The Foundation for Private Enterprise Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization sponsoring the Washington Business Week summer and in-school programs for high school students.  Our programs are a series of intensive week-long sessions held in the summer on college campuses as well as during the school year on high school campuses.  Our goal is to promote free enterprise and give students the opportunity to learn about business, teamwork, leadership and setting real life goals.


The Foundation has been active since 1976 and is governed by a board of directors comprised of business representatives from around the state.  Currently there are nine employees at Washington Business Week.  In such a small office, it is incumbent upon all staff to share a variety of duties and responsibilities in a strong team environment. We currently are accepting applications for a Student Coordinator.



The principal responsibility for the person in this position will be to increase student and educator enrollment, market the Washington Business Week program to all public and private high schools, youth organizations and businesses in Washington. Secondary responsibilities over seeing and maintaining the Business Week Ambassador program. In addition the person in this position may be called upon to assist the student registrar during peak enrollment times.




  • · Develop successful relationships with public and private high school and secure at least one person at each school who will be the contact for Business Week activities;
  • · Develop a written plan for year round recruitment of students and educators for the summer programs;
  • · Schedule and conduct presentations to students and educators in selected high schools; using Business Week volunteers when available;
  • · Attend and work as staff for one week of the summer Business Week program (additional days if needed);
  • · Develop a communications plan supporting recruitment strategies
  • · Maintain Social Media outlets that pertains to Business Week (Facebook, Twitter, etc);
  • · Manage a database of educators and school contact information;
  • · Develop a core of Business Week volunteers who will assist in the recruitment of students and educators;
  • · Oversee our Student Ambassador Program during the school year.
  • · Assist the student registrar during peak enrollment times;
  • · Begin a plan to develop an alumni organization of past Business Week students;
  • Other duties as assigned including but not limited to writing of articles, curriculum enhancements and development;

Reporting Relationship: The person in this position will report to and be supervised by the Program Manager and Pathway Manager.




  • Preferred Recruiting Experience or working with high school age teens
  • Experience in making effective presentations to a variety of audiences;
  • Ability to maintain an effective relationship with high school students and educators;
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills;
    • Excellent computer skills including word processing, Power Point, data base and spread sheets;
    • Ability to travel extensively and attend a portion of the summer programs;
    • Must have reliable transportation including insurance and have a valid WA drivers license (Foundation will reimburse a mileage amount);
    • Graduate of the Business Week program preferred;
    • Degree in business, education, communications, marketing or related field preferred.


Measurement of Success: The initial success goal will be: To have a full capacity of enrollment for all of our summer programs (capacity to be set by Staff/Board); Establish a workable written recruitment plan.



COMPENSATION:  Beginning Salary for this position will range from $34,000 to $36,000 per year, depending on qualifications. Benefits are listed below.  This is an exempt position and may require hours beyond the normal 8hr work day as well as weekends as needed.


BENEFITS included are as follows:


  • Vacation.  Ten days of paid vacation are accrued per year.
  • Sick.  Ten days of paid sick leave are accrued per year and can build to a maximum of 24 days.  Unused sick leave is not compensated.
  • Health Insurance.  Health and dental insurance are provided by the foundation following a 60 day waiting period.  This is coverage only for the employee.  Dependants may be added at a cost to the employee.
  • Holidays.  8 paid holidays for all employees.
  • Retirement.  A 401-K program is available.  Eligibility would occur at the next entry date following 12 months of employment (must be at least 21yrs of age to qualify).


All benefits are subject to change and/or elimination as determined by the Foundation.

TRAVEL:  The person in this position will travel frequently within the state, including overnight travel away from the home office in Federal Way. Applicant must provide own transportation and will be reimbursed mileage.


Your application should include a resume, references and a cover letter describing your qualifications in relation to the responsibilities listed on the position description.  Applications without this cover letter will not be considered. The position is open until filled.  Applications should be sent to Pam McKiernan, Office Manager, Washington Business Week, 33305 1st Way South, Suite B-212, Federal Way, WA 98003; e-mail to


The Foundation for Private Enterprise Education is an equal opportunity employer.