See listing here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/boulder/jobs/3735141/career-financial-trainer?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Workforce Boulder County (WfBC) is seeking to hire a Career/Financial Trainer to join our highly passionate, knowledgeable, and skilled Training Team. Our team leads workshops on topic areas including career acquisition and retention, interpersonal skills, homeownership, and personal financial management skills.
For this Career/Financial Trainer position, we're looking for an individual to develop and lead career development and financial management workshops, as well as provide individual short-term coaching on these topics. This position will involve building and strengthening partnerships within the community, outreach and recruitment of clients, and expansion of our current offerings.
The best candidate:
- Bilingual in Spanish and English (preferred)
- Thrives and flexes-easily in a changing environment
- Values working in collaboration with staff, co-workers, and community
- Proactively looks for solutions to problems; decisively takes initiative and action
- Values and upholds the diversity of others’ cultures, identities, experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives
- Champions the strengths of others
- Offers generous assumptions (giving people the benefit of the doubt)
- Has a growth mindset and is passionate about learning
This is a full-time, benefitted position. This position will work Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm, with the potential of evening and weekend hours to facilitate or support workshops and/or attend outreach events. The primary work location is at The Hub, 515 Coffman, Longmont, Colorado. This position is currently working primarily remotely, with subject to change per safety guidelines. Under FLSA guidelines, this position is exempt.
Boulder County requires its employees to reside in the state of Colorado as of the first day of work.
Hiring Salary Range: $51,816.00 - $55,542.00 Annually
Classification Salary Range: $51,816.00 - $74,520.00 Annually
Tentative Hiring Timeline:
- First Round Interviews: Week of October 31st
- Second Round Interviews: Week of November 7th
- Tentative Start Date: Week of December 5th
Examples of Duties
Facilitate & Coach
Curriculum Development & Enhancement
- Lead group workshops in virtual and in-person environments. Work with people one-on-one in short term coaching sessions (in both English and Spanish, preferred)
- Create an individual and group environment that is engaging, strength-based, supportive, fun, humorous, and motivational
- In group settings, simultaneously tend to the diverging needs of multiple clients
- Approach clients with curiosity, convey empathy for clients' situations, and set productive boundaries; encourage client participation and co-creation of goals
- Show enthusiasm for and demonstrate knowledge of subject matter
Outreach & Community Collaboration
- Maintain current, ongoing content knowledge of career development and financial management topics such as career exploration/coaching, resume development, job search support, interview preparation, budgeting, building credit, and debt management
- Design and refine curriculum to reflect current community needs related to employment, education, financial stability, and homeownership
- Stay current with workshop curriculum development and adult learning practices and methodologies; incorporate into workshop content and delivery
Program & Agency Operations
- Proactively collaborate with agencies in the community to build partnerships and connection
- Outreach and recruitment of clients, and, if bilingual, support expansion of our current offerings for Spanish-speaking clients
- Represent agency at job fairs, networking events, other community events
- Show enthusiasm for our programming and generate community engagement
- Create a spirit of collaboration with internal and external partners around shared clients
- Provide administrative support for virtual and in-person workshops
- Regularly engage with workshop scheduling and data entry, collection and reporting
- Assist with workshop coverage for peers as needed
- Actively participate in regular team meetings
- Collaborate with entire WfBC agency on inter-agency projects to advance WfBC goals and initiatives
- Performs related duties as required
- May be reassigned in emergency situations
PLEASE NOTE: When submitting your application be sure to include all relevant education and experience, as applications are screened based on the qualifications listed in this position announcement. Applications that do not appear to meet minimum qualifications, as outlined below, will not be considered. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of completed applications.
Please be aware that your cover letter and resume will not be accessed in the initial screening process, so you must complete your application and supplemental questions with as much detail as possible. Any personally identifiable information (PII) such as name and address will be redacted from applications that meet the minimum screening requirements and are forwarded to the hiring manager. If the hiring manager selects you to advance in the hiring process, your cover letter and resume will then be accessible to the hiring team.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Boulder County is looking for well qualified candidates to fill our positions. Any combination of relevant education and experience is encouraged. In this position, we are looking for a minimum of 6 years of combined education and experience in social work/service, human service, communication, education, public health, psychology/mental health, sociology, gender studies, social justice, criminal justice or related field.
BACKGROUND CHECK & FINGERPRINTING:
- A job offer is contingent on passing a criminal background investigation with fingerprinting
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
- Bilingual in English and Spanish
- Exceptionally strong group coaching, public speaking and facilitation skills
- Two (2) years of group coaching/facilitation
- Knowledgeable about healthy communication, healthy financial decision making, and/or career development
- Experience delivering information in a creative, exciting way to diverse populations
- Passionate about self-awareness and self-development
- Strong initiative; seeks out new tasks and opportunities
- Excellent team player with ability to work autonomously; self-directed, uses and trusts judgment
- De-escalation and classroom management skills
- Knowledge of /experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma, homelessness or poverty, disabilities, and challenges to employment and/or education
- Understanding of systematic challenges of poverty in the United States
- Committed to advancing racial equity & inclusion; strive to be anti-racist & anti-oppressive
Solid technical skills:
- Ability to acclimate quickly to new databases; accurately & efficiently enter outputs & outcomes data
- Strong experience/knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
Flexibility and adaptability:
- Open to working "non-traditional" (evening/weekend) hours; working in different office-site locations
- Thorough knowledge of the assigned program
- Interviewing and counseling skills
- Ability to work effectively with other employees, agencies and the public
As well as offering competitive pay and a caring work environment, Boulder County offers employees an array of benefits. For all FTE and Term employees, we provide:
- a family-friendly workplace, including paid caregiver leave, a breast feeding friendly-work environment, sick child care, an infants-at-work policy, and generous paid vacation, medical leave, and holidays
- the opportunity to take charge of your well-being through a nationally-recognized wellness program, employee assistance program, and the choice of comprehensive health plans that include vision and dental coverage
- peace of mind for the future with PERA pension, PERA 401k, and Social Security retirement plans, in addition to life and disability insurance, as well as critical illness and accidental insurance options
- the opportunity to master new skills with robust learning programs and certificates, federal loan forgiveness (after ten years of public service), and county-paid tuition assistance for continuing education
- Free EcoPass that can be used any time and for commuting to and from work, to the Denver Intranational Airport and Fort Collins and on all bus and rail lines operated by RTD. Opportunity to sign up for a free BCycle membership for bike share in Boulder.
For more information about benefits, visit the Jobs page: https://www.bouldercounty.org/jobs/
01How do you meet the minimum qualifications of 6 years of combined education and experience in social work/service, human service, communication, education, public health, psychology/mental health, sociology, gender studies, social justice, criminal justice or related field (required)?
02Are you bilingual in Spanish and English (preferred, not required)?
03How would you describe your facilitation/coaching style and what facilitation/coaching skills do you bring to this position?
04In your opinion, how do you see career and financial workshops working together?
05Tell us about any experience you have with curriculum development. What type of curriculum? Who/what was the curriculum for? What role did you play in the development process?
06Tell us about a time you developed a partnership within a community. What was involved in this process? What was the impact of this partnership?
07What is an example of a racial inequity you have noticed within the Boulder County community?
08In what ways do you feel you need to grow around your cultural awareness and what kind of support would you need?
Boulder County is a family-friendly workplace dedicated to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and respectful environment for all employees. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.