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Financial Capability Officer

Urban Edge
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July 22nd, 2022
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JOB TITLE: Financial Capability Officer DEPARTMENT: Community Programs REPORTS TO: Associate Director, Community Programs STATUS: Full-Time -- Exempt GRADE: 4 Organizational Background: Urban Edge is a nonprofit community development organization located in Boston with a mission dedicated to strengthening communities and families. Together, we build affordable housing and vibrant, prosperous neighborhoods. We focus on economic justice through financial counseling, wealth building through homeownership education, anti-displacement through foreclosure prevention, and resident support services as we construct more affordable housing. Located where Boston’s Latin Quarter meets its historic AfricanAmerican neighborhood at the crossroads of Jamaica Plain and Roxbury in Jackson Square, our goal is to foster diverse urban neighborhoods of choice populated by resilient families and sustained by community relationships. In 1974, redlining, real estate speculation, and displacement of low-income families were tearing at the fabric of Boston communities. The determined resident opposition had succeeded in halting the extension of I-95 through the City, but the landscape sustained the scars of cleared land. That’s when community leaders came together and founded our agency to rebuild our neighborhood on the “urban edge.” To date, we have developed nearly 1,500 units of affordable housing and maintain a portfolio of 1,369 units. Urban Edge’s budget for CY22 is approximately $5.3M, and we currently employ a staff of 30. Summary: The Financial Capability Officer is an outgoing, solution-oriented professional committed to assisting individuals and families in building wealth and economic resiliency. As part of Urban Edge’s Community Programs Department, the Financial Capability Officer will manage multiple program priorities. The Financial Capability Officer will have extensive contact with Urban Edge’s clients, financial institutions, agencies and non-profit entities. As the position plays a significant role in counseling clients around critical home ownership, financial and wealth building issues, the role requires the attainment of several professional certifications. Required certifications include: HUD Certified Counseling exam, Financial Capability Counseling, First Time Home Buyer Instructor, and Foreclosure Prevention Counseling certifications. For candidates that do not come to the role with these certifications, UE will provide training and support to assist you with their attainment within your first 6-months of employment. This is a fast paced, customer focused position. The position includes a significant amount of homeownership, foreclosure and financial counseling for a wide range of clients with low to high AMI. The ideal candidate will need to develop a strong understanding of, and comfortability with a wide range of wealth building tools and processes to be successful. In addition, all Community Program Department

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