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Job Opening: Junior Achievement of Southern Massachusetts Development Associate



Junior Achievement (JA) of Southern Massachusetts is a nonprofit organization that empowers young people to own their economic success. Through an innovative partnership between educators, volunteers and the business community, JA offers programs that foster work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. JA’s volunteer-delivered curriculum uses experiential learning to teach young people about making smart academic, financial and career choices throughout life.

JA of Southern Massachusetts serves students in classrooms in 21 cities and towns throughout Bristol and Plymouth counties, including: Acushnet, Attleboro, North Attleboro, Berkley, Dartmouth, Dighton, Fairhaven, Fall River, Freetown, Marion, Mattapoisett, New Bedford, Raynham, Rehoboth, Rochester, Seekonk, Somerset, Swansea, Taunton, Wareham and Westport.

The Development Associate position is a part-time, 25 hour/week position supervised by the President. By working with the Board and the President, the Development Associate will be responsible for raising annual revenue to meet the goals of the organization through foundation, corporate and individual giving. The position also includes increasing public awareness for Junior Achievement, maintaining strong donor relations, cultivating new prospects, tracking and reporting contributions, planning and executing methods of recognition and acting as a liaison to the Board.

Candidates should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent and at least two years of experience in fundraising and/or event planning. Strong oral/written communication, interpersonal and organization/planning skills are a must. Candidates must possess strong computer literacy skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office. The ability to work both independently and in a team environment is essential.

If interested, please send a resume, cover letter and your desired hourly rate to jasm.resumes@gmail.com. Resumes will be accepted until Friday, December 20th. Please DO NOT CALL the Junior Achievement office.

About Michael Silvia

Served 20 years in the United States Air Force. Owner of New Bedford Guide.

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