Founded in 1919 Junior Achievement’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement USA reaches almost 5 million students kindergarten through high school annually in relevant, hands-on learning experiences that teach young people to manage their money, plan for their economic future, own their own businesses and develop readiness for careers or college. This is done through in-school, after school and online learning experiences working with nearly 250,000 corporate and community volunteers. Currently, Junior Achievement USA is undertaking a seminal transformation to a blended learning delivery model which will further enhance student experiences in a contemporary learning environment. Junior Achievement USA is the national office for a federated organization comprised of 109 JA Areas.
The Senior Vice President – Development reports directly to the President and CEO and serves as the Junior Achievement USA “chief development officer” leading the establishment and implementation of strategies to secure financial and related resources that support the achievement of the organization’s strategic and operational objectives. The position is a member of the senior management team of JA USA and manages a staff of 6 direct and 4 indirect staff. A key aspect of this role is the ability to collaborate with the Presidents and Boards of Directors of the 109 JA Areas that make up the federated organization.
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Key responsibilities include:
Secure funding from corporate and foundation donors, through individual giving and alumni giving.
Direct and manage the funding campaigns related to special projects including the campaign to support the transformation of Junior Achievement to adopt a blended learning model.
Assure outstanding stewardship and maintain a culture of customer delight in all interactions with Junior Achievement USA donors.
With the President and CEO, work with the Junior Achievement USA Board of Directors to assure a high level of engagement and Board giving.
Lead the Development Group to assure achievement of business objectives, anticipate skill requirements and develop staff to meet current and long term needs of the organization.
A passion for the Junior Achievement mission.
At least ten years of successful fundraising work.
Advanced degree in business or related fields or equivalent work experience.
Demonstrated success in raising funds from corporations or foundations and through individual giving.
Success in operating in a federated organization, working with diverse constituents and helping the organization execute its strategic and operational plans.
Ability to foster an environment of customer focus and “delight” that leads to donor acquisition and retention.
Junior Achievement is 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 financial choices.