Community and Financial Empowerment Specialist

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

About the organization

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville is a non‐profit organization that brings people together to build and rebuild homes and communities, so that everyone in Charlottesville can have a decent place to live. We are deeply committed to working in respectful partnership with community members to support healthy neighborhoods.


- Conduct outreach like door knocking, making and distributing flyers, phone calls and texts, and
individual meetings
- Provide one-on-one financial coaching to families and individuals with a client-centered,
strength-based approach towards their financial goals
- Conduct financial assessments and work with families to build a holistic plan of action that
address barriers to financial stability
- Work with individuals to document a budget and build a spending/savings plan that supports
their goals and values
- Access credit reports/scores and provide strategies for improving credit
- Provide direct services as well as referrals to community resources
- Assist in the development and facilitation of community meetings
- Become a HUD certified financial coach (must take and pass exam within first 3 months of
- Understand services and resources offered in the community, such as employment services,
educational enrichment programming, and other resources related to improving quality of life
- Support community volunteers to plan and host neighborhood festivals and events
- Use Outcome Tracker, a client management system, to document and report on client outcomes
accurately and in a timely manner


- Bilingual fluency required: English and Spanish
- Ability to learn quickly and take initiative with limited direction while functioning within a
collaborative, team environment
- Ability to remain positive and focused in a constantly changing environment
- 1-3 years of experience living in a similar community, performing community outreach, or
working in a social services/non-profit setting
- Ability to build strong relationships with community members guided by deep respect for them
as equal partners who need space to exercise their own agency
- Comfortable working independently with strong initiative
- Aware of and sensitive to a diversity of cultures, life experience, power/privilege and
- Experience in facilitating adult education groups and/or developing curriculum
- Interest in mentoring and/or coaching
- A strong understanding of personal finances, particularly in the areas of budgeting, asset
building, and credit building
- Ability to manage confidential materials
- Strong computer skills including email, internet use, Word, Excel and use of the Google Suite
- Flexibility to work some regular evening hours and some weekends
March 2021
- Driver’s license and insurable driving record



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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