Associate, Programs

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $38,000
Maximum: $40,000




420 Lexington Avenue
Suite 205
New York
United States


About Junior Achievement of New York:

Junior Achievement of New York's (JA New York) mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy. Junior Achievement’s educational programs address important societal needs, focusing on three key content areas — financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and work readiness. A dedicated network of corporate and community volunteers teach our high-quality K-12 curricula in in-school, after-school and workplace settings.

JA New York, which serves New York City, Long Island and the Lower Hudson Valley, is the local affiliate of Junior Achievement USA, the nation’s oldest and largest economic education organization. JA New York’s primary office is located in midtown Manhattan, with area offices on Long Island and in the Lower Hudson Valley. JA New York has a staff of 30 and an annual budget of nearly $5 million.

For more information on Junior Achievement of New York, please visit

Organizational Values


o  Belief in the boundless potential of young people

o  Commitment to the principles of market-based economics and entrepreneurship

o  Passion for what we do and honesty, integrity and excellence in how we do it

o  Respect for the talent, creativity, perspectives and backgrounds of all individuals

o  Belief in the power of partnership and collaboration

o  Conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands-on learning


To work effectively with the Programs Team and all JA New York colleagues to sustain and grow our volunteer & school partnerships, increase program quality, and achieve our goals by reaching a target number of students within the five boroughs of New York City. 

S/He will manage a portfolio of volunteer and school accounts, which enables the Associate to serve as the liaison between volunteers and the schools where they deliver programming, high school students who volunteer in elementary schools, and other key community-based organizations where JA programming is delivered. The primary focus will be on the relationship management and program execution. This will include recruiting, training, placing, and supporting volunteers, and will include time spent out in the field running volunteer events and being a visible presence to our partners. The Associate will also need to build relationships within assigned schools to strengthen our collaborative efforts to bring JA New York to their students. The Associate will also participate on assigned projects and special events.


1.     Ensure Quality – Implement programs in line with JA New York standards and increase their value to constituents

2.     Manage Relationships – Build, manage and strengthen assigned relationships, expand program to new partners

3.     Reach Students – Meet or exceed account-based goals to reach a high volume of students within assigned channels

4.     Manage Projects – Successfully manage assigned programmatic projects, including coordinating participation of volunteers and students in JA New York events

5.     Recruit & Train – Successfully conduct recruitment and training sessions for external constituents

6.     Report Data – Prepare accurate updates and progress reports while ensuring that data input deadlines are consistently met

POSITION SPECIFICATION: (Education, Experience, Knowledge/Skills/Abilities)


Required: Bachelor’s Degree, evidence of strong oral and written communication skills, demonstrated ability to effectively speak in public settings, desire to work with volunteers and connect them to community organizations and New York City schools, superior organizational and project management skills, strong ability to multi-task and meet deadlines, exceptional attention to detail, knowledge of MS Office, ability to work productively both autonomously and in a team setting


Desired: 1-2 years of work experience (with afterschool organizations, schools, or other non-profit organization a plus).

To apply for this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Jessica O’Brien at Please title your email Associate, Programs. No phone calls please.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email resume & cover letter to Jessica O'Brien - No phone calls.