Employment Opportunities

Program Director – Midwest/Ohio River Valley (full-time)

The Program Director will support the chapters, student leaders, teacher/advisors and programs of the Junior State of America in the Midwest and Ohio River Valley. During the school year, the Program Director will work with the elected student leaders of the Junior State of America to conduct educational conventions and conferences and will work to expand the program by helping to start Junior State of America chapters on high school campuses. During the summer, the Program Director will serve as an administrator at a residential summer program, with responsibilities ranging from reviewing student applications and making admissions decisions to developing and running a high-level speakers program involving political leaders, journalists, lobbyists and other influential figures.

The position draws from a wide variety of skill sets, and the ideal candidate will be a self-starter with an entrepreneurial mindset, a passion for national, state, and local politics, and a commitment to the development of young people. The Program Director must successfully maintain and cultivate relationships with dynamic student leaders, parents, teachers, politicians, and institutions as well as manage program budgets, staff and logistical arrangements. Regular travel and weekend work are the norms.

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To apply, please send a cover letter and resume addressed to Elizabeth Ventura, Director of School Year Programs at employment@jsa.org.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and we will review applications as they are submitted.

Director of Development & Community Engagement (full-time)

As JSA’s Director of Development & Community Engagement, you will be the primary contributor to designing, piloting, and growing JSA’s dynamic and exciting Community Engagement model nationally. You will work closely with the Chief Development Officer and collaborate extensively with the program staff to engage a diverse group of community volunteers and donors—particularly alumni and corporate groups. Through relationship building, community organizing, resource sharing and direct engagement, you will establish a network of volunteer teams who commit to metric driven goals in the realms of local civic engagement and fundraising. These civic teams will be an important fundraising and awareness tool for JSA. You will have a unique opportunity to lead this new and exciting component of the organization.

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To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Thomas Silverman, Chief Development Officer at developmentjobs@jsa.org.

Foundation Relations Manager (part-time)

The Foundation Relations Manager is responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and securing gifts and grants from corporations and foundations in order to grow support for JSA’s mission. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, this position is externally-facing with the strategic ability to build partnerships and the portfolio with new corporate and foundation supporters. As a key member of our development team, you will work with JSA’s leadership team, development team, and program staff to ensure that current foundation gifts are managed and maintained to capacity. He/she will proactively identify corporate connections that senior leadership should connect with. As the Foundation Relations Manager, you will successfully meet revenue goals for corporate and foundation fundraising by developing and implementing short and long-range cultivation and solicitation strategies. You will call and meet with prospects and existing partners and be responsible for supporting the mission of JSA by proactively securing grants from corporations, foundations, individuals, and government agencies that support civic education and strengthening American democracy.

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To apply, send a cover letter and resume via email to Thomas Silverman, Chief Development Officer at developmentjobs@jsa.org.