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Career Opportunity

Volunteer Engagement Manager

About Financial Beginnings

Financial Beginnings Washington empowers youth and adults to take control of their financial future through educational programs that incorporate all aspects of personal finance. Our no-cost programs provide individuals with the foundation they need to make informed financial decisions. We are a volunteer-driven, community-oriented organization, pairing volunteers from the business and financial sectors to local schools and community-based organizations assisting underserved communities.

Job Purpose

The Volunteer Engagement Manager (VEM) is responsible for ensuring high quality financial education programs are delivered to the community by leading the recruitment, training and comprehensive support of our financial education volunteers. Responsibilities include comprehensive planning, implementation and building improvements to our volunteer program with the participant experience front of mind. The VEM will additionally help inform community engagement strategies to support the success of our overall program delivery. The VEM is a full-time, exempt position, reporting directly to the Executive Director, and works closely and collaboratively with the Program Manager and other staff as needed.


Without the Volunteer Engagement Manager, Financial Beginnings Washington could not bring our workshops to the community. The VEM takes the lead on building and stewarding our volunteer base so that volunteers are well prepared, confident and equipped to teach our financial education programs. The VEM should be a highly driven, motivated person who thrives on building external partnerships, improving systems, and can serve as the main contact for volunteer partners. The VEM should hold equity and inclusion central to their work, striving to empower their colleagues and the participants we aim to serve.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Deepen and broaden partnerships with existing Washington state partners.
  • Identify and cultivate new sources of volunteers.
  • Recruit and train volunteers provide ongoing support and resources, and manage volunteers using the web-based volunteer portal.
  • Schedule deliver and follow-up on bi-monthly volunteer orientations.
  • Introduce volunteers to program initiatives and enhancements via meetings and presentations.
  • Provide relevant reporting for partners, budget, and program evaluation purposes.
  • Support fund development efforts including solicitation of grants and sponsorships.
  • Communicate with key stakeholders including volunteers, educators, nonprofit partners, and funders via a wide variety of communication platforms (email, social media, etc.).

Responsibilities outlined above are representative of the VEM position. In addition to the duties outlined above, the Volunteer Engagement Manager is to be an active Financial Beginnings Washington team member. As a small organization, all staff members are expected to contribute to the overall success of the organization and carry out administrative, program and development tasks as assigned.

Skills, Knowledge, Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of two years of nonprofit or volunteer management experience, preferred.
  • Background in developing and leading training and professional development events.
  • Excellent facilitation skills - both in-person and virtual.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow direction and meet deadlines.
  • Action-oriented, able to work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Experience with volunteer recruitment, training, and relationship management.
  • Ability to work independently and be accountable for program goals.
  • Highly organized and detail orientated.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Background in education, and/or finance a plus.
  • Flexibility is critical, with demonstrated willingness to adapt to the needs of the team and moment.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, tenacious, and self-directed. This position requires a manager who is comfortable with web and cloud-based systems, social media, and is able to work confidently within existing partnerships while developing new collaborations.

Working Conditions

  • Ability to work remotely with adequate phone and internet coverage required.
  • Flexibility with schedule, able to work on weekends. Ability to work outside the office in the field and to coordinate and facilitate classes/trainings/events throughout the region.
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds and have access to personal transportation for travel throughout Washington State.
  • Reasonable accommodations can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary, Benefits, and Other

  • Salary range: $46,000-$53,000 DOE
  • Full-time, exempt
  • Schedule: 9a-5p Monday through Friday with flexibility, occasional need for evening and/or weekend meetings or events and ability to work remotely
  • 401k - 6% employer match
  • Health and dental insurance stipend for employee
  • Computer and Cell phone allotment
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Professional development opportunities

Non-Discrimination Policy

Financial Beginnings is an Equal Opportunity Employer; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equity and Inclusion

Financial Beginnings Washington holds the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion central to our work, both internally and externally. As we continue to expand our work in Washington's underserved communities, we see it as an essential part of our growth to ensure that voices from those communities are both represented and included at our organization. As such, we strongly encourage candidates from underserved communities to apply.

To Apply: Please use the link below or send your cover letter and resume to wa-hiring@financialbeginnings.org. Priority will be given to applications submitted by March 19th.

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