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Do you love working on behalf of children, fostering their growth and development? Do you want a job that is challenging, gratifying, and allows you the opportunity to impact tens of thousands of youth each year? Focusing on our three Pillars of Student Success: Entrepreneurship, Work Readiness and Financial Literacy, JA staff enjoy a culture of mutual respect and co-worker camaraderie.

JA BizTown Program Manager

Title: JA BizTown Program Manager
Area: Educations
Reports to: Sr. Director of Capstone Programs
Status: Full-Time, Salaried


Impact

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland (JA) inspires and prepares more than 47,000 K-12 youth each year to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement’s signature capstone program - JA BizTown - provides a signature, hands-on opportunity for 4th-6th graders to experience the world of work. Students take on careers and civic responsibilities during their ‘first day on the job’ in a fully interactive, 10,000 sq. ft. town.

The Program Manager is responsible for the overall coordination and effectiveness of JA BizTown for school systems, teachers, students, volunteers, and funders. This is an outstanding opportunity for a dedicated and organized individual to demonstrate such skills as problem-solving, decision-making, troubleshooting, and communication. The position also recruits schools for participation, fosters strong educator and school system relationships, creates the annual program calendar, and increases public awareness for JA BizTown

Primary Responsibilities:

•Responsible for the day-to-day oversight of JA BizTown which includes managing school visit dates through regular communication with schools, educators, and transportation coordinator.
•Assists P/T staff team to ensure effective visits/simulation experience.
•Oversees annual scheduling and program agreement implementation with schools, and
ensures educators are notified and prepared with curriculum and resources prior to JA BizTown visit dates.
•Implements educator trainings virtually and/or in-person during designated district professional development dates and hosts webinars.
•Works with Education team to recruit, secure, and schedule new and returning schools to participate in JA BizTown. Supports the coordination of curriculum delivery in designated counties.
•Ensures completion of necessary educator, student, and volunteer program surveys
•Coordinates and implements curriculum, simulation, and sponsorship changes as needed in JA BizTown and monitors program supplies and inventory.
•Provides customer service and support to all stakeholders that contributes to renewing commitments from existing schools, volunteers, and funders. Ensures completion of requirements for funder stewardship plans.
•Coordinates and manages JA BizTown summer camp program, including participant registration, content development, and recruitment of counselors and volunteers.
•Assists JA team with other programs and events, as needed.

Qualifications (required)

•Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
•Two or more years program management, non-profit, or administrative experience
•Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking and training skills
•Strong interpersonal, organization, planning and problem-solving skills
•Computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite of programs
•Detail-oriented with ability to perform multiple tasks in a fast-paced, changing environment
•Ability to be patient, professional, and communicative with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds

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 required to be on feet for long periods of time and frequently required to sit and walk; occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; continually required to talk or hear; and occasionally required to bend, lift, or climb, frequently required to lift and carry light weights (25-50 pounds). Specific vision abilities include: close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust or focus.

Qualifications (desired)

Experience working with school districts. Experience with CRM platforms and data entry/tracking. Proven management and leadership qualities. Spanish Fluency.

Application Process

Send cover letter, resume, and references to Kim Denis at kdenis@jamaryland.org.

Development Associate

Title: Development Associate
Area: Development
Reports to: Vice President of Development
Status: Part-Time, Salaried


Impact

The Development Associate is a key member of the JA Development Team. This position requires a highly organized, detail-oriented, and motivated person to serve as lead for developing and writing proposals, tracking grant deliverables and reporting, as well as researching prospective donors. This position also requires strong written communication skills with demonstrated success in persuasive writing. The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic professional capable of building strong and positive relationships with donors and partners. This position provides an opportunity to learn and/or expand one’s experience in all aspects of fundraising.

This position is a part-time 20 – 25 hours per week, with the potential for more hours depending on the workload.

Primary Responsibilities:

•Write letters of inquiry and grant proposals according to the requirements of each specific grant maker
•Craft grant narratives that accurately reflect JA’s mission and vision
•Work with other departments to secure information needed for grant proposals and reports
•Review, edit and finalize each document for submission on a timely basis
•Manage all grant portals and keep each portal up to date with needed requirements
•Maintain the grants calendar of upcoming Letters of Interest, grant applications, stewardship communication, and reporting deadlines and hold stakeholders accountable to meet those deadlines
•Communicate with appropriate staff and engage in ongoing communication with staff to ensure activities are compliant and deliverables are met.
•Maintain data management of grants from corporate, government, and foundation funders
•Track statistics relevant to development and provide department with written materials necessary for donor stewardship.
•Work with JA staff to provide donor information for all written institutional materials (including donor impact reports, newsletters, etc.).
•Build and continually develop a pipeline of prospective funders to ensure new grants that align with JA’s mission are being pursued on a regular basis
•Manage data and other administrative tasks as needed

Assist with other fundraising projects as requested.

