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Regional Director, South Puget Sound

Regional Director, South Puget Sound

Regional Directors are critical to the fluid operation of Junior Achievement of Washington (JAWA). The Regional Director, South Puget Sound (SPS), provides leadership to the JAWA’s development function to secure revenue and strengthen our work throughout the region.

Title: Regional Director of Development, South Puget Sound
Area: South Puget Sound
Reports to: CAO
Status: Full-Time, Salaried


Regional Directors are critical to the fluid operation of Junior Achievement of Washington (JAWA). The Regional Director, South Puget Sound (SPS), provides leadership to the JAWA’s development function to secure revenue and strengthen our work throughout the region. The position will work with the JAWA Program Manager to create local partnerships with schools, youth-serving, and service organizations with a mission to volunteer in the community. The role works closely with the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Advancement Officer to ensure that the region’s strategy supports the overall objectives of JAWA. This hybrid, full-time, exempt position reports to the Chief Advancement Officer and is based at the JAWA Education Center located in Auburn, WA, with flexibility to work two days remotely within the region. The Regional Director must reside within the South Puget Sound region as a representative of the community they serve.

Primary Responsibilities:

• Meet or exceed annual regional revenue goals and manage program funding and community support for Junior Achievement
• Lead and manage the SPS Board of Directors (BOD) to achieve the resource generation goals within the region
• Secure new donors for program and operating support to ensure attainment of annual revenue goals
• Utilize donor database management system to track all donor interaction and fundraising activity
• Create and manage annual fundraising events that apply to the region and support the statewide events
• Assist with regional grant applications

• Motivate and provide professional support to the SPS BOD
• Meet annual goals for new board member recruitment (number, diversity, industry)
• Assist in recruiting and training board leadership
• Lead the board to secure resources and spur program growth
• Conduct four board meetings annually and lead all meeting logistics
• Work with Junior Achievement of Washington President/CEO and Regional Board Chair to develop strategic initiatives that will fully engage the board and community leaders
Community Engagement & Brand Championing:
• Drive specific marketing initiatives to create greater awareness for Junior Achievement within the SPS region
• Develop new and innovate ways to grow the program each year with an emphasis on delivering a top-quality education program

• Track, manage, assist, and respond to supporters, volunteers, board members and staff members in a timely, professional manner
• Maintain effective school/volunteer relationships to ensure top quality programs are being delivered in every JA classroom

• Support and manage all aspects of Junior Achievement program operations to achieve annual program goals

Qualifications (required)

• Three years of experience in fundraising
• Knowledge of the SPS region and surrounding communities
• Strong communications skills
• Ability to work independently and prioritize projects to meet deadlines
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
• Experience in education and staff management

Application Process

SALARY RANGE: $76,983 - $78,000

- United Healthcare Medical and Dental Insurance (JAWA pays 100% of employee premiums for Medical/Dental/Employee Life Insurance)
- Vision Insurance
- Life Insurance – Employee
- Family and Dependent Life Insurance
- Vacation and Wellness Leave
- Paid holidays and Winter Break
- Paid personal leave days
- Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Employee Ability Assist Program
- Family Leave – Consistent with local and national regulations

- Retirement savings with matching company contributions
- Work-Life balance – flexible options to balance office time via remote access as well as flexible work schedules
- Opportunity to volunteer in classrooms teaching JA programs

Email your cover letter and resume to the VP of Finance and HR Tammy Neese at

We encourage applicants to apply even if your experience does not 100% match the position requirements. As an inclusive organization, we are looking for candidates with relevant skills and experience, not a check list of matched descriptions. We are dedicated to recruitment of employees representing the students served within the community.

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