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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.

Education Manager – Rock County Area

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc. is seeking a part-time Education Manager to serve teachers and volunteers in the Rock County area. This position offers the opportunity to plan and implement JA programming, including developing and maintaining good educator relationships at all levels. Highly visible position in the education and business community, offering the opportunity to add creativity, expertise, and fresh ideas to JA’s resource generation efforts. Ideal position for a highly motivated, high energy professional with sales ability who can meet goals and deadlines. Excellent customer service, communication, and presentation skills are required.

Title: Education Manager – Rock County Area
Area: South Central Area
Reports to: Regional Director - South Central Area
Status: Part-Time, Hourly


Primary Responsibilities:

• Work with schools, educators, volunteers and businesses directly for program placement
• Renew commitments of schools, educators, volunteers, and donors that are currently utilizing and supporting Junior Achievement programs
• Market and secure new partnerships with businesses, schools and youth organizations.
• Assure quality through monitoring and collection of participant and program information
• Increase public awareness of Junior Achievement in the education and business community through presentations and other outreach
• Ensure customer satisfaction and program quality through face-to-face, phone and electronic communication
• Provide efficient and personable service to program participants through prompt follow-through and organization
• Implement volunteer orientation and training
• Ensure program growth and delivery to high school students
• Maintain accurate records
• Other duties assigned

Qualifications (required)

• Bachelor’s degree, preferred; Associate’s degree or experience in the field of program management.
• Good organizational, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
• Demonstrated sales and marketing ability.
• Strong communication and problem-solving skills.
• Proficiency in computer skills (Microsoft Office) and data management.
• Capable of working independently.
• Ability to prioritize tasks.
• Competency in or willingness to learn computer-based programs.
• Must have valid Wisconsin Driver’s License.

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 frequently required to: sit, walk, occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, continually required to talk or hear, occasionally required to bend, lift, or climb, frequently required to lift and carry light weights (25-50 lbs.), and specific vision abilities include: close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust or focus.

Application Process

Please send cover letter and resume to Kari Tylke at ktylke@jawis.org

Development Coordinator – South Central Region (Dane and Rock County Areas)

Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, Inc. is seeking a part-time Development Coordinator to provide support for development activities including database management, donor stewardship and area operations. Manage, implement and secure financial resources for the organization from board, corporate, service organizations and foundations. Research, identify and work with Director to secure new funding sources. Plan giving campaign and implement online giving through our website. Manage and implement grants from identification of prospective supporter through reporting and renewal cycle.

Title: Development Coordinator – South Central Region
Area: South Central Region (Dane and Rock County Areas)
Reports to: Regional Director – South Central Region
Status: Part-Time, Hourly


Primary Responsibilities:

• Assists in organizing and directing the general operating campaign. Assists in training board members and providing follow up communication. Provides tools for solicitation and ongoing motivation for timely and successful campaign results.
• Research and work with Director on an ongoing plan to secure sources of new funding from corporations, community and private foundations. Complete proposals and ensure grant fulfillment.
• Responsible for submitting funding proposals to new accounts
• Manage Prospects for development, tracks prospects, solicitors and funding history. Assures that all data is up-to-date and correct.
• Deliver presentations to service organizations, small businesses and corporations as needed.
• Represents organization at local level through relationships in the community.
• Establishes cooperative working relationships with Director, board members and staff to increase understanding and support of development efforts.

Qualifications (required)

• Bachelor’s degree, preferred; Associates degree or equivalent experience. 2-3 years’ experience in development with a demonstrated track record of success.
• Must have a high degree of professionalism & have strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
• Strong oral/written communication and problem-solving skills; computer literacy; detail oriented.
• Belief in the mission and strong ethical conduct.
• Ability to work independently, be self-motivated, & manage multiple projects.
• Must enjoy people and demonstrate creative ability.
• Knowledge of the greater Dane and Rock counties communities.
• Flexibility of early mornings and evenings when needed.

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 frequently required to: sit, walk, occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, continually required to talk or hear, occasionally required to bend, lift, or climb, frequently required to lift and carry light weights (25-50 lbs.), and specific vision abilities include: close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust or focus.

Application Process

Please send cover letter and resume to Kari Tylke at ktylke@jawis.org

Director of Development and Stewardship - Northeast Region

Leads development team and program in northeast Wisconsin to secure financial resources from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Focus will be on developing plan for managing and implementing the sustaining gifts and impact/major gifts program (capstone and traditional programming), including donor acquisition, renewal, upgrading gift levels, and stewardship. Support work to secure corporate partners for high-visibility programs. Interact regularly with Regional Director to ensure connection between philanthropy and student impact. A person who enjoys engaging with Board members, community and business leaders and employing top-rate philanthropic and stewardship practices will thrive in this position. Excellent organizational, communication and presentation skills are also needed.

Title: Director of Development and Stewardship - Northeast Region
Area: Northeast Wisconsin
Reports to: Regional Director – Northeast Region
Status: Full-Time, Salaried


Primary Responsibilities:

• JA Board Resources ~ Funding: Organize and implement successful gift program from companies selected in conjunction with the Board of Directors. Work in close partnership with the Regional Director. Prepares comprehensive funding proposals for board firms and related institutions and carrying through on all stated deliverables. Serves as JA Leader on the Development and Fundraising Committee.
• Community~ Funding: Along with members of the team, research and manage an ongoing plan to secure sources of funding from corporate, community and private foundations to benefit the Capstone and traditional programs. Complete proposals and ensure grant fulfillment. Lends fundraising expertise to support statewide and intra-regional fundraising initiatives.
• Program Support ~ Funding: Research, identify and assists with securing new sources of support (e.g., foundations and individuals) whose interest and priorities match JA program funding needs. Develops and updates necessary tools for successful funding, e.g.., plans, key performance indicators.
• Relationships: Identifies, manages, and deepens relationships with existing JA donors as well as prospective donors. Manages an active portfolio of 80-100 donors. Conducts 12 in-person and/or virtual visits per month with individuals as a way to introduce JA, invite gift support, and/or provide meaningful stewardship.
• Collaterals: Assists with materials preparation for Board and Committee meetings, including regularly reporting out key performance indicator results to Board and Development Committee.
• Budget: Develops a budget for all development activities in northeast Wisconsin, and accountable for securing revenue to meet the budget objectives. Manages monthly gift reconciliation process.
• Marketing and Branding: Works with JA Wisconsin branding team to help guide the marketing and branding strategy for the Northeast Region.
• Department Goals: Assists in the successful completion of organizational stated revenue goals annually by working with other Development and Program team members.
• Team Development: Directs and develops Event Managers activities. Conducts annual performance reviews.

Qualifications (required)

• Bachelor’s Degree
• Proven fund development experience, 3 years minimum
• Outstanding organizational, interpersonal and presentation skills
• Strong communication and problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated ability to interact with Board of Directors
• Knowledge of Fox Valley philanthropic community preferred

Application Process

Please send cover letter and resume to Kari Tylke at ktylke@jawis.org

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