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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.

Development Officer

The Development Officer is responsible for implementing strategies to generate measurable and sustainable revenue growth for the organization.

Title: Development Officer
Area: Central Ohio
Reports to: Senior Development Officer
Status: Full-Time, Salaried

Primary Responsibilities:

• Work collaboratively across departments to achieve organizational goals.
• In partnership with Senior Development Officer and JA Leadership, develop and implement giving strategies for the organization.
• Lead annual giving strategies for the organization to broaden community support for Junior Achievement and identify future major gift donors.
• Develop and maintain relationships with volunteers, sponsors, and key corporate and community volunteers.
• Track, report and maintain results using a variety of database and campaign management systems
• Event management including but not limited to planning, logistics, implementation, volunteer partnership and evaluation post-event for constant improvements for JA’s annual Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame event.

Qualifications (required)

• Bachelor’s degree in an academic discipline which supports development and fundraising or equivalent
• Two or three years of successful sales, development, or fundraising experience
• Knowledge of the philanthropic landscape
• Demonstrated ability to create and execute strategy to achieve desired results
• Excellent organization, written and oral communication skills
• Ability to work independently and in a team environment
• Ability to multi task and adapt in a fast paced frequently changing environment

Qualifications (desired)

• Experience as a Major Gifts Officer
• Experience working with sophisticated donor scenarios
• Experience raising funds with workforce development programs, education related institutions or educational service programs

Application Process

Send resume and cover letter to

Program Instructor - JA BizTown

Junior Achievement of Central Ohio is seeking part-time program instructors to guide 5th grade students through JA BizTown, an exciting, mini-city simulation where students get to be adults for the day. JA BizTown Instructors work with volunteers, educators, and students, ensuring the simulation goes smoothly and students walk away from the day feeling accomplished.

Title: Program Instructor - JA BizTown
Area: Columbus, Ohio
Reports to: Director of JA Capstone Programs
Status: Part-Time, Hourly


As a JA BizTown Instructor, you should enjoy working with children. The interactions that students have with adults at JA BizTown are part of an exciting day that we know students remember for years to come. Instructors need to practice patience, compassion, and teamwork, and are often rewarded with hearing students say, "This was the best day ever!"

This position pays $16 per hour with a planned increase.

Primary Responsibilities:

Assisting with the daily operations of the JA BizTown simulation.

Simulation Prep and Reset – Ensure that the simulation space and all materials for students and volunteers are prepped and ready prior to their arrival.

Simulation Support – Provide daily support to the JA BizTown Program Manager and Director including:
-- Materials – printing, distributing and collecting.
-- Volunteer Support – ensure volunteers are staying on schedule and answer any questions they have.
-- Student Support – help manage student behavior and make sure that they are completing all necessary tasks.
-- Tech support – trouble shoot common issues with technology used in the simulations.

Student Safety & Security - Assist with the orderly unloading and loading of buses upon arrival and departure, escort student into secure space, verify student numbers on arrival and departure.

Customer Service – Provide the highest level of customer service to all visitors (volunteers, teachers, middle school students, etc.).

TEAMWORK! – Look for opportunities to support teammates and ask for support when needed to ensure that a high level of quality is maintained across all areas through communication and collaboration.

JA BizTown is open throughout the school year (late September through June).Typically, June consists of two weeks of JA BizTown Summer Camp; instructors are required to work at least one week. Instructors work a 5.5-hour shift, 2-3 times per week, generally between 8:00am and 3:30pm.

Qualifications (required)

Proven work experience in a professional environment working with students ages 10-15; ability to create strategies to balance multiple task in fast-paced setting, works well in a team environment; strong computer skills; proficiency in customer service including problem-solving, decision-making, troubleshooting and communication skills.

Application Process

Please email your resume and a brief paragraph introducing yourself to Sonia Byers,

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