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Program Coordinator – Part-time & Seasonal

Program Coordinator – Part-time & Seasonal

Job Description

Do you love working with, and on behalf of children, fostering their growth and development? Are you looking for a part time job that gives you flexibility, and allows you to give back to the community?

Junior Achievement (JA) is the bridge between education and business for our youth. Through in-classroom K—12th grade, JA BizTown and JA Finance Park programs, JA prepares youth with the skills, knowledge and attitudes for success in tomorrow's workplace. JA currently delivers business and economic programs to over 60,000 youth annually in our K-12 in-classroom programs and over 18,000 in the JA BizTown program in the Phoenix metro area.

JA BizTown® is a fully interactive, true-to-life, simulated town experience where students learn the fundamental relationship between academics and life beyond school. Students in grades four through six have the opportunity to run banks, manage restaurants, read utility meters, write checks, and even vote as they experience JA BizTown -- the new Elementary School Capstone Program of JA USA® (Junior Achievement).

JA Finance Park® enables students to build foundations for making intelligent lifelong personal finance decisions, in a program correlated to Arizona Skills Standards for 8th and 9th grades. In 19 teacher-led lessons, combined with a 4.5 hour onsite simulation, students learn about the many pieces of a personal budget, such as rent/mortgage, car payments, insurance, savings, entertainment, groceries, and more! As students strive to create a balanced budget, they begin to understand the value of money, and make the connection between hard work, education, and their future earnings.

We are looking for a part-time Program Coordinator to work 2-3 days (7.5 hour shifts) per week. This is a unique position for an individual who enjoys working within the same area as children, and wants a limited work schedule. This position interacts regularly with students, educators, and parent volunteers. The ideal candidate will love working in a fast paced, high energy, and problem solving type of environment. They will have great customer service and basic technology trouble shooting skills.

This is not a teaching position, but rather coordinating/facilitating the daily activities of the programs.

Primary Responsibilities:
* Work 2-3 days per week September through May, with the majority of the summer months off.  (Daily start times vary due to school transportation arrangements.) 
* Manage day-to-day operations of JA BizTown or JA Finance Park to ensure high quality program delivery.
* Train volunteers prior to simulation, must be comfortable with public speaking.
* Manage inventory responsibilities in JA BizTown or JA Finance Park.
* Manage program paperwork and evaluations.

Job Requirements

* Prior experience working with children a must
* Strong oral communication; collaborative skills
* Ability to perform multi-level tasks in a fast-paced environment, including constant interruptions 
* Ability to work well with others and maintain a high level of energy
* Computer literacy; comfortable troubleshooting basic technology problems
* Excellent customer service a must
* Ability to work closely with children
* Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
* Detail oriented and flexible in work flow
* Ability to be active and on feet for long periods of time a must


* Salary: $14.00/hr
* Paid sick time
* Paid vacation time

Resumes can be emailed to [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] for consideration. Please type “Program Coordinator" in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Must meet employment requirements including being able to pass a background check, an FBI fingerprint and credit report. Junior Achievement of Arizona is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Snapshot

Base Pay $14.00 /Hour
Employment Type Part-Time
Job Type Customer Service, Other, Nonprofit - Social Services
Education Not Specified
Experience At least 3 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Not for Profit - Charitable, Education - Teaching - Administration, Training
Required Travel None
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Program Coordinator – Part-time & Seasonal

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