District Manager – Bismarck/Mandan North Dakota Region

Bismarck-Mandan Chamber of Commerce
Job Description
Job Title: District Manager
Reports to: District Director – North Dakota
Department: Operations
Location: Bismarck/Mandan North Dakota Area
FTE Status: Part-time status option (20 hours per week)

ABOUT JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF THE UPPER MIDWEST (JAUM)
We are the passionate people that seek to educate and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. JAUM supports JA operations throughout North Dakota, Minnesota and western Wisconsin. JAUM annually reaches over 163,000 students (over 3,400 in the Bismarck/Mandan North Dakota area) each year. Through age-appropriate curricula, JA programs begin at the elementary school level, teaching children how they can impact the world around them as individuals, workers and consumers. JA programs continue through the middle grades and high school, focusing on the key content areas of entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy.

POSITION CONCEPT:
The person filling this role is expected to live in the Bismarck/Mandan North Dakota area. The position will support economic educational programs within the business and education communities. The position provides oversight of the process, function, and budget management in the Bismarck/Mandan area. Regional daytime travel required.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Board Management:
    • Develop, motivate and manage local JA Advisory Board of Directors.
    • Strategically work with the Advisory Board to broaden community wide awareness and support of the mission.
  • Fundraising and Brand Awareness:
    • Work with JAUM to develop area budget, operating within planned budget.
    • Seek funding through civic organizations, businesses, foundations, and individuals ensuring programs are delivered to address project parameters and outlined objectives.
    • Work with JAUM development staff to prospect for, write and secure grants for projects, pilots, event participation and development of local community partnerships.
    • Manage and enhance special event fundraising efforts.
    • Increase public awareness of Junior Achievement through various PR opportunities (civic presentations, corporate and school newsletters, PSAs, in-kind newspaper ads, press releases, website, etc.).
  • Program management:
    • Oversee and ensure program goals are set, monitored and obtained according to the strategic direction of the organization.
    • Lead educational/programmatic outreach in the Bismarck/Mandan area working with area schools, youth serving organizations and community partners promoting JA’s K-12 curricula.
    • Work with corporate, education and community leaders to develop volunteer resources to ensure successful program implementation to achieve overall goals.
    • Implement a premier customer service plan to ensure quality program delivery culminating with evaluation outcomes.
    • Oversight of program reporting requirements to ensure that records are accurate and filed in a timely manner.
  • Leadership and Development:
    • Exemplify a leadership model consistent with JA’s value based behaviors, using best practices of accountability, priority setting, diversity, inclusiveness, delegation, professional development and empowerment.
    • Attend trainings offered by JAUM to continue striving for personal improvement.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE DESIRED:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in non-profit management and/or sales leadership. Individual must have:
  • Proven ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks,
  • Good interpersonal communication skills,
  • Accuracy/detail orientation
  • Proficient computer skills, preferably in a Microsoft environment.
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of non-profits boards, fundraising experience and project management experience.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship. JAUM is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applicants from traditionally under-represented backgrounds.

Junior Achievement of The Upper Midwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to Tracy Botten at tracyb@jaum.org.


 

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