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Financial Empowerment Coach (Full-time)

The Financial Empowerment Coach is responsible for helping clients of Wesley Mission Center (WMC) break the cycle of poverty and create greater hope for their family’s future. This role is responsible for managing the Unity Lending program, building client relationships and supporting Mansfield ISD residents towards long-term financial stability through application of the Working Family Success (WFS) Model.  The Working Family Success Model centers on organizational delivery of integrated or wrap-around services to clients that provides access to the three key model areas of: employment, income supports, and financial services.  The Financial Empowerment Coach will work with clients to build client-driven, solution-focused action plans that include case management and referrals to other community and/or WMC services as needed. The Financial Empowerment Coach will report directly to the Director of Programs.  

Responsibilities: The following is a list of related job tasks; however, others may be assigned as necessary:

Financial & Employment Coaching (50%)

  • Provide financial coaching and  education services to clients in group and one-on-one settings.  

  • Collaborate with program participants in identifying and achieving their financial goals.

  • Be highly motivated to assist low to moderate income families and individuals change behaviors to become financially empowered and begin to build assets.

  • Build rapport with mission center clients.

  • Using the Change Machine platform, develop action plans to assist clients with their specific financial goals related to credit improvement, expense and debt reduction, budgeting, increasing income, increasing savings, or education/certifications.

  • Develop, coordinate, and lead employment education workshops  for community members.

  • Manage daily/weekly schedule to meet program and/or grant requirement outcomes.

  • Under the Working Family Success (WFS) model provide wrap-around client services that may include other Wesley Mission Center programs and/or referrals to community programs  such as income support, housing, benefit-supports, and mental/physical health services.

  • Ability to articulate and promote the Wesley Mission Center’s mission, vision and values.

Program Management (15%)

  • Work closely with Program Director in the design and implementation of any additional mission programs related to WFS model.

  • Using mission center criteria, approve interest free loans under Unity Lending (UL) Program.

  • Work with UL clients to determine best repayment option for their financial situation.

  • Monitor repayment process through follow-up care and action-plan goals.

  • Provide follow-up coaching and referral services to all Unity Lending clients.

Crisis Care (10%)

  • Provide appropriate support and referrals for clients, based on their situation.

  • Work with vendors to make emergency payments on behalf of clients.

Metrics Tracking and Reporting(15%)

  • Document attendance and outcomes for all one-on-one, group coaching sessions, and education classes using agency specific database.

  • Compile and submit monthly metric reports to Program Director in an accurate and timely manner.

  • Utilize company designated software such as Change Machine, ETO, or ACCESS to track client outcomes.

Special Activities (10%)

  • Build relationships with financial empowerment and job development community stakeholders.

  • Community awareness and fundraising events as directed by the Executive Director.

  • Cross train within other mission center programs..  

  • Participate in any required trainings and ongoing professional development.

The ideal candidate should ideally possess the following professional qualifications and personal attributes:

  • Confidence and enthusiasm when communicating to both external and internal stakeholders.

  • Passion for advocating on behalf of marginalized, high needs and low-income clients.

  • Enthusiastic approach to work, including the humility and grace to work effectively with others in a collaborative workplace.

  • High degree of professionalism and upholds confidentiality.

  • Possess a high level of energy; is self-motivated.

  • Ability to work some evenings and weekends.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Strong personal boundaries.

  • Bilingual preferred (Spanish).

  • Program Management experience preferred.

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college, preferably in areas of Finance, Business Administration, Accounting, Social Services, or related field.

  • 5+ years relevant work experience or training in areas of financial education, financial coaching, employment coaching, nonprofit leadership  or social service delivery.

  • Experience with the Working Family Success (WFS) Model preferred.

  • Knowledgeable of credit, predatory lending, debt, and money management practices.

  • Demonstrated ability to serve the community and coach clients in new ideas and behaviors.

The Wesley Mission Center provides a work environment where staff care for and support each other. We are motivated by our faith, we are passionate about the work we do, and we also like to have fun together. Our staff breakfast potlucks are famous! If you love helping others, enjoy a moderately-paced work environment, and want to be part of our organizational growth – we would love to hear from you.

To apply: Please submit your cover letter and resume to Charlene Hurst, Director of Programs:   by August 12th. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Our Core Values

ü  Christ-centeredour love for Jesus motivates our work and centers our purpose.

ü  Relationalwe foster supportive networks of people among community members, volunteers and staff.

ü  Community-focusedwe are responsive to the needs of the community and recognize the importance of partnership with churches and other agencies to attain the greatest impact.

ü  Compassionatewe care deeply about those we serve which include clients, customers, volunteers and staff and we are responsive to their unique situation.

ü  Stewardswe do our best to maximize donations and to nurture the staff and volunteers entrusted to us.

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