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Financial Capabilities Intern (Spanish Speaker)

Company: International Rescue Committee
Location: New York
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is one of the world's largest international humanitarian non-governmental organizations (INGO), at work in more than 50 countries and more than 25 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. A force for humanity, IRC employees deliver lasting impact by restoring safety, dignity and hope to millions. If you're a solutions-driven, passionate change-maker, come join us in positively impacting the lives of millions of people world-wide for a better future.
BACKGROUND: The International Rescue Committee(IRC) responds to the world's worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work in over 40 countries and over 20 U.S. cities to restore safety, dignity and hope, the IRC leads the way from harm to home.

SCOPE OF VOLUNTEER WORK: The financial capabilities internship is a volunteer position to support the IRC in NY's financial education program. This program aims to increase financial literacy of participants, provide them with financial coaching and access to low interest loans. This program aims to empower participants and boost their confidence to handle their personal finances. The Financial Coaching intern will support the program by providing financial coaching and counseling services to program participants, while also coordinating monthly financial education workshops for all IRC clients. The intern will also engage in outreach to external organizations as well putting together loan packages for clients. The ideal candidates will have prior experience in the field of personal financial management, preferably in a counseling or coaching role. Due to the nature of the program, the financial coaching intern will need to volunteer for set office hours every week and should be available for a minimum of ten hours per week and up to fifteen, if possible.


  • Intern will learn how to effectively manage financial education and coaching program.
  • Intern will learn how to provide direct services to immigrant populations.
  • Intern will learn how to instruct courses to English Language Learners.RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Provide one-on-one financial coaching and counseling for clients
    • Conduct financial management intakes and surveys for all clients
    • Track client meetings and progress in spreadsheet and through case noting on ETO software
    • Facilitate monthly financial literacy/education workshops for clients
    • Develop database of financial resources for clients
    • Work in conjunction with the Economic Empowerment specialist to develop relationships with financial institutions and organizations providing financial services in NYC
    • Communicate effectively in person and by telephone
    • Collaborate with other IRC in NY programs as necessary
    • Adhere to IRC policies, particularly those related to confidentiality and client privacy
      Minimum Qualifications:REQUIREMENTS:
      • The ideal candidate will have experience in providing coaching or counseling services, preferably in personal financial management.
      • Experience working with immigrants or refugees in a social service setting
      • Experience providing instruction to adults a plus
      • Must have good written and verbal English language skills
      • Ability to fluently speak at least one of the following languages (Farsi/Dari, Arabic, Spanish, French, Burmese, Mandarin, Russian, Urdu)preferred
      • Must be willing to work varied hours
      • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Access and Word, E-mail)
      • Ability to pass a background check
      • Adhere to professional standards of confidentiality and boundary-settingThis position reports to the Career Development Coordinator.

        Standard of Professional Conduct:The IRC and the IRC workers must adhere to the values and principles outlined in the IRC Way - our Code of Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Accountability, and Equality.

        Commitment to Gender, Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion: The IRC is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, respectful, and safe work environment where all persons are treated fairly, with dignity and respect. The IRC expressly prohibits and will not tolerate discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or bullying of the IRC persons in any work setting. We aim to increase the representation of women, people that are from country and communities we serve, and people who identify as races and ethnicities that are under-represented in global power structures.

Keywords: International Rescue Committee, New York , Financial Capabilities Intern (Spanish Speaker), Accounting, Auditing , New York, New York

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