DC FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT AMERICORPS PROGRAM

We're building a team of AmeriCorps Financial Empowerment Educators in DC to help 100+ residents save $80K.  Earn a living allowance, receive an education award, and gain experience while serving your community!

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$2,500

$3,097.50

BENEFITS

ABOUT AMERICORPS

HOW TO APPLY

POSITION DESCRIPTION

  YOUR ROLE...  

The 900 hour DC Financial Empowerment Educator AmeriCorps Members serving 15-25 hours a week at our main office or one of our three community centers will be trained and entrusted to teach, advertise, coordinate, and enroll students into an online financial literacy program developed by the Capital Area Asset Builders. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Attend orientation, Serve DC Events, 2 Community Service Events, Monthly Training.

  • Track and report completed hours in a timely manner.

  • Complete 10 hours of financial literacy instructor training.

  • Complete training with a DC VITA program to become a certified tax-preparer.

  • Work with Resident Coordinators to create class schedules, promote classes, and enroll students.

  • Lead advertising campaigns and enrollment drives, including creating social media posts and fliers.

  • Develop contact lists to send students and residents updates on classes and resources.

  • Teach up to 10 students a 2-hour long financial literacy class over Zoom one day a week.

  • Administer surveys, update rosters, track student progress, and share all data with the Director.

  • Follow-up with students to offer resources, help them refine goals, and track their progress.

  • Provide free tax preparation to DC residents at a partnering DC VITA site.

  • Coordinate with partners to advertise and host free tax preparation events at DC VITA sites.

  • Recruit volunteers to help promote and host free tax prep and community service events.

  • Collaborate with Resident Coordinators and help organize 2 community service events (like MLK Day of Service).

 

  QUALIFICATIONS...  

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.

  • Individuals with some college, a college degree, or higher are also welcome to apply.

  • Current, or previous, resident of Bass Circle, Carver Terrace, or Paradise at Parkside Apartments preferred.

  • Familiarity with the Kenilworth-Parkside, Marshall Heights, or Carver-Langston neighborhood preferred.

  • Previous teaching, mentoring, or coaching experience in a community setting highly preferred.

  • Previous experience with volunteering or community service highly preferred.

  • Previous experience or service with diverse communities and teams highly preferred.

  • Previous experience with organizing meetings or community events highly preferred.

  • Previous experience with advertising or community outreach 

  • Civic-minded and willing to learn about financial literacy issues.

  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Attention to detail and exceptional organization and time management skills.

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently or on a team.

  • Highly adaptable and open to culturally diverse individuals and work environments.

  • Ability to set and meet time-sensitive goals and multitask.

  • Ability to create engaging presentations for a wide variety of audiences.

  • Familiarity with Facebook, Instagram, and Zoom virtual conferencing.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and/or Google Apps (Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Search).

 

  TERMS & CONDITIONS...  

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien.

  • Ability to pass National Sex Offender Public Registry check and State and FBI criminal history checks.

  • Ability to complete a total of 900 hours from October 15, 2020-21 (15-25 hours per week).

  • Reside in Washington, DC, or be able to relocate to DC by the start of service.

  • Wear the AmeriCorps uniform provided during service hours.

  • AmeriCorps Members are National Community Service Members, not employees of the host organization.

  • AmeriCorps Members may attend school or engage in part-time work in addition to AmeriCorps Service.

  • While in AmeriCorps gear, or during AmeriCorps service hours, or when identifying/affiliating oneself with AmeriCorps, the Program, or host site, AmeriCorps Members may not engage in religious or political activities, register others to vote, advocate for policy or legislation, or solicit funds for such activities.

 

  AMERICORPS BENEFITS...  

  • $2,500 Living Stipend

  • $3,097.50 Education Award to pay for college or trade school expenses, or to repay qualified student loans.

  • Federal Student Loan Forbearance and Interest Payments available during the service term.

  • Access to AmeriCorp Alumni Network and Professional development.

  • Training and learning opportunities on topics such as social media, nonprofit careers, data, and more.

  • Monthly coaching sessions with Capital Area Asset Builders to fine-tune teaching techniques.

  • Gain skills in digital advertising, teaching, project management, strategic planning, program development

  COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS...  

  • Due to Covid-19, all AmeriCorps activities that engage community members will be conducted virtually.

  • Members will be provided with a computer, cell phone, and office supplies dedicated specifically to Teleservice.

  DC COMMUNITIES...  

  HOW TO APPLY...  

  • Follow the link to the position you'd like to apply for. It's OK to choose more than one!

  • Visit the My AmeriCorps Portal, create a profile, and complete the application by October 15, 2020. 

  • Candidates interviewed and invited to join AmeriCorps must accept the position by November 1, 2020.​

 

  LINKS TO POSITIONS...  

  • Team Lead 

  • Bass Circle Financial Educator 1

  • Bass Circle Financial Educator 2

  • Carver Terrace Financial Educator 1

  • Carver Terrace Financial Educator 2

  • Paradise at Parkside Financial Educator 1​

  • Paradise at Parkside Financial Educator 2​​

  QUESTIONS?...  

  REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION...  

Neighborhood Associates is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, employment, volunteers, and National Community Service opportunities for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Neighborhood Associates' Vice President, Afnan Rashid, by phone or email at arashid@neighborhoodassociates.org, cellphone: 908-839-6481.

  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY...  

Neighborhood Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, nor political affiliation.

  OUR FUNDERS & PARTNERS..  

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AMERICORPS

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs run by the federal agency, the Corporation for National Community Service. ​Each year, 1000's of AmeriCorps Members serve with local nonprofits and public agencies to help communities prepare for natural disasters, increase literacy, foster civic engagement, create economic opportunity, and so much more. While improving the lives of others, Members gain career-building skills and opportunities as well as earn an education award.

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SERVE DC

Serve DC is The Mayor’s Office on Volunteerism and Partnerships. Their work includes capacity building for local nonprofits and providing oversight for several DC and Federal grants awarded to community partners, including  DC AmeriCorps grants like the one to Neighborhood Associates.

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NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATES

Based in Washington, DC, Neighborhood Associates is a nonprofit ally to 6,000 residents in 10 affordable housing communities across the U.S. With an AmeriCorps grant award from Serve DC, and in partnership with the Capital Area Asset Builders, we're building a team of 8 AmeriCorps members to help 100+ DC affordable housing residents plan, budget, save for, and make confident strides towards their financial goals.

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CAPITAL AREA ASSET BUILDERS

The Capital Area Asset Builders' (CAAB) mission is to create opportunities for low- and moderate-income individuals in the greater DC region to build financial security, savings, and wealth for the future. CAAB's goal is to create a community that provides everyone with incentives and opportunities to save for the future. DC Financial Empowerment AmeriCorps Members will be trained by CAAB to deliver CAAB's effective Money Management 101 course. Members will also help connect participants to CAAB resources.

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APPLY TODAY!

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US!

Afnan Rashid, Program Director

arashid@neighborhoodassociates.org

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