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Bilingual Instructor
Job Code:19-10002
Reports to:Economic Resilience Initiative Program Manager
Position Status:Regular Part Time
Home Site:Greenbridge Career Center
Location:9720 8th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98106

The Economic Resilience Initiative builds financial security for women and families in our community by offering classes, coaching, and training for service providers. The ERI is a dynamic team focused on serving the most vulnerable and marginalized members of our community. With a spirit of innovation and continuous learning, we strive to provide high-quality services that are culturally appropriate, racial justice focused, relevant and valuable to the clients we serve.

The ERI’s Bilingual Instructor facilitates Esperanza y Poder and Manejando tu Propio Dinero classes, cultivates and maintains community partnerships, seeks input from program partners and participants, engages in community outreach, and supports Spanish-speaking program alumna.

This position has a social justice component that will require critical thinking around how external systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism and grounding those principles in everyday work, as well as working well in non-white environments and championing anti-racism policy, are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.

  • Facilitates financial education classes for YWCA residents and clients and for general community members, including: curriculum development, preparation, speaker/partner coordination, coordination of all logistics related to classes, materials procurement, room set-up, class facilitation, program evaluation, and follow up with participants
  • Maintains complete and accurate client files for classes and coaching and provides file review for other ERI staff to ensure contract compliance
  • Partners with YWCA programs and other social service agencies to provide financial education customized and tailored to the needs of their clients/target population
  • Provides information, referral and advocacy for clients as needed
  • Engages in outreach to the community including service providers, financial institutions and participants
  • Proactively maintains productive working relationships with program partners
  • Provides individual financial coaching to class participants to help participants meet their individual financial goals
  • Plans and facilitates bi-monthly Money Support Group meetings for Alumni of Esperanza y Poder and Manejando tu Propio Dinero
  • Works within the YWCA to integrate financial empowerment work into other programs (housing, employment, etc.)
  • Uses a social justice lens to develop program structure, policies, goals/outcomes, participation, etc.
  • Takes action to reduce barriers to participation for people of color and ensure equal access to our programs and equal success for all participants
  • Actively engages in agency-wide Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI), and strives for racially equitable outcomes; takes responsibility for creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming community by making room for black, indigenous and people of color, trans and gender-non-conforming folks, and other populations who routinely encounter systemic oppressions
  • Adheres to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring
  • Attend required safety trainings and meetings; follow all safety and health guidelines, standards, practices, policies and procedures; and actively participate in the agency’s Emergency Preparedness program and activities 
  •  This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position, the level of knowledge and skills typically required and the general scope of responsibility. It is not intended as a complete list of specific duties and responsibilities and should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals will perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Core Competencies:
  • BA degree in related field and 1 year of professional experience OR 3 year’s professional experience.Any combination of education and experience will be considered.
  • Experience in public speaking or group facilitation
  • Bilingual Spanish/English 
  • Sensitivity to the needs of YWCA clients, who are homeless, low income, limited English speaking or impacted by domestic violence, substance abuse or other barriers to employment, and experience with individuals and families facing these issues
  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and function as a part of the larger team
  • Experience working with communities of color and people from different cultures than your own
  • Demonstrated understanding of the intersection of racism and poverty
  • Demonstrated commitment to antiracist principles
  • Proficient in Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to travel independently for off-site meetings and to engage in mobile advocacy
  • Must have the ability to work flexible hours; may include both daytime and evening hours


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  In performing this position, the employee:

  • All positions at YWCA of Seattle | King | Snohomish are exposed to clients who have experienced or are experiencing trauma in various forms including but not limited to: domestic violence, sexual violence, homelessness, unemployment, financial hardship, etc.As a result, staff are at risk of secondary trauma. Employees are encouraged to seek external support and maintain self-care when working indirectly or directly with clients
  • Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with clients, agency staff, employers, representatives of community organizations and other individuals in the community
  • Frequently stands, walks, carries laptop and paperwork to perform duties in the office and in traveling to off-site meetings
  • Frequently reaches and grasps in using telephones, computers, fax machines and other office equipment and supplies
  • Frequently lifts and carries up to 5 lbs. of paperwork, files and training materials, occasionally up to 40 lbs.
  • Frequently to occasionally performs close work while updating files, reading program information and using computers
  • Occasionally kneels, bends, pushes and pulls in obtaining files in drawer
    *Continuously = Over 80% of the time * Frequently = 20-80% * Occasionally = Under 20%

  • Hours, Rate & Benefits:
    • Hourly rate: $17.99 DOE
    • Hours per week: 20
    • Pay grade 16
    • FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
    • Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans
    • At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan. Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.