Qualifications (required)

•Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years fundraising experience OR 3-5 years of fundraising experience managing grants with knowledge of the Central Maryland funding landscape preferred.
•Understanding of and commitment to JA’s impact areas (entrepreneurship, workforce readiness, and financial education).
•Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies, and familiarity with research techniques. Experience with Blackbaud or another development-specific database a plus.
•Knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and Excel and experience navigating grant application systems and internet-based research tools.
•Strong written and verbal communicator that can present clearly, persuasively, and succinctly to diverse audiences as well as the ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders. Strong editing skills and attention to detail are a must.
•Flexible and adaptable style to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities with a strong emphasis on time management, organization, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
•Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
•Comfortable collaborating with a team while taking ownership of your piece of a project.

Application Process

Send cover letter and resume to Kim Denis at kdenis@jamaryland.org

Development Director

Title: Development Director
Area: Development
Reports to: Vice President of Development
Status: Full-Time, Salaried


Impact

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland is seeking the right Development Director to join JA at an exciting point in our evolution as a fundraising team. The experienced candidate is strategic and a sales-oriented individual, who has a keen understanding of best practices in fundraising, a proven track record of securing annual gifts, as well as event experience. The candidate must demonstrate a high level of integrity and trust and must be a self-starter with a sense of urgency and a clear set of priorities, but with the ability to adapt to changing circumstances in a complex environment. This individual will possess the energy, enthusiasm, professionalism, and drive to achieve ambitious fundraising goals.

Reporting to and in partnership with the Vice-President of Development, the Development Director will spearhead Junior Achievement’s (JA) annual giving efforts as the organization continues to scale.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Develop and execute JA’s annual fundraising efforts, resulting in new gifts and an increase in gifts from a sustained base of annual donors.
• Organize and oversee development prospecting, research, and rating system to align with organizational needs for partners
• Cultivate, solicit, and steward new and current donors in order to secure financial support from corporations, foundations, government, and individuals
• Expand revenue base to identify new sources of financial support
• Support fundraising and implementation of JA events throughout the year
• Development and execution of proposals; includes grant writing and grants management of gifts as needed
• Manage and implement data management system for data entry and gift processing

This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as required. The individual must also have the ability and willingness to travel within the state to meet with prospects and donors.

Qualifications (required)

• Bachelor’s degree
• At least 5 years tangible experience in fundraising/sales
• Proven track record of cultivating and closing annual gifts from partners
• Prospecting and research skills, and persuasive, closing skills
• Superior communication skills; clarity, crispness and effectiveness in written and oral presentation
• Flexible and adaptable style to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team to collaborate effectively with a wide range of staff, partners, vendors, and volunteer leadership.
• Capable of building and sustaining relationships with a variety of individuals and businesses.
• Computer competency in Microsoft Office programs and internet-based research tools.

Qualifications (desired)

In terms of who will succeed in this position, the ideal candidate:

• Thrives and has delivered results in relational fundraising.
• Takes risks and is persistent – this person keeps going at the goal, despite roadblocks and rejections, and can keep others moving toward the goal as well.
• Is an action-based strategic organizer – rather than being too focused on all the details, they outline the strategy and work the process for each prospect or opportunity, from initial preparation and phone call to the final follow-through. This person is methodical without letting process slow them down.
• Loves learning and growing – this is someone who takes on each new opportunity knowing they bring both their expertise and a beginner’s mind.
• Thrives in a team environment – this candidate understands that they are better for being part of a larger team and seeks out opportunities to engage others around strategy and support. This person is a cheerleader for others on the team, and intentional about bringing all the benefits of team members to the table.

Application Process

Send cover letter and resume to Kim Denis at kdenis@jamaryland.org.

Manager of Volunteer Services

Title: Manager of Volunteer Services
Area: Development
Reports to: Vice President of Development
Status: Full-Time, Salaried


Impact

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland provides impactful, interactive experiences for more than 47,000 K-12 youth each year to help them understand how careers, money and business ownership work. Resource generation—including volunteer recruitment and the engagement of new funding partners—are critical components to ensure quality program implementation and expand community outreach.

Junior Achievement associates are known for their passion for the JA mission, which brings together business and education partners to work toward student success. Members of the JA team interact with community leaders who support JA with their time, treasure, and talent. Junior Achievement of Central Maryland offers a collaborative, inclusive work environment and a meaningful opportunity to impact the lives of young people in our community.

The Manager of Volunteer Services is primarily responsible for fulfilling JA’s need to engage 4,000+ volunteers annually through the recruitment of new corporate and community partners, and the stewardship of existing partners. Through these partner relationships, this position will also support new business development and expansion of funding resources for the organization.

Primary Responsibilities:

•Cultivate, solicit and steward organizations and individuals to secure volunteer support.
•Ensure volunteer coverage for the JA BizTown and JA Finance Park site-based program (12-20/day for more than 100 school visits per program) and other programs as needed (JA Inspire, 3DE, etc.).
•Develop and implement volunteer engagement strategies to increase partner/volunteer retention and steward volunteer partner organizations to provide a strong return on investment for their employees’ time.
•Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with partners.
•Identify prospective organizations, such as colleges, companies, industry associations, and community organizations, to build new volunteer partnerships and expand resources for JA.
•Manage volunteer portal for seamless volunteer registration and stewardship process.
•Ensure collection of volunteer data according to established processes and standards.
•Create comprehensive annual partner plans with donors in coordination with development team.
•Work collaboratively with development team to maintain and expand community and corporate partnership opportunities.
•Deliver presentations to prospective companies to solicit volunteer resources.
•Collaborate with development/education team to design volunteer experiences that leverage expertise of volunteer groups to add value to the students learning experience.
•Oversee communication around logistics and stewardship with all corporate, community organizations and university partners (confirmation of dates, trainings, thank-you’s, surveys).
•Collaborate with development/education team to increase partner/volunteer retention by working to improve and enhance the volunteer role & experience.

