Four passionate Eastside activists who came together formed East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) in 1995. ELACC’s mission is to advocate for economic and social justice in Boyle Heights and Unincorporated East Los Angeles by building affordable housing, grassroots leadership, and access to economic development opportunities for low and moderate-income families. Over the 25-year history of ELACC, we have leveraged over $259 million in investments through community-driven real estate development, mobilized thousands of residents to change policies, served thousands of low-income residents with community wealth services, and we provide quality affordable homes for over 2,900 people.
About the Position: ELACC seeks an individual who is passionate about helping others to work with low-to-moderate income clients strengthen their financial behaviors, build their assets, and become financially stable. They will have experience working with diverse communities and understands the experiences of immigrant and low-to-moderate income individuals to provide clients with coaching to reach their financial goals. The Financial Coach & Housing Counselor will gain a comprehensive understanding of the client’s financial situation, identify the client’s needs and goals, provide financial education to clients individually and in group settings, and develop with the clients an individualized financial sustainability plan. They should have experience working with low to moderate income clients, providing one-on-one financial coaching, training in homebuyer, post-purchase, and tax preparation. Data management is an essential component of the position by ensuring client files are confidentially maintained, updated and in compliance with funder and government policies. The Financial Coach & Housing Counselor builds relationships with community partners by presenting on ELACC’s Community Wealth & Services programs. The qualified individual understands the HUD Housing Counseling certification requirements and must be HUD certified within 6 months of employment. They will be part of ELACC’s Community Wealth & Services department and report to the Director of Community Wealth & Services. During tax season, they will assist with ELACC’s free tax preparation site, VITA.
The Financial Coach & Housing Counselor is an ELACC team member that leads their core project and fulfills their responsibilities to the entire team by actively fundraising, supporting organization wide projects, participating in all staff planning sessions, and being part of achieving the organization mission and vision.
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Compensation: Competitive salary based on qualifications and experience. This is a full-time non-exempt position with a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, retirement, life and disability insurance.
ELACC is an Equal Opportunity Employer