Job Title: Financial Stability Program Specialist – Grant-Funded
Department: Community Impact
Reports to: Financial Stability Program Manager
Location: Sarasota, FL
Date: December 2017
The Financial Stability Program Specialist position is a grant-funded position that will based in the United Way Suncoast Sarasota office. The Program Specialist will assist with implementing the Financial Sustainability Initiative (FSI) in Sarasota County, with a focus on expanding FSI to south Sarasota County (Venice, North Port, Englewood). This will include recruiting and managing volunteer financial coaches, facilitating financial education workshops, and connecting low-to-moderate income residents to asset-building financial products and other resources. The Program Specialist will work with community social service agency partners to recruit program participants and match them to coaches and increase agency utilization of financial coaching software.
This position requires at least two years of related work experience or similar volunteer experience. The successful candidate will be an organized and creative, energetic self-starter with a passion for breaking the cycle of generational poverty.
Experience in successfully working with low-income individuals/families on a one-on-one basis and knowledge of financial literacy and asset-building strategies for low-income families are important. Demonstrated success in teaching/facilitating groups is also required. Must be comfortable with public speaking.
A BA/BS in business/social work/education/social services/behavioral or social sciences/finance is required. Four plus years of commensurate experience will also be considered.
Additional Requirements and Information:
Licenses Required: Florida Driver’s License
United Way Suncoast is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law. This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions. United Way Suncoast will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and/or hear. The employee is frequently required to use finger and hand motions and occasionally required to stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 20 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee primarily works in a normal office environment under moderate heat and noise levels, with extensive in-the field activities within the Sarasota area.