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Career Opportunities at the Federation

The Federation is a dynamic, growth-oriented intermediary specializing in bringing financial services to low-income communities through nonprofit, member-owned community development credit unions (CDCUs).  Based in New York City, the Federation provides financial, technical, and educational services to credit unions serving low-income and economically disenfranchised communities. Please click below for details on this opportunity.

Program Officer

Job Description

The Program Officer will oversee the implementation and expansion of a suite of programs and tools that advance financial empowerment and expand financial inclusion in low-income and underserved communities. Under the supervision of the Director of Strategic Initiatives, the Program Officer will lead the implementation of 3-4 initiatives and play an important role in building and managing strong relationships with the Federation’s strategic partners and funders.  Measuring the impacts of our initiatives on credit unions and the communities they serve is integral to the Federation’s work. The Program Officer will be responsible for helping collect and analyze data to evaluate impact and in drafting reports and grant proposals on our initiatives and their impacts. Programs that the Officer would contribute to include:

  • Development of a financial capability center in the West Side of Atlanta that brings together delivery of financial education and counseling with credit union products
  • Advancing financial inclusion in immigrant communities by expanding a national network credit unions serving Latino communities and fostering local partnerships between credit unions, nonprofits, and government
  • Supporting the delivery of financial counseling in credit unions and  measuring its impact utilizing a centralized data platform
  • Supporting and growing the Federation’s relationships with key corporate and foundation partners to expand the reach of CDCUs

The ideal candidate enjoys building relationships with a wide range of partners and is highly organized, excited about using data, and passionate about the financial empowerment of low-income people.

This position is based at the Federation’s offices in New York City.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage and grow innovative programs that support community development credit unions in providing financial counseling and impact products to their communities. Project management includes guiding overall implementation to reach program goals as well as the day-to-day work of coordinating meetings and calls with participating credit unions and partners to advance project goals. It also includes ensuring consistent data collection and conducting analysis of quantitative data.
  • Maintain strong relationships with a range of partners including credit unions, foundations, national nonprofits, and corporate supporters
  • Assist in fundraising activities including grantwriting and grant reports
  • Represent the Federation in a range of contexts, such as speaking at conferences on Federation Initiatives or presenting on CDCUs to a local community
  • As needed, carry out administrative and support tasks associated with projects such as coordinating meeting or webinar logistics
  • Other duties as needed and as projects evolve
  • Position requires 20-25% travel

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required of this position.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • 3-4 years relevant work experience in community development, financial counseling, consumer finance/banking, or policy advocacy
  • Dedication to always producing the highest quality work and motivated to constantly seek new and better ways to reach goals
  • Commitment to the mission to help low- and moderate-income people and communities achieve financial independence
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and build relationships with a diverse array of people and organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once and be adept at prioritizing tasks
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work well in teams as well as independently
  • Experience with program evaluation a plus
  • Spanish language fluency a plus

To Apply, Please send resumes and cover letters to HR@cdcu.coop by January 13, 2017

The Federation is an equal opportunity employer that works with member credit unions which serve ethnically, economically, and geographically diverse markets and communities. We value our diverse staff and membership and seek to maintain that tradition of diversity in all of our recruitment efforts. It is the policy of The Federation to provide equal opportunity in all aspects of employment to all employees or applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and any additional categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Communications Officer

Job Description

The Federation seeks a dynamic Communications Officer to execute its national communications strategy, engage and cultivate stakeholders among the media, a diverse practitioner field and social impact investors. The Officer will be effective at communicating clearly with diverse audiences and stakeholders across multiple channels, and coordinate multiple projects and priorities to successful completion. The Officer will work to gather, synthesize and draft information and materials gathered from multiple sources consistently.

The Officer must be able to develop and manage against project timelines as well as respond to changing priorities. The Officer must be able to develop strong relationships and work collaboratively with Federation staff across the organization and with contacts at external partners from funders to vendors.

The Communications Officer reports to the Director of Marketing and Communications.

Primary Responsibilities:

Communications Content and Dissemination, Social Media and Digital Strategy

  • Work with the Director of Marketing and Communications to develop and execute a strategy for the Federation’s digital presence that advances the organization’s broader strategic objectives
  • Coordinate and draft regular communications materials to Federation members, potential members, industry supporters and allies, government officials, investors and funders
  • Produce and maintain updated monthly newsletters, press releases, talking points, PowerPoint decks and announcements on the Federation and its member CDCUs
  • Manage Federation’s e-communications including our website, email and social media channels
  • Provide support and reports on communications efforts to senior management and program funders and supporters
  • Engaging member credit unions for interviews to develop impact stories, and document and share best practices
  • Support the Director of Marketing and Communications as the communications and marketing point of contact for Federation’s communications and marketing materials, events and ads
  • Develop and build relationships with press (both CU trades and others) to develop stories, follow-up on press releases and announcements and ensure coverage of how CDCUs are helping low-income Americans achieve financial independence
  • Track and further develop the organizations communications metrics and analysis to inform improvements and decisions for digital strategy
  • Create and manage content for use on digital channels, including social media posts, images or other digital assets
  • Oversee contact management strategy

Grant Writing and Special Projects

  • Assist in writing grant requests to funders including foundations, banks, government, corporations, and others.
  • Assist in identifying, cultivating and soliciting new prospects for national, regional, and programmatic funding.
  • Support government grant applications as needed by department.
  • Conduct research and create briefs on current/potential funders.
  • Prepare thank you letters, marketing materials and other correspondence on behalf of Federation for funders.
  • Review, edit and produce reports to funders and investors per grant and investment reporting requirements (including Annual Report), ensuring all reports are thorough, accurate and timely.
  • Work across Federation departments to obtain financial reports, and updates on program/lending activities per reporting requirements.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions required of this position. Core duties are as follows:

Required Skills:

The successful candidate will be highly-motivated, energetic and passionate. S\he must possess excellent organizational skills with attention to detail. S\he will have strong organizational, project management and time management skills. Must be a self-starter and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. A team player, the ideal candidate will be comfortable in working across multiple areas of expertise, backgrounds and skills to develop, hone and refine messaging for the organization and the movement.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products, databases, website CMS, image editing, social media and digital communications strategies required. Experience with WordPress and Photoshop required. Experience with InDesign is preferred.
  • Experience managing and growing social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, required.
  • Experience using Sales Force is preferred.
  • Must be comfortable working in a matrixed environment, working with cross-functional teams.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of three to five years of work experience, preferably in the nonprofit field.

To Apply, Please send resumes and cover letters to critter@cdcu.coop

The Federation is an equal opportunity employer that works with member credit unions which serve ethnically, economically, and geographically diverse markets and communities. We value our diverse staff and membership and seek to maintain that tradition of diversity in all of our recruitment efforts. It is the policy of The Federation to provide equal opportunity in all aspects of employment to all employees or applicants for employment without discrimination on the basis of regard to sex, race, color, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status and any additional categories protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

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