Career Opportunities

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.

Special Events Manager

The Special Events Manager is a part of the company’s leadership team. The Special Events Manager is responsible for the planning, development and management of on-going and new fundraising events assuring revenue goals are reached or exceeded. Events include, but are not limited to, Bowl-A-Thons, Golf Tournaments, Stock Market Challenge and the Annual Auction. The incumbent manages fundraising events, develops timetables, creates / implements marketing strategies, recruits’ volunteers, sells sponsorships and assures the efficient and timely operation of the event with the goal of exceeding revenue goals. The Special Events Manager is the main contact for event budgeting and financial reporting.

Title: Special Events Manager
Area: Development
Reports to: Executive Managment
Status: Full-Time, Salaried


Primary Responsibilities:

- Plan and implement area-wide events, including virtual fundraisers, to exceed budgeted financial goals.
- Participate with the Executive management team to craft overall organizational strategy and revenue goals for each special event.
- Develop the annual master event plan including budget, logistics and timelines.
- Manage all special events for the organization to assure schedules are maintained, budgets are met and revenue goals are attained.
- Manage all event committees to set priorities and assure tasks are completed.
- Oversee and maintain a detailed financial statement with income / itemized expenses for every on-going or new event.
- Manage and direct volunteer recruitment, recognition, and coordination for each event.
- Solicit and maintain corporate sponsors, solicitations, and in-kind donations by developing year round cultivation, recognition and stewardship program. Record all transactions in appropriate database and thank you processing.
- Maintain and upgrade the event checklists. Report progress for each event in a timely manner.
- Manage negotiations for venues and vendors for each event.
- Manage the design of event marketing materials for JA Lincoln’s special events including graphic arts, production, printing and distribution.
- Oversee the Development and implementation of the social media strategy for each event.
- Actively design and develop new events that will be profitable and increase visibility and awareness for the organization.
- Prepares and presents event update for Executive Management, stakeholders and board members.
- Manages Special Events Coordinators (when applicable)

Qualifications (required)

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
5 years of special events management and sales related experience with a record of strong performance, proven written / oral communication and organizational / planning skills or equivalent experience.
Proficient computer skills with functionality of the MS Office Suite: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Ability
to work a flexible schedule including weekends and / or evenings.
Strong and effective interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and in writing; excellent public speaking skills; adept at writing proposals, solicitation letters, donor correspondence, and other material related to fundraising.
Strategic Planning Skills with a history of integrating the special events priorities into the company’s long term vision.
Leadership skill to organize and manage Special Events Coordinators (if applicable)
Ability to manage multiple projects.
Volunteer development and management skills.
Ability to work in multiple environments, year round temperatures, lift at least 25lbs, sit or stand for long periods of time, typing or using a computer for extended periods of time.
Ability and disciplined in handling confidential information with a sense of urgency.
Advanced presentation skills
Financial acumen and ability to develop and manage a budget for each event and provide updated reports to management.


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 lbs.)

Application Process

Please submit resumes to Vice President of Operations, Mark Willet at mwillet@jalincoln.org.

Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator will develop and maintain corporate / educator relationships and is tasked with volunteer recruitment, training and communication, as well as program implementation in support of JA’s mission and student outreach. The Program Coordinator upholds quality standards for the organization, assures adherence to program models and program expansion goals. This is a highly visible position in the education and business community, offering the opportunity to add creativity, expertise, and fresh ideas to JA’s resource generation efforts. Ideal position for a highly motivated, high energy professional with sales ability who can meet goals and deadlines. Excellent customer service, communication, and project management skills are required. Please submit resumes to Vice President of Operations, Mark Willet at mwillet@jalincoln.org.

Title: Program Coordinator
Area: Junior Achievement of Lincoln
Reports to: Education Director
Status: Full-Time, Salaried


Primary Responsibilities:

- Work with schools, educators, volunteers, and businesses directly for program placement
- Handles general records and correspondence with educators, volunteers, and prospects.
- Continually provide motivation, feedback, program materials and resources to volunteers and teachers
- Renew program commitments of schools, educators, and volunteers
-Assure high quality programming through monitoring and collection of participant information
- Increase public awareness in the education and business community through presentations
- Ensure customer satisfaction and program quality through electronic, phone, and face-to-face communication
- Provide efficient and personable service to program participants
- Lead volunteer/teacher training
- Ensure program growth and delivery to elementary, middle, and high school students
- Maintain accurate records in database
- Solicit and report program feedback through a final evaluation from volunteers and teachers
- Assures procurement and delivery of all program materials
- Occasionally deliver and teach JA classroom programs
- Attend Program / Staff meetings, JA Board Meetings, Special Events, networking events, and classroom programs
- Assure team and individual goals (KPI’s) are met
- Flexibility to attend events outside of traditional work hours, perform other duties as required, and travel within the 8 county service area.

Qualifications (required)

Bachelor degree and experience in the field of non-profit, education, or project management. Strong organizational, communication, problem-solving, and presentation skills. Demonstrated sales and marketing ability. Proficiency in computer skills (Microsoft Office) and data management. Capable of working independently. Ability to prioritize tasks. Competency in or willingness to learn computer based programs.

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 lbs.)

Application Process

Please submit resumes to Vice President of Operations, Mark Willet at mwillet@jalincoln.org.

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