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Financial Coach, United for Families (UFF) Program

Financial Coach, United for Families (UFF) Program

locationSt. Louis, MO, USA
PublishedPublished: Published 5 months ago
Full time
3 - 5 years of experience


By bringing people and organizations together to solve our region’s most pressing issues, United Way of Greater St. Louis is making our community a better place to live, work, and thrive. Here, you’ll work with passionate and committed colleagues, volunteers and community members who all have one goal – helping our neighbors. This is more than a day job. It’s a mission. Come work with us!

The Financial Coach, United for Families (UFF) Program is dedicated to helping stabilize and support families on their road to restoring self-sufficiency and increased financial security by helping them achieve family financial stability to prevent homelessness and displacement and prevent school mobility for school-age children.  This role will train families, case managers, and other program staff on best practices in the field of financial social work, including money values and emotions, basic budgeting, saving, building credit, getting out of debt, and protecting family assets, with a whole family’s approach.  The program’s financial coaching classes help families establish good financial habits so they can stay in their homes, communities, and schools.  This is a grant funded position.  

Responsibilities include assisting families in identifying and addressing current financial opportunities and challenges, while providing a holistic perspective on overall financial stability to help families move towards proactive financial management and long-term success. Will develop individualized financial stability plans in collaboration with families, assist with goal-setting, money management, savings, credit building, debt management, and utilization of financial services and products. Will work with agencies to increase participant retention rates and improve participant support and engagement and identify, cultivate, and maintain effective relationships with key providers of other community resources and services, coordinating efforts as needed in order to maximize family impact.

At least 3 years’ experience working in program implementation, integration, evaluation, quality improvement, or related area is required, along with a Bachelor’s degree with major course work in business, management, social services, financial coaching, or related economic development fields. Familiarity with the social service landscape in the region is required; experience providing social or financial coaching in the region preferred.

Must have experience and the capacity to work with families in a wide variety of life circumstances, from a variety of backgrounds, and with a resiliency-minded lens. Ability to conduct group and individual financial training sessions.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including a hybrid work schedule,  12 days of vacation earned over the first 12 months of employment, sick pay, 10 company holidays, 5 1/2 flexible/personal holidays, 3 volunteer days, parental leave, health, dental, and vision insurance for you and your family beginning the first of the month after employment, life insurance, short term disability, long term disability, and a 403(b) with an organization match and 3-year vesting schedule.

To apply, please submit your resume and/or cover letter to Careers@stl.unitedway.org

Employment is contingent upon passing a background check.

United Way of Greater St. Louis is an equal opportunity employer.

Required degree level

  • Bachelor

Years of experience

  • 3 - 5 years of experience