Junior Achievement of Southern California seeks an enthusiastic and visionary leader to serve as its next President & CEO. Junior Achievement USA’s mission is to inspire and prepare young people to success in a global economy through partnership of educators, volunteers, philanthropy, and business. As the world’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices, Junior Achievement USA annually reaches 4.8 million students in more than 100 markets across the United States. Junior Achievement of Southern California is the leader in educating youth about careers, money and managing the economics in life. Operating in Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura, San Bernardino, Orange, and Kern Counties, Junior Achievement of Southern California serves more than 70,000 students annually. In partnership with more than 350 schools, 4,000 volunteers, Junior Achievement of Southern California has played an important role in California’s workforce and economic development, and is an integral component to the college and career readiness conversation. For more information, please visit www.jasocal.org.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President & CEO will be responsible for leading and advancing the organization’s vision, strategic initiatives and priorities while overseeing a team of 20 staff and a $3.5 million budget. Candidates should demonstrate a knowledge of fund development and have experience working with a variety of funding sources including foundations, corporations and individual donors. The President & CEO must be comfortable with public visibility and be a persuasive public speaker. Qualified candidates will have seven to ten years on demonstrated success and loyalty in senior management positions within a nonprofit organization. While experience with financial literacy and education programs would be ideal, candidates with other types of nonprofit experience will be considered. Althought we anticipate that many candidates will have experience leading organizations, senior level leaders who aspire to be CEOs will also be considered. A Bachelor’s degree is required.
Junior Achievement of Southern California has retained Morris & Berger to conduct the President & CEO search. To apply, please submit application, including resume and a letter of interest, in confidence to Morris & Berger through their website: www.morrisberger.com/currentsearches/juniorachievement.