Director of Development, event SPONSORSHIPs

Reports To: Chief Development Officer

Position Concept: The Director will help lead the fundraising efforts to support JA’s mission, with a primary focus on corporate giving and event fundraising. JA raises approximately $5M a year, with a growth plan that brings our annual revenue needs up to $7M within the next 5 years. Events bring in nearly $2M annually.

Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, and working in collaboration with JA’s current Director of Event Sponsorships and Director of Development Operations, the Director will be responsible for assessing event and program sponsorship opportunities, developing and managing sponsorship revenue projections, and managing the donor centric lifecycle and moves management process. With a specific focus on event fundraising, the Director is expected to drive fundraising results through process and project management, committee management, and own a portfolio of ~25-50 organization wide donors and prospects beyond event donors, while overseeing a Manager who will support the Director specifically with event fundraising. The Director is expected to be a seasoned external relationship builder and an experienced closer.

A strong candidate for this position should be a leader with a proven ability to produce outstanding results in relationship management and fundraising from both companies and foundations, and individuals when the opportunity arises. He/she must be able to work across campaigns and departments to foster a culture of collaborative fundraising by managing up, down and out, and will be expected to strategically cultivate new and existing relationships with the end goal of creating long-standing partnerships and sponsorships on behalf of JA.

This position needs a leader that can develop, initiate, and maintain fundraising plans while working with leading experts on our dynamic, best-in-business Board of Directors. This is a unique opportunity that allows one to be a leader in business while supporting a meaningful cause of empowering our region’s young people to own their future.


Education Associate

Part-time, morning Team - JA Finance Park® prince george’s County

Reports To: Program Operations Manager, JA Finance Park

Position Concept: Junior Achievement Finance Park is a state-of-the art, youth financial literacy center in Landover, Maryland, which reaches over 10,000 students each year. Volunteers from the community and school teachers mentor students through this experience. This position is part of a team that facilitates the JA Finance Park simulation. Responsibilities include collaborating with the afternoon staff during afternoon changeover, securing essential data and feedback, providing structure and support throughout the simulation for volunteers, teachers and students, and preparing the facility for the next day, including use by sponsors and other groups. Additional responsibilities can include daily set-up and training volunteers and students. The incumbent is responsible for engaging and shepherding middle school students through the JA Finance Park experience.

This position is located in Landover, MD.