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Simulation Manager, JA BizTown/JA Finance Park

Simulation Manager, JA BizTown/JA Finance Park

Simulation Manager, JA BizTown/JA Finance Park

Junior Achievement of Georgia
Atlanta, GA 30314

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Reports to: Director of Site Operations

Location: JA Discovery Centers in Atlanta & Gwinnett (Lawrenceville)

About Junior Achievement of Georgia

Junior Achievement of Georgia’s (JA) mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. By bridging the business and education communities with hands-on experiential programs focused on business, entrepreneurship, civic responsibility, career-readiness, and financial literacy, JA aims to achieve the following overarching goals:

  • To motivate, engage and inspire students to recognize the value and relevance of education, and to make informed decisions about their own personal education and career pathways.

  • To equip students with the key career-readiness skills that will drive success in any environment, and to invigorate innovative, creative, and entrepreneurial thinking among our youth.

  • To develop a financially literate generation who understands key business principles and makes responsible personal financial management decisions.

  • To increase student understanding and appreciation of their civic rights, roles and responsibilities.

JA of Georgia is the local affiliate of JA USA, the nations’ oldest and largest economic education organization with over 100 years of experience. The organization has office and program locations in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Cumming, Dalton and Savannah.

Primary Responsibilities

Program Quality

Emcee the onsite simulation (approx. 4.5 hours) in front of 130+ (students/volunteers) Monday - Friday.

  • Must exhibit showmanship and a natural stage presence in front of large groups and on a microphone.

  • Facilitate onsite volunteer training daily (60-90 minutes) and provide guidance throughout the simulation to 20-40 volunteers to help them coach students by applying their personal experiences within the simulation.

  • Design and execute a best-in-class learning experience during student JA BizTown and JA Finance Park visits, aligning simulations with curriculum learning objectives and creating authentic application opportunities.
    Manage onsite engagement of up to 150 students per day by facilitating daily activities, coordinating daily simulation schedule and other logistics to ensure completion of simulation.

  • Deliver a consistent, high-quality, high-energy experience every day during the school year (approx. 175 days).

Program Sustainability

  • Assist in the inventory tracking for all simulation resources (tablets, props, program materials, etc.).

  • Provide technical support and troubleshoot common issues with simulation software and/or storefront technology.

  • Collect required program forms and complete daily reports in a timely manner.
    Ensure that space is in a constant state of operational readiness through daily walk-throughs, observations, and inspections.

  • Prep and reset ensure that program resources and all essential materials for students and volunteers are prepared and ready prior to arrival.

  • Utilize non-program days (ie summer) to innovate and elevate the current student programs, as well as strategize program growth.

Constituent Experience

  • Deliver a best-in-class experience for every student, volunteer, educator and guest that participates in

  • The JA BizTown and JA Finance Park programs. Steward partner brands within the JA BizTown and JA Finance Park programs to provide a strong return on investment.
    Embody organizational culture and reflect guiding principles to build strong working relationship with peers.

Safety & Security

  • Be an expert in all onsite emergency and safety procedures.

  • Take an active role in the onsite emergency procedures, including guiding constituents to safety during an emergency or drill.

  • Prioritize constituent safety at all times.



  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 2+ years’ work experience

  • Strong cross-functional team collaboration, communication, presentation skills

  • Ability to think strategically, as well as make quick and sound decisions

  • Strong computer skills; high level of customer service

  • Works well in a fast-paced environment


Commensurate with experience. JA also offers a full benefits package.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" relationship.

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