Asset Building Specialist
Salt Lake City (United States of America)
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, regain control of their future and strengthen their communities. The IRC in Salt Lake City (IRC SLC) opened in 1994 and provides resettlement services through extended case management to newly arrived refugees for up to 24-months as well as over twenty different programs to educate and empower refugees.
Reporting to the Asset Building Coordinator, the Asset Building Specialist will work together with the larger Economic Wellbeing Team through an integrated approach to help refugees to thrive financially in the U.S. This person will be responsible for providing support for recruiting and working with refugee clients to build net worth through the provision of Individual Development Accounts (IDA) and home down payment assistance (DPA). The Asset Building Specialist will help refugees and new Americans acquire assets through assisting in delivering asset-specific training and technical support, establishing savings accounts, reaching savings goals, and purchasing assets. This is a full time, regular term position.
•Conduct client outreach for the IDA and home buyer programs, particularly in the community’s recent arrival refugee population (those who have been in the U.S. less than 5 years)
•Together with the Asset Building Coordinator strategize on outreach methods and activities to provide asset building opportunities to all eligible members of the community (including those not presently served by IRC and that are secondary migrants to Utah)
•Assist in maintaining client case files and in obtaining documentation from clients to enable program participation and success
•Under the direction of the Asset Building Coordinator provide client services and assist in determining eligibility, creating and providing trainings, and providing technical assistance to those working to build their assets
•Work to become a certified financial coach and implement the coaching model in work with clients
•Support IRC’s Economic Wellbeing team in delivering financial coaching, workshops, and training to IDA and DPA participants.
•Coordinate with IRC’s Economic Wellbeing Team to ensure asset building participants access all services that will enable them to progress financially
•Comply with all IRC policies, procedures and protocols including adherence to the IRC Way and Child Safeguarding.
•Participates in all program meetings and staff development activities.
•Other related duties as assigned.