Economic Resilience Initiative Instructor (Bilingual)

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish

2018-10-12 05:17:38

Job location Seattle, Washington, United States

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Banking & Financial Services

Job description

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Economic Resilience Initiative builds financial security for women and families in our community by offering classes, coaching, and training for service providers. The ERI is a dynamic team focused on serving the most vulnerable and marginalized members of our community. With a spirit of innovation and continuous learning, we strive to provide high-quality services that are culturally appropriate, relevant and valuable to the clients we serve.

The Economic Resilience Initiative is a part of the Specialized and Integrated Services Division. This division has a reputation in the community for providing culturally competent services with particular emphasis on serving homeless and low income families and women.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Instructor will coordinate and facilitate financial education classes and provide individual financial coaching for community members with the goal of improving money management skills and increasing their confidence in meeting their financial goals. Classes are interactive and customized to meet the needs of each cohort of participants. Topics include improving credit, decreasing debt, increasing savings, improving money management, and avoiding predatory financial services. Target population for classes varies, but typically includes people who are low-income, unemployed, and/or homeless, survivors of domestic violence, immigrants or refugees, or other adults or youth who have other barriers to financial stability.

This position has a social justice component that will require critical thinking around how external systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work, as well as working well in non-white environments and championing anti-racism policy, are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.


  • Bilingual in Spanish/English
  • Experience providing financial education is highly desireable
  • Commitment to social justice and the mission and vision of YWCA
Excellent benefits package including retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans. At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.

This position is part time, 20 hours per week.

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