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Capstone Coordinator

Capstone Coordinator

This position is essential for the success of our new Capstone learning experiences. The Capstone Coordinator is responsible for facilitating the highly experiential onsite simulations for JA BizTown® Mobile and JA Finance Park® Mobile participants. This role is a great fit for candidates with project management or community engagement experience, and/or those with prior experience working in Education or with children. The position has a regional focus (Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Waterloo areas), is part-time with a competitive wage and bonus potential. Hours may vary from 0 – 40 hours per week between September and May. Daily hours can vary, but the typical working day is 8 AM – 4 PM, with some early starts. The schedule will be available at least one month in advance.

Title: Capstone Coordinator
Area: Regional
Status: Part-Time, Hourly

Primary Responsibilities:

- Create a positive Capstone experience for students, teachers, and volunteers.
- Gain and apply knowledge of the Capstone curriculum, operations, and equipment.
- Prepare the simulation environment by assisting/leading the Mobile unit set-up, managing technology, and resetting the simulation, etc.
- Manage and support relationships with volunteers, teachers, and community partners. Recruit volunteers, conduct trainings, solicit feedback, manage recognition efforts, and maintain compliance documentation.
- Support effective communication with school district representatives.
- Work within and maintain budget goals.
- Monitor inventory between simulations and support curriculum delivery.
- Identify and suggest program improvement ideas and support the implementation of approved ideas.
- Maintain records for student/class registrations and ensure quality data.
- Requires travel within the JAEI region to partner districts for marketing, implementation, and execution of capstone simulations.
- Attend scheduled events and meetings, as requested.

Qualifications (required)

- Act as a team player by appropriately involving others in decisions and plans that affect them. Regularly invites and builds on the ideas and input of colleagues and work groups.
- Consistently make sound decisions on everyday issues. Demonstrate an ability to troubleshoot routine and unexpected problems with innovative and alternative solutions.
- Ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of audiences and demonstrate capacity to actively listen. Connect with others by taking a genuine interest and relate in an open, respectful, and friendly manner.
- Inspire and energize others to action to further Junior Achievement’s mission by clarifying the purpose and impact.

Application Process

If you are interested in this position, or have any questions, email your resume and cover letter to Michelle Waldron at mwaldron@jaeasterniowa.org

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