National Program Manager

Financial Beginnings USA (FBUSA) is a national nonprofit that teaches individuals how to play an active role in their financial well-being. Developing this knowledge increases life opportunities such as home ownership, higher education, and secure retirement, while contributing to the economic resiliency of individuals, families, and our shared communities.

The Financial Beginnings mission is to empower youth and adults to take control of their financial futures. FBUSA fulfills this mission through its affiliate model, extending programming to more communities via local, on-the-ground teams. These statewide affiliate teams, along with their volunteer networks, deliver FBUSA financial education programming that is continually tested, revised, and improved to ensure mission alignment and participant impact. Currently, two affiliates are well-established in Oregon and Washington; two new chapter offices opened in California and Nebraska in 2020.

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO), and working closely with Chapter Affiliate Program Managers, the National Program Manager will support expansion and replication of financial education programs across the country. The Program Manager is responsible for developing new partnerships, recruiting and training volunteers, marketing Financial Beginnings' programs to schools and community-based organizations, and managing day-to-day program operations.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Deepen and broaden partnerships with national corporate partners.
  • Identify and cultivate new partners from financial, education, and nonprofit industries.
  • Develop partnerships with schools, community service organizations, and businesses.
  • Introduce programs and goals to partners via meetings and presentations.
  • Participate in relevant associations and other community, industry, and educational organizations at the national level.
  • Recruit and train volunteers, provide ongoing support and resources, and manage volunteers using the web-based volunteer portal.
  • Manage all aspects of programming including scheduling, volunteer training, teaching programs (when necessary), communicating with partners, and materials procurement:
    • Oversee the ordering and distribution of student guides across the country.
    • Be able to lift upwards of 35lbs boxes of student guides.
  • Provide relevant reporting for partners, budget, and program evaluation purposes.
  • Communicate with key stakeholders including volunteers, educators, nonprofit partners, and funders via a wide variety of communication platforms (email, social media, etc.).

General Expectations

  • Familiarize oneself with the organization, its affiliates, and the Employee Handbook.
  • Get to know fellow staff members, developing trust, establishing credibility, encouraging collaboration, and creating a tone of open, honest, two-way communication.
  • Keep up to date on financial and personal finance education trends and share with the team.
  • Communicate and collaborate seamlessly in both face-to-face and digital (online) interactions.

Skills, Education, and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience plus two years minimum of nonprofit or programming experience.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work independently and be accountable for program goals.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Background in education and/or finance a plus.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, tenacious, and self-directed. This position requires a manager who is comfortable with web and cloud-based systems, social media, and is able to work confidently within existing partnerships while supporting new collaborations.

Status and Compensation

  • Compensation: $45,000-$67,600 depending on experience
  • Full-time: Exempt
  • Location: Portland Metro Area, Oregon
  • Schedule: Monday through Friday, occasional need for event and/or weekend meetings or events.
  • Travel: Minimal travel required if located in Portland
  • PTO: 27 days, which includes all personal, vacation, holiday, and sick time
  • Monthly computer/cell phone allotment
  • Retirement savings: 6% employer matched 401(k)
  • Insurance: 100% paid health and dental for employee

Due to COVID-19, Financial Beginnings staff and teams currently work 100% remotely. When conditions permit, employees will return to pre-COVID working arrangements, wherein certain staff will be required to work in the Financial Beginnings office for a predetermined portion of the work week. This requirement applies to Financial Beginnings USA staff that reside in the Portland, OR metro area.

How to Apply

Complete the screening questions and upload your cover letter and resume as a PDF (no other file format will be accepted). Only complete applications will be reviewed. Demonstration of requisite skills of the position may be asked of finalist candidates.

Financial Beginnings USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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