Fields: education, youth, job training, social services, business
Location: NYC, New York
About the Organization: Junior Achievement is a non-profit organization that brings economics-based education programs into the classroom for students in grades K-12. The purpose of the curriculum is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy, through educational programs that address important societal needs focusing on three key content areas — financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness. The curriculum is taught by a dedicated network of corporate and community volunteers who act as role models for the students, exposing them to career possibilities and associating education with obtaining professional goals. Junior Achievement is dedicated to helping these students create their own blueprints for success.
JA New York, which serves New York City, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley, is the local affiliate of Junior Achievement USA, the nation’s oldest and largest economic education organization. JA New York’s primary office is located in midtown Manhattan, with area offices on Long Island and in the Lower Hudson Valley. JA New York has a staff of 30 and an annual budget of nearly $5 million.
About the Position: The purpose of the position is work effectively with the Programs Team and all JA New York colleagues to sustain and grow our volunteer & school partnerships, increase program quality, and achieve our goals by reaching a target number of students within the five boroughs of New York City. S/He will manage a portfolio of volunteer and school accounts, which enables the Associate to serve as the liaison between volunteers and the schools where they deliver programming, high school students who volunteer in elementary schools, and other key community-based organizations where JA programming is delivered. The primary focus will be on the relationship management and program execution. This will include recruiting, training, placing, and supporting volunteers, and will include time spent out in the field running volunteer events and being a visible presence to our partners. The Associate will also need to build relationships within assigned schools to strengthen our collaborative efforts to bring JA New York to their students. The Associate will also participate on assigned projects and special events.
- Bachelor’s Degree,
- Strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to effectively speak in public settings,
- Desire to work with volunteers and connect them to community organizations and New York City schools,
- Organizational and project management skills, strong ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, exceptional attention to detail, ability to work productively both autonomously and in a team setting
- Desired: 1-2 years of work experience (with afterschool organizations, schools, or other non-profit organization a plus).
Estimated Salary: $38,000 – $40,000
Deadline: Not given / Until filled
Junior Achievement of New York