Employment with JA Worldwide

If you’re motivated by JA’s global mission, scale, and impact, we invite you to apply for the following positions. JA Worldwide is an equal opportunity employer. We’re committed to diversity within our workforce and encourage applications from all qualified candidates. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Job Posting: Chief Financial Officer, JA Worldwide

JA (Junior Achievement) Worldwide is one of the world’s largest NGOs dedicated to educating students about entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness, reaching over 10 million students per year in more than 100 countries. Through experiential, hands-on programs delivered within the community, JA prepares young people for the future of work by showing them how to create jobs for themselves and their communities, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Each year, our network of over 465,000 volunteers serves more than 10 million students in over 100 countries with an annual budget of $330 million globally. The global headquarters of JA Worldwide in Boston and the regional offices around the world that oversee the JA network have an annual budget of approximately $20 million annually.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will play a critical role in supporting the financial and administrative functions of the head office and the regional subsidiaries/affiliates. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the CFO will be an advisor to the regional operating center (ROC) presidents, evaluating and assisting them with their financial and operating plans. S/he will be responsible for overseeing all fiscal and fiduciary responsibilities for the organization, in conjunction with the Board of Governors and relevant committees of the Board.

The CFO will be a seasoned and mature leader with at least 10 years of broad finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting, followed by experience gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. S/he will have experience managing the finance function (accounting, budgeting, control, and reporting) within a diverse, division-based entity.

Location: Boston, MA, USA

Applications: Nicole Kamaleson (Managing Director Global Practice) and Turner Delano (Vice President) of Koya Leadership Partners have been engaged by JA Worldwide to advise in this hire. Learn more about this opportunity. To apply, submit a compelling cover letter (addressing motivation and suitability per the role specs) and CV/resume here.