AmeriCorps Member/Financial Literacy Specialist

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organization:Coalition for Kids
position summary:

Make a difference in the community by helping adults and youth gain the skills they need to be successful. Become an AmeriCorps member and help develop and deliver financial literacy programs to individuals, small groups and families. You will serve as a financial literacy specialist under the supervision of Coalition for Kids staff.

Specific Duties:

  • Create and implement program procedure and materials for Money $mart
  • Work directly with program participants to provide financial literacy support and training
  • Train and support volunteers to assist with the Money $mart program
  • Develop and coordinate a Money $mart day camp for families
  • Assist Money $mart participants in accessing relevant services and resources
  • Develop and coordinate marketing and outreach for Money $mart program

Coalition for Kids will provide ongoing training to the member. Member will work in Grants Pass, Oregon. Some travel necessary. Must have your own transportation.

AmeriCorps member will serve full-time from September 1, 2010 through July 29, 2011 and receive a modest living allowance, health insurance and an education award of $5,350. Coalition for Kids provides skills training, opportunities to build your resume and work portfolio, and a staff mentor to provide support and guidance throughout the year.

Please visit to learn more about this position and the Money $mart program, as well as how to apply.

Salary / Pay Rate:Monthly living allowance (about $1072 before taxes); education award of $5,350; health insurance; loan forbearance; child care allowance for those who qualify
Required Skills and Abilities:Strong interpersonal communication skills; Ability to work independently or on a team; Basic computer and internet research skills; Self starter with good follow through; Effective planning and organizational skills
Qualifications:Requirements: 17 years of age or older; U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident; High school diploma or equivalent Preferred qualifications: College degree or equivalent life experience; Experience teaching or mentoring; Previous experience in personal finance management, group facilitation and/or community development; Spanish speaking
Education Required:High School or equiv.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
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