Financial Capability Specialist

Website International Rescue Committee

Job Overview: The Financial Capability Specialist is a member of IRC Atlanta’s Financial Capability Team Program in the Economic Empowerment Department. The Financial Capability Specialist is responsible for supporting clients in their efforts to save money, earn matching funds, and grow their assets. Specifically, the Financial Capability Specialist will undertake tasks such as boosting program recruitment for Individual Development Account (IDA), screening and enrolling new clients, conducting financial literacy instruction, and maintaining program compliance with grant guidelines. The Financial Capability Specialist will also assist department staff with additional financial empowerment tasks on behalf of clients.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Facilitate clients’ acquisition of Georgia identification documents.
  • Assist Matching Grant clients with opening checking accounts.
  • Work closely with the Employment team to identify clients who are ready to receive services from the IDA and the Financial Coaching programs.
  • Work with Matching Grant clients to complete family budgets.
  • Conduct financial literacy trainings on subjects including banking, budgeting, and credit, and provide additional support to other financial literacy workshops.
  • Recruit new clients to the IDA Program through external and internal pipelines.
  • Conduct pre-screening, intake, and eligibility assessment with potential clients of the IDA Program. Complete family budget appointments and financial capability assessments for each eligible client or household.
  • Determine clients’ eligibility through the IDA pre-enrollment/intake process.
  • Open IDA savings accounts for clients at the CDC Federal Credit Union.
  • Maintain detailed client files and records of clients’ eligibility documents and IDA requirement data. Detail each client interaction in accordance with program requirements. Input client information in database(s) and assist with tracking and reporting as needed.
  • Monitor clients’ progress with IDA Program requirements.
  • Collaborate effectively with partner organizations. Maintain relationships with area service providers, including ECBOs, community leaders, and other refugee-serving agencies, for the benefit of clients.
  • May train and lead the activities of support staff, volunteers, and interns.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

Education: Undergraduate degree is highly preferred.

Work Experience:

  • Experience working with refugee and/or immigrant populations strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of U.S. financial literacy basics strongly preferred (on topics including banking, family budgeting, and credit).

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

  • Strong relationship building, diplomacy, and networking skills; ability to effectively build internal and external relationships.
  • Demonstrated success working and communicating effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills combined with the proven ability to multi-task, prioritize duties, and manage time effectively.
  • Close attention to detail and accuracy in work product.
  • Proficient in English, both spoken and written; proficiency in language(s) spoken by client group is desired, including Dari, Farsi, Pashto, and/or Arabic.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook); ability to use the internet and other digital tools for data entry, research and problem-solving purposes.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a personal, insured vehicle.

Working Environment:

  • A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
  • May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.

COVID-19 Vaccination RequirementIn accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires candidates who are selected for interview to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for this position.**

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.**

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.**

We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

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