NDMV AmeriCorps Financial Empowerment Associate
Atlanta (United States of America)
SCOPE OF WORK: The AmeriCorps Financial Empowerment Associate is a one-year position responsible for providing financial education, counseling, and employment preparation services to assist new and recently arrived refugee clients to gain the financial knowledge and needed to achieve and maintain economic self-sufficiency. The Financial Empowerment Associate will work closely with the IRC’s Financial Coach, a position focused on providing long-term and individualized financial coaching to clients. The Financial Empowerment Associate will complement this service delivery by focusing primarily on group financial workshop instruction as well as support the one-on-one services as needed. This position reports to the Manager of Economic Empowerment.
PLEASE NOTE: This position is a Notre Dame Mission Volunteer (NDMV) AmeriCorps position. AmeriCorps oversight will be conducted through NDMV of Atlanta, and the IRC will serve as a site placement. For more information about NDMV, please visit http://www.ndmva.org. Upon interview and selection by the IRC, the candidate will need to complete the AmeriCorps application process through the NDMV site liaison.
- Financial Education Services
- Work one-on-one with clients to complete a detailed, individualized financial assessment
- Work with clients to develop household budgets and provide strategies for effective budget management
- Support the IRC’s Financial Coach by providing one-on-one financial counseling to clients, individualized and tailored based on client’s needs
- Deliver group classes and workshops on financial literacy topics such as banking, budgeting, credit building, managing debt, and taxes
- Tailor workshop materials and curriculum as needed to meet the needs of clients
- Connect clients to economic empowerment and other services offered by the IRC, such as employment placement, career development, microenterprise services, and case management
- Connect clients to the IRC’s Financial Coach for long-term coaching services as needed
- Identify and develop relationships with local financial institutions and community organizations that can provide products and services that meet clients’ needs
- Provide support to the IRC’s microlending program as needed, including assisting with administering credit-building loans, vocational education loans, and auto loans.
- Maintain files and database records to track client progress through all economic empowerment services. Ensure timely and accurate compliance with all reporting requirements.