Bilingual Financial Empowerment Coach

Website Habitat for Humanity Greater Charlottesville

The Financial Empowerment Coach (FEC) is part of Habitat’s Department of Family and Community
Partnerships, which provides direct services and supports for Habitat applicants, homebuyers, and
homeowners. The Financial Empowerment Coach provides a variety of direct services for low to
moderate-income individuals including conducting financial empowerment workshops, assessing
individuals’ and families’ financial capabilities, and providing personalized one-on-one financial coaching
sessions. Financial coaching involves an ability to engage and motivate clients, a strong understanding of
personal finances, and the ability to teach that knowledge to others. The financial coach is responsible
for assisting clients in developing plans of action that are intended to help individuals and their families
reach their goals and achieve financial stability. This position reports to the Associate Director of
Homeowner Services.

Qualifications for the Financial Empowerment Coach position include, but are not limited to:
• English and Spanish Fluency:
o Ability to speak, read, and write Spanish in a professional capacity
o Ability to speak, read, and write English in a conversational capacity
• A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in relevant field
• Previous experience working with low-income population and/or the ability to provide services
in a compassionate and culturally sensitive manner
• Experience in social services community, preferably affordable housing, is a plus
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent communication skills both oral and written
• A strong understanding of personal finances, particularly in the areas of budgeting, asset
building, and credit building
• Ability to manage confidential material
• Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with volunteers, colleagues and
Board members
• Ability to adopt flexible, creative approaches to helping low-wealth families achieve financial

HUD Certification preferred

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