Fields: job training, women’s rights, poverty, homeless, racial justice
Location: Seattle, Washington
About the Organization: An inclusive and thriving community transformed by racial and gender equity, with peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all people. YWCA is on a mission to eliminate racism and empower women. Our vision is a healthy community transformed by racial and gender equity, where women and girls of color have equal access to opportunity, and there is social justice for all people.
OUR CORE BELIEFS:
- When the barriers of institutional and structural racism are broken down, everyone will benefit.
- Because women of color have been historically marginalized and excluded, their voices must be centered in this work.
- When people are confident in their inherent strength and communities are valued and self-directed, they are empowered.
- We must stand together across lines of difference with courage, compassion, and commitment to transform our community.
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.
About the Position: 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. Successful candidate must be able to travel independently to multiple worksites; Must have the ability to work flexible hours; may include both daytime and evening hours.
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.
- BA degree in related field and 1 year of professional experience OR 3 year’s professional experience OR any combination of education and experience will be considered.
- Bilingual in English/Spanish
- Experience providing financial education is highly desirable, although comparable experience in public speaking or group facilitation will also be considered; Trained in the coaching methodology or willing to be trained upon employment
- Experience providing services to multi-ethnic, multi-lingual populations; Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty; Sensitivity to the needs of YWCA clients, who are homeless, low income, limited English speaking or impacted by domestic violence, substance abuse or other barriers to employment, and experience with individuals and families facing these issues.
- Commitment to social justice and the mission and vision of the YWCA. Core competencies include: Adaptability/Flexibility, Collaboration/Partnership and Relationship Building, Communication, Continuous Learning, Decision Making/Problem Solving, Discernment/Judgment, Fostering Diversity, Initiative, Innovation, Planning/Organizing, Reliability, and Social Justice Advocacy
Estimated Salary: $17.99+ hourly DOE, 20 hours/week + benefits: 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.
Deadline: Until filled
YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish