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DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL COACHING

New Jersey Citizen Action, a non-profit organization founded in 1982, takes a comprehensive approach to assist families with making financial decisions that have positive economic impact, not only on the individual, but the general community. NJCA seeks to increase economic opportunities for low and moderate income (LMI) people through financial education, homeownership preparation, loan counseling programs, and financial coaching. Our program provides one-on-one coaching services to assist participants with goal setting, budgeting, credit building/rebuilding, debt repayment, savings, and asset development.

Under the direction of the Director of Empowerment Programs and Finance, the Financial Coaching Director will develop, coordinate, manage and oversee all aspects of the Financial Coaching program.

Responsibilities:

Supervision: Hire, train and supervise staff that will assist with coaching and administrative duties.
Partnerships: Identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships with key community partners.

Grant Reporting: Manage contracts/grants and report to funders as required.

Materials: Develop marketing and outreach materials.

Financial coaching: Provide one-on-one coaching, as needed.

Data collection and evaluation: Collect and analyze all required data.

Resource development: Identify other resources and services  program participants may utilize to achieve their financial goals.

Policy and Guidelines: Adhere to all guidelines related to confidentiality. Work to ensure that satisfaction is a priority of the coaching program.

Travel: Travel between work locations and throughout metropolitan areas required (e.g., Newark and Jersey City) Travel for training and occasional meetings and NJCA required events as needed. Car, valid driver’s license and insurance required. Maintain a flexible work schedule as needed.

Experience and Qualifications:

 Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university

The applicant should have a background in financial coaching, banking, asset development and/or a related field. The applicant should have experience working with low-income families in one or more of the following areas: financial goal setting; budgeting; credit building/rebuilding and debt repayment; utilization of quality financial services; and asset development.

Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Minimum of 4 years supervisory experience
  • Project management experience a must
  • Demonstrate organizational skills, with the ability to handle multi-tasking
  • Highly motivated self-starter
  • Demonstrates ability to interact effectively and confidently with individuals at all social and economic levels that utilize or support NJCA services
  • Ability to work independently and as a productive team member
  • Flexible, adaptive and positive in a constantly changing environment
  • Detail-oriented, with a willingness to learn new skills and techniques to promote quality, efficiency and successful client outcomes
  • Ability to identify internal weaknesses, identify solutions, and to adapt coaching methods and tools to create more effective organizational and client outcomes
  • Dedicated individual to engage/motivate/encourage clients and help them resolve financial challenges and accomplish goals
  • Creative, practical and strategic problem solving skills
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish is a plus

Hours/Salary:    Full Time position with benefits. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.   Salary commensurate with experience.

Location:  Jersey City and Newark

How to Apply: E-mail a resume and cover letter of interest to:

Theresa Dempewolf, Director of Empowerment and Finance

theresa@njcitizenaction.org

NJCA is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.