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. We’re committed to diversity within its workforce and encourage applications from all qualified candidates.


Job Posting: JA Asia Pacific President and CEO

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.

JA is seeking to appoint a new President and CEO, JA Asia Pacific, who will lead the JA Asia Pacific Regional Operating Center. This individual will oversee all elements of the development, growth, and evolution of JA’s operations in the region, including regional strategy and impact, fundraising, and capacity-building of member countries. The President and CEO, JA Asia Pacific, will be a regional focal point, actively aligning JA Worldwide and local member countries, and will be the voice of the organization in the region. 

Candidates for the role should bring a demonstrable track record as a senior executive with full accountability for overall operations of a diverse organization. Candidates may be from nonprofits, corporations, or tech start-ups, with previous P&L responsibility, passion for youth development, and fundraising skills. He or she will bring the stature and relevant exposure to lead the organization on a pan-Asia basis, as well as manage internal and external stakeholders in a diverse international environment.

Location: Hong Kong, or any major city in Asia Pacific

Applications due: September 1, 2019

JA Worldwide has retained Russell Reynolds Associates to advise on this appointment. For further information about the position and additional details on qualifications, requirements, terms and conditions of service and how to apply, please visit www.rraresponses.com.


Job Posting: Director, Global Development Projects

The global JA network is enjoying a time of exciting growth and opportunity. 2019 marks JA’s Centennial, and several high-profile achievements have elevated JA’s profile globally in the last 12 months. With this growth, JA Worldwide is expanding the Global Development Team to support the successful delivery of grant funded projects and activities.

JA Worldwide realizes global projects with donors and partners that create engagement across the JA network and impact young people around the world. The Director, Global Development Projects, will work cross-functionally with JA Worldwide Development, Marketing, Finance, and Program staff as well as JA regional operating centers, JA members countries, contractors, and vendors to realize the successful completion of grant funded projects according to donor specified agreements and timelines. Find out more about the position.

This is a three-year, grant-funded, full-time position.

Location: Boston, MA, USA

Applications: Interested candidates should apply via email to [email protected]. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

JA is committed to diversity within its workforce and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.