PT Program Manager, Volunteer & School Partnerships - DuPage

Junior Achievement of Chicago - Naperville, IL

This position will be located at our office in Naperville, IL.

Company Summary:
Junior Achievement is the world's largest and fastest-growing non-profit economics education organization. Started in Chicago in 1940, Junior Achievement of Chicago office served 600,222 students last school year. We are the passionate people dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs. See the JA website at for more information.

Target Area for Outreach:
Northwest DuPage

Position Purpose:
If you enjoy community involvement and youth education advocacy, come join Junior Achievement of Chicago as our Program Operations Manager! The Program Operations Manager implements and manages the daily operations of all Junior Achievement programs for designated geographic/market area. Responsibilities include school recruitment & management, volunteer recruitment, training and management, class enrollment, along with networking/brand-awareness for the area. You'll be tasked with preparing accurate and current outreach reports, assisting in prospective program expansion, and managing school and business relationships.

Primary Responsibilities:
Advocate for JA programs to increase public awareness and meet program impact goals in geographic/market area.
Liaise among schools, businesses and volunteers. Coordinate program implementations by scheduling/attending programs/events, learning schools needs, consistently securing the placement of all volunteers from companies or community organizations within geographic/market area.
Provide exceptional hands-on service to all volunteers, executive partners, and teachers. Maintain quality and accurate information on volunteers and companies in geographic/market area.
Prepare accurate and current outreach reports. Ensure program quality and expansion.
Update and maintain program CRM system.
Assist Program Directors with all program-related Board Committees in carrying out their specific functions. Prepare material for Board and Committee meetings as needed.
Participate in special events to build relationships with Area Board, community partners and businesses as needed.

Education/Experience Required: Associate’s degree. At least 1 year of business experience preferred.

Skills/Ability Required:
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. Comfortable with public speaking with proactive and convincing demeanor.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities; be self-motivated and highly organized.
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships.
  • Computer knowledge in word processing and spreadsheet documents using MS Office.
Other Requirements:
  • Candidate must have a valid Illinois or Indiana driver’s license and adequate vehicle transportation to perform the job duties of the position.
  • 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, ability to adjust or focus.
The physical demands described above 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.