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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!

CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS:

Receptionist – Tempe Office (Full-Time)

We are looking for an energetic, positive, and organized receptionist that has a natural ability to problem-solve, lead, and works well within a team. You’ll work full-time in our Tempe office location managing the front desk and assisting visitors and teammates. Some days are a breeze, some days are a little hectic; every day you and your teammates will be changing lives.

  • Your warm, welcoming nature is the first point of contact for our guests. Your attitude toward work, your co-workers and the people you encounter is first class. Even in the most trying of times, you maintain a positive attitude, give grace to others, and you don’t believe in the impossible.
  • 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 are a dog friendly office!) to our President. We all succeed together and “that’s not my job” isn’t in your vocabulary.
  • You are detail oriented, knowing that each part is important to the big picture/experience. You can navigate the forest (impact and consequences) and the trees (day to day details).
  • Whether the need be big or small, you own your initiative. You can adapt, problem-solve and adjust.
  • You have the ability to perform and prioritize multi-level tasks and projects in a fast-paced environment while dealing with constant internal and external interruptions to deliver prompt and accurate customer service. You can prioritize your time, communicating completion expectations to your teammates.
  • You are culturally aware, open to sharing your own perspectives and opinions, and willing to set your biases aside to embrace others different from yourself in order to build a stronger, more diverse organization that benefits from multiple viewpoints
  • Computer literacy is a MUST, Microsoft Office suite is your buddy and you can navigate the programs accurately and efficiently. Your typing skills are top notch. You’re comfortable communicating with teammates both in person and remote.

Some day to day activities look like:

  • Answer, screen and direct inbound phone calls; maintain switchboard system.
  • Greet and direct office guests, volunteers, donors, students.
  • Processes incoming and outgoing mail and maintains postage accounts.
  • Disburse and mails signed checks according to release schedule.
  • Orders office supplies; monitors and maintains supply inventory.
  • Maintains security procedures, monitors electronic logbook, and issues visitor badges.
  • Maintains front desk and lobby organization; posts welcome board messages, orders lunches upon request, and assists with prepping meeting rooms as needed.
  • Assists with clerical support to staff members as needed, i.e. collating recruitment and marketing packets; updating class schedules; making event name tags; database entry, etc.

Junior Achievement of Arizona is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin.  Discrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin is prohibited.

Because of our work with children, Junior Achievement completes background and reference checks on all employees prior to hire.

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

 

Communications Specialist – Hybrid; location flexible (Part-Time)

We are looking for a motivated, tech-savvy, and energetic individual for a brand-new Communications Specialist position on our team. This is a part-time position, working 20 hours a week, and will work on various marketing projects for the organization. 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 work with our VP of Strategic Impact and team to develop marketing materials, digital content, email automations and more. 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).

 

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 Inspire Program Manager – Hybrid; location flexible (Full-Time)

We are looking for an innovative self-starter who isn’t afraid of the unknown for a brand new position. You’ll have natural ability to multi-task, problem-solve, think strategically and critically, and work collaboratively across teams. You’ll work full-time on our JA Inspire team to help facilitate the program. This includes marketing our program the community, soliciting and working with donors to create virtual vendor booths, and coordinating with teachers and community volunteers for implementation. 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.
  • 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, etc. proficiency is a MUST. This is a virtual program and you will be required to easily navigate a variety of programs/platforms and help guide/troubleshoot end users
  • We are a hybrid office and this position will have remote working options, though some in person will be required.
  • MUST be comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups both virtually and in person
  • You are comfortable being a leader, but also accepting and incorporating feedback. You can adapt, problem-solve and adjust.
  • You have strong communication and persuasion skills and provide exceptional customer service.
  • All employees must successfully past a background test.

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

 

JA BizTown/JA Finance Park Program Manager – Tempe Office (Full-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 full-time coordinating with teachers to implement our experiential JA BizTown and JA Finance Park programs, which guide 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 teachers, students, volunteers, or co-workers.
  • You are willing to step up and lead when necessary. You can adapt, problem-solve and adjust.
  • Provide customer service communications to educators, community leaders, and volunteers.
  • Implement program growth strategy by using mail, e-mail, phone, school visits, community events/functions
  • 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.
  • Though we are a hybrid office, this position works with an onsite program and remote working options are rare.
  • All employees must pass a background check.

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