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Financial Empowerment Coordinator

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Jubilee Housing, Inc.
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Washington, D.C., DC
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Published 29 days ago

The mission of Jubilee Housing, Inc. (JHI) is building diverse, compassionate communities that create opportunities for everyone to thrive. Since 1973, Jubilee has worked to provide high quality affordable housing and holistic support to those experiencing persistent economic hardship in the Adams Morgan and Columbia Heights neighborhoods of Washington D.C. Jubilee operates ten properties totaling 299 units of affordable housing and offers robust programming for residents and community members pursuing life goals.

Jubilee Housing is an innovator in financing for affordable housing and a responsible steward of the investments it receives. Jubilee produces not simply affordable housing, but Justice Housing.

Justice Housing is affordable to those with few financial assets, located in neighborhoods where resources such as good schools, grocery stores, and public transportation are readily accessible and near services that support residents as they pursue educational and career attainment.

Jubilee is seeking individuals who are excited about this concept and want to work with us to ensure Justice Housing becomes a reality for all Jubilee Residents who want to be a part of the Justice Housing Community

 Position Description

As a member of the Family Services Team, the Financial Empowerment Coordinator (FEC) will be responsible for assisting residents attain financial security and prosperity. Programming will focus on increasing assets, expanding knowledge of financial resources, practicing disciplined financial and credit management, changing financial behaviors, assisting residents in securing entitled benefits, and building wealth.

A successful FEC requires the ability to quickly engage and build rapport with residents, program members, and community partners; the ability to convene and lead a group of stakeholders to achieve a shared vision; knowledge and appreciation for financial asset building strategies; and knowledge and comfort with workforce development, financial and credit building services, and adult education resources in the DC area.

 Task and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the Director of Family Services, Property Management Team, OST Programs, Financial Inclusion and Economic Empowerment (FIEE) partners and Jubilee residents to implement a transformative economic empowerment program with an emphasis on increasing financial capability, asset building, and employment
  • Coordinate and work with key community partners
  • Educate resident community about Family Services programs and services
  • Teach or coordinate on-site and/or virtual adult financial literacy classes including financial education, credit building, job readiness, skill building, etc.
  • Teach or coordinate on-site and/or virtual youth financial literacy classes including understanding money value, developing financial skills and behaviors, and setting financial goals through saving, budgeting, and planning.
  • Provide one-on-one coaching aimed at credit building/credit repair, debt repayment, budgeting, goal setting, and financial stability
  • Assist residents with benefit applications and support through processing, as needed  
  • Work with partners to pull credit reports and credit scores, to track changes over time, for all credit building participants and report out data
  • Coordinate services and referrals with external partners to ensure resident needs are met regarding financial goals and job development
  • Utilize case management system to book appointments, track progress, make referrals, and create case notes, ensuring that all files are up to date each week
  • Collect, enter into a database, and utilize data as basis for continuous program development and improvement
  • Provide one-on-one job coaching including resume building, assessing job readiness skills, interview prep including creating an effective referral bridge with outside job development partners
  • Train and supervise volunteers to support programming
  • Conduct outreach to residents to engage in programming and coaching
  • Coordinate, support, and attend resident community building activities
  • Other tasks as assigned by supervisor
  • Work with Director of Research, Evaluation, and Impact in the reporting of all grant-related tasks
  • With guidance of the VP of External Affairs to provide limited support in recruiting and explaining program and registration of JHI’s Community Solar Program
  • Quarterly review of spreadsheet of participant data to determine who is still receiving benefits and recruit new residents when slots become available
  • Communicate with community solar partners to ensure program is operational  
  • Work with Institutional Advancement staff, from time to time; provide anecdotal information regarding the value of community solar benefit, as well as other general resident-related successes, across the Financial Empowerment platform

 Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Social Sciences, Public Administration, Business Administration, Finance, or related field
  • Experience working with low-income or at-risk populations in one or more areas: financial coaching, job development, budgeting, and asset development
  • Certification in Financial Coaching or Counseling strongly preferred
  • Experience supporting individuals in attaining employment and financial goals
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively across departments and organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to lead collaborative efforts
  • Familiarity with DC community resources
  • Proficient knowledge of computers and technology 
  • Willingness to work flexible hours including evening and occasional weekends 
  • Ability to follow-through, multitask, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • English-Spanish bilingual proficiency is a plus, but not required

The following attributes will be valuable to this role:

 ·        Commitment to social justice and a strengths-based approach to working with participants

·        Sound judgment and creative problem solving

·        Ability to act quickly, calmly, and thoughtfully in a crisis situation

·        Ability to create program plans and experience with outcomes-based programming preferred

·        Commitment to compassion and accountability

·        Works well as part of a team

·        Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

·        Experience with case management or data management software

 Salary Range:

 $45K-$50K

 Benefits:

 Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, STD, LTD, and Life insurances, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, transportation stipend and a matched contribution retirement plan.

To Apply:

 Please email your resume, a thoughtful cover letter, and include why you would be an ideal candidate for this position, and how you learned of this position. Please reference the “Financial Empowerment Coordinator” in the subject line.

Finalist(s) for this position will be required to consent to a drug screening, a pre-employment background and reference checks as a condition of employment.

 Jubilee Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer





The mission of Jubilee Housing, Inc. (JHI) is building diverse, compassionate communities that create opportunities for everyone to thrive. Since 1973, Jubilee has worked to provide high quality affordable housing and holistic support to…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

$45,000 - $50,000

Benefits

Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, STD, LTD, and Life insurances, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, transportation stipend and a matched contribution retirement plan.

Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, STD, LTD, and Life insurances, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, transportation stipend and a matched contribution…

Level of Language Proficiency

English and Spanish would be helpful but not required

English and Spanish would be helpful but not required

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, D.C., DC
Associated Location
1631 Euclid St NW, Washington, D.C., DC 20009, USA

How to Apply

Please email your resume, a thoughtful cover letter, and include why you would be an ideal candidate for this position, and how you learned of this position. Please reference the “Financial Empowerment Coordinator” in the subject line.

Please email your resume, a thoughtful cover letter, and include why you would be an ideal candidate for this position, and how you learned of this position. Please reference the…

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