Homeownership and Financial Education Counselor

Circles Greater Pittsburgh

http://circlespgh.org/

Website Circles Greater Pittsburgh

Economic justice for individuals seeking generational stability

Purpose

Circles Greater Pittsburgh (CGP) seeks a motivated and experienced individual to organize, and conduct group and one-on-one homeownership counseling to individuals and families seeking to purchase homes. The successful candidate must be able to conduct financial assessments and provide crisis intervention support and case management services. All work must be done in alignment with the CGP mission of pursuing economic justice one individual at a time through compassion, flexibility, innovation, dignity, and creating opportunities for personal growth in fair and equitable communities.

Responsibilities

The Homeownership and Financial Education Counselor reports to the Homeownership and Financial Education Manager, and is responsible for the following:

  • Plan, coordinate and facilitate homebuyer workshops
  • Plan, coordinate, and facilitate financial education workshops for youth and adults
  • Conduct one-on-one homebuyer and financial education counseling
  • Develop mutually agreed upon service plans and goals with each participant
  • Provide basic problem-solving casework to participants
  • Work with community groups, human service agencies, faith-based organizations, and other partners to establish relationships and increase the number of program participants
  • Promote positive community relations and networks with other agencies
  • Work with team to periodically review and improve program curricula to reflect CGP mission and values and align with industry standards and requirements
  • Outcome tracking, data entry, and maintenance of all program related information
  • Participate in case management meetings, weekly program staff meetings, individual supervision meetings, staff development activities, and interagency meetings
  • Other relevant duties as assigned

Qualifications

Circles Greater Pittsburgh’s ideal Homeownership Counselor has:

  • A strong passion for the pursuit of economic justice by helping historically disadvantaged individuals meet their financial goals and build assets
  • A bachelor’s degree in social work or a related field and at least 1 year of experience in financial or homebuyer education (2 additional years of experience related to the position can substitute for a bachelor’s degree)
  • Experience in case management and data entry
  • Previous experience in a community-based organization, preferably in the Pittsburgh region
  • Strong and polished interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; at least a basic knowledge of customer/client database use
  • A working knowledge of the financial services and mortgage lending industry and a willingness to learn more
  • Understanding of credit scoring systems and a commitment to related data security
  • Familiarity with federal and state laws regarding lending, personal finance, and banking practices
  • Creative and analytical thinking, strong organizational skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects and tasks

Who is Circles Greater Pittsburgh?

CGP is a nonprofit organization engaged in crisis intervention, peer-to-peer support, asset building, and trauma informed financial literacy to ensure that systematically disenfranchised communities can meaningfully achieve economic justice and lead dignified and equitable lives. We offer a flexible, supportive working environment with competitive salaries and benefits including opportunities for professional development.

To Apply

Submit a cover letter that, in part, describes your understanding of economic justice in the context of this position along with your resume to: bduck@circlespgh.org by 5 p.m. on November 6. Circles Greater Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employer committed to racial and economic justice. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for this job email your details to bduck@circlespgh.org