal writing experience.
  • Outstanding oral, written and presentation communications skills.
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft office suite, Zoom, etc. is a must. Many staff work in a hybrid environment, and we must maintain excellent communication via technology.
  • Proficiency in CRM software (JA uses BCRM from Blackbaud)
  • Light traveling across the Valley and the state is required.
  • Spanish bilingual desired.
  • Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE) a plus.
  • Must be able to attend events and meetings outside of typical business hours.

Annual Salary: $130,000 – $150,000

Benefits Include:  Employer contribution to healthcare coverage. Vision, and dental insurance, 403b, company paid life insurance and retirement fund, competitive paid time off, cellular phone stipend, mileage reimbursement, and flexible work arrangements.

Anyone interested in applying, please send your cover letter and resume to Elizabeth Clements, VP of People and Technology (elizabethc@jaaz.org).