Employment Opportunities


Current Job Opportunities

Chief Program Officer

Communications Coordinator

Programs Fellow (California & DC Offices)

Summer Programs Resident Advisor

Summer School Faculty


Chief Program Officer

The Chief Program Officer will lead the development, delivery, evaluation, and growth of our work with high school students, knitting together an integrated program of year-round activities. This person will lead our Program Team, whose immediate stakeholders include 6-8 (staff) Program Directors, a 10-member Council of (volunteer) elected student leaders, 20-30 (contract) summer faculty, and more than 400 (volunteer) high school teachers.

The position draws on a wide variety of skills. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset, a passion for politics and civic life, and a commitment to the development of young people. The Chief Program Officer must successfully maintain and cultivate relationships with student leaders, parents, teachers, public figures, and institutions, as well as manage program budgets, staff, and curriculum. Although travel and some weekend work are the norm; a good work-life balance is also important and supported.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to jobs@jsa.org. Include “Chief Program Officer – (Your Name)” in subject line. Due to the high volume of interest, we cannot accept phone calls.


Communications Coordinator

The Communications Coordinator is a critical member our team, working with several different parts of the organization to drive engagement, participation, and connection with a variety of stakeholders. The Communications Coordinator shares JSA’s message with a variety of stakeholders (students, teachers, parents, alums, donors) with timely, upbeat, and convincing messages via email, social media, video, texts, collateral, and other means.

A successful candidate for the Communications Coordinator role must be a quick study, able to absorb and adopt JSA’s unique “voice” for a variety of audiences, settings, and purposes. S/he will have a keen eye for design, and a demonstrated ability to design and produce visually appealing materials. S/he will be facile in a variety of Communications channels and technologies, and able to quickly craft readable, shareable, and error-free messages rich in images. A hallmark of this work will be compelling content, as demonstrated by audience response and metrics.

To Apply: Email resume and cover letter to jobs@jsa.org. Include “Communications Coordinator – (Your Name)” in subject line. Due to the high volume of interest, we cannot accept phone calls.


Programs Fellow (DC Office)

This position interacts with Program Directors, student leaders, and administration staff.  Due to the nature of our organizational structure, the Fellow is expected to have a high degree of maturity, confidence in speaking with diverse groups of people and ability to problem-solve. This person will work closely with JSA staff to prepare for conferences, organize shipping of materials and promotions to members and other administrative tasks.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to summer@jsa.org. Include “DC Program Fellow – (Your Name) in subject line. Please, no phone calls.


Programs Fellow (California Office)

This position interacts with Program Directors, student leaders, and administration staff.  Due to the nature of our organizational structure, the Fellow is expected to have a high degree of maturity, confidence in speaking with diverse groups of people and ability to problem-solve. This person will work closely with JSA staff to prepare for conferences, organize shipping of materials and promotions to members and other administrative tasks.

To apply, email resume and cover letter to jsa@jsa.org. Include “California Program Fellow – (Your Name) in subject line. Please, no phone calls.


Summer Programs Resident Advisor

At JSA Summer School, Resident Advisors (RAs) work closely with talented high school students, university faculty, the Summer School Director and fellow staff. They wear many hats, often simultaneously. Major responsibilities can be divided into six categories:

• Academics
• Administration/Organization
• Supervision
• Role Model
• Non-Partisan Advisor
• JSA Cheerleader

In these roles, RAs gain a variety of skills and are integral to the success of the program. The Resident Advisor Internship is a full-time residential position. RAs should not make additional academic or employment commitments during the period of Summer School. Under the direction of the Summer School Director, training for the following responsibilities will take place during the week of Staff Orientation and in sessions throughout the summer. To learn more about the position, please read the full job description at the following link: Resident Advisor Description

To apply, please click on the "Apply" button on the righthand side of the page.


Summer School Faculty

The Junior State of America Foundation, a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) civic education organization that for more than 75 years has helped over 500,000 student leaders prepare for a lifetime of active citizenship, is hiring faculty for its JSA Summer Schools at Georgetown, Stanford and Princeton to teach the following subjects:

• AP U.S. Government & Politics
• AP Comparative Government (Georgetown Only)
• AP Macroeconomics
• Constitutional Law
• Media & Politics (Georgetown Only)
• Speech & Political Communication
• International Relations
• Public Speaking & Debate

JSA Summer School prepares high-achieving high school students for success in college and beyond. They provide rigorous, advanced academic instruction while building key leadership and success skills, and providing a truly unique and valuable set of experiential learning activities. During their time on campus, students complete a midterm exam, final exam and 12-15 page research paper. Students also partake in a public speaking and debate practicum. This experience serves as a practical demonstration of the academic curriculum and a forum for student debate on contemporary public policy.

To learn more about the position, please read the full job description at the following link: Summer School Faculty

To apply, please click on the "Apply" button on the righthand side of the page.

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