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OrganizationHabitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineApril 23, 2021
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$35-45,000
Phone(434) 293-9066


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville is currently seeking a full-time, bi-lingual (Spanish/English) Community and Financial Empowerment Specialist (CFES).

The CFES will be part of Habitat’s Department of Family and Community Partnerships, which works in partnership with local residents, community leaders and organizations to build strong, healthy neighborhoods and pathways to affordable homeownership. The CFES will be based at the Southwood Mobile Home Park, a 340 trailer community which Habitat is redeveloping into a permanent, mixed-income community. The CFES will work in respectful partnership with residents to co-design and develop the neighborhood and also assist families in identifying and achieving their unique housing goals . The incumbent will provide a variety of direct supports for residents including outreach, one-on-one financial coaching, housing counseling, homebuyer preparation, and connection to community resources. This position will also be facilitating group meetings on various topics including neighborhood design/planning, community engagement, financial skill building and homebuyer education.

Job Duties

– 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

Skills Required

-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
– Driver’s license and insurable driving record

Work Schedule

Full-time, includes regular evenings and some weekends

Additional Info

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities,
and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. If you are asked to interview and require
modifications, please let us know.

Please send a full resume and detailed cover letter by email to Office & Human
Resources Coordinator at No telephone calls, please. Applications will be
accepted until an outstanding candidate is identified.