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Program Director

New York City Financial Network Action Consortium


Description
Position Description: NYCfNAC is seeking to hire a full-time Program Director to manage and coordinate a growing set of services to build the credit unions' membership among financially-underserved households and immigrant populations and to develop and expand the credit unions' community development services. The Program Director plans and coordinates NYCfNAC's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program, the largest credit union-sponsored free tax preparation program in the United States, and its related Benefits Access Program, which connects low-income households to food stamps and other public benefits. Since the inception of the VITA Program, it has served 57,000 households, returned $82 million to the credit unions' communities, and opened more than 4,000 savings accounts for unbanked families.

The Program Director is an integral part of NYCfNAC's management team and reports directly to the Executive Director. S/he manages other staff members, as well as temporary staff, Americorps and other volunteers as part of the implementation of the programs. Primary duties involve program development and coordination, data analysis and reporting, and program fundraising. The Program Director is also responsible for coordinating with credit union management and staff, building partnerships with government agencies and community-based organizations, training temporary staff and volunteers, guiding project consultants, developing outreach campaigns and materials, and monitoring program budgets.

The position receives a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including health and dental insurance, flexible spending accounts, a generous leave package, and an employer-matched 403b retirement program.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:

? 3-5 years of experience in community development or a related field ? Progressively responsible program management experience, including staff supervision ? B.A. degree; M.A. preferred ? Strong communication skills, particularly writing and oral presentation skills ? Must be tech savvy and proficient in MS Office applications

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

? Knowledge of basic tax law ? Familiarity with the VITA Program, including TaxWise software ? Experience in developing curricula and leading training workshops ? Bilingual English/Spanish

How TO APPLY:
How to Apply: A cover letter describing relevant experience and a resume should be sent to pbray@nycfnac.org. Please include a salary history in the cover letter.

NYCfNAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Organization:
Organization History and Background: The New York City Financial Network Action Consortium (NYCfNAC) was established in 1999 to strengthen the city’s leading community development credit unions (CDCU) and to address the lack of affordable and comprehensive financial services in New York City's low-income communities. NYCfNAC’s mission recognizes that every low-income person has the right to save, borrow, invest, build assets, become knowledgeable consumers of financial services and achieve greater financial security, and that CDCUs are the best financial institutions to achieve this objective. Accordingly, NYCfNAC is dedicated to building a strong collaborative credit union network in New York City to enable the credit unions to serve more low-income individuals, reinvest in their communities, create economic opportunity for residents, and become more sustainable financial institutions.

NYCfNAC works intensively with four credit unions that serve predominantly low-income and immigrant members in the Lower East Side, Harlem, Washington Heights, Bushwick and Bedford- Stuyvesant. Together, the credit unions serve more than 20,000 members. NYCfNAC's program activities include: membership-building, microenterprise and small business lending, the development of new products and services, accounting and internal auditing, and credit union infrastructure development.


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