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Eastern North Carolina - President

Title: President
Area: JA of Eastern North Carolina
Status: Full-Time, Salaried


Leads a major Junior Achievement franchised area. Responsible for all planning, finance, fund raising, program, public relations, staff development, and administrative operations.

Primary Responsibilities:

Strategy and Brand:

-Establishes the vision and future road map for JAENC
-Develops and implements strategic plans that assure the strength and growth of JAENC within the context of the internal and external market forces and regulations
-Advances the mission within the community and serves as a passionate advocate for JAENC. Provides thoughtful stewardship of key stakeholder relationships, including educators, volunteers, and donors
-Promotes the brand and represents JAENC with the public, businesses, government agencies, and community groups to drive the strategy and success of the organization

People and Culture:

-Builds a strong team and develops talent to execute on the JAENC strategic plan
-Manages and motivates team members through coaching, recognition and awards, and managing performance to assure achievement of all goals and objectives
-Oversees people functions including hiring, separation, on-boarding succession, training, compensation and benefits, employee relations, etc.
-Provides thoughtful executive leadership that is inclusive, transparent, and empowering in a manner that supports and guides the organization’s mission
-Fosters a culture that encourages collaboration and professional development, rewards innovation and growth, and recognizes positive contributions and accountability

Operational Excellence:

-Executes relentlessly to align the vision to achieve goals, mitigate risks and ensure long-term strategic success
-Manages implementation of all programs and ensures programs are executed within acceptable standards to grow student impact
-Develops and implements effective fund-raising campaigns and other innovative approaches to raising funds

Finance and Governance:

-Ensures the financial strength of the JAENC operation to support operational and strategic plans and sustain-ability of the organization
-Establishes accurate and timely financial reporting plus analysis of financial information
-Develops a budget and management of financial resources to meet or exceed all objectives
-Assures that JAENC operates in compliance with all requirements of the Junior Achievement Operating Agreement and additional requirements established by the Board of Directors
-Works with the Chairman of the Board of Directors to recruit, orient, and encourage engagement of Board members; manage effective regular meetings with the Board including the development of the agenda and any reports and materials
-Works with the Board of Directors to develop policy and assure proper governance Other duties as requested by the Board of Directors.

Qualifications (required)

-Bachelor’s degree or equivalent business experience
-Ten or more years of Senior Leadership experience in related field with successful track record
-Excellent management, communication, organization and interpersonal skills Leads with a strong moral and ethical compass
-Demonstrated experience in fund raising and fostering relationships in the community
-Willingness to undergo a reference, credit, and full background check

Qualifications (desired)

-Management experience in education or nonprofit organization strongly preferred
-Experience working with a Board of Directors desired
-CFRE certification desired

Application Process

Send a cover letter and resume to: by October 26, 2022

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