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Financial Empowerment Coach

Apply now Job no: 492636
Work type: Part-Time
Location: Other - See posting for details
Categories: Drexel University, Professional Staff

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Job Summary

The Center for Hunger-Free Communities seeks a Financial Empowerment Coach to join the Building Wealth and Health Network team. The Financial Empowerment Coach will co-facilitate Network class sessions following an established curriculum up to four times a week in the field, provide one-on-one coaching sessions to members as needed, and complete required session documentation.

Essential Functions

  • Participating in staff meetings, Sanctuary® meetings, strategic planning, and other meetings as required.
  • Provide backup to other coaches, e.g. conducting additional groups during colleagues’ vacation or illness.
  • Attend professional development training's.
  • Co-facilitation of Financial SELF Empowerment sessions with peer support groups using established Building Wealth and Health Network curriculum. Will facilitate up to four sessions per week at an assigned location (location subject to change based on need). The Network curriculum blends financial literacy (discussion on basic financial terminology, tools, goals and skills, access to banking, credit and debt management and asset building) and the Sanctuary® Model’s trauma-informed tool called S.E.L.F (Safety, Emotion, Loss, and Future). Each Financial SELF Empowerment session is led by two Coaches – the SELF Coach leads the Sanctuary® Model SELF curriculum sections and the Financial Coach leads the financial literacy curriculum section. Together they co-facilitate the entire session. We are seeking a Financial Coach to complete the team.
  • Providing one-on-one financial coaching before or after class sessions. In addition, the Financial Empowerment Coach will meet with participants, referred to as members, as needed in a one-on-one setting to identify and address members’ financial needs and goals. Coaching topics may include: detailed credit report reading, developing individualized savings plans, financial independence and housing goals.
  • The Financial Empowerment Coach also partners with members as needed for assistance with entrepreneurial advice, contacting creditors, landlords, and home-ownership programs. The Coach also encourages members to do the above for each other and create opportunities for connection and peer support among the group.
  • Other duties as assigned, including: assisting with outreach, recruitment and retention of Network members - support with the Network Advisory Council / Network Connections.

Required Qualifications

  • HS Diploma or GED
  • 2-3 years of financial services experience required. (Progressive experience preferred).
  • One year of professional experience conducting one-on-one or group workshops on financial education topics such as financial coaching, money management, financial planning, credit, debt management and relief, or similar content.
  • Ability to enthusiastically facilitate discussion and connect with individuals in a group environment.
  • Excellent public speaking, written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Flexible and willingness to work in a fast-paced, collegial environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite. Computer literate and able to enter data accurately in electronic data management system.
  • Must be able to work independently and work with minimal supervision in the field.
  • Able to adhere to confidentiality laws and handle sensitive information.
  • Provide ethical and sound judgment when advocating and servicing clients in need.
  • Experience working with underserved and diverse populations, especially families raising children on limited incomes.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule and non-traditional (evening) hours.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, or commensurate experience required.
  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of TANF system and of those living in poverty a plus.
  • Familiarity with the Sanctuary® Model or other trauma-informed approaches a plus.
  • Preference will be given to Network Advisors, or to applicants who have attended Network Connections training's.

Additional Information

This position is classified as exempt and is a pay grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

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