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Do you love working with 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?

Working for Junior Achievement is all that and more. On our most recent Employee Satisfaction Survey, 100% of employees reported job satisfaction and satisfaction with JA. Come see for yourself why JA is an amazing place to work!

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS:

JA Inspire Communications Specialist (Part-Time)

Junior Achievement of Arizona is hiring for some new positions. 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 people! For over 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!

We are looking for a motivated, tech-savvy, and energetic individual for a brand-new Communications Specialist position on our JA Inspire Program team. This is a part-time position, working 20 hours a week, and will work on the marketing aspect of our new virtual program. You’ll have natural ability to manage a project, problem-solve, think strategically and critically, and work collaboratively across teams. Though not a heavy design position, you will need to have experience working in Canva and Adobe Suite (or a proven record in another comparable program). Your writing skills are beyond excellent, and you are able to think about the campaigns in a successfully strategic manner. This position will develop materials, email automation groups and create email flow sequences. We’ll want you to think big, we’ll want you to think small, and sometimes we’ll just want you to dive in. Some days are a breeze, some days a little harder; every day you and your teammates will be changing lives.

  • Your attitude toward work, youth, 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.
  • Ability to perform, organize, and prioritize multi-level tasks in a fast-paced environment while dealing with internal and external interruptions.
  • Experience in education or non-profit marketing preferred, other B-to-B marketing acceptable.
  • You are game to jump in and help whenever and however needed, even if it’s someone else’s job. When fires break out, everybody grabs a bucket, from the dogs (yes, we are a dog friendly office!) to our President!
  • You are a great juggler with fantastic follow through. No detail is too small or too big, each part is important to the big picture/experience.
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft office suite, Zoom, Canva, Adobe Suite, etc. proficiency is a MUST.
  • You are comfortable accepting and incorporating feedback. You can adapt, problem-solve and adjust.
  • You have strong communication and persuasion skills and provide exceptional customer service.
  • COVID-19 vaccine preferred.
  • Position is flexible and may be virtual- though some in office days will be required.
  • Spanish bilingual preferred.

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

 

District Director– Southern Arizona (Full-Time)

Description

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!

We are looking for a new member of our team that has a natural ability to problem-solve, lead, and who works well within a team for our District Director of Southern Arizona position.  In this role, the ideal candidate will oversee JA operations in Southern Arizona to support the organization financially by meeting fundraising goals including prospecting for new donors, as well as stewarding and growing current donors for continued growth.

Your attitude toward work, youth, your coworkers and the people you interact with is first-class and team centric. Even in the most trying of times, you maintain a positive can-do attitude, and you don’t believe in the impossible. You’re flexible and understand that sometimes things can change rapidly. You have an exceptional ability to stay organized, maintain follow through, and can prioritize multi-level tasks in a fast-paced environment while dealing with internal and external interruptions. You’re able to see the big picture and think strategically, while making sure the day-to-day is still performing at optimal levels. You are goal-oriented with a proven fundraising track record. You are game to jump in and help whenever and however needed, even if it’s an undesirable task. When fires break out, everybody grabs a bucket, from the dogs (yes, we are a dog friendly office!) to our President!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Report to the Chief Development Officer in Delivering a revenue goal by prospecting new donors, retaining and growing current donors, and leveraging your network within the local community. Have an entrepreneurial, proactive mindset in impacting more students by growing our funding.
  • Speak/represent JA in the community in various settings – e.g., Chambers of Commerce, networking events, at businesses, donors’ homes; requires a high level of comfort in a variety of social situations. Your networking skills are top notch.
  • Maintain a thorough knowledge and understanding of JA Programs.
  • Manage a team of 2 who implement our programs and raise funds.
  • Act as primary contact and spokesperson for JA in Southern Arizona.
  • Oversee JA operations in Southern Arizona, coordinating with other JA team members.
  • Work closely with the JA President and Chief Development Officer on activities related to the Southern Board.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Proven success with multiple donor partners with strong persuasion skills.
  • Strong ability to think innovatively, critically and strategically.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and directly while receptive to constructive feedback.
  • Financial and business acumen; strong oral/written communication.
  • Leadership and collaboration skills a must.
  • Ability to work remotely with team members across the state.
  • Strong computer literacy.

Junior Achievement of Arizona Core Values

  • Respect — inclusion and diversity
  • Achievement — excellence and impact
  • Innovative — continuous improvement, entrepreneurial, future-thinking, nimble
  • Service — stewardship, teamwork, caring — service to students, each other, volunteers, the community
  • Ethical — integrity and honesty

Resumes and cover letters can be submitted to the Elizabeth Clements, VP of People and Technology via email at elizabethc@jaaz.org. Must meet employment requirements including being able to pass a background check and credit report. Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.