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People's Federal Credit Union, a division of Self-Help Federal Credit

Job Posting

Position Title: Manager of Community Programs

Position Location: Oakland, California - People's FCU branch

Deadline to Apply: November 14, 2008

About People's Federal Credit Union, a division of Self-Help Federal
Credit Union:

The People's FCU branch has been serving the Oakland flatlands with much
needed credit union products since 2001 and is the only financial
institution located in the West Oakland neighborhood. (More information
available at <> .) People's was
initially chartered as People's Community Partnership FCU but became
People's FCU, a division of Self-Help FCU when it merged with SHFCU in
September 2008. SHFCU is an affiliate organization of the Center for
Community Self-Help (CCSH) family of organizations based out of Durham,
North Carolina. Founded in 1980, Self-Help is a nonprofit community
development lender and real estate developer that works with qualified
individuals, organizations and communities traditionally underserved by
conventional markets. (More information available at
<> .)

Position Overview:

The Manager of Community Programs will work to ensure the People's FCU
membership's financial education needs are met and potential members are
informed of and educated on People's products. The Manager of Community
Programs will work in partnership with the People's Branch Manager and
report to the Vice President of the Self-Help California office. Key
responsibilities will include:

* Implementing and managing financial education programs using
resources attracted through fundraising and volunteer recruitment.

* Organizing and overseeing People's Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance (VITA) site.

* Working with staff and the People's Branch Advisory Board to
identify additional financial education needs in the community,
determining optimal curriculum and format, attracting necessary
resources, and launching and managing programs.

* Fundraising to support programs. This includes developing
foundation relationships, writing grant applications and evaluations,
and working closely with the Advisory Board to use their contacts, ideas
and assistance.

* Establishing relationships with relevant community-based
organizations to develop partnerships, create a referral network, and/or
increase outreach.

* Working with branch staff, Self-Help staff, and People's Branch
Advisory Board members to develop the long-term direction and ensure the
sustainability of the credit union's financial education programming.

Skills & Qualifications:

People's FCU seeks a highly experienced individual committed to
financial education, asset development and financial services innovation
as a critical poverty-fighting strategy. The Manager will be able to
balance oversight of existing programs, innovative program and
curriculum design and fundraising. The ideal candidate will:

* Have at least three to five years of management and supervisory

* Be familiar with the field of asset development and/or economic
development, or a related field.

* Have a strong background in fundraising.

* Have experience or academic training in adult education,
curriculum development and evaluation.

* Demonstrate long-range thinking with hands-on capabilities.

* Be committed to People's mission of financial empowerment.

* Be sensitive to the financial experiences and diverse cultural
backgrounds of People's target membership.

* Have a flexible schedule to work evenings/weekends as


Competitive nonprofit salary, based on experience, plus a generous
benefits package that includes health, dental, and life insurance,
flexible spending plan, retirement plan, paid parental leave, and a
domestic partners policy.

To apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to by
November 14, 2008. Please type the words "People's FCU Manager of
Community Programs" in the subject field.

Self-Help is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color
are encouraged to apply.

Ellie Carothers Kelly

Associate, Self-Help California

1330 Broadway, Suite 604

Oakland, CA 94612

phone: 510-379-5516

fax: 510-893-9300 <>
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