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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.

Program Manager

We're hiring! This position will oversee and manage our growing JA Company Program and other entrepreneurial programs as well as support the growth and expansion of High School student participation in key JANCO initiatives. This position is part-time, but we are open to full-time with additional responsibilities.

Title: Program Manager
Area:
Reports to: Vice President of Programs
Status: Part-Time, Hourly


Primary Responsibilities:

- Develop, expand, and maintain JA Entrepreneurship programs in public & private high schools to achieve strategic plan goals.
- Responsible for expansion of JA Company Program with the addition of JA Launch Lessons, various student competitions and other entrepreneurship initiatives
- Ensure quality of all programs in the pathway through effective and personal communications
- Enhance Diversity & Inclusion efforts throughout the entire pathway including students, volunteers, and other community partners.
- Develop and maintain relationships in the Northeast Ohio Entrepreneurship ecosystem to support our position in expanding the growth of entrepreneurship in the region.

Qualifications (required)

Education/Experience Required:
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience, and at least five years business, sales, education, or non-profit experience.
- Proven ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.
- Exceptional interpersonal communication skills.
- Creative and self-motivated with eye for detail and accuracy.
- Exceptional sales skills.
- Strong computer skills, preferably in a Microsoft environment.

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 pounds), and specific vision abilities include: close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust or focus.

Application Process

Send resume to Lori McCleese (Lori.McCleese@ja.org) for consideration.

Program Manager

We're hiring! This position coordinates and manages JA programs in a targeted district, with a particular emphasis on volunteer recruiting, training, placement, support, and recognition, as well as teacher and school administration relationships.

Title: Program Manager
Area: Summit County
Reports to: Vice President of Programs
Status: Full-Time, Salaried


Primary Responsibilities:

- Implement programs according to the Strategic Plan, assuring program quality through teacher and volunteer communication.
- Develop and maintain educator relationships.
- Work with corporate partners in coordination with development staff.
- Recruit program volunteers to meet program goals and coordinate training orientations.
- Maintain strong understanding of new and existing products.

Qualifications (required)

Education/Experience Required:
- Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Computer literacy a MUST; strong oral/written communication skills; knowledge of the education community and organizations.
- Public speaking and the ability to engage professionally with school district administrators and mid- to senior-level managers at partner companies.
- Ability to work autonomously and in a collaborative team environment.

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 pounds), and specific vision abilities include: close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust or focus.

Application Process

Send resume to Lori McCleese (Lori.McCleese@ja.org) for consideration.

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