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Junior Achievement of Middle TN

Operations Assistant

Junior Achievement of Middle TN


Job Summary

Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee’s purpose is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Junior Achievement reaches students across the Middle TN area with relevant, hands-on learning experiences that teach young people to manage their money, plan for their economic future, own their own business, and develop readiness for careers or college.

Junior Achievement associates are known for their passion for the JA mission that brings together business and education to work with students in kindergarten through high school so they are empowered to own their economic success.  Members of the JA team interact with community leaders who support JA with their time, treasure, and talent.  Junior Achievement of Middle Tennessee offers a collaborative, inclusive work environment and the opportunity to impact the lives of young people in our community.



The Operations Assistant is involved with all departments of the organization, providing key support for the mission of JA. They will assist with ensuring the smooth operations of the office and directly support the JA President and the Sr. Director of Operations & Programs.

Job Responsibilities


  • Bookkeeping – preparation of deposits along with entry into accounting software, preparing vendor invoices for payment, maintaining and reviewing payables and receivables, assisting with month end close, preparing reports for preparation of cash flow forecasting and budgeting.
  • Office support, including answering and directing calls, greeting visitors, sorting mail, assisting with sign in of volunteers for onsite programs, as needed.
  • Administrative support, including composing and drafting correspondence for President and Senior Management Team, maintaining calendars, preparing materials for board and other meetings as required, and light sorting and filing duties.
  • Facility support, including managing use of meeting rooms, assisting with IT and other technology management, liaising with vendors, assisting in management of office maintenance, and supporting Sr. Director of Operations as needed.
  • Assist in other duties as needed including special projects, special events, and fundraisers, which includes some after-hours work.



  • Associates degree in business administration or equivalent experience required; Bachelors degree preferred.
  • Must be detail orientated, organized and enthusiastic,
  • Must have outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written,
  • Must be flexible, able to manage multiple projects at once and function effectively under pressure,
  • Must have a professional attitude and be able to work independently as well as in a team environment,
  • Must have excellent computer literacy (including Microsoft Office), and experience with accounting software,
  • 2 years experience with administrative and financial support.


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 reasonable job- related duties required by their team lead. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.


JA of Middle TN is an equal opportunity employer. We prohibit discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, pregnancy, marital status, disability, genetic factor, sexual orientation, application or membership (current or past) in the uniformed services, public assistance status or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Additional Information


Paid time off: holidays, vacation & sick leave

Health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance & short term disability

401k after 12 months


How to Apply


To apply for this position, please send resume with cover letter, including a paragraph about why you are interested in this job and what unique skills you bring, to

Include “Operations Assistant” in the subject line.


  • Date Posted: October 1, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Accounting / Financial Management
  • Service Area: Education
  • Start Date: 10/31/2022
  • Salary Range: 18-20/hr depending on experience
  • Working Hours: 40hrs/wk; M-F, 7:30am-4:30pm or 8am-5pm