Assist with other projects as requested.

Qualifications (required)

•Bachelor’s degree
•Two years or more experience in a volunteer recruitment, fundraising or business development role
•Proven ability to solicit volunteer for an organization
•Quick learner and ability to work in a fast-paced environment
•Ability to create and execute strategies to balance short-term requirements with long-range goals
•Ability to build and sustain relationships, proficiency in customer service, communication, and business development
•Understanding of and commitment to JA’s impact areas (entrepreneurship, workforce readiness, and financial education).
•Strong computer skills and experience in data management
•Knowledge of Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, and Excel and experience navigating grant application systems and internet-based research tools.
•Strong written and verbal communicator that can present clearly, persuasively, and succinctly to diverse audiences as well as the ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders. Strong editing skills and attention to detail are a must.
•Flexible and adaptable style to manage multiple tasks and competing priorities with a strong emphasis on time management, organization, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills.
•Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision
•Comfortable collaborating with a team while taking ownership of your piece of a project.

Application Process

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to Kim Denis at kdenis@jamaryland.org.

Manager of Events and Marketing

Title: Manager of Events and Marketing
Area: Development
Reports to: Vice President of Development
Status: Full-Time, Salaried


Impact

Junior Achievement of Central Maryland (JACMD) is looking for a thinker/doer—a self-starter who will play an integral role in helping to drive the organization’s event and communications efforts forward to support our vital mission of inspiring young people to navigate their own path to the American Dream.

This team member will the lead for both the events and marketing needs for the organization. Fundraising events at Junior Achievement are a vital tool to celebrate and communicate not only what we do but “why” we do it. Our events give voice to the passion we have for all that we do. Additionally, this position will create and implement the marketing and communications plan of the organization—directly supporting JACMD’s communications strategy, brand reputation and event marketing through public relations, social media, collateral, web presence and other marketing channels.

The Events and Marketing Manager must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines. They should have a passion for special event management; provide outstanding communication to JA staff, vendors and event attendees and volunteers; be an enthusiastic professional; and be capable of building strong and positive relationships with donors and partners. This position requires a highly organized, creative, detail oriented and motivated person.

Primary Responsibilities:

•Create and manage event timelines, budgets, programs and task lists for all JA-hosted fundraising events.
•Lead all event planning meetings and discussions, including with the development and senior leadership teams.
•Develop and implement innovative communication methods and messages to compel involvement and support from corporations, foundations and individuals.
•Develop and implement an annual marketing and communications plan with a focus on generating resources, communicating results, and ensuring the brand is relevant and vital to stakeholders.
•Develop and implement JACMD’s online and social media strategy and serve as online spokesperson within social media channels
•Develop content for general JACMD marketing and fundraising pieces, including the annual report. Communicate and strengthen brand using specific messages to target audiences.
•Support development of content and design for all JACMD print communications, including program, development, and event marketing materials.
•Track event revenue and expense budgets and provide periodic progress reports to development team for each event project.
•Organize on event concept, graphic design/production/printing, run-of-show and presenter scripts, and event marketing plan.
•Build a community with event partners and donors through social media channels.
•Manage all aspects of event logistics including, attendee list, on-site registration, name tags, etc.
•Secure guest speakers, event volunteers; manage the staff and volunteers working at the event.
•Create event sponsorship packages
•Manage the follow-up with attendees, vendors, sponsors and staff members following each event to show impact of event and ensure that sponsor ROI is met.
•Support development of content and design for all JACMD print communications, including program, development, and event marketing materials.
•Develop, coordinate and maintain content of electronic communications, including web site, e-mail campaigns, and monthly e-newsletter.

This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends as required. The individual must also have the ability and willingness to travel within the state to meet with prospects and donors.

Qualifications (required)

•Bachelor’s degree
•At least 1 year experience in corporate event planning and marketing
•Passion for Junior Achievement’s mission and desire to make a difference
•Understanding of brand management
•In tune with the latest social media channels, online behaviors, and trends to build community engagement, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and associated management tools (e.g. Hootsuite)
•Outstanding written and interpersonal communications skills, with experience in writing for a range of audiences
•Interest in or experience with short web video production
•Interest in or experience with graphic design and web site management
•Detail oriented and organized, with an ability to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines
•Superior communications skills
•Attention to detail
•Experienced user of MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
•Ability and willingness to work some evenings and weekends, and travel as necessary to cover programs and events

Application Process

Send cover letter and resume to Kim Denis at kdenis@jamaryland.org

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