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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.

Program Manager – JA Finance Park

Title: Program Manager – JA Finance Park
Area: Central Ohio
Reports to: JA Capstone Director
Status: Full-Time, Salaried


The Program Manager of JA Finance Park assures the quality and effectiveness of the program simulation, manages the activities of volunteers and teachers, and ensures all program activities meet quality and program implementation models and standards.

JA Finance Park is a personal finance capstone program for middle school students. Our current facility will undergo extensive renovations this summer and fall to update the building and to construct the capstone simulation program. After completing the personal finance curriculum in the classroom, students will visit the realistic JA Finance Park simulation to put into practice what they've learned by developing and committing to a personal budget.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Supervise program / simulation implementation and ensure program quality and adherence to JA USA Implementation Standards during classroom experience and simulation visit. Assure adherence to program model and file all needed program variances.
• Conduct volunteer and teacher training. Solicit volunteer and teacher feedback to improve program quality. Implement established volunteer and teacher participant recognition programs. Provide creative input to the supervisor regarding possible educator/volunteer recognition. Follow standard processes for educator/volunteer paperwork.
• Work with the Volunteer Coordinator to seek and secure alternative volunteer sources as needed.
• Provide a high quality of customer service and support to all stakeholders that contribute to renewing commitments from existing schools and educators involved in the program.
• Follow and maintain the established recordkeeping system and processes to ensure the program runs effectively.
• Develop and maintain program coordinator training and scheduling.
• Monitor program supplies and inventory, contributing to overall expense control.
• Coordinate with all members of the program team to gather and share feedback about the simulation experience.
• Manage the JA Leadership Academy high school interns, including (but not limited to) scheduling, training, and curriculum development.
• Assist the JA Capstone Director to maintain program curriculum and outreach materials, including websites and digital resources.
• Assist the JA Capstone Director with data management and teacher correspondence before and after simulations.
• Other projects as required.

Qualifications (required)

• A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is preferred. Prior experience in a fast-paced environment. Prior experience working with children. Two years of classroom or business experience is strongly desired.
• Strong problem-solving skills; strong presentation and public speaking skills.
• Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a fast paced, changing environment.
• Flexible with time; able to be on feet for long periods of time.
• Organized and detail oriented.
• Advanced computer skills.

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 pounds), and specific vision abilities include: close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust or focus.

Application Process

Email a resume and cover letter to Diane Betteridge at with the subject line "Program Manager – JA Finance Park."

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.

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 Diane Betteridge,

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