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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.

Coordinator

(This position is a combination of two part time jobs.)

Title: Coordinator
Area: Cross-Functional
Reports to: Senior Director and Communications and Development Director (dual report)
Status: Full-Time, Salaried


Impact

The Coordinator is a cross-functional position with responsibilities for Volunteer Engagement and Fundraising Events. This position is responsible for the following:
• Recruitment, stewardship, training, management, retention, and recognition of all JA SEPA program volunteers. This is a new role and requires an individual who is excited about developing opportunities for corporate and community volunteers to engage youth and young adults (5-25 years of age) through Junior Achievement programming.
• 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:

Volunteer Engagement
• Create volunteer recruitment plans with leadership to meet volunteer demands by K-12 schools, community-based organizations, and organizations utilizing JA programs. The expected number of needed volunteers will be around 750.
• Develop creative ways to engage volunteers throughout the year.
• Manage and recruit existing and new volunteer partnerships with diverse organizations, including companies, colleges, affinity groups, community groups, alumni groups, etc.
• Recruit a diverse set of volunteers.
• Identify, document, and share best practices for volunteer recruitment, management, and experience.
• Work with team to create up-to-date, virtual, and location-based recruitment, orientation, and training materials to ensure recruitment of best-fit volunteers.
• Schedule and facilitate volunteer orientations and trainings.
• Maintain accurate, thorough, and timely records and reports for volunteer activity and contacts and utilize JA’s Customer Records Management system (BCRM) to manage volunteer prospects.
• Schedule volunteer activities (individuals, small & large groups) on calendaring systems.
• Ensure volunteer experiences are organized, efficient, meaningful, and engaging for volunteers.
• Ensure a safe work environment is maintained for volunteers and communicate safety requirements to all volunteers.
• Ensure background checks performed for volunteers as necessary
• Ensure volunteer registration forms are completed by all volunteers, including sign-off on media release, conduct standards, social media and digital policy, and liability waiver.
• Ensure each volunteer group and individual volunteer receives a timely thank you communication.
• Organize and participate in volunteer recognition activities.
• Seek and participate in local chamber/rotary clubs and recruiting events.
Events
• 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.
• Support development of content and design for all event marketing materials.
• Track event revenue and expense budgets and provide periodic progress reports to development team for each event project.
• Organize 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.
• Manage the staff and volunteers working at the event
• Create event sponsorship packages alongside Director
• 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.

Qualifications (required)

• Bachelor’s degree preferred but not required
• 2 or more years of JA or related business development or non-profit experience
• Event planning experience.
• Ability to recruit, build and sustain relationships.
• Understanding of brand management.
• Very proactive and entrepreneurial; strong cross-functional team collaboration, communication, presentation skills.
• Strong oral/written communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
• Demonstrated management, planning, and leadership skills.
• Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment and passion for JASEPA’s mission.
• Proven record of success engaging and working with people from diverse socio-economic, race and cultural backgrounds.
• Established relationships with area schools, businesses, and other organizations (throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania a plus).
• Experience with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
• Computer literate. Has experience with CRMs.
• Recruiting and/or Sales experience a plus. Understanding of brand management.
• Reliable transportation required.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Laura Yohe at laura.yohe@ja.org.

Events Coordinator

Title: Events Coordinator
Area: Communications and Development
Reports to: Communications and Development Director
Status: Part-Time, Salaried


Impact

The Events Coordinator 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.
- Support development of content and design for all event marketing materials.
- Track event revenue and expense budgets and provide periodic progress reports to development team for each event project.
- Organize 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.
- Manage the staff and volunteers working at the event.
- Create event sponsorship packages alongside Director
- 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.

This position is hybrid and 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. Reliable Transportation is Required.

Qualifications (required)

- Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required
- At least 1 year experience in event planning
- Passion for Junior Achievement’s mission and desire to make a difference
- Understanding of brand management
- Outstanding written and interpersonal communications skills, with experience in writing for a range of audiences
- 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

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Joy Isabelle at joy.isabelle@ja.org.

Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Title: Volunteer Engagement Coordinator
Area: Programs
Reports to: Program Director
Status: Part-Time, Salaried


Impact

The Volunteer Engagement Coordinator will be responsible for the recruitment, stewardship, training, management, retention, and recognition of all JA SEPA program volunteers. This is a new role and requires an individual who is excited about developing opportunities for corporate and community volunteers to engage youth and young adults (5-25 years of age) through Junior Achievement programming.

Primary Responsibilities:

- Create volunteer recruitment plans with leadership to meet volunteer demands by K-12 schools, community-based organizations, and organizations utilizing JA programs. The expected number of needed volunteers will be around 750.
- Develop creative ways to engage volunteers throughout the year.
- Manage and recruit existing and new volunteer partnerships with diverse organizations, including companies, colleges, affinity groups, community groups, alumni groups, etc.
- Recruit a diverse set of volunteers.
- Identify, document, and share best practices for volunteer recruitment, management, and experience.
- Work with team to create up-to-date, virtual, and location-based recruitment, orientation, and training materials to ensure recruitment of best-fit volunteers.
- Schedule and facilitate volunteer orientations and trainings.
- Maintain accurate, thorough, and timely records and reports for volunteer activity and contacts and utilize JA’s Customer Records Management system (BCRM) to manage volunteer prospects.
- Schedule volunteer activities (individuals, small & large groups) on calendaring systems.
- Ensure volunteer experiences are organized, efficient, meaningful, and engaging for volunteers.
- Ensure a safe work environment is maintained for volunteers and communicate safety requirements to all volunteers.
- Ensure background checks performed for volunteers as necessary
- Ensure volunteer registration forms are completed by all volunteers, including sign-off on media release, conduct standards, social media and digital policy, and liability waiver.
- Ensure each volunteer group and individual volunteer receives a timely thank you communication.
- Organize and participate in volunteer recognition activities.
- Seek and participate in local chamber/rotary clubs and recruiting events.
- Reliable transportation required.

Qualifications (required)

- Bachelors degree preferred, but not required.
- 2 or more years of JA or related business development or non-profit experience
- Ability to recruit, build and sustain relationships
- Very proactive and entrepreneurial; strong cross-functional team collaboration, communication, presentation skills
- Strong oral/written communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
- Demonstrated management, planning, and leadership skills.
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment and passion for JASEPA’s mission.
- Proven record of success engaging and working people from diverse socio-economic, race and cultural backgrounds.
- Established relationships with area schools, businesses, and other organizations (throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania a plus).
- Experience with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
- Computer literate. Has experience with CRMs.
- Recruiting and/or Sales experience a plus.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Laura Yohe at laura.yohe@ja.org.

Social Media Intern

Compensation will be Academic Credit

Title: Social Media Intern
Area: Communications and Develompment
Reports to: Communications and Develompment Director
Status: Part-Time, Salaried


Impact

The intern is responsible for assisting in a range of marketing initiatives within an organization. Their duties include tracking analytics for social media campaigns, creating social media posting schedules and writing captions for social media posts.

Primary Responsibilities:

The intern will support the staff to develop and implement outreach and promotional campaigns to boost brand engagement and increase revenue. The duties and responsibilities of a Social Media Intern include:
- Assist with the design and execution of social media campaigns
- Create weekly and monthly editorial calendars to promote company brands on various social media websites
- Track social media engagement to identify high-performing ideas and campaigns for scalability
- Support marketing team at live and online events
- Perform social media marketing research
- Assist on influencer campaign strategy
- Respond to comments and DMs on social media platforms
- Brainstorm and research ideas for original content
- Create compelling graphics to share across social channels
- Write social media captions that speak to the company’s target audience
- Help create and edit short-form videos
- Develop new strategies for increasing engagement
- Assist with photo/video content shoots
- Ensure brand message is consistent

Qualifications (required)

- Preferred: college student or other individuals with social media experience.
- Experience with social media campaigns and branding.
- Strong Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, including SharePoint.
- Ability to work independently on multiple projects under strict deadlines.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Joy Isabelle at joy.isabelle@ja.org.

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