Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 22-Jul-2019 to 20-Aug-2019
  • - Public Advocates in Community re-Entry (PACE, Inc.)
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • $35,000.00
  • Full Time

PACE, Inc. provides services to individuals engaged in the justice system to assist them in transitioning back to their community. 

PACE, Inc.  has been providing services to the ex-offender community since 1960.  The mission of PACE is to provide a variety of services to help previously incarcerated persons to lead productive and responsible lives in their community.  Our vision is to ensure that people returning to the community from incarceration have the tools and resources to successfully reenter; to promote public safety through effective reentry; and to enhance community stabilization through reduced crime and increased productiveness.

Do you have a desire to teach others about financial literacy?  Do you have a passion for assisting individuals who are coming out of incarceration?  PACE is seeking a financial coach to work alongside our clients to achieve their goals.  If you will bring that sense of excitement and knowledge to our clients, PACE would love for you to join our team!

Organization Overview

The mission of PACE is to provide a variety of services to help individuals with felony convictions, and their families to lead productive and responsible lives in their community.  Our vision is to ensure that people returning to the community from incarceration have the tools and resources to successfully reenter; to promote public safety through effective reentry; and to enhance community stabilization through reduced crime and increased productiveness.  PACE utilizes the Center for Working Families (CWF) program model for the delivery of our services.  The program embraces four primary components to assist participants in moving toward financial stability.  These components include employment, finances, education and access to work supports. 

Position Duties

As a Financial Coach, you are part of our vital work of economic mobility and your passion for providing exceptional service to our clients contributes to our high level of outcomes.  Acting as a front-line coach to our clients you will communicate in an open, helpful and engaging tone and focus on finding the right pathway with each client.

We need a coach who will interact discreetly and effectively with clients on a range of financial and asset building issues.  Financial Coaches work on topics ranging from rebuilding a credit score, saving for a car, paying off debt or building a retirement fund. Your commitment to this community means a willingness to work flexible hours that best meet the needs of participants and participate in community outreach.

Primary Responsibilities:

PACE utilizes the Center for Working Families (CWF) program model for the delivery of social services.  The job responsibilities include:
1. Uses the co-active coaching model to interact with clients.
2. Providing one-on-one financial coaching to CWF participants, including assessing financial situations and helping them to develop realistic spending, savings, and debt management plans, improving or building credit, developing emergency savings funds, and building assets (retirement, education, housing, etc.)
3. Developing long term coaching relationships with our clients and their families for long term results. 
4. Teaching financial workshops.
5. Managing outcome tracking and documentation requirements for the financial coaching component of CWF or other funded programs.
6. Creating and maintaining an environment of work, not school, while modelling appropriate workplace behaviors.
7. Regularly document progress of participants through Efforts to Outcomes and Bloomerang or any additional data collection systems.
8. Coordinate and work with CWF team members to promote and facilitate participation for potential individuals that might benefit from the program.
9. Developing and maintaining relationships with financial institutions in order to encourage more affordable financial products and services for CWF constituents.
10. Assist with the running of the VITA program each year.

Preferred Experience, Skills and Qualifications:
• A four-year degree in business, finance, or a related field of study is preferred but may substitute significant, highly relevant work experience.
• Proven ability to successfully apply financial coaching skills with the target population.
• Excellent social/interpersonal skills and writing ability commensurate with the communication and reporting requirements of the position.
• Strong computer skills including experience with MS Office applications, using the Internet and database management.
• General knowledge and understanding of the needs of individuals with criminal histories, as well as knowledge of available community resources.
• Well-organized and self-directed, with ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities with great attention to detail.
• Ability to multi-task a variety of activities and remain focused on best customer service.
• Ability to interact with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds
• Must have valid IN Driver's License, access to reliable transportation with insurance as this position requires local travel.

ATTENTION: Be Prepared - To assist you and the search committee in discerning your match for the position, we suggest you prepare your responses to these questions prior to hitting "APPLY" to make your application. Applications will not be considered without question responses.
1.  What is your knowledge and/or experience working with individuals who are re-entering from incarceration? 
2.  What experience or qualities do you feel make you a uniquely qualified match for this position?

Click the APPLY button to submit a cover letter, telling us about your passion for finance, and a resume. No phone calls please.
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