AmeriCorps Economic Empowerment Corps FT Position

The Economic Empowerment Corps has two areas of focus; 1) economic empowerment and 2) youth empowerment. Members can serve in one role, or a blended role according to the service site’s needs.

Position: Economic Empowerment Specialist
Economic empowerment specialist will provide a comprehensive array of services aimed at helping survivors become economically self-sufficient. They will help survivors find housing, employment, pursue an education, and even purchase homes. The empowerment specialists will offer financial education classes and credit counseling, enroll survivors in Individual Development Accounts (IDAs), help them get credit reports and sign up for micro loans. Economic Empowerment Specialists will:

  • Provide financial education classes, credit reports and one-on-one credit counseling
  • Help survivors open Individual Development Accounts (car, classic or matched savings)
  • Help survivors obtain micro loans
  • Help survivors apply for emergency assistance, public benefits and other social services
  • Help survivors find transitional or permanent housing and help survivors apply for housing assistance
  • Teach job-readiness classes
  • Recruit volunteers to assist with tax preparation, financial education classes and other shelter-related services
  • Assist with KCADV’s evaluation of the Economic Empowerment Program

Essential functions (with or without accommodations):
* Education or experience in related fields
*Ability to communicate orally and in writing
*Ability to work effectively and interact well with others
*Ability to use a computer and other office machines (telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, etc.)
*Have reliable transportation (some travel may be required)