Step Up Savannah seeks a Financial Security Director responsible for developing, implementing, monitoring and integrating its financial security programs and initiatives.
The position will support and work to expand and integrate key asset building community programs and initiatives such as the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), benefits screening and enrollment (SNAP, PeachCare/Medicaid), Bank On Savannah and financial education. This position will be responsible for developing various initiatives that help low-income Savannahians access affordable and safe financial services.
Reporting to the executive director (ED), this position will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from client and project management (framing of key approaches and high-quality client delivery, written products) to research of innovative practices and funding opportunities. The Director will provide information to the ED to help chart Step Up’s future growth and strategic response to an ever-increasing demand for the organization’s services and will work in close coordination with other staff and community partners.
Essential Job Functions
- Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with multiple external partners from the non-profit sector, faith-based community, private industry, and other agencies
- Coordinate with the community partners and financial institutions for bringing tested and effective programs (established and pilot) to scale
- Lead a targeted employer strategy with the goal of expanding direct deposit, free tax preparation, financial education and access to quality financial services for lower wage workers
- Integrate and expand existing asset building efforts, i.e. free tax preparation, Bank On Savannah, financial education.
- Conduct outreach to market existing financial security programs to lower-income neighborhoods and employers with lower-income workers
- Develop/introduce new financial products that assist families to become more financially secure
- Collaborate with Chatham Apprentice Program to integrate financial security services into the program
- Work with staff on grant writing, events, and other duties as requested.
Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred and five years in a management position with a nonprofit organization, foundation, or government agency.
The candidate must be a self-starter with strong organizational skills and comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously. S\he must have experience coordinating programs or projects and a demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders to accomplish a common goal. The ideal candidate has some experience working with the financial sector and has an understanding of the barriers faced by lower-income families/communities. S/he must be articulate and able to communicate well with both internal and external audiences.
- Experience developing, implementing and evaluating programs
- Track record delivering superior results, commanding respect, and assuming leadership roles
- Success in roles requiring execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities
- Proven ability to work with efficiency, flexibility, and good humor
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds
- Operates with excellence in mind in all matters, with the confidence to defend/debate ideas without ego interfering
- Outstanding communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills are essential
- Passionate about Step Up’s mission and impact
- Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy in organizational settings
- Transparent, direct, with substance
- Self-starter, self-disciplined
- Spark, imagination, creativity
- Remain focused in the face of pressure, delivers against timelines, not intimidated by tasks/time limitations
Background investigation, including supervised drug screen, post-offer/pre-employment medical screen; and verification of education, certifications, and licenses required prior to employment. The final score on this examination will consist of a rating of education and experience, plus veterans’ preference points, if eligible. The names of all competitors rated eligible for appointment will be placed on the proper register according to their final scores.