Programme Coordinator

Permanent Full-Time Contract

Junior Achievement Ireland (JAI) is part of a worldwide organisation, which seeks to highlight the importance of remaining in education to young people. In line with our growth plans for the coming school year (2022/23), we are recruiting a programme coordinator to join our Dublin-based team.  This position will focus on managing key relationships with our partners in business and education.

It is anticipated that the ideal candidate will be a highly motivated and dynamic individual who is energetic and enthusiastic with the capacity to engage and motivate others. Successful candidates will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; be innovative and self-motivated with a flexible approach to work. The candidate will be a strong team player with fluent English communication skills (both written and oral), have project management skills and excellent relationship management skills.

It is essential that the candidate has a thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

It is highly desirable that the candidate has a demonstrable interest in non-formal educational activities for young people and has the potential to motivate and encourage volunteers to provide quality learning experiences for primary and second level students.

The position involves:

  • Recruiting business volunteers from JA supporting companies
  • Scheduling and delivering online and in person training seminars to participating business volunteers
  • Supporting all JA volunteers through the phases of induction, training and delivery in both virtual and in-person learning environments
  • Managing all the logistics involved in ensuring participating schools and volunteers enjoy a positive and productive experience throughout the delivery of JA programmes
  • Liaising with school authorities to ensure teachers are fully briefed and students can optimize their time on the JA programmes
  • Event management
  • General administration

The candidate is required to have:

  • A third level qualification, which is relevant to the performance of the role
  • A proven track record of successful relationship management
  • The ability to conduct training (online and in person), manage projects, and deliver to strict deadlines
  • Operational management skills to co-ordinate the work of business volunteers from our supporting organisations as well as meeting the expectations of principals and teachers in our partner schools
  • Proven ability as a multitasker and ‘self-starter’- this is an extremely fast-paced role and requires the individual to manage several projects involving multiple stakeholders simultaneously
  • Full driving licence and access to a car

Candidates should provide an up-to-date CV with cover letter for the attention of Lisa Mckittrick [email protected]