POSITION: LIFT Part Time Permanent Coach (Finance, Education & Employment)
LOCATION: Los Angeles
REPORTS TO: Program Manager
TIME COMMITMENT: 24-28 hours/week
COMPENSATION: $17.00 per hour
FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt (eligible for overtime)
ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION
LIFT is a national nonprofit on a mission to invest in families to break the cycle of poverty. We believe that racial and gender wealth gaps stem from structural inequities that keep them trapped in a cycle where poverty, like wealth, is passed from generation to generation. At LIFT, we interrupt the generational transmission of poverty by partnering with parents of young children to build well-being, financial strength, and social connections – or as we like to put it, Hope, Money, and Love. LIFT’s one-on-one coaching program empowers parents to set and achieve goals that put families on the path toward economic mobility – such as going back to school, improving credit, eliminating debt, or securing a living wage. In addition to coaching, LIFT parents also receive direct cash infusions to reinvest in their families and goals.
LIFT is at an exciting moment in its organizational trajectory. We aim to scale our impact by 1) making continuous improvements to our direct service model, 2) partnering with health care, postsecondary education, early child development, and government organizations to deliver LIFT’s model and influence change in those systems, and 3) influencing policy through the amplification of the voices of parents living in poverty on issues impacting their lives and communities. We are looking for team players who thrive in a growth environment of continuous improvement; are committed to LIFT’s work to combat intergenerational poverty and expand opportunity for families; and uphold LIFT’s values of diversity, equity, excellence, hope, and relationships.
Currently, LIFT is operating as a hybrid work environment. Accordingly, this role will be expected to work in the office up to two days a week.
The LIFT Coach (Finance, Education & Employment) is responsible for facilitating one-on-one coaching relationships with parents to support them in achieving self-determined career, educational, and financial goals. The LIFT Coach engages parents in goal setting and action planning, monitors parents’ progress, and provides accountability and encouragement to parents over time. The LIFT Coach also connects parents to relevant community resources and information, and guides them as they practice new behaviors, actions, and skills necessary to reach goals. Finally, the LIFT Coach will additionally provide support on LIFT’s other projects, services, and parent recruitment efforts, as needed.
AS A LIFT COACH, YOU WILL:
Create a positive, welcoming climate for parents and their families
Build and maintain positive relationships with parents, partner agency staff members, and the local community
Provide high-quality coaching to 24-30 parents to support their achievement of career, educational, and financial goals
Conduct follow-up research on behalf of parents on topics relevant to their goals
Participate actively in weekly debriefs with LIFT staff and fellow coaches
Support in the recruitment of new parents into the program
Support retention of parents in coaching through regular phone calls and emails
Provide regular upward feedback to LIFT’s Program Team to improve the design and effectiveness of LIFT’s coaching program
Provide short-term resource assistance to parents who are not currently eligible for coaching
Maintain accurate files/records and document services to parents in LIFT’s online case management system
Maintain confidentiality in all matters regarding the children and families served
Perform other duties as assigned
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE:
You are committed to LIFT’s mission and demonstrate LIFT’s values of equity, diversity, relationships, hope, and excellence
You collaborate effectively with parents to develop goals and to provide clear feedback about their progress
You are committed to LIFT’s mission and vision
You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
You have excellent communication skills, both written and oral
You demonstrate a strong attention to detail
You are able to work effectively with community partners
You are able to work effectively with a diverse population
You are able to work well independently and are adaptable to changing environments
You are interested in exploring both macro and micro social work opportunities
Required: You are able to communicate proficiently in Spanish.
Don’t think you have everything for this role but are still interested? Please don’t hesitate to apply. We’d love to hear from you! LIFT believes that diversity in all dimensions of the organization supports and bolsters the innovative thinking essential to its success and is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants. LIFT’s goal is for our people to reflect the communities in which we live and serve and to ensure representation of people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities in our organization.
WHAT WE OFFER
Permanent Part-time Benefits:
Generous pro-rated paid-time-off
Paid wellness weeks: A one-week organization-wide paid week between Christmas and New Year’s holidays, and a one-week organization-wide paid week the week of the Independence Day holiday (the end of our fiscal year transition)
To apply for this job please visit boards.greenhouse.io.