You’ll have the opportunity to make a credible and measurable impact on the families you serve through your role in launching our financial/health-coaching program and research study. The goal of this program is to transform the lives of children by empowering their family to be healthier and more financially stable. The Program’s unique approach ties together education, health, and finances to tackle the unique barriers to success faced by many families in the Providence Public School District. Because it stands to reason that a child that is hungry and stressed will not succeed in school, we expect that Financial and Health Coaching will eliminate this barrier to educational and life success for vulnerable children.
In order to measure the success of this program, we will be providing free coaching to 375 families as part of a research study being conducted in partnership with Brown University’s Department of Epidemiology.
You’ll be reaching out to and connecting with families to educate and enroll parents in our free, one-on-one financial & health coaching program and associated research study. You’ll be in charge of outreach for one of our partner schools and, working together with our 8-person outreach and research team, will host community presentations and workshops aimed to increase the health and financial literacy for both parents and children. Additionally, associates will aid in the research by conducting intake surveys for each family they enroll.
Successful candidates will have experience in community organizing or canvasing, public speaking, family engagement and education, and will be a leader in their community
The Enrollment/Research Associate must be:
·Comfortable giving public presentations.
·Able to approach strangers and create a trusting relationship in person or on the phone.
·Able to form/strengthen partnerships with other community organizations and schools.
·Extremely outgoing, passionate about ending educational inequalities, eager to work hard and transform lives.
·A leader in their community.
·Be able to work independently and within a team environment.
·Fluent in Spanish.
·Experience working in low-income/distressed communities.
·Experience as a community organizer, educator or canvasser.
Training and Compensation:
The Associates will receive intensive training during their first week: the training will acquaint them with the FC+ Schools program and the research supporting it, community organizing and behavioral psychology techniques, group presentation skills and one-on-one motivational interviewing skills. Additionally, all Associates will be trained on the products and services offered by CGF.
This position is through AmeriCorps VISTA which comes with $983/per month living allowance and a $1,175 education award.
Lastly, CGF offers 0% APR loans of up to $2,000 to all employees for emergency needs, such as a damaged vehicle, health emergency, or other unexpected expense. Employees are also entitled to 10 hours of free one-on-one financial coaching.
Please visit the Corporation for National Service’s VISTA website for more information on the VISTA program, compensation, benefits, etc.